Coronavirus Update

We would like to confirm that all activities of the AAI Group are operational and that we are able to support and serve our customers on a regular basis, while complying with all directives issued by the Government.

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IMO 2020 Fuel Legislation

IMO 2020 Fuel Legislation: Update

 From 1st January, 2020, a global regulation will come into force changing the type of fuel all shipping lines must use.

The aim of the regulation is to reduce air pollution from ships. Whereas today ships can use fuel with up to 3.5% sulphur content, the new global sulphur cap will be 0.5%. Currently the cost of 0.5% sulphur fuel is higher than that of the present fuel used by the industry. This additional shipping cost will impact on fuel surcharges as from December 2019 as the ocean carriers begin to purchase this fuel in order to be compliant on 1st January 2020.

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BIFA - Industry News

Beware scams relating to Covid-19 pandemic

As more people stay indoors and work from computers and laptops at home, there is more opportunity for criminals to try and trick people into parting with their money at a time when they are anxious...


COVID-19 - How to handle abandoned cargoes

Prior to the present crisis reasons for abandonment are varied with one of the most common being that the seller and buyer have a commercial disagreement leading to the latter rejecting the...


Deferral of VAT payments due to coronavirus (COVID-19)

HM Revenue & Customs Contents If you choose to defer paying your VAT After the VAT deferral ends If you’re in temporary financial distress because of COVID-19 If you’re a UK VAT registered business...


New certificate required for travel to France

All travellers will be required to present this to confirm that their trip meets the criteria for essential travel – this includes goods carriers and cross border workers amongst others. Certificate...


Coronavirus: Ferries need financial help to survive pandemic, says trade association

The UK Chamber of Shipping said a steep drop in passenger numbers due to the coronavirus pandemic meant it was fast becoming cheaper to stop using ships. Services are just days away from being...


Coronavirus (COVID-19) – Businesses and Employers Bulletin 6 April 2020

All guidance, information and announcements can be found at GOV.UK . Organisations should pay particular attention to the guidance for employees, employers and businesses which is being updated...


Freight association welcomes government support for exporters

BIFA Director General, Robert Keen says: “We understand that UK businesses are now eligible to secure export insurance cover to major international markets, in addition to export finance, to keep...


Looking for storage?

We are aware that the United Kingdom Warehousing Association offer a search function on their website: https://www.ukwa.org.uk/search-the-market/ Pantalver can store containers at the major southern...


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