China’s waste import changes impacting freight sector

New Chinese restrictions on imported waste, introduced since 1 January, are set to have significant implications for the international freight transport, logistics and supply chain sectors – particularly for backhaul east-west intercontinental container shipping trades, although the changes are also likely to lead to rising costs to supply chains from higher packaging costs.

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AAI Group Winners at local business awards

AAI Group Winners at local business awards in Manchester.
 
AAI Group’s Manchester office, the newest edition to the AAI family have scooped the most promising young business at the Stockport Business Awards. The event took place at Stockport Town Hall last week and was hosted by TV personality Jenny Powell.

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Freight forwarders query whether government is listening

Robert Keen, Director General of the British International Freight Association (BIFA) says: “We are not surprised that few companies have signed up for the scheme. “In principle, the UK’s VAT policy...


May air freight volumes remain weak

In seasonally-adjusted terms, the level of FTKs increased modestly for the third consecutive month, suggesting that the low point of this cycle may be behind us, although the market remains weak....


BIFA Freight Services Awards now open for entries

Now in their 31st year, BIFA’s Freight Service Awards are open to all members of the trade association, which represents UK companies engaged in the international movement of freight by all modes of...


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Seminars aim to tackle Heathrow truck congestion

The Advance Information System (AIS) is a bolt-on module for CCS-UK that has been in full operational use for a year among a cross-section of air freight agents and hauliers, and a major cargo...


US-China trade war may benefit shipping

The escalating US-China trade war may be bad news for the transpacific container trade but should result in higher volumes of intermediate goods as supply chains become more fragmented with the...


Heathrow announces tough emissions policy

Significantly for members, the report recommends that for this target to be achieved, the emissions from road transport must fall to near zero by 2050. There are two suggested approaches by the CCC...


Container shipping shifts to Vertical Integration

The credit implications are not yet clear as shipping companies' ability to generate relatively stable cash flows through vertical integration could be offset by the competitive and fragmented...


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