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DFDS increases scheduled frequencies to Great Britain from Cuxhaven

Tue. 23 Feb 2021
In spite of the COVID-19 pandemic and Brexit, Cuxhaven is processing cargo without issue.

Changes to haulier testing requirements and sectors exempt from travel ban

Mon. 22 Feb 2021
Coronavirus testing requirements are changing.

World boxship fleet update: Tonnage providers return to yards

Mon. 22 Feb 2021
Containership tonnage suppliers are making a foray back into the boxship new building market as the historically low orderbook begins to look attractive again.

EU must stand firm as new country measures bring border chaos to goods transport

Mon. 22 Feb 2021
New measures imposed by Germany, followed by Tyrol (Austria) and the Czech Republic, are beginning to cause chaos to goods transport by road across Europe, in particular on the important trade route from Italy northwards across the Brenner Pass, as well as East-West corridors.

Setback for Manston Airport cargo hub plans

Thu. 18 Feb 2021
The High Court has overturned a UK government decision to allow the development of Manston Airport into a cargo hub.

Global container shipping crisis – shippers speak out

Thu. 18 Feb 2021
BIFA is publishing this press release from the Global Shippers Alliance highlighting their views on ports and shipping lines. BIFA members may find this useful in explaining to their customers that the issues being faced are outside of the control of forwarders.

The Port of Felixstowe changes to VBS

Mon. 15 Feb 2021
Changes to the Vehicle Booking System (VBS) from 09:00hrs Monday 22 February.

BAI Index: Charter Service, Elevated Rates, and Volatility: The New Normal?

Tue. 9 Feb 2021
Global airfreight rates cooled sequentially over the course of January—especially on North America-bound Transpacific routes—as a protracted and robust peak season wound to a close. But on a multi-year stack, global rates remain well above historical peaks.

Heathrow Airport Limited (HAL) staff renew strike action

Fri. 5 Feb 2021
Workers employed by Heathrow Airport Limited (HAL) will renew strike action today.

2020 Worst Year for Air Cargo Demand Since Performance Monitoring Began in 1990

Thu. 4 Feb 2021
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data for global air freight markets showing that demand for air cargo decreased by 10.6% in 2020, compared to 2019. This was the largest drop in year-on-year demand since IATA started to monitor cargo performance in 1990, outpacing the 6% fall in global trade in goods.

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