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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.

EU 'better regulation agenda' for the Tobacco Products Directive - have your say

Wed. 20 Sep 2017
EU Consultation on regulations for the Tracking and Tracing of tobacco products through the supply chain (DEADLINE 2nd OCT).

Global BCOs hit by 4th quarter of rising contract rates from Asia

Wed. 20 Sep 2017
Contract freight rates paid by Beneficial Cargo Owners to move their products by container have increased for a 4th consecutive quarter, according to actual contract rate data from the Drewry Benchmarking Club.

Freight forwarders soon to get updated trading conditions

Mon. 18 Sep 2017
The new edition of the British International Freight Association's (BIFA) Standard Trading Conditions (STC) will be launched on 1st October 2017. The terms were last revised in 2005.

Latest Phase of Expansion at the Port of Felixstowe

Fri. 15 Sep 2017
A contract will be awarded today for the latest phase of expansion at Hutchison Ports Port of Felixstowe.

BIFA Training expands team with first key appointment

Fri. 15 Sep 2017
In order to keep up with member demand – and with other opportunities on the horizon – BIFA has expanded its training team with the appointment of Graeme Wilkinson.

World Container Index - 14 Sept

Fri. 15 Sep 2017
Drewry assessment on Thursday, 14 September 2017

Road Vehicles (Authorised Weight) and Construction and Use (Amendment) Regulations 2017

Fri. 15 Sep 2017
On 14 September, the Department for Transport (DfT) published that the Road Vehicles (Authorised Weight) and Construction and Use (Amendment) Regulations 2017 have been laid before Parliament and will now come into force on 1 October.

Shuttle traffic for August 2017

Thu. 14 Sep 2017
Eurotunnel Group monthly Shuttle traffic statistics.

BIFA Awards 2017 Competition – entry deadline fast approaching!

Mon. 11 Sep 2017
The entry deadline for the British International Freight Association’s – www.bifa.org/awards – annual Freight Service Awards competition is looming!

EU Commission guidance on e-commerce impacts on forwarders and LSP's

Mon. 11 Sep 2017
This summer the Commission has issued guidelines to help national market surveillance authorities better control products sold online. The guidance aims to assist Member States in the enforcement of EU legislation on the market surveillance, safety and compliance of non-food products. This guidance, however, also concerns to a large extent regular services and processes of forwarders, logistic service providers and customs brokers, who might not be directly involved in e-commerce.


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