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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.

Associations Commit to Accelerating Logistics Emissions Footprinting and Reduction

Tue. 23 Apr 2019
Given the increasing urgency to step up decarbonisation efforts in the logistics sector, European shippers and freight forwarders are committed to logistics emissions footprinting and reduction. ESC and CLECAT stand for a universal methodology to calculate emissions from logistics operations, provided by the GLEC Framework, and support upgrading it into an ISO standard. However, this should remain a voluntary initiative led by the industry.

Launch of Digital Container Shipping Association

Tue. 23 Apr 2019
Four of the world's largest container shipping companies - Maersk, MSC, Hapag-Lloyd and Ocean Network Express - have officially established the Digital Container Shipping Association (DCSA).

NAVCIS Bulletin April 2019

Tue. 23 Apr 2019
The National Vehicle Crime Intelligence Service has released it's latest bulletin.

Suffolk Coastal Port Health Authority Update

Tue. 16 Apr 2019
We have received the following advice from DEFRA regarding EU Exit and the continued use of TRACES:

World Container Index - 11 Apr

Fri. 12 Apr 2019
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 4.3% to $1,334.23 per 40ft container (updated Thursday, 11 April 2019).

DEFRA EU Exit – Continued Use of TRACES

Fri. 12 Apr 2019
The UK Government and the European Union have reached an agreement on a six-month extension to Article 50. During this time, the UK will remain as a member of the EU, with the Government confident it can deliver a deal within this period. Considering this, the UK will continue to use TRACES and therefore import notifications should be issued in the usual way.

EU Exit – Potential Day One No Deal (D1ND)

Thu. 11 Apr 2019
Implementation of Transitional Simplified Procedures (TSP).

Satisfaction survey in container transport: Shippers dissatisfied with clarity of surcharges and transit times

Tue. 9 Apr 2019
The level of satisfaction concerning container carriers among exporters, importers, and freight forwarders falls marginally, according to the third annual shipper satisfaction survey of Drewry and the European Shippers’ Council (ESC).

Freight sector given more guidance on trade in endangered species in event of no-deal Brexit

Mon. 8 Apr 2019
Following a recent event organised by the British International Freight Association (BIFA), the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs has issued additional guidance on the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES).

Logistics inductry in top 3 of higth-growth enterprises

Mon. 8 Apr 2019
On 2 April, Eurostat published statistics stating that in 2017 the number of high-growth enterprises in the European Union (EU) increased by 6% compared with 2016. According to the data for 2017, the number of high-growth enterprises in the EU was 190 000, compared with 180 000 in 2016.


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