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May

Update to Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme and Coronavirus Large Business Interruption Loan

Mon. 1 Jun 2020
On Friday (29 May 2020) the Chancellor announced changes to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme, commonly known as the furlough scheme.

Reinventing inventory strategies could lead to spike in warehousing demand

Fri. 29 May 2020
Received wisdom suggests that one impact of the Covid-19 pandemic is that companies are giving series consideration to their inventory strategies going forwards.

HSE Stakeholder Bulletin: 28 May 2020

Fri. 29 May 2020
Health & Safety Executive (HSE) Coronavirus (COVID-19) – Stakeholder Bulletin.

24% jump in companies asking their suppliers for environmental transparency

Fri. 29 May 2020
CDP Worldwide has recently announced that there has been a 24% jump in the number of companies asking their suppliers to report environmental data this year.

Cape routings increase despite shipper fury

Fri. 29 May 2020
The number of vessels routed on the bunker-guzzling route which avoids Suez Canal tolls continues to rise.

Coronavirus set to ‘hammer’ container shipping demand

Thu. 28 May 2020
Bimco rules out a short-term recovery and predicts rates are more likely to fall than rise.

UK Ports: Look to Green Investment and Freeports as part of economic recovery

Wed. 27 May 2020
The British Ports Association (BPA) has today published an economic recovery plan for government that highlights how investment in ports can play a part in the UK’s healing from the deepest economic shock in living memory.

New driver-free freight ferry terminal now OPEN for business in Tilbury

Wed. 27 May 2020
Tilbury2’s brand new unaccompanied* freight ferry terminal opened for business this week at a vital time for the UK’s freight industry.

Home Secretary announces new public health measures for all UK arrivals

Wed. 27 May 2020
New measures at the UK border to guard against a second wave of coronavirus infections have been announced by the Home Secretary on Friday 22 May.

Freight forwarders call for extension to Brexit transition period

Tue. 26 May 2020
Following a survey of its members, the British International Freight Association (BIFA) reports that the majority of respondents believe that an extension to the transition period is desirable, if no trade deal is agreed by December 31st 2020 and UK trade with the EU is conducted on WTO lines.


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