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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.

UK falling short of post-Brexit target for customs agents, warns industry

Tue. 26 May 2020
The UK government is falling far short of a target to train an estimated 50,000 new customs agents that will be needed after Brexit and is “misleading” the public over its level of preparedness, customs and haulage industry leaders warned.

FIATA Stands With Seafarers Maintaining the Global Supply Chain During COVID-19

Tue. 26 May 2020
FIATA International Federation of Freight Forwarding Associations extends its support to struggling sea workers who continue to operate despite the pandemic to keep the world's trade afloat.

HMRC publishes customs agent list, BIFA urges members to get onboard

Fri. 22 May 2020
The British International Freight Association (BIFA) is encouraging its members to ensure that they are included on a list of customs agents and fast parcel operators being compiled and published by HMRC in preparation for January 1, 2021, when customs declarations will be required on goods moving into and out of the EU.

Emerging criminal trends impacting the frontline forwarding community

Fri. 22 May 2020
Border Force publishes letter on emerging criminal trends impacting imports during the COVID-19 crisis.

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