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Freight and logistics training heads online in virtual classrooms via video conferencing

Mon. 11 May 2020
From June 1st, the British International Freight Association (BIFA) is taking its comprehensive industry training programme online, utilising web-based video conferencing.

Help at hand for home schooling logistics professionals

Mon. 11 May 2020
Four leading organisations from the UK supply chain sector – Business on the Move, Career Ready Think Logistics, NOVUS and Talent in Logistics – have collaborated to launch #LearningThroughLogistics, a collection of home-schooling resources.

Staffordshire rail freight hub plans approved by government

Mon. 11 May 2020
Plans to build a new rail freight hub on land off the M6 in Staffordshire have been given the go-ahead by the government.

IATA offers TACT and Dangerous Goods Regulations manuals online following FIATA-AFI’s urgent COVID-19

Mon. 11 May 2020
In early April, FIATA’s Air Freight Institute (AFI) sent a letter to IATA with the request to implement relief actions for Airfreight Forwarders due to disruptions caused by COVID-19.

Heathrow granted permission to appeal against a block on third runway

Mon. 11 May 2020
For several years, as the trade association that represents UK freight forwarding and logistics businesses, BIFA has welcomed plans for a third runway at Heathrow Airport, and criticised the years of argument and delay.

International Transport Forum warns governments to be careful bailing out debt-laden carriers

Wed. 6 May 2020
The International Transport Forum (ITF), which works under the auspices of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) in Paris, is set to lock horns with the liner community once again, issuing a 10-page report on 29 April 2020 cautioning governments from rushing to bail out debt-laden carriers in the coming months.

Airline sector could take three years to recover

Mon. 4 May 2020
Top executives at Emirates and Etihad say 85% of carriers could face insolvency this year without government intervention and passenger demand may not return to pre-crisis levels until 2023.

Global e-Commerce hits $25.6 trillion – latest UNCTAD estimates

Wed. 29 Apr 2020
E-commerce sales hit $25.6 trillion globally in 2018, up 8% from 2017, according to the latest available estimates released today by the UN’s trade and development body, UNCTAD, at the start of its UNCTAD eWeek event.

Immediate and severe air cargo capacity crunch

Tue. 28 Apr 2020
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data for March air cargo performance demonstrating a severe capacity shortfall.

Trade lane capacity reductions

Tue. 28 Apr 2020
East/West head haul capacity down 17% YoY in May; global trade capacity for H1 2020 already cut by 12.9% YoY.

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