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EU measures in response to US steel and aluminium tariffs

In response to the US’ imposition of an increase in tariffs on certain steel and aluminium products the EU is introducing rebalancing measures (also known as countermeasures) on a list of products...


Freight industry urges politicians to vote yes on Heathrow expansion

“Hopefully, Monday will see the end of years of procrastination over the expansion of UK aviation capacity, with the UK Parliament voting in favour of a new runway at Heathrow. “A yes vote will be...


British Ports Association comments on new report on Northern ‘Free Ports’ strategy proposal

SUPERCHARGED FREE PORTS (pdf) The report highlights the opportunities of 'super charging' free ports to include enterprise stimulus. This is similar to the Association's 'port zoning' proposals,...


UK Customs system set to move on

Speaking about its impending replacement, delegates were advised that Customs Declaration Service (CDS) would redefine the relationship between forwarders and customers. In effect the sector is...


World Container Index - 14 Jun

Two-year spot freight rate trend for the World Container Index: World Container Index assessed by Drewry Our detailed assessment for Thursday, 14 June 2018 View our more detailed weekly analysis,...


Governments need to join the fight against the trade in counterfeit goods

Incorporating a “Know Your Customer” (KYC) principle into the Business Action to Stop Counterfeiting and Piracy (BASCAP) group of major shippers, shipping lines and freight service providers should...


US firing shots at Allies as exemption of EU, Canada and Mexico ends

BIMCO’s Chief Shipping Analyst Peter Sand comments: “The US are now firing shots against long-term allies in something which could soon become a full-blown trade war. Not only is this affecting the...


TAPA gains more industry support for its secure parking programme for trucks in Europe

TAPA has also reiterated its strongly-held belief that there are hundreds of professional parking sites in Europe that can already meet its self-certification PSR Level 3, a free of charge...


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