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2021

FMC confirms it is investigating container shipping lines

Tue. 13 Apr 2021
We have seen various reports confirming that the US Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) is investigating alleged excessive tariff fees that ocean carriers charge shippers.

Clarification on VAT statements

Tue. 13 Apr 2021
We understand that some importers using postponed VAT accounting are still experiencing problems with access to and accuracy of monthly VAT statements.

Freight association welcomes further government 
support for apprentice recruitment

Mon. 12 Apr 2021
The British International Freight Association (BIFA), the trade association that represents UK freight forwarding and logistics companies, says that it welcomes the news that the government is increasing incentive payments to companies that hire a new apprentice.

Air cargo demand up 9% in February compared to pre-COVID levels

Thu. 8 Apr 2021
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released February 2021 data for global air cargo markets showing that air cargo demand continued to outperform pre-COVID levels with demand up 9% over February 2019. February demand also showed strong month-on-month growth over January 2021 levels. Volumes have now returned to 2018 levels seen prior to the US-China trade war.

General Average declared on Ever Given

Tue. 6 Apr 2021
Following the re-floating of the Ever Given in the Suez Canal the owners of the ship have declared a General Average

NCTS Guarantee Reference Amount - Update

Thu. 1 Apr 2021
HMRC is writing to inform you of an update to the National Computerised Transit System (NCTS) that may affect how traders need to make their transit declarations from the 4 May onwards.

Vaccine supply under threat from theft and counterfeits

Wed. 31 Mar 2021
Having warned of various threats to the COVID-19 vaccines supply chain late last year, international freight insurer TT Club is now reporting a spate of disruptions to effective distribution across the globe.

One in four small UK exporters halt EU sales

Wed. 31 Mar 2021
New research this month from Federation of Small Businesses shows UK-EU export problems have persisted and ‘are in danger of becoming permanent, systemic’

Global Shippers Forum renews attack on EC Block Exemption Regulation

Mon. 29 Mar 2021
The Global Shippers Forum (GSF) has renewed lobbying the European Commission’s competition directorate to take a closer look at the liner shipping industry.


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