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HMRC Communication Safety & Security Business Requirements Latest Update

Wed. 21 Jul 2021
You will already be aware that from 1 January 2021 Safety and Security requirements apply to all movements out of Great Britain unless the goods are covered under the temporary waiver or are going to Northern Ireland.

Government letter to haulage industry

Wed. 21 Jul 2021
The Government has already announced easements surrounding Drivers’ Hours, which has proven unpopular with Trade Associations, Employers and Drivers themselves.

Freight association reiterates need for traders to get ready for EU trade rule changes

Mon. 19 Jul 2021
The British International Freight Association (BIFA) is encouraging businesses engaged in visible trade between the UK and EU, and the freight and logistics companies that serve them, to make sure that they are fully prepared for rule changes that will take effect over the next six months following an initial postponement.

US extends cargo-in-the-cabin exemption

Thu. 15 Jul 2021
The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has extended the exemption allowing airlines to carry cargo in the cabin of aircraft.

CCS-UK Electronic Fallback system

Wed. 14 Jul 2021
Feedback following CCS-UK Electronic Fallback invocation shortly after CHIEF failed on the 22nd June.

Government publishes world’s first ‘greenprint’ to decarbonise all modes of domestic transport by 2050

Wed. 14 Jul 2021
Today the Government has announced its plan to decarbonise the UK Transport system.

Confusion over UK freeports plans, survey finds

Tue. 13 Jul 2021
Most firms still do not have a full understanding of how UK freeports will operate and be governed, several months after a new wave of port-based special economic zones were unveiled, a survey of 500 businesses has found

Goods bound for Channel Tunnel can clear customs in South Yorkshire

Tue. 13 Jul 2021
The Government has agreed that iPort Rail in Doncaster can become an inland customs facility, making it the first Strategic Rail Freight Interchange (SFRI) in the UK to achieve this designation.

IATA appoint new Head of Cargo

Tue. 13 Jul 2021
IATA has appointed Brendan Sullivan as its new global head of cargo with immediate effect, replacing Glyn Hughes who left the organisation in January.

First phase of multimodal freight strategy published

Tue. 13 Jul 2021
Network Rail and Highways England have today published the first phase of the Solent to the Midlands Multimodal Freight Strategy

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