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COVID compliance for Transit Shed Operators

Tue. 14 Jul 2020
Border Force Heathrow requests COVID premises security risk assessment for Transit Shed operators (TSOs).

Demand spike and blank sailings make US importers scramble for capacity

Tue. 14 Jul 2020
Just as their inbound flows are building up, US importers are facing tight capacity on the water, chiefly out of Asia.

TAPA and BSI collaboration to support growth of security standards certifications and drive digital innovation in the supply chain

Fri. 10 Jul 2020
The Transported Asset Protection Association (TAPA) has entered into a strategic partnership with the supply chain services and solutions division at BSI to support the digital transformation of its supply chain Security Standards audit processes and to increase its members’ access to new levels of risk management intelligence and incident data.

Up to £25m to help firms prepare for 'Irish Sea border'

Fri. 10 Jul 2020
The UK government is preparing to spend up to £25m to help companies deal with the new post-Brexit complications when trading between GB and NI.

Manston Airport granted development consent

Fri. 10 Jul 2020
Thursday 9 July 2020, the application for Manston Airport, near Ramsgate in Kent, has been given development consent by the Secretary of State for Transport.

Containers Lost At Sea – 2020 Update

Fri. 10 Jul 2020
In 2019, the international liner shipping industry transported approximately 226 million containers, with cargo transported valued at more than $4 trillion.

Container shipping laden with ‘antiquated processes’

Thu. 9 Jul 2020
Vessel arrival just one piece of information lost in translation, according to DCSA.

NCB reports ‘alarming’ level of misdeclared dangerous cargo

Wed. 8 Jul 2020
Recent inspection initiative by US National Cargo Bureau found more than half of containers non-compliant, 43% failing to secure dangerous goods correctly, and more than 6% of containers carrying dangerous cargo misdeclared.

DCSA publishes standards for digital exchange of operational vessel schedules

Wed. 8 Jul 2020
New standards to enable automatic sharing of vessel schedule data between carriers and operational service providers.

Decarbonising UK Freight Transport

Tue. 7 Jul 2020
Small project funding call: Successful applications


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