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The Thames could be a “highway” easing road congestion says London Chamber

Tue. 24 Oct 2017
The Mayor should establish a temporary River Commission to explore how to make better use of the River Thames a leading business group said today.

Port Health Update - Organics and TRACES NT

Tue. 24 Oct 2017
Notification and endorsement of all Organic consignments must be via TRACES NT from 19th October 2017. Please note that we have been advised by DEFRA following an EU edict that Certificates of Inspection created after 20 October 2017 must be made using the TRACES NT platform otherwise they must be rejected by the point of entry.

Floating freight to greater profits: Freight by Water 2017

Tue. 17 Oct 2017
As part of FTA, Freight by Water is the UK’s official body for promoting the benefits of water freight as a commercially and environmentally sustainable mode of transport.

Legislating for the UK's future customs, VAT and excise regimes

Mon. 16 Oct 2017
9 October 2017 – Publication of a White Paper, along with a Trade White Paper, paves the way for legislation that will ensure the UK is ready for the first day after exit.

Heathrow outlines ten cargo steps for staying green

Mon. 16 Oct 2017
Heathrow Airport management has announced a new ten step Blueprint for Sustainable Freight to reduce the impact of freight vehicles around Europe's fourth largest cargo hub.

Ministerial approval given to Mossend International Railfreight Park

Mon. 16 Oct 2017
It has just been announced that Ministerial planning approval, for the construction of Mossend International Railfreight Park (MIRP) has been granted.

Port of Felixstowe rail improvements receive go-ahead

Mon. 16 Oct 2017
The latest enhancements to Hutchison Ports Port of Felixstowe’s rail connections have been given the green light by the Secretary of State for Transport.

Government funding for the railways welcome but key rail freight upgrades needed to service the economy, say campaigners

Fri. 13 Oct 2017
Philippa Edmunds, Freight on Rail Manager, Campaign for Better Transport, commented on today’s Government funding announcements for the railways between 2019 and 2024.

Freight forwarders urged to comment on likely post-Brexit skills gaps

Thu. 12 Oct 2017
Members of the British International Freight Association (BIFA) are being urged to take part in a short survey designed to gain a better understanding of the scale of potential Customs procedure training that will be required post-Brexit within the freight forwarding sector.

FIATA Announce Winner of Young Forwarder Award

Wed. 11 Oct 2017
The 2017 Young International Freight Forwarder of the Year (YIFFY) Award has been presented to Bradley Davis of Canada at the FIATA annual World Congress in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

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