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May

Cargo crime risks increasing and evolving

Thu. 27 May 2021
Insurance specialists highlight supply chain disruptions and highly organised crime gangs targeting goods that are in market demand and easily sold

P&O and DFDS reach Dover-Calais space charter agreement

Wed. 26 May 2021
From this summer, freight drivers at either port can board the next available sailing, irrespective of whether the ferry is operated by P&O or DFDS, ‘to maintain customer service levels and ensure continued resilience’ following the pressure caused by the Covid-19 pandemic

Global trade’s recovery from COVID-19 crisis hits record high

Tue. 25 May 2021
Trade in goods during the first quarter of 2021 was higher than the pre-pandemic level, but trade in services remained substantially below averages.

IATA won't ban lithium ion batteries on aircraft, but wants more collaboration

Mon. 24 May 2021
IATA does not plan to ban the transport of lithium ion batteries by air, following a recent airport fire, but is calling for greater penalties for errors and better collaboration with governments.

More delay for shippers as Ever Given legal wrangle is sent to a higher court

Mon. 24 May 2021
Frustrated shippers with cargo on board the arrested Ever Given are likely to have to wait another week to find out when their goods might be released.

Asia-Europe shippers face ‘extremely serious’ space crunch

Wed. 19 May 2021
Shortages of ocean freight capacity and available containers continue to intensify across all major Far East export trades, forwarders highlight

IATA expects strong post-pandemic air cargo market

Mon. 17 May 2021
IATA is predicting a positive outlook for air cargo demand and believes it will continue to improve as the vaccine rollout progresses and bellyhold services pick up.

Forwarding set for sharp uptick in volumes in 2021

Mon. 17 May 2021
Following a year in which forwarding volumes tumbled, the market is expected to see strong real growth in 2021. Ti projects the market will grow by 11.6% in real terms (holding prices and exchanges rates constant).

Clean Air Zones

Fri. 14 May 2021
Update on Clean Air Zones from the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA).

Over half of container bookings rolled at some ports

Wed. 12 May 2021
Endemic congestion and lack of capacity is leaving cargos waiting for shipment


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