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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BIFA - Industry News

No-deal Brexit advice: further ports will be designated for movement of protected animals and plants

Belfast Seaport, Dover, Eurotunnel and Holyhead will be designated to ensure there is sufficient capacity to transport protected animals and plants and their parts or derivatives. The move will...


Information on new inland sites to support customs processes

These facilities will also be available to support the processing of ATA Carnets, which give you permission to temporarily import or export goods, for example if you take sales samples to a trade...


Multimodal 2020 partners with BIFA to add freight forwarders village

BIFA has reached an agreement with the event’s organisers to expand its existing presence by creating this freight forwarders village in a prominent part of the exhibition hall. The village will...


IRU sets future direction for road transport in times of economic uncertainty and industry disruption

Road transport is the lifeblood of global trade and a critical link to unlocking international opportunity and prosperity. The sector accounts for 5.7% of employment worldwide; in Europe alone,...


UK 'No Deal' Brexit preparedness

A new checker tool will help businesses to identify quickly what they need to do to ‘ Get Ready for Brexit ’. As part of the campaign, there will be 30 ‘Get Ready for Brexit’ events across the...


Heathrow trucking system launches automatic shipment updates

Two users of CCS-UK’s advance information system (AIS) collaborated with the organisation and its user group to produce a system enhancement that enables them to send automatic status updates to...


Freight and passenger ferry services get a boost with two new vessels

Moby will in turn acquire the two passenger ferries currently operating on Amsterdam-Newcastle route, the King Seaways and Princess Seaways, built in 1987 and 1986, respectively. Peder Gellert...


P&O Ferries launch new freight ferry service between Calais and Tilbury

The new route launches this month and is designed to give freight which is not accompanied by a driver a direct route to a port located just 25 miles from Central London, further broadening P&O...


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