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

Freight forwarders facing the perfect storm of issues at the port of Felixstowe

Robert Keen, Director General of the British International Freight Association (BIFA) said: “The operational performance at Felixstowe has been very challenging for some time, but over the last 24...


Border and Protocol Delivery Group - Invitation to BIFA Members to take part in user research

About this research The UK government, within the Border and Protocol Delivery Group (Future Borders), has initiated work on a new capability called "Check an HGV is ready to cross the border", and...


Menzies ‘working hard’ to resolve LHR cargo delays

Menzies Aviation says it is “working hard” to fix cargo handling delays and problems at its Heathrow Airport (LHR) facilities that have reportedly led to freight taking up to a week to be processed....


Menzies Aviation service delays for LHR cargo

Executive Vice President – Cargo, Robert Fordree wrote to customers noting that cargo business at Heathrow has had quite a start to September which has resulted in some service delays for their...


Freight forwarders express reservations on Brexit preparedness

64 percent of respondents felt they would not have sufficient staff to undertake the additional Customs-related work that will be required from January 1st 2021. Following a survey of its members,...


UK port figures show extent of trade downturn

The volume of freight tonnage moving through the UK’s ports fell by nearly a fifth in the second quarter of 2020, as the full impact of the pandemic took its toll, according to figures from the...


Letter to VAT registered traders

These letters have been sent to VAT-registered businesses in Great Britain trading with the EU, or the EU and the rest of the world. Letters to businesses about new trade arrangements with the EU...


Discover the IATA manuals

Every year, IATA updates the cargo standards to stay up-to-date with the latest industry regulations and trends. The 2021 Manuals now include COVID-19 content that addresses new procedures and best...


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