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Current news are those articles from the last 3 months. Archive news are those articles more than 3 months old. To see articles with a specific tag simply click the tag in the panel on the left.

IATA-WCO collaboration to improve air cargo efficiency and security

Wed. 11 Oct 2017
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) and the World Customs Organization (WCO) announced that IATA’s Cargo-XML messaging standard has been fully integrated into WCO’s Cargo Targeting System (WCO CTS), a risk assessment tool available to WCO member countries worldwide.

World Container Index - 5 Oct

Mon. 9 Oct 2017
Drewry assessment on Thursday, 5 October 2017.

Double digit demand growth for freight continued in August

Thu. 5 Oct 2017
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data for global air freight markets showing that demand, measured in freight tonne kilometers (FTKs), increased by 12.1% in August 2017, compared to the same period a year ago. This was the fifth time in six months of double-digit gains on the previous year’s performance. Demand is growing at exceptional speed when compared to the five-year average growth rate of 4.4%.

Port Health Update - Food Law

Mon. 2 Oct 2017
Changes to health certificates required for the import of meat preparations and meat products. The required BSE attestations at point II.2.9 of the specimen health certificate for meat preparations and meat products have changed.

Upgrade to key strategic rail freight route which will cater for pent-up demand, welcomed by campaigners

Thu. 28 Sep 2017
Campaign for Better Transport welcomes increased capacity for freight trains from Felixstowe which will cater for the immediate, suppressed demand for rail freight services.

Spot the signs

Thu. 28 Sep 2017
Crimestoppers partners with the GLAA to tackle slavery in the UK. Transport and Warehousing listed as common industries for exploitation.

Forwarders given more time to enter awards

Mon. 25 Sep 2017
The British International Freight Association has extended the deadline for entry to its annual Freight Service Awards to October 2, 2017.

New arguments for and against use of longer semi-trailers on UK roads

Mon. 25 Sep 2017
A fresh row has broken out about the use of longer semi-trailers (LSTs) on UK roads.

UK firms challenged to cut freight emissions

Fri. 22 Sep 2017
Companies are urged to compete for up to £15 million of funding to develop technology to reduce harmful emissions from freight.

Global BCOs hit by 4th quarter of rising contract rates from Asia

Wed. 20 Sep 2017
Contract freight rates paid by Beneficial Cargo Owners to move their products by container have increased for a 4th consecutive quarter, according to actual contract rate data from the Drewry Benchmarking Club.


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