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Traffic Commissioners say bridge strikes at an unacceptable level

Thu. 2 Jan 2020
In the recent 2018-2019 annual report of the Traffic Commissioners, a hot topic is the disappointing number of incidents within the industry where a vehicle collides with a bridge.

Heathrow has said its project to build a third runway has been delayed by "at least 12 months" after the aviation regulator rejected its spending plans

Fri. 20 Dec 2019
The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has refused Heathrow's request to lift spending from £650m to £2.4bn before it even gets planning consent.

Shipping sector proposes USD 5 billion R&D board to cut emissions

Thu. 19 Dec 2019
The global maritime transport industry has submitted a proposal to form the world’s first collaborative shipping R&D programme to help eliminate CO2 emissions from international shipping. The proposal includes core funding from shipping companies across the world of about USD 5 billion over a 10-year period.

UK freight association names policy and compliance officer

Tue. 17 Dec 2019
The British International Freight Association (BIFA) has confirmed the appointment of David Stroud as its policy and compliance adviser with responsibility for logistics issues relating to air freight, security and sustainable logistics.

VBS Green Charge applies from January 2020

Mon. 16 Dec 2019
This is to remind you that DP World Southampton are introducing the VBS Green Charge for Euro IV trucks from January 2020.

Industry efforts against misdeclared Litium Batteries shipments

Mon. 16 Dec 2019
On 11 December, the International Air Transport Association (IATA), in partnership with the International Federation of Freight Forwarders Associations (FIATA), the Global Shippers Forum (GSF), and the International Air Cargo Association (TIACA), announced that they were amplifying their efforts to ensure the safe air transport of lithium batteries.

IATA to improve efficiency of Cargo Handling Audits

Mon. 16 Dec 2019
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has launched a new program to raise global standards in cargo handling operations.

Freight association calls on new government to deliver on election promises

Fri. 13 Dec 2019
Commenting on the results of yesterday election in the UK, Robert Keen, Director General of the British International Freight Association says that members of his trade association will be looking for the newly-elected government to deliver on its promises in regards to Brexit, the withdrawal agreement with the EU, and any future trade deal.

Freight association lends support to diversity in logistics

Mon. 9 Dec 2019
The British International Freight Association (BIFA) is adding its support to The Big Logistics Diversity Challenge 2020, which is being organised by Nimble Media Ltd, in association with Talent in Logistics.

Shippers call for urgent changes in liner CO2 reporting

Mon. 9 Dec 2019
Containerlines have been urged to adopt a common, internationally recognised way of calculating their CO2 emissions in the wake of a damning report from Copenhagen-based Sea-Intelligence that highlighted how divergent on data the current online CO2 calculators offered by liners really are.


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