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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.

TT Club warns of liability issues due to Calais crisis

Thu. 6 Aug 2015
As the political and humanitarian situation in Calais continues to unfold, the specialist freight transport insurer, TT Club provides a perspective on the implications for the freight and haulage industry and steps which operators can take to avoid heavy penalties from being caught carrying illegal immigrants. While focused on the current situation in Calais, the precautionary measures recommended are generally relevant.

UK freight association gives cautious welcome for latest initiative on cross channel congestion

Wed. 5 Aug 2015
The trade association that represents companies responsible for handling much of the UK’s visible trade has given a cautious welcome to the news that the use of Manston Airport as a lorry park will be trialled to help alleviate congestion caused by the problems with the Dover-Calais crossing.

Air Freight Slowdown Continues - Several Regions in Decline

Wed. 5 Aug 2015
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data for global air freight markets showing a slowdown in growth for air cargo demand in June. Air freight volumes measured in freight tonne kilometers (FTK) rose just 1.2% compared to a year ago. This is consistent with falling trade activity and weaker than expected global growth.

TT Club’s Support for FIATA Young Freight Forwarders Continues: Regional Award Winners Announced

Mon. 3 Aug 2015
The Young International Freight Forwarder of the Year Award, FIATA's training and development award, is now in its seventeenth year. TT Club, the leading international freight insurer, is delighted to maintain its sponsorship, having been involved since inception.

Transport ministers approve quality charter for roadfreight

Mon. 3 Aug 2015
A Quality Charter for international road haulage operations has been approved by the Transport Ministers of the ITF European member countries.

Clarification regarding CIP 29 (2015) NCH Trader Form for Route 1 and 2 declarations

Wed. 29 Jul 2015
In response to Member concerns regarding the above CIP, BIFA has been in contact with the NCH to discuss the implementation of the new header document.

TIACA promotes e-Freight on new website

Wed. 22 Jul 2015
TIACA has launched a new website with added benefits for members including an industry scorecard to help with the drive towards e-freight.

Container reliability continues to improve

Wed. 22 Jul 2015
Container service reliability made another steady improvement in June with the aggregate on-time performance for the three key East-West trades rising by 5.7 percentage points to extend the data-series record to 77.3%, according to Carrier Performance Insight, the online schedule reliability tool provided by Drewry Supply Chain Advisors.

P&O Ferries brings sixth ship - The European Seaway - back into service on the English Channel Ten days ahead of schedule

Wed. 22 Jul 2015
P&O Ferries announced that the European Seaway has re-entered service on the English Channel today - ten days ahead of schedule.

BIFA winner selected for international award

Fri. 17 Jul 2015
The British International Freight Association (BIFA) is pleased to report that the winner of the Young Freight Forwarder (YFF) category from the trade association’s Freight Service Awards 2014 has now been named as the Europe region winner of the FIATA/TT Club Young International Freight Forwarder of the Year Award (YIFFY) 2015.

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