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EORI newsletter

Mon. 12 Feb 2018
HMRC compliance, guidance, education and awareness on completing customs declarations correctly and accurately, and keeping up to date with changes.

World Container Index - 08 Feb

Mon. 12 Feb 2018
The World Container Index assessed by Drewry, a composite of container freight rates on 8 major routes to/from the US, Europe and Asia, is down by 1.8% to $1511.64/40ft container [updated Thurs, 08 Feb 18].

Getting ready for the Customs Declaration Service

Mon. 5 Feb 2018
It was announced on the 31st January that HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) will begin a phased launch of the Customs Declaration Service (CDS) in August 2018. CDS, which as previously advised to Members will replace the existing Customs Handling of Import and Export Freight (CHIEF) system, with all declarations taking place on CDS from early 2019.

TAPA update on cargo thefts at unsecured parkings

Mon. 5 Feb 2018
Attacks on vehicles in unsecured parking locations now present the greatest risk to high value, theft targeted cargoes as well as to drivers and their vehicles.

New Report urges reform of HGV Road User Levy

Mon. 5 Feb 2018
A major new report released today (24 January) suggests that the Government should reform the HGV road user levy, ensuring that taxes raised by the scheme shift to a flexible “per-distance” cost which also takes into account a vehicle’s journey (motorways or country lanes), its size, CO2emissions, congestion on the network, as well as its ownership (whether an independent, SME or larger haulage business, and whether they are from the UK or abroad). Effectively this could become a pilot for introducing broader dynamic road user charging across the road network.

Air freight demand up 9% in 2017, strongest growth since 2010

Wed. 31 Jan 2018
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released full-year 2017 data for global air freight markets showing that demand, measured in freight tonne kilometers (FTKs) grew by 9.0%. This was more than double the 3.6% annual growth recorded in 2016.

Substandard council bridges on the rise

Tue. 30 Jan 2018
Thousands of structures operating with weight restrictions.

Artificial Intelligence will transform the global logistics network in three key areas

Tue. 30 Jan 2018
Two of the world’s most influential research and advisory firms predict major acceleration in artificial intelligence (AI) use as more businesses look to make the digital transformation leap.

‘Women in Maritime’ Taskforce established

Tue. 30 Jan 2018
Maritime UK has established a Taskforce to address fairness, equality and inclusion within the maritime sector.

Heathrow expansion gathers momentum as consultation takes off

Tue. 30 Jan 2018
The planning process for Heathrow expansion is now firmly underway, as the airport today launches what is set to be one of the largest public consultations in the country’s history.

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