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Budget addresses issues on the driver shortage

Thu. 19 Mar 2015
Buried away in the Budget were some positive steps relative to addressing the much discussed driver shortage.

Russian Customs ordered to accept TIR Carnet

Wed. 18 Mar 2015
The Russian carnet dispute which began in 2013, when Russian Customs (FCS) stopped accepting haulier TIR carnets continues to rumble on.

ITIC issues fraud warning

Mon. 16 Mar 2015
The International Transport Intermediaries Club (ITIC) has warned that the fraudulent diversion of funds is on the increase in the maritime sector.

World’s largest vessel arrives in the UK at Felixstowe

Wed. 11 Mar 2015
On the 9th March, the latest vessel to hold the title of world''s largest container ship, the 19,224 TEU MSC Oscar, made its maiden call at the Port of Felixstowe, the Port of Britain.

Three Priorities for Air Cargo

Wed. 11 Mar 2015
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) called for further action on three vital aspects of the air cargo business: transitioning to paperless freight processes, a focus on global handling standards for pharmaceutical freight, and tough action to ensure the continued safe transportation of lithium batteries by air.

Air Freight Makes Slow Start in 2015

Tue. 3 Mar 2015
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data for global air freight markets showing a 3.2% expansion in freight tonne kilometers (FTKs) in January 2015 compared to the same month last year. The growth is slower than the average of 4.5% recorded for 2014.

Passport checks for cross Channel travellers being introduced on 8th April

Tue. 3 Mar 2015
Proposed manual passport checks at the main cross-Channel terminals could cause increase traffic delays resulting in congestion particularly in the Dover area. It is thought that Operation Stack will have to be implemented on a more regular basis.

Drug drive legislation: am I fit to drive?

Mon. 2 Mar 2015
New campaign to remind people taking medicines to check with their doctor or pharmacist before getting behind the wheel.

European Union publishes new guidelines for road cargo security

Mon. 2 Mar 2015
The European Commission has published the 2014 European best practices guidelines for cargo securing for road transport. The purpose of these guidelines is to provide basic practical advice and instructions to all persons involved in loading/unloading and securing cargo on vehicles, including carriers and shippers.

TT Club warns of concentration of causes of claims in the transport industry

Thu. 26 Feb 2015
The TT Club is alerting the supply chain industry globally to the stark fact that there is a persistence of claims in a handful of loss types. The leading international transport, freight and logistics insurance provider found that 66% of its claims by number and 62% by value over a five year period can be categorised into just five causes.

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