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2020

Freight forwarders angry with latest shipping line surcharge

Tue. 15 Dec 2020
The British International Freight Association (BIFA), the trade association for UK freight forwarding and logistics companies, says its members are exasperated by the news that one of the world’s leading container shipping companies will be levying an ‘Emergency Space Surcharge’ from South East India ports to the North Continent, the Mediterranean, North Africa, Red Sea & Latin America.

Shippers to review carrier performance

Tue. 15 Dec 2020
New quarterly report from Global Shippers’ Forum and MDS Transmodal is designed to boost the shipper case when the consortia block exemption is next debated.

Huge challenge ahead to get software systems Brexit-ready

Mon. 14 Dec 2020
The Institute of Directors and BASDA have voiced their concerns that core business systems may not be fully ready for 1st January 2021 despite the industry’s best efforts.

IPAFFS service maintenance 11-13 December 2020

Mon. 14 Dec 2020
As you know, IPAFFS is now a live service for Live Animal imports via a CHED-A and Product of Animal Origin imports via CVED-P from outside the EU.

BPDG webinars on Tuesday 15 and Wednesday 16 December

Fri. 11 Dec 2020
Border Protocol Delivery Group (BPDG) will be running a couple of webinars next week which may be of interest to members, customers and partners.

Guidance on EU Contingency plans in the event of a "No Deal" scenario

Fri. 11 Dec 2020
The European Commission today proposed a set of targeted contingency measures covering basic air and road connectivity between the EU and the UK.

HMRC Safety & Security - GOV.UK guidance

Thu. 10 Dec 2020
HMRC have published updated Guidance on GOV.UK, about Safety & Security (S&S) requirements for imports, starting from 1 January 2021.

Invitation: HMRC Safety & Security Webinar - Maritime

Wed. 9 Dec 2020
HMRC’s Safety & Security Project team have arranged Webinars to advise Members of procedural changes at the end of the Transition period on 31 December 2020.

The logistics sectors response to surges in shipping container activity

Wed. 9 Dec 2020
BIFA and a number of other sector trade bodies have written to the Secretary of State for Transport regarding the ongoing port problems in the UK.

Additional data element required for goods held in Temporary Storage or a Special Procedure

Wed. 9 Dec 2020
CIP 8 - Guidance published on GOV.UK to inform Traders of an additional data element required for goods held in Temporary Storage or a Special Procedure, which are released to free circulation.


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