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Rocketing cargo theft statistics 'a big wake-up call' for all supply chain players

Thu. 22 Apr 2021
Almost €500,000 of goods were stolen from EMEA [Europe, Middle East and Africa] supply chains every day in 2019 and 2020, according to new data from the Transport Asset Protection Association (TAPA).

BIFA remains lukewarm on freeports concept

Tue. 20 Apr 2021
Commenting on today’s publication of the International Trade Committee’s report on UK freeports, the British International Freight Association says that the findings will do little to change the indifference to the freeports concept felt by the majority of its members.

Evergreen blocked from offloading cargo from Ever Given

Tue. 20 Apr 2021
Egyptian court confirms both vessel and cargo have been arrested

Traffic management measures in Kent stood down as trade returns to normal

Tue. 20 Apr 2021
Hauliers no longer need a Kent Access Permit to travel between the UK and the EU.

Airfreight in 2021: A wild ride says Ti report

Tue. 20 Apr 2021
In its latest white paper, Transport Intelligence (Ti) assesses the current dynamics in the highly fluid air freight market and sets out the consultant's expectations for the future of the market as the disruption of and recovery from the pandemic continues.

Anger as Maersk suspends contract bookings, sparking scramble for capacity

Mon. 19 Apr 2021
Maersk’s decision to “temporarily suspend” spot and short-term contract bookings from Asia following the Suez Canal blockage has left forwarders and NVOCCs scrambling for alternatives.

Ocean freight rates set to stay elevated until 2023

Mon. 19 Apr 2021
Carriers ‘are set up nicely for at least another two very profitable years’, according to Drewry’s latest Container Forecaster report, until the flurry of new vessel orders placed in recent months are delivered

Young Forwarder Network reaches half century

Thu. 15 Apr 2021
Just two years after it was launched in March 2019, the Young Forwarder Network (YFN) launched by the British International Freight Association (BIFA) has passed the milestone of 50 events, which is made all the more impressive considering the massive disruption caused to the sector from COVID-19 and the UK’s exit from the EU.

FMC confirms it is investigating container shipping lines

Tue. 13 Apr 2021
We have seen various reports confirming that the US Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) is investigating alleged excessive tariff fees that ocean carriers charge shippers.

Clarification on VAT statements

Tue. 13 Apr 2021
We understand that some importers using postponed VAT accounting are still experiencing problems with access to and accuracy of monthly VAT statements.

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