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

Eleven winners in freight awards

The winners of the nine General, Modal, and Specialist categories in the Awards, which has established a benchmark of quality for the British freight forwarding industry for more than a quarter of...


Freight forwarders ready to clear up the mess left by politicians, says freight forwarders association

“The decision taken by Parliament is historic and needs to be acknowledged. “With just a couple of months to go before the exit date, the rejection of the deal leads BIFA to recommend that our...


Apply now for the European Conference of Ministers of Transport (ECMT) permits

It was announced on the GOV.UK website that applications for ECMT permits , which can be obtained from the Driver Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA), opened on the 26th November. BIFA suggest that...


Five make Apprentice of the Year shortlist in BIFA’s freight service awards

The five finalists are: Paige Baldwin of TPS Global Logistics; Kyle Lawrence of Unsworth; Thomas Turner of Panalpina World Transport; Harry Underwood of Dachser Ltd and Jay Williams of Kuehne +...


Importing and exporting plants and plant products after Brexit

The Government must prepare for every eventuality, including a no deal scenario. For two years, the Government has been implementing a significant programme of work to ensure that the UK is prepared...


Port Health Update - Import Requirements

There are several changes to the list of products subject to control from the 14th January 2019, which includes the addition of black pepper from Brazil and crushed or ground Capsicum from China....


Air Freight Demand Flat in November

Freight capacity, measured in available freight tonne kilometers (AFTKs), rose by 4.3% year-on-year in November 2018. This was the ninth month in a row that capacity growth outstripped demand. While...


World Container Index - 03 Jan

Two-year spot freight rate trend for the World Container Index: World Container Index assessed by Drewry Our detailed assessment for Thursday, 3 January 2019 View our more detailed weekly analysis ,...


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