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UK looking to delay new EU border checks

Added 09/03/2021

Government considering relaxing post-Brexit plans next month for border checks on food and other imports from the European Union because of fears of severe shortages UK government Ministers are preparing to potentially relax post-Brexit plans for border MORE>

Heavy September cargo rollovers at Asian transhipment box ports

Added 16/10/2020

Early indications for October suggest significant supply chain disruptions will continue deep into the fourth quarter as peak season demand continues to ‘surprise’, according to Ocean Insights Supply chain disruption due to container rollovers at leading MORE>

Felixstowe hit by congestion as demand surges

Added 21/09/2020

  Monday, 21 September 2020 Staff shortages, increased demand and pandemic-related delays have led to major challenges at the UK’s largest container port, including a build-up of unshipped boxes that means forwarders are having to store MORE>

BIFA urges freight firms to push for UK-EU Brexit deal

Added 05/06/2020

Forwarding sector encouraged to write to MPs to ask for an extension to the transition period if no trade agreement is in sight.  With negotiations between the UK and the European Union having resumed with the aim of sealing a UK-EU trade agreement this year, MORE>

Air freight market ‘evolving dramatically’

Added 14/04/2020

Medical supplies, pharmaceuticals and perishables are keeping air cargo markets afloat, supporting freight rates and charter prices even as demand for many consumer products and manufacturing supplies nosedives due to economic shutdowns in many parts of the world. But the air MORE>

Coronavirus: Container truck drivers returning to Ningbo port

Added 02/03/2020

More than 7,000 drivers serving the world’s third-largest container port have gone back to their positions as of last Friday, providing some relief from the virus-led congestion at container storage yards Container truck drivers are quickly returning to Ningbo, MORE>

Air cargo carriers pin hopes on strong China rebound

Added 28/02/2020

Cargolux CEO Richard Forson doubts there will be a shortage of main deck space when ex-China demand returns, but does expect an upward trend in prices and objects to suggestions airlines have been ‘cashing in’ by charging higher rates for one-way MORE>

BIFA concerned about new EU-UK customs checks

Added 04/02/2020

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Coronavirus threatens freight demand slump and supply chain chaos

Added 29/01/2020

Wednesday, 29 January 2020 This year’s Chinese New Year slowdown is set to be extended as China tries to limit the damage of the deadly coronavirus outbreak. Supply chain disruption, including more blanked container services and reduced air freight MORE>

Cosco boxship hit by blaze off India

Added 13/01/2020

Wednesday, 08 January 2020   Cause of the incident is still being investigated, but the carrier has cited the misdeclaration of dangerous goods as the main suspect A Cosco Shipping containership has caught fire on its way from MORE>

Ocean freight customers face significant fuel price rise next month

Added 18/11/2019

Ocean freight customers face significant fuel price rise next month   Monday, 18 November 2019   Shippers and forwarders are preparing to help carriers cover the extra cost of next year’s low-sulphur MORE>

More carriers add transitional fuel charges

Added 13/11/2019

Friday, 08 November 2019   Uncertainty remains over price as shipping lines prepare to switch to low-sulphur fuel. Carriers are hedging their costs with additional bunker levies   CMA CGM has become the latest MORE>

UK lorry driver shortage climbs to almost 60,000

Added 18/10/2019

Shortfall in HGV drivers in Britain has continued to worsen, leaving nearly two in three transport and storage businesses facing severe skills gaps, according to a recent report by FTA   The shortage of HGV drivers in the UK has climbed to MORE>

UK Brexit freight and ports contracts start to emerge

Added 25/09/2019

Established ferry companies and a transparent framework process have been established in the wake of the government’s previous, highly criticised attempts to secure additional international freight capacity in the event of a Brexit on World Trade Organisation MORE>

FIATA calls for urgent dialogue on misdeclaration fines

Added 23/08/2019

FIATA calls for urgent dialogue on misdeclaration fines   Friday, 23 August 2019 Freight forwarder trade federation also seeking clarity on whether financial penalties imposed by shipping lines are limited to dangerous MORE>

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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