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Weak air freight demand continues

Wed. 8 May 2019
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data for global air freight markets showing that demand, measured in freight tonne kilometers (FTKs), increased 0.1% in March 2019, compared to the same period in 2018. While this is a significant improvement on the 4.9% contraction in February, in seasonally adjusted terms, demand is still down 1.5% over the past year.

Global freight forwarding market forecast to grow at a CAGR of 4% to 4.5% until 2020

Fri. 3 May 2019
The freight forwarding market is expected to achieve a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 4 - 4.5% through to 2020 driven principally by e-commerce

Heathrow Animal Reception Centre - HARC - ITSF

Fri. 3 May 2019
United Kingdom Border Force (UKBF) confirm that the Heathrow Animal Reception Centre (HARC) has been approved as an inventory linked location on CCS-UK at Heathrow Airport with following details: -

Strong fundamentals underpin healthy European road freight expansion

Fri. 3 May 2019
Ti’s 2018 European Road Freight Market shows a market gradually slowing from 2017’s peak, although one in which growth remains solid. At 2.9% in real terms, the market expanded at its second quickest rate since 2010, showing resilience to a number of headwinds in the wider European economy. Of some concern however will be 2019’s expected growth, which shows a further slowing in the year ahead.

European road haulage capacity at 'decade high' level

Fri. 3 May 2019
Rates decline but remain at relatively high levels, according to quarterly study.

World Container Index - 02 May

Fri. 3 May 2019
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 2.7% to $1,378.99 per 40ft container (updated Thursday, 2 May 2019).

Forwarders welcome Heathrow ruling

Fri. 3 May 2019
Speaking after yesterday’s ruling by the High Court in London against campaigners challenging the legality of the UK government’s decision to allow a third runway at Heathrow Airport, Robert Keen, Director General of the British International Freight Association (BIFA) said:

DfT sued by ferry operator over no-deal Brexit preparations

Tue. 30 Apr 2019
P&O Ferries confirmed today it has initiated legal proceedings against the Department for Transport (DfT) over an ‘unfair and unreasonable’ £33m settlement paid to Eurotunnel last month.

First border crossing to use United Nations e-CMR consignment note

Tue. 30 Apr 2019
A pilot project grouping France, the Netherlands and the UK, was handled in February and March involving Transports FIOLET, in France; International Road Ferry in the Netherlands; Brian Yeardley Continental, in the UK under the supervision of FNTR, FTA, TLN/ Beurtvaartadres and the UK Department for Transport.

World Container Index - 25 Apr

Fri. 26 Apr 2019
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 0.9% to $1,342.19 per 40ft container (updated Thursday, 25 April 2019).


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