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.
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).
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.
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.
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).