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Shippers should open talks on container contracts now, says Drewry

Wed. 23 Oct 2019
Shippers with sizeable volumes shipped under annual contracts should already be opening negotiations with their carriers for 2020, according to Drewry Supply Chain Advisers.

TAPA looks to align secure truck-park standard with new EU programme

Wed. 23 Oct 2019
Leading cargo security network sees ‘a unique window of opportunity for a significant step change in secure parking in Europe’ as new data shows the number of crimes in unsecured parking places ‘has escalated further in 2019’.

ESC, Drewry announce an IMO 2020 BAF transparent indexing mechanism

Fri. 18 Oct 2019
Drewry and the European Shippers’ Council publish a bunker adjustment factor indexing mechanism for shippers’ reference and guideline.

Border Delivery Group Update - 16 Oct

Thu. 17 Oct 2019
This bulletin provides an overview of the latest EU Exit information relating to UK borders from across UK Government.

HMG Brexit announcements

Tue. 15 Oct 2019
Amongst the various Government announcements about Brexit, the following two announcements are in particular interest to the freight forwarding/customs intermediary sector.

Defra Import and Export Newsletter: Issue 5

Tue. 15 Oct 2019
With just under three weeks to go until the 31st October Brexit deadline, it is now really important that you and your business are prepared and ready to continue importing and exporting goods after Brexit.

FreightShareLab seeks freight partners

Fri. 11 Oct 2019
An exciting new research project called FreightShareLab, which is seeking to develop a new collaborative freight sharing platform to help operators improve efficiency, is now seeking freight operators to come on board and join a set of virtual trials to demonstrate the benefits of the system.

IMO 2020 rule to leave container shipping lines with US$11b fuel bill

Fri. 11 Oct 2019
DREWRY Shipping Consultants estimates container shipping lines will face an US$11 billion fuel bill next year on account of the switch to low sulphur marine fuel in order to meet the International Maritime Organization's (IMO) new rule that caps sulphur content to 0.5 per cent from January 1.

US-China trade war weighs heavily on air cargo

Fri. 11 Oct 2019
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data for global air freight markets showing that demand, measured in freight tonne kilometers (FTKs), contracted by 3.9% in August 2019, compared to the same period in 2018. This marks the tenth consecutive month of year-on-year decline in freight volumes, the longest period since the global financial crisis in 2008.

FIATA launches course to help prevent wildlife trafficking

Fri. 11 Oct 2019
A three-hour digital course has been developed to help forwarders detect, respond to, and report instances of wildlife trafficking.

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