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World Container Index - 25 May

Fri. 26 May 2017
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 by 3.6% to 1446.81/40ft container.

Businesses Preparing to Sever Supply Chain Ties Between the UK and the EU to Avoid Brexit Tariffs

Tue. 23 May 2017
Businesses either side of the English Channel are preparing contingency plans which could sever supply chains between the UK and EU, according to the Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply (CIPS). A survey of 2,111 supply chain managers found that 32% of UK businesses who work with suppliers on the continent are actively looking for alternative suppliers based in the UK as a response to the referendum. Businesses within the EU are even more advanced in their preparations. Almost half (45%) of EU businesses who work with UK suppliers are in the process of finding local replacements.

Border Force remind Heathrow ETSF/ITSF operators to fulfil their approval obligations

Mon. 22 May 2017
Employing staff in Temporary Storage facilities.

BSI’s Global Supply Chain Intelligence report reveals top supply chain risks in 2016

Mon. 22 May 2017
Cargo Theft in the Americas hits a new high, while continued risks of terrorism threatens Europe and a rise in continuity concerns surfaces in Asia.

British International Freight Association names policy and compliance officer for customs issues

Wed. 17 May 2017
The British International Freight Association (BIFA) has confirmed the appointment of Pawel Jarza as policy and compliance advisor with responsibility for issues concerning Customs.

Global carrier reliability falls in Q1

Tue. 16 May 2017
Global carrier reliability has decreased sharply over the past year, with all 18 major container carriers seeing their reliability drop in the first quarter of 2017.

Japan presents plans for container transit route through Kazakhstan to Europe

Wed. 10 May 2017
Representatives of Japanese economic organisations, companies and think tanks discussed Japan’s plans to develop container transit from Japan to Europe through Kazakhstan and China with Kazakh, South Korean and Chinese delegates at a recent business form in Tokyo.

Consultation on Draft Airports National Policy Statement

Wed. 10 May 2017
New runway capacity and infrastructure at airports in the South East of England.

Topical freight and trade issues to be discussed at joint meeting

Tue. 9 May 2017
The leading UK trade associations for companies that offer freight forwarding and warehousing logistics services have organised a joint meeting to update their respective members on a number of common current issues affecting their activities.

Planning of the UCC electronic systems

Mon. 8 May 2017
The European Commission recently published an updated version of the national planning for the development and deployment of the electronic systems foreseen by the Union Customs Code (UCC).

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