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Industry efforts against misdeclared Litium Batteries shipments

Mon. 16 Dec 2019
On 11 December, the International Air Transport Association (IATA), in partnership with the International Federation of Freight Forwarders Associations (FIATA), the Global Shippers Forum (GSF), and the International Air Cargo Association (TIACA), announced that they were amplifying their efforts to ensure the safe air transport of lithium batteries.

IATA to improve efficiency of Cargo Handling Audits

Mon. 16 Dec 2019
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has launched a new program to raise global standards in cargo handling operations.

Freight association calls on new government to deliver on election promises

Fri. 13 Dec 2019
Commenting on the results of yesterday election in the UK, Robert Keen, Director General of the British International Freight Association says that members of his trade association will be looking for the newly-elected government to deliver on its promises in regards to Brexit, the withdrawal agreement with the EU, and any future trade deal.

Freight association lends support to diversity in logistics

Mon. 9 Dec 2019
The British International Freight Association (BIFA) is adding its support to The Big Logistics Diversity Challenge 2020, which is being organised by Nimble Media Ltd, in association with Talent in Logistics.

Shippers call for urgent changes in liner CO2 reporting

Mon. 9 Dec 2019
Containerlines have been urged to adopt a common, internationally recognised way of calculating their CO2 emissions in the wake of a damning report from Copenhagen-based Sea-Intelligence that highlighted how divergent on data the current online CO2 calculators offered by liners really are.

TAPA seeks talks with Brussels on truck parking standards

Fri. 6 Dec 2019
As recorded cargo thefts from trucks in Europe break all previous records in 2019, Transported Asset Protection Association urges European Commission to ‘listen to the voices of buyers’ to drive the growth of EU’s new Safe and Secure Truck Parking Areas Standard.

Drewry publishes first low-sulphur BAF reference price

Fri. 6 Dec 2019
As part of a series of initiatives aimed at bringing greater transparency to fuel costs resulting from the new IMO 2020 low-sulphur regulation, Drewry is pleased to announce the publication of its first low-sulphur reference bunker index tracker.

Air cargo peak season off to slow start, annual demand down 3.5% in October

Fri. 6 Dec 2019
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data for global air freight markets showing that demand, measured in freight tonne kilometers (FTKs), decreased by 3.5% in October 2019, compared to the same period in 2018. This marks a weak start to the traditional peak season for air cargo and the twelfth consecutive month of year-on-year declines in freight volumes.

Most companies are looking to shift production out of China

Tue. 3 Dec 2019
DHL survey finds almost three-quarters of supply chain professionals from across multiple industries and regions are looking at relocating manufacturing, due to various factors including the ongoing trade dispute with the US, but some are still falling short on contingency planning.

Revision of global rules on Customs procedures

Tue. 3 Dec 2019
Between 18 - 20 November, CLECAT represented FIATA at the 21st Meeting of the Revised Kyoto Convention Management Committee (RKC/MC) at the WCO Headquarters in Brussels.

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