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A trade war is harmful to us all and clearly bad for global shipping

Fri. 23 Mar 2018
On 1 March 2018, the American President pushed through a metals tariff plan, that puts 25% tariff on imports of steel and a 10% tariff on imports of aluminium. They are set to enter into force on 23 March 2018.

Rocket fuelled demand for industrial investments, LSH reports

Fri. 23 Mar 2018
A heady cocktail of structural change, tight levels of supply and increased confidence vis-a-vis other sectors is fuelling insatiable investor demand for industrial and logistics, according to the 2018 Industrial and Logistics Market Report, published today by national commercial property consultancy Lambert Smith Hampton (LSH).

Port Health Update - 2018/19 Charges Review

Tue. 20 Mar 2018
The majority of charges will remain at the current level.

Notice of Annual General Meeting & Extraordinary General Meeting

Tue. 20 Mar 2018
Notice is hereby given that the 29th Annual General Meeting of the British International Freight Association (BIFA) will be held at The Baltic Exchange, 38 St Mary Axe, City of London, EC3A 8BH on Tuesday 22nd May at 1.00pm in order to:

Maersk Honan General Average

Fri. 16 Mar 2018
Whenever there is a maritime disaster we get telephone calls at Feltham concerning General Average.

Increasing threat of cargo crime sees TAPA’s supply chain Security Standards adopted at record levels

Fri. 16 Mar 2018
The Transported Asset Protection Association (TAPA) has reported a record uptake level of its supply chain security standards across Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) due to the rising threat of cargo crime across the region.

Maersk Honam General Average declared

Wed. 14 Mar 2018
The insurance industry is bracing itself for hundreds of millions of dollars of claims resulting from the fire on board the Maersk Honam a 15,262 teu container vessel.

New report reveals scale of UK ports' infrastructure investment

Wed. 14 Mar 2018
The British Ports Association has today published new research by infrastructure advisory firm Moffatt & Nichol which shows that UK ports and terminals have an estimated £1.7bn of port infrastructure investment in the development pipeline.

Liner consolidation on the horizon for regional, niche carriers

Mon. 12 Mar 2018
According to recent media reports, at a presentation at the JOC TPM 2018 conference in Long Beach last week, Seaintelligence Consulting suggested that although consolidation among the largest carriers is likely coming to an end, smaller, niche carriers are just getting started.

Increase in Clandestine activity in Dunkirk / Calais area

Fri. 9 Mar 2018
Reports of incidents on the rise.

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