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World Container Index

Fri. 1 Sep 2017
Drewry assessment on Thursday, 31 August 2017.

Department for Transport announces truck platooning trials

Tue. 29 Aug 2017
On Friday 25th August, the Department for Transport Trials announced that of semi-automated trucks will begin on Britain’s roads next year after the government agreed an £8.1m investment.

Rotterdam delays with inland waterway shipments

Thu. 17 Aug 2017
The port of Rotterdam has been confronted with delays in the handling of shipments through inland waterways for some time. FENEX (the trades Association representing Dutch forwarders) has discussed these issues regularly with the Port of Rotterdam authority and RWG (the terminal which has been affected the most by the delays).

Canada pilots new IATA-FIATA air cargo program

Thu. 17 Aug 2017
The new IATA-FIATA Air Cargo Program (IFACP) has been launched in Canada. This new program replaces the existing IATA Cargo Agency Program and will be jointly managed by forwarders and airlines as equal partners in the decision making process.

Freight forwarders want more detail on Customs proposals

Tue. 15 Aug 2017
Commenting on the first of what is likely to be a number of papers issued by the UK Government over the next few days outlining its ambitions for Brexit, the UK trade association that represents freight forwarding and logistics companies says that it is no surprise that the paper is all about possible trade and customs arrangements post-Brexit.

Future customs arrangements: a future partnership paper

Tue. 15 Aug 2017
As part of its commitment to keeping stakeholders informed as negotiations on the UK’s departure from the European Union (EU) progress, the Government has today published a paper – Future customs arrangements: a future partnership paper. This is the first in a series of papers on the new deep and special partnership the government wants to build with the EU.

Shuttle traffic for July 2017

Mon. 14 Aug 2017
Eurotunnel Group monthly Shuttle traffic statistics.

CCS-UK to develop new module to speed up logistics process at Heathrow airport

Wed. 9 Aug 2017
CCS-UK User Group – the body which manages, and commissions enhancements to, the CCS-UK community system – is working on a new module that will speed up deliveries to, and collections from, transit sheds at London Heathrow airport. It follows the recent launch of CCS-UK Fallback, which provides an electronic safety net in the event of a major outage of the Customs computer.

NaVCIS introduce new Freight Incident reporting form

Thu. 3 Aug 2017
The National Vehicle Crime Intelligence Service (NaVCIS) are seeking support from Freight Forwarders to enlarge their Freight Crime Database before the end of 2017.

Air cargo posts strongest first half-year growth since 2010

Wed. 2 Aug 2017
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data for global air freight markets showing that demand, measured in freight tonne kilometers (FTKs), grew by 10.4% in the first-half of 2017 compared to the first-half of 2016. This was the strongest first half-year performance since air cargo’s rebound from the Global Financial Crisis in 2010 and nearly triple the industry’s average growth rate of 3.9% over the last five years.


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