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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.

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.

Port Health Update - 29/11/2019

Tue. 3 Dec 2019
New health certificates required for certain ‘high-risk’ food and feed of non-animal origin.

Changes in trade of animals and animal products from 14 December 2019 - action required

Tue. 3 Dec 2019
As you may already be aware, from 14 December 2019, new European regulations - Smarter Rules for Safer Food (SRSF) - will be introduced. Collectively these will replace 70 existing European directives and regulations to modernise and improve health and safety standards for the agri-food chain.

FIATA appoints new Director General

Tue. 26 Nov 2019
FIATA President Mr. Basil Pietersen today announced the appointment of its new Director General.

EC set to extend liner shipping consortia exemption for four years

Fri. 22 Nov 2019
The European Commission has indicated it is set to extend liner shipping’s consortia exemption from its antitrust regulations.


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