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HMG RORO Requirements Document

Thu. 15 Aug 2019
The Government has previously issued documents regarding RoRo requirements following the UK’s exit from the EU and this document has now been updated to reflect the revised EU Exit Date of 31st October 2019.

It's Sumner time for BIFA's training team

Wed. 14 Aug 2019
For the third year in a row, The British International Freight Association (BIFA) has expanded its training team with the appointment of Liz Sumner as trainer – freight and customs procedures.

HMRC EU Exit Communication

Mon. 12 Aug 2019
The Government has stated that the UK will be leaving the EU on 31 October whatever the circumstances.

Liner reliability improves markedly in second quarter

Mon. 12 Aug 2019
Carriers continue to respond positively to the dismal schedule reliability of 2018, as all 15 of the world’s largest liner operators report improvements in the second quarter of 2019.

Port Health Update - 06/08/2019

Mon. 12 Aug 2019
Groundnut Flour.

Office of Financial Sanctions Implementation

Mon. 12 Aug 2019
OFSI to update consolidated list links.

China - Penalty for Dangerous Goods Misdeclaration

Wed. 7 Aug 2019
In the overall interest of safe operation onboard, please note that for mis-declaration of hazardous cargoes prior to shipment, Hapag-Lloyd will implement a penalty of USD 15,000.00 per container, effective as from September 15, 2019.

Air Freight in Decline for Eighth Consecutive Month

Wed. 7 Aug 2019
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data for global air freight markets showing that demand, measured in freight tonne kilometers (FTKs), decreased by 4.8% in June 2019, compared to the same period in 2018. This marks the eighth consecutive month of year-on-year decline in freight volumes.

Major shippers quick to form a link with new IBM blockchain solution

Wed. 7 Aug 2019
IBM has launched a new blockchain solution, aimed at improving supplier validation, onboarding and life cycle information management.

Beware the insider threat

Wed. 7 Aug 2019
Corrupt employees are threatening supply chains by helping criminals break into parked lorries or even hijack them in transit.

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