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COVID-19 - Government publishes information regarding key workers

Fri. 20 Mar 2020
Today the Government published its list of key workers which can be viewed by clicking on the below link.

Coronavirus – Practical Steps to Consider on Collection and Delivery

Thu. 19 Mar 2020
BIFA Members will be used to the process of obtaining a signed Proof of Delivery (POD) to prove delivery and requiring their drivers to sign for collection of cargo and possibly endorsing any notice of damage when going to other premises to collect.

Guidance for drivers on temporary arrangements for hours of work and access to welfare facilities

Thu. 19 Mar 2020
All drivers must have access to welfare facilities in the premises they visit as part of their work.

No change for importers of POAO from outside the EU at this time

Thu. 19 Mar 2020
In light of the current pandemic, planned migration to TRACES NT for importers of POAO from outside the EU is postponed.

Temporary relaxation of the enforcement of EU drivers’ hours rules

Wed. 18 Mar 2020
Temporary relaxation of the EU drivers’ hours rules for a 30 day period, for drivers supplying supermarkets with food and other essential items.

Shippers and forwarders call for law to stop 'unfair' D&D fees by box lines

Wed. 18 Mar 2020
A group of shippers, freight forwarders and other liner industry stakeholders has urged the Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) to pass into law the interpretive rule it has drawn up on demurrage and detention practices in the US.

More passenger aircraft become freighters as borders stay open for cargo

Wed. 18 Mar 2020
More airlines are resorting to using passenger aircraft as makeshift freighters, as forwarders emphasise borders “remain open” for cargo.

EC calls on member states to create priority freight traffic lanes for essential supplies

Wed. 18 Mar 2020
The global road freight industry could be looking at an accumulated loss nearing $1trn as a result of the coronavirus outbreak, the International Road Transport Union (IRU) has warned.

COVID-19: guidance for staff in the transport sector

Tue. 17 Mar 2020
Guidance on COVID-19, including general precautions for staff and guidance on the assessment and management of arrivals into the UK.

Air Cargo Essential to Fight Against COVID-19

Tue. 17 Mar 2020
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) and its members continue to support governments in their efforts to contain the spread of COVID-19. Since the crisis began, air cargo has been a vital partner in delivering much-needed medicines, medical equipment (including spare parts/repair components), and in keeping global supply chains functioning for the most time-sensitive materials. This has been done through dedicated cargo freighter operations, utilization of cargo capacity in passenger aircraft and with relief flights to affected areas.

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