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Lack of VBS Slots at the Port of Felixstowe causing hell for hauliers

Mon. 27 Jul 2020
Since March, when the COVID-19 lockdown came into force, the Vehicle Booking System (VBS) used by hauliers for the Port of Felixstowe had reduced slots to coincide with the workload and reduced staff at the port.

Drewry webinar on container shipping market outlook

Mon. 27 Jul 2020
CLECAT has joined the webinar organised by container shipping consultancy and analyst Drewry to explore some of the key findings from its the latest Container Forecaster Report. The presentation provided an update on the container shipping market outlook and gave guidance on freight rates and carrier profitability.

2020 European road freight transport survey

Mon. 27 Jul 2020
German cloud-based logistics software provider Transporeon has conducted a survey of 1,200 road freight forwarders, which found three quarters of companies experiencing a decline in transport volumes due to the COVID-19 and almost four in ten anticipating full year sales declines.

Call for Evidence: An inspection of Border Force Freight Operations

Fri. 24 Jul 2020
The Chief Inspector invites anyone with knowledge and experience of the Home Office’s freight operations to submit evidence for his next inspection.

Border Strategy consultation offers further recognition of the key role of freight forwarders in cross-border international trade

Thu. 23 Jul 2020
Noting the government’s launch of a consultation on its 2025 Border Strategy, the trade association for UK freight forwarders says that its extensive involvement with various government departments has highlighted the need for a thorough review of the way that the UK border operates.

2025 UK Border Strategy Public Consultation

Thu. 23 Jul 2020
A consultation to seek the views and expertise of stakeholders to help develop the 2025 UK Border Strategy.

Air freight revenues increased 20% in first half of 2020

Wed. 22 Jul 2020
Worldwide volumes contracted by more than 18% in H1, while the average prices rose by 48%, WorldACD reports, although pricing in June was down 21% compared with May.

Volatile ocean freight capacity set to continue for some months

Wed. 22 Jul 2020
Drewry analysis indicates carriers will continue their practice of tactical sailing cancellations for the foreseeable future, suggesting shippers and forwarders extend lead times in case of operational delays.

China-Europe rail freight hits the buffers as rocketing demand brings congestion

Wed. 22 Jul 2020
Record-breaking volumes have caused congestion and lengthy delays on China-Europe rail freight services.

Changes to VAT treatment of overseas goods sold to customers from 1 January 2021

Mon. 20 Jul 2020
This note gives information on the changes to VAT treatment of overseas goods sold to customers from 1 January 2021.

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