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TIACA welcomes WCO's new security framework as part of global standardisation for advance data

Tue. 7 Jul 2015
TIACA has welcomed the WCO Council’s adoption of important updates to its SAFE Framework of Standards to Secure and Facilitate Global Trade.

Container shipping will be lucky to break even in 2015

Tue. 7 Jul 2015
A toxic mixture of overcapacity, weak demand and aggressive commercial pricing is threatening liner shipping industry profitability for the rest of 2015, according to the Container Forecaster report published by global shipping consultancy Drewry.

Securing Sluggish Air Cargo Growth Continues

Wed. 1 Jul 2015
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data for global air freight markets showing that growth continued to slow in May. Compared to May 2014, growth in freight tonne kilometers (FTK) was 2.1%, the slowest rate this year and outpaced by a capacity expansion of 4.3%. On a year-to-date basis, freight volumes are up 4% on the previous year, but much of that growth was realized in the latter part of 2014.

EU extends sanctions against Russia until 31 January 2016

Wed. 24 Jun 2015
On 22 June 2015 the Council of the EU announced the extension of its restrictive measures targeted against Russia. The measures will now remain in force until 31 January 2016.

BIFA concerned at ongoing delays to Union Customs Code legislation

Wed. 24 Jun 2015
The British International Freight Association (BIFA) is concerned at delays in the European Commission Inter-Services Consultation on the Implementing and Delegating Acts for the Union Customs Code (UCC). There has been conflicting information emanating from Brussels regarding the extent of the delays to the legislative process.

Calais fire blockades as strike disrupts Channel crossings

Tue. 23 Jun 2015
The Port of Calais has been closed following a series of blockades mounted by striking French workers.

Groupe Eurotunnel calls for rapid progress to resolve MyFerryLink situation

Tue. 23 Jun 2015
Given the constancy of the position held by the Competition and Markets Authority to prohibit MyFerryLink from access to the Port of Dover, as confirmed by its recent decision to appeal before the Supreme Court and its latest letters, Groupe Eurotunnel was obliged to announce the search for a new owner for its maritime business at the start of the year.

HGV road levy cruises past revenue predicitions

Tue. 23 Jun 2015
The HGV road user levy in the UK has risen slightly more than originally thought during its first year of operation, with foreign-registered vehicles paying £46.5m to use UK roads.

Norway introduces minimum wage law for foriegn drivers

Tue. 16 Jun 2015
A new regulation on Norwegian minimum wages, voted and decided upon by the Norwegian Committee on labour tariffs (Tariffnemda) on the 28th May, will come into effect as of July 1st 2015.

Russian Federation announces the 'Resolution of the situation with TIR Carnets'

Tue. 16 Jun 2015
The Federal Customs Service of the Russian Federation has announced that the cooperation between Russian Customs and the TIR guaranteeing association ASMAP has been restored in line with the 2004 TIR guarantee agreement.


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