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Federal Maritime Commission widens liner probe, alliances scrutinised

Fri. 27 Nov 2020
The Federal Maritime Commission in Washington DC is widening its liner probe, determined to get a greater grasp on how the three main global alliances work. The future framework of liner alliances is now being brought into question given the stranglehold the three main alliances have on the main east-west trades.

Lkw Maut (toll) in Germany: violation of European law

Fri. 27 Nov 2020
The European Court of Justice has ruled that the level of German Lkw-Maut is in violation of European law.

US-UK air services pact

Thu. 26 Nov 2020
The recent air services agreement signed by the US and UK provides US cargo operators with rights they did not have under the US’s deal with the European Union (EU).

Information on Trade Agreement and GSP preference

Thu. 26 Nov 2020
BIFA received regular requests from members for information regarding how trade will be conducted with both the EU and other countries after the end of the Transition Period at 2300 hours on the 31st December 2020.

DEFRA webinars for Products of Animal Origin etc

Thu. 26 Nov 2020
The second phase of the transition to IPAFFS will introduce Products of Animal Origin via CVED-P and High Risk Food and Feed of Non Animal Origin via CHED-D from the 7 December.

Setback for Lower Thames Crossing Scheme as plans Withdrawn

Wed. 25 Nov 2020
Longest Road Tunnels in the UK Delayed.

Barclays-BDO Logistics Confidence Index falls to lowest ever level

Wed. 25 Nov 2020
Confidence in the UK logistics sector has fallen to its lowest ever level, according to the latest Barclays-BDO Logistics Confidence Index, which assesses the expectations of more than 100 senior decision-makers across the sector.

HSE checking COVID compliance within the Logistics sector

Wed. 25 Nov 2020
In the run up to the festive period, the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is working with local authorities to inspect businesses in the transport and logistics industry to ensure they are managing the risk of coronavirus (COVID-19).

US14 billion profit predicted for container lines

Mon. 23 Nov 2020
Container shipping has gone from doomsday to payday in the space of a few months. Sea-Intelligence has revised for the fourth time this year its EBIT profit forecast for the liner industry as carrier results for Q3 trickle in.

Container line probe launched in USA

Mon. 23 Nov 2020
The Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) in Washington DC has launched a probe into container line activity in the ports of New York, Los Angeles and Long Beach as shippers voice ever louder concern about the lack of available containers to shift their exports.


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