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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.

Get a coronavirus (COVID-19) test if you’re an HGV or van driver

Mon. 29 Mar 2021
The Government has announced from 6th April that it will be mandatory, subject to the relevant criteria, that all hauliers arriving in England from abroad will need to take a COVID-19 test if they are staying for more than 48 hours.

Freight sector hopes bespoke covid testing regime for hauliers is made-to-measure, not off-the-peg

Mon. 29 Mar 2021
Freight forwarders are hoping that the introduction of a 'bespoke Covid testing regime' for hauliers arriving in England from outside the UK from April 6th, doesn't throw another spoke into the wheels of cross channel trade, says Robert Keen, director general of the British International Freight Association (BIFA).

IATA launches new platform to connect air cargo companies

Mon. 29 Mar 2021
IATA has launched a new platform to support the digitalisation of air cargo supply chains.

The Suez Canal blockage and mega ship risks

Fri. 26 Mar 2021
The grounding of an ultra large container ship in the Suez Canal brought traffic on the central shipping route between Europe and Asia to a standstill. In this Q&A, AGCS Global Head of Marine Risk Consulting, Captain Rahul Khanna looks at some of the potential implications of this incident and highlights some of the risk challenges posed by ever-increasing ship sizes.

2021 FIATA Week drives the change for freight forwarding associations

Fri. 26 Mar 2021
Geneva, 25 March 2021 – The 2021 FIATA Week took place online from 22-25 March and had more than 300 participants join the 4 days of meetings. Despite being held online due to the pandemic, the event had high numbers of participation, with 31 sessions taking place and more than 1,000 virtual connections made to the overall meetings.

Alphaliner reports huge container ship orders

Wed. 24 Mar 2021
In the latest issue of Alphaliner's weekly newsletter, the maritime consultancy reports that in the last two quarters there has been a huge amount of newbuilding orders in the container shipping sector, especially for ultra large vessels.

Asia-Europe ocean freight markets show signs of slight easing

Thu. 18 Mar 2021
UK forwarding and other freight sources report some reductions in pricing from China and better availability of containers, although it may be ‘the eye of the storm’, with more disruptions to come as recently blanked services come back on line

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