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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.

Government is listening says forwarding chief

Tue. 14 Jul 2015
The British International Freight Association (BIFA) says that there is some evidence that the UK Government is listening to the advice it is getting from the UK’s logistics sector.

EU and China signed a joint statement on Authorised Economic Operators

Mon. 13 Jul 2015
On the 29th of June, the Commission and the Customs Administration of the People’s Republic of China signed a joint statement about the last steps before mutual recognition of AEOs takes effect later this year. They concluded that China’s new legislation is compatible with EU customs legislation and they will carry out further technical work to facilitate trade.

Former Yugoslav Rep. of Macedonia accedes to the common transit convention

Mon. 13 Jul 2015
The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia acceded to two Conventions on the 1st of July: the one on the simplification of formalities in trade of goods and also the Common Transit Convention.

BIFA Freight Service Awards 2015 now open for entries

Fri. 10 Jul 2015
The British International Freight Association (BIFA) is seeking entries for its annual Freight Service Awards competition.

UK logistics needs real investment, warns forwarding chief

Tue. 7 Jul 2015
The British International Freight Association (BIFA) is calling for real investment in the UK's logistics network, ahead of the Chancellor's Emergency Budget tomorrow.

TIACA welcomes WCO's new security framework as part of global standardisation for advance data

Tue. 7 Jul 2015
TIACA has welcomed the WCO Council’s adoption of important updates to its SAFE Framework of Standards to Secure and Facilitate Global Trade.

Container shipping will be lucky to break even in 2015

Tue. 7 Jul 2015
A toxic mixture of overcapacity, weak demand and aggressive commercial pricing is threatening liner shipping industry profitability for the rest of 2015, according to the Container Forecaster report published by global shipping consultancy Drewry.

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