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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.

Driver shortage the biggest challenge facing the road transport sector in 2018 says Paragon survey

Mon. 29 Jan 2018
The ongoing driver shortage is by far the most significant challenge facing the road transport sector in 2018 and a growing cause for concern amongst logistics operations according to the findings of Paragon Software Systems’ annual UK customer survey.

New all-time daily traffic record for Le Shuttle Freight

Mon. 29 Jan 2018
Thursday 25 January 2018, Eurotunnel’s Le Shuttle Freight service established a new all-time record for daily traffic, transporting a total of 7,023 trucks in both directions, an increase of 3% compared to the previous record which dates back to 13 March 2008, just before the financial crisis.

Environmental organisations and shipping industry call for carriage ban on non-compliant fuel

Tue. 23 Jan 2018
Leading environmental organizations and the global shipping industry have joined in calling for an explicit prohibition on the carriage of non-compliant marine fuels when the global 0.5% sulphur cap takes effect in 2020.

Warning: Bogus email from BIFA

Mon. 22 Jan 2018
There is an email currently being circulated from mail@bifa.org, displaying an image of BIFA President, Sir Peter Bottomley - MP, requesting members to download documents.

Success for UK freight forwarders

Wed. 17 Jan 2018
The British International Freight Association (BIFA) – www.bifa.org – has revealed the winners of its Freight Service Awards Competition 2017.

New CO2 emissions declarations for HGV from 2019

Mon. 15 Jan 2018
As of 1 January 2019, newly produced trucks will have to determine and declare their CO2 emissions and fuel consumption.

CHIEF downtime

Fri. 12 Jan 2018
CHIEF is expected to be unavailable from 0001-0500hrs on Monday 15 January, and from 1200-1400hrs on Wednesday 17 January. It is not anticipated that manual fallback will be invoked due to the timing of the work.

November Peak Season Air Freight Demand Up 8.8%

Thu. 11 Jan 2018
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data for global air freight markets showing that demand, measured in freight tonne kilometers (FTKs), climbed 8.8% in November 2017 compared to the year-earlier period. This was an increase from the 5.8% annual growth recorded in October 2017. Despite indicators pointing to air cargo having passed a cyclical growth peak, demand remains strong.

Border Force seize more than a million cigarettes in Manchester

Thu. 11 Jan 2018
An attempt to smuggle more than a million cigarettes into the UK hidden in foot stools was prevented by Border Force at Manchester Airport.

The other Johnson succeeds Hayes

Thu. 11 Jan 2018
John Hayes has stepped down from his post as minister of state at the department for transport during UK Prime Minister Theresa May’s reshuffle of the cabinet. The MP's resignation came as a surprise.

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