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EU measures in response to US steel and aluminium tariffs

Fri. 22 Jun 2018
Detailing the government reaction and impact on UK importers following the EU’s introduction of rebalancing measures on certain US products on 22 June.

British Ports Association comments on new report on Northern ‘Free Ports’ strategy proposal

Mon. 18 Jun 2018
The British Ports Association has welcomed the renewed focus on role that ports play in regional and national UK economies in a new report on 'Supercharged Free Ports' published today.

World Container Index - 14 Jun

Thu. 14 Jun 2018
The World Container Index assessed by Drewry, a composite of container freight rates on 8 major routes to/from the US, Europe and Asia, is down by 0.9% to $1413.62/40ft container (updated Thursday, 14 June 2018).

Governments need to join the fight against the trade in counterfeit goods

Thu. 14 Jun 2018
Efforts to curtail the supply chain of counterfeit goods should be part of the everyday practise of supply chain service providers, delegates at this week’s TOC Container Supply Chain conference in Rotterdam heard this morning.

US firing shots at Allies as exemption of EU, Canada and Mexico ends

Mon. 11 Jun 2018
The US has chosen not to extend the exemption which have triggered immediate retaliatory measures from Canada and Mexico. The EU will reveal their “rebalancing” measures against US on 20 June 2018.

TAPA gains more industry support for its secure parking programme for trucks in Europe

Mon. 11 Jun 2018
The Transported Asset Protection Association’s (TAPA) commitment to identify and encourage a network of secure parking places for trucks across Europe has taken further significant steps forward with the publication of all three levels of its Parking Security Requirements (PSR) certification programme for industry review and the signing of an MoU with SNAP Account, the cashless payment system for the haulage industry, which works with more than 3,000 transport operators.

World Container Index - 07 Jun

Fri. 8 Jun 2018
The World Container Index assessed by Drewry, a composite of container freight rates on 8 major routes to/from the US, Europe and Asia, is up by 2.9% to $1426.61/40ft container (updated Thursday, 07 June 2018).

Latest annual rail freight figures demonstrates rail's key role in infrastructure and housing markets, say campaigners

Fri. 8 Jun 2018
Campaign for Better Transport responds to the latest annual Office of Rail and Road (ORR) rail freight statistics.

FSB calls on big business to raise their game in fight to end late payments crisis

Thu. 7 Jun 2018
Big business has been put on notice by the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) and warned that they must do more to end late payments, poor payment practice and supply chain bullying that is damaging the UK economy.

‘Brave new world?’ – What industry leaders really think the future holds for container transport

Wed. 6 Jun 2018
A comprehensive report into the global container transport industry authored by TT Club and McKinsey.

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