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EU measures in response to US steel and aluminium tariffs

Fri. 22 Jun 2018
Detailing the government reaction and impact on UK importers following the EU’s introduction of rebalancing measures on certain US products on 22 June.

Freight industry urges politicians to vote yes on Heathrow expansion

Fri. 22 Jun 2018
Speaking ahead of next Monday’s parliamentary vote on the National Policy Statement for Heathrow expansion, Robert Keen, Director General of the British International Freight Association (BIFA) said:

British Ports Association comments on new report on Northern ‘Free Ports’ strategy proposal

Mon. 18 Jun 2018
The British Ports Association has welcomed the renewed focus on role that ports play in regional and national UK economies in a new report on 'Supercharged Free Ports' published today.

UK Customs system set to move on

Thu. 14 Jun 2018
Delegates at seminars held this week were told that whilst HMRC’s CHIEF computer system for submitting customs declarations in the UK has served the trade well in the quarter century since it was introduced in 1994, now is the time to move on.

World Container Index - 14 Jun

Thu. 14 Jun 2018
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 0.9% to $1413.62/40ft container (updated Thursday, 14 June 2018).

Governments need to join the fight against the trade in counterfeit goods

Thu. 14 Jun 2018
Efforts to curtail the supply chain of counterfeit goods should be part of the everyday practise of supply chain service providers, delegates at this week’s TOC Container Supply Chain conference in Rotterdam heard this morning.

US firing shots at Allies as exemption of EU, Canada and Mexico ends

Mon. 11 Jun 2018
The US has chosen not to extend the exemption which have triggered immediate retaliatory measures from Canada and Mexico. The EU will reveal their “rebalancing” measures against US on 20 June 2018.

TAPA gains more industry support for its secure parking programme for trucks in Europe

Mon. 11 Jun 2018
The Transported Asset Protection Association’s (TAPA) commitment to identify and encourage a network of secure parking places for trucks across Europe has taken further significant steps forward with the publication of all three levels of its Parking Security Requirements (PSR) certification programme for industry review and the signing of an MoU with SNAP Account, the cashless payment system for the haulage industry, which works with more than 3,000 transport operators.

World Container Index - 07 Jun

Fri. 8 Jun 2018
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 up by 2.9% to $1426.61/40ft container (updated Thursday, 07 June 2018).

Latest annual rail freight figures demonstrates rail's key role in infrastructure and housing markets, say campaigners

Fri. 8 Jun 2018
Campaign for Better Transport responds to the latest annual Office of Rail and Road (ORR) rail freight statistics.

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