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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.

UK launches export finance scheme to include exporters’ logistics providers

Thu. 13 Jul 2017
Partnership with banks will deliver government-backed financial support more quickly and efficiently, and for the first time to firms’ forwarding suppliers.

Shippers and forwarders highlight concerns over ocean freight no-show fees

Wed. 12 Jul 2017
Customers link new late-cancellation charges to ‘exceptional’ recent capacity crisis, claiming carriers must also compensate cargo owners for ‘roll-overs’ and void sailings.

Shuttle traffic for June 2017

Tue. 11 Jul 2017
Eurotunnel Group monthly Shuttle traffic statistics.

Takeover of 'perfect bride' OOCL takes container industry one step closer to liner paradise

Mon. 10 Jul 2017
On Sunday a joint statement was issued by Hong Kong-based Orient Overseas International Ltd. (OOIL) and Chinese state-owned Cosco Shipping Holdings Ltd. (Cosco) and Shanghai International Port Group Co. (SIPG) for the latter pair to acquire all of OOIL shares at an offer price of HKD 78.67 (USD 10.07) per share.

Truck Parking Europe with the first pan-European reservation platform

Mon. 10 Jul 2017
Freight forwarders can book secure parking for their drivers throughout Europe.

Heathrow underground warehousing plan approved

Mon. 10 Jul 2017
Pioneering project to create 175,000sqm subterranean logistics space near UK’s busiest airport ‘will establish a new concept for urban logistics’

UK freight forwarders welcome Customs fallback system

Thu. 6 Jul 2017
The British International Freight Association has welcomed the news that an electronic back up system that would prevent the catastrophic impact of a systems failure by the HMRC CHIEF (Customs Handling of Import and Export Freight) system has received formal approval from the UK Government.

Changes to specialist General Average clauses

Thu. 6 Jul 2017
The Documentary Committee agreed in May 2016 that all new and revised Baltic and International Maritime Council (BIMCO) charter parties, bills of lading and waybills should provide for the adjustment of general average in accordance with the updated York-Antwerp Rules (YAR) 2016 adopted earlier that month by the Comité Maritime International (CMI).

Underground warehousing plans go before UK planners

Wed. 5 Jul 2017
Proposal near Heathrow airport comes as developers explore new ways to fit logistics facilities into the crowded airport property market.

Authorities step up action against freight truck emission cheats

Mon. 3 Jul 2017
New Checks from August and Seizures of Repeat Offenders.


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