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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.

IMO 2020 rule to leave container shipping lines with US$1bn fuel bill

Tue. 29 Oct 2019
Drewry Shipping Consultants estimates container shipping lines will face an US$11 billion fuel bill next year on account of the switch to low sulphur marine fuel in order to meet the International Maritime Organization's (IMO) new rule that caps sulphur content to 0.5 per cent from January 1. As a result, carriers will likely pass on the extra fuel costs to shippers. If they fail to foot the bill, the carriers are expected to cut service levels.

HM Revenue and Customs Appointment

Tue. 29 Oct 2019
HM Revenue and Customs has announced that Jim Harra has been appointed as the new Chief Executive and First Permanent Secretary at HMRC, succeeding Sir Jonathan Thompson.

33 freight forwarders are shortlisted for BIFA's freight service awards

Mon. 28 Oct 2019
33 freight forwarders are shortlisted for BIFA's freight service awards

No-deal Brexit guidance from the Information Commissioner’s Office

Mon. 28 Oct 2019
At time of writing the situation is extremely fluid but the ICO suggests that businesses and organisations should prepare for all scenarios.

No-deal Brexit motorway plan comes into force

Mon. 28 Oct 2019
'Operation Brock' designed to keep M20 motorway open in both directions in the event of disruption to cross-Channel services

Future of Freight: UK Strategy

Fri. 25 Oct 2019
One side effect of the Brexit debate is to raise the profile of our sector, highlighting its importance to the wider economy.

Shippers should open talks on container contracts now, says Drewry

Wed. 23 Oct 2019
Shippers with sizeable volumes shipped under annual contracts should already be opening negotiations with their carriers for 2020, according to Drewry Supply Chain Advisers.

TAPA looks to align secure truck-park standard with new EU programme

Wed. 23 Oct 2019
Leading cargo security network sees ‘a unique window of opportunity for a significant step change in secure parking in Europe’ as new data shows the number of crimes in unsecured parking places ‘has escalated further in 2019’.

ESC, Drewry announce an IMO 2020 BAF transparent indexing mechanism

Fri. 18 Oct 2019
Drewry and the European Shippers’ Council publish a bunker adjustment factor indexing mechanism for shippers’ reference and guideline.

Border Delivery Group Update - 16 Oct

Thu. 17 Oct 2019
This bulletin provides an overview of the latest EU Exit information relating to UK borders from across UK Government.


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