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Nominations open for the 2023 Everywoman in Transport & Logistics Awards

Fri. 23 Dec 2022
Nominations for the 2023 Amazon everywoman in Transport & Logistics Awards are now open!

CDS & GVMS Downtime - 17th Dec

Wed. 14 Dec 2022
HMRC has announced the upcoming downtime of two systems: Customs Declaration Service & Goods Vehicle Movement Service

Protection of secure cargo: Notice to regulated agents

Fri. 9 Dec 2022
Today (9th December 2022) the Department for Transport is writing to the industry on the subject of the 'Protection of Secure Cargo'.

Downtime on ALVS (Automatic Licence Verification Service) 11.12.2022

Thu. 8 Dec 2022
Due to essential maintenance, the Automatic Licence Verification Service (ALVS) will be affected between 8:00 and 21:00 on Sunday 11th December 2022

Update on UK Freeports from HMRC

Thu. 8 Dec 2022
On 7th December it was announced that the UK’s first Freeports at Teesside, Solent and Plymouth & South Devon are now fully up and running after receiving final government approval.

GVMS Downtime - BCP Procedures Now Live

Wed. 30 Nov 2022
GVMS is currently experiencing system issues and as a result, the BCP procedures are now live until further notice. Due to the outage, goods which are meant to travel using a GMR have not been able to get one.

GVMS System Enhancement - Multiple Declaration Reference Uploads

Tue. 29 Nov 2022
HMRC has announced the introduction of a new service function that enables the upload of up to 2500 Declaration Unique Consignments References (DUCRs) by uploading a file into each GMR via the User Interface.

Update on clean air zones - November

Tue. 29 Nov 2022
Covering Bristol, Tyneside, Sheffield, Bradford and Greater Manchester.

ECS & EMCS Downtime - Sunday 27th November

Mon. 21 Nov 2022
Due to essential system maintenance, both services will be affected on Sunday 27th November.

CDS Trader Dress Rehearsal service (TDR) Downtime - 22/11/22

Mon. 21 Nov 2022
HMRC has announced a scheduled downtime for the CDS Trader Dress Rehearsal service (TDR) on Tuesday 22nd November.

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