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DfT increases HGV speed limit on dual carriageways

Fri. 27 Mar 2015
The UK''s Department for transport has announced plans to increase the speed limit for heavy goods vehicles from 50 to 60 mph on all dual carriageways across England and Wales, from the 6th April 2015.

Global Shippers' Alliance (GSA) formed

Thu. 19 Mar 2015
The European Shippers’ Council (ESC), The Asian Shippers’ Association (ASA) and the American Association of Exporters and Importers (AAEI) today signed a memorandum of understanding underlining their cooperation in the field of air freight, maritime transport and trade facilitation. By joining forces, they formed the Global Shippers’ Alliance, to represent shippers’ interests worldwide.

Budget addresses issues on the driver shortage

Thu. 19 Mar 2015
Buried away in the Budget were some positive steps relative to addressing the much discussed driver shortage.

BIFA reaction to the 2015 Budget

Wed. 18 Mar 2015
UK freight forwarders welcome potential export boost and duty freeze.

Russian Customs ordered to accept TIR Carnet

Wed. 18 Mar 2015
The Russian carnet dispute which began in 2013, when Russian Customs (FCS) stopped accepting haulier TIR carnets continues to rumble on.

Freight association names policy and compliance advisor

Tue. 17 Mar 2015
The British International Freight Association (BIFA) - www.bifa.org - has confirmed the appointment of Mike Jones as policy and compliance advisor to look after issues related to Air, Aviation Security and Dangerous Goods.

ITIC issues fraud warning

Mon. 16 Mar 2015
The International Transport Intermediaries Club (ITIC) has warned that the fraudulent diversion of funds is on the increase in the maritime sector.

World’s largest vessel arrives in the UK at Felixstowe

Wed. 11 Mar 2015
On the 9th March, the latest vessel to hold the title of world''s largest container ship, the 19,224 TEU MSC Oscar, made its maiden call at the Port of Felixstowe, the Port of Britain.

Three Priorities for Air Cargo

Wed. 11 Mar 2015
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) called for further action on three vital aspects of the air cargo business: transitioning to paperless freight processes, a focus on global handling standards for pharmaceutical freight, and tough action to ensure the continued safe transportation of lithium batteries by air.

MCA issue consultation on container verification

Wed. 4 Mar 2015
The Maritime Coastguard Agency (MCA) has issued a consultation document for the UK implementation of the revised provisions of SOLAS VI Chapter 2, which requires the verification of the gross mass of packed containers from 1 July 2016.

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