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

Up to £25m to help firms prepare for 'Irish Sea border'

At the end of the Brexit transition on 1 January, Northern Ireland will stay in the EU single market for goods . The rest of the UK will not, so there will be a range of new processes when shipping...


Manston Airport granted development consent

Development consent has been given to reopen and develop Manston Airport into a dedicated air freight facility able to handle at least 10,000 air cargo movements per year whilst also offering...


Containers Lost At Sea – 2020 Update

Proper packing, stowage and securing of containers and reporting of correct weight are very important to the safety of a container ship, its crew, and its cargo, to shore-based workers and...


Container shipping laden with ‘antiquated processes’

Until container carriers can agree on a common “business language,” the electronic conveyance of important information will be lost in translation, according to Digital Container Shipping...


NCB reports ‘alarming’ level of misdeclared dangerous cargo

A recent inspection initiative by the US National Cargo Bureau (NCB) – a US inspection body authorised to certify compliance with dangerous goods regulations – has highlighted an “alarming” level of...


DCSA publishes standards for digital exchange of operational vessel schedules

Digital Container Shipping Association (DCSA), a neutral, non-profit group established to further digitalisation of container shipping technology standards, in conjunction with its nine member...


Freight association welcomes further government 
investment in employment support schemes

Director General, Robert Keen says: “Whilst our members are currently rightly focused on significant business continuity issues, we welcome the additional funding. “We are ready to help any of our...


Decarbonising UK Freight Transport

Decarbonising UK Freight Transport (DUKFT) is pleased to announce the funding of four projects following our Small Project funding call. The call, which closed on 30 April, received twenty-one...


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