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UK forwarders ‘facing several significant challenges’

Added 24/06/2019

‘Brexit saga’ just one of multiple issues currently impacting freight agents, says BIFA, highlighting driver shortages, e-commerce growth, rising costs of fuel and road tolls, and incoming low-sulphur fuel regulations   UK freight MORE>

Europe takes cover from US-China tariffs

Added 10/06/2019

Trade war set to hit European growth but also presents an opportunity for the EU to strike new preferential trade deals with China The escalating US-China tariff trade war will have a range of negative impacts on business, economic growth and logistics demand MORE>

US follows through on latest China tariff threats

Added 13/05/2019

US follows through on latest China tariff threats Will Waters | Friday, 10 May 2019 Increases import duties from 10% to 25% on $200bn of Chinese goods shipped after midnight, as talks with China continue this MORE>

Operation Brock implementation needed, FTA says

Added 05/04/2019

Monday, 01 April 2019 Freight Transport Association says it is better to get the system in place and tested in good time, rather than during a full-blown disruption   The UK’s Freight Transport Association has backed the MORE>

US shelves planned China tariff rise ‘until further notice’

Added 04/03/2019

US trade officials today confirmed that the US will suspend “until further notice” its threatened increase in tariffs on $200 billion of Chinese imports, a delay that President Donald Trump had unofficially suggested last weekend, thanks to apparent progress MORE>

RHA rejects assurances about post-Brexit Calais delays - 14 January, 2019

Added 14/01/2019

Road Haulage Association says claims by port boss that trucks will not undergo extra checks is ‘completely misleading’ The UK’s Road Haulage Association (RHA) has challenged claims by the president of the Port of Calais, Jean-Marc MORE>

MSC containership crew kidnapped off Benin

Added 09/01/2019

A small boxship was targeted by pirates on January 2 off the coast of Cotonou, and several crew members are missing. The attack follows five others reported near Benin last year Several crew members are reported to be missing following a piracy attack on MORE>

Ocean rates drop as Asia-Europe box peak season ends

Added 13/12/2018

Container lines hoping for a spike in Asia-Europe westbound freight rates as shippers stock up inventory ahead of the holiday season seem certain to be disappointed. And, with spot rates failing to show any sign upward momentum this month, some analysts expect bearish MORE>

US announces 25% tariff on set of Chinese goods

Added 25/06/2018

The US has imposed a 25% tariff on $50bn worth of Chinese goods and warned that MORE>

US announces 25% tariff on set of Chinese goods

Added 25/06/2018

The US has imposed a 25% tariff on $50bn worth of Chinese goods and warned that MORE>

Grimaldi confirms order for six hybrid ro-ro vessels

Added 08/05/2018

Italian shipowner Grimaldi doubles efficiency with environmentally-friendly vessels after confirming an order for six new ferries designed to reduce emissions in port and fuel consumption Grimaldi Group has signed an agreement with Chinese shipyard Jinling MORE>

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