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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.

Heathrow's cargo community is cutting truck delays

Mon. 12 Nov 2018
Users praise AIS for tackling congestion problems at Heathrow Cargo.

BSI and TT Club issue Semi-Annual Global Cargo Theft Intelligence Report

Mon. 12 Nov 2018
First edition of a new regular report reveals violent truck hijackings account for 24% of cargo theft incidents globally; food and beverage sector most targeted at 27%. Other detailed trends and risk mitigation advice included.

UK road haulage facing 'catastrophic cocktail' if key issues go unresolved

Mon. 12 Nov 2018
Industry battling driver shortages, high training costs, tougher regulatory compliance and exacting business model says trade body RHA.

Global freight forwarding growth only half as strong as last year

Mon. 12 Nov 2018
Ti analysis reveals full-year 2018 freight growth forecast of 4.1%, well below last year’s 8%, as 2017 restocking boom peters out.

BIFA warning to Members who ship FCL cargo to Canada

Thu. 8 Nov 2018
BIFA has been advised that Canadian terminals will now release containers to ANY party once the container has been both customs and carrier released, if shipped on an Express Bill of Lading or Sea Waybill.

Mixed picture behind 2% Increase in September air freight growth

Thu. 8 Nov 2018
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data for global air freight markets showing that demand, measured in freight tonne kilometers (FTKs), rose 2.0% in September 2018, compared to the same period the year before. This pace of growth was relatively unchanged from the previous month but was less than half the five-year average growth rate of 5.1%.

2018 Budget - Changes to AEO and Trusted Trader

Mon. 5 Nov 2018
The budget as delivered last week contains a number of references important for businesses involved in international trade.

Rise of Clandestines in Kruibeke, Belgium

Mon. 5 Nov 2018
The Belgium Media are reporting that the Police Chief of Kruibeke/ Temse has stated that the number of migrants on and around the motorway parking in Kruibeke, Belgium, has increased.

Be prepapred for the cargo peak at Heathrow

Mon. 5 Nov 2018
The 2017 peak season had the highest volumes of cargo on record at Heathrow with volumes over 150,000 tonnes per month.

Staring into the void

Mon. 5 Nov 2018
Void sailings have helped carriers prop up ship utilisation in low demand months, but their efficacy in raising rates is less certain.


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