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Current news are those articles from the last 3 months. Archive news are those articles more than 3 months old. To see articles with a specific tag simply click the tag in the panel on the left.

Warning to HGV drivers travelling on A1M and A1 in Lincs and Yorks

Tue. 25 Sep 2018
The Police National Vehicle Crime Intelligence Service (NaVCIS) have reported several incidents recently on the A1 Route through Lincolnshire, Yorkshire and maybe further South.

New apprentice category for freight awards

Mon. 24 Sep 2018
The British International Freight Association - www.bifa.org – is to add a new Apprentice of the Year in Logistics category to its annual Freight Service Awards competition.

Damage limitation

Mon. 24 Sep 2018
The decision of 2M carriers Maersk Line and MSC to suspend the ULCV-deployed AE2 Asia-North Europe service won’t raise freight rates, but should temper the decline in the slow demand months ahead.

CLECAT's Brexit Working Group meets

Mon. 24 Sep 2018
On 17 and 18 September, thirty high level customs experts and representatives of the freight forwarding and customs service industry from throughout Europe gathered at the WCO in Brussels to discuss the implications of Brexit at CLECAT’s Brexit Working Group (BWG).

World Container Index - 20 Sep

Fri. 21 Sep 2018
The World Container Index assessed by Drewry, a composite of container freight rates on 8 major routes to/from the US, Europe and Asia, is down by 1.6% to $1,725.32 per 40ft container (updated Thursday, 20 September 2018).

M27 Romsey Road Bridge replacement scheme - weekend closure information

Thu. 20 Sep 2018
Drivers using the M27 to access Southampton will require to plan ahead as part of the motorway will be closed during the last weekend of September 2018, the last weekend in April 2019 and the 3rd weekend in October 2019.

Freight association fumes over sulphur surcharge

Wed. 19 Sep 2018
The British International Freight Association (BIFA), the trade association for UK freight forwarding and logistics companies, has described the container shipping industry’s recent imposition of a ‘sulphur surcharge’ as unjustified and blatant profiteering.

BIFA expands training team with another key appointment

Mon. 17 Sep 2018
The British International Freight Association (BIFA) has expanded its training team with the appointment of Claire Capaccioli as Trainer – Freight and Customs Procedures.

TT Club Emphasised Need for Cargo Integrity Ahead of IMO Meeting on Container Safety

Mon. 17 Sep 2018
The International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) latest meeting of the Sub-Committee on Carriage of Cargoes and Containers (CCC) took place in London last week and the international freight insurance specialist, TT Club called for more urgent action on issues pertaining to the safety of container transport.

Changes to the way you trade with the European Union (EU)

Thu. 13 Sep 2018
The United Kingdom (UK) will be leaving the EU, including the Customs Union, at 11pm (UK time) on 29 March 2019.

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