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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Post-Brexit port health border disruption still a major concern for British ports

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Funding Roads for the Future, released by the Association for Consultancy and Engineering (ACE) – the leading business association representing the interests of professional consultancies and...


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