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

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Update to Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme and Coronavirus Large Business Interruption Loan

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HSE Stakeholder Bulletin: 28 May 2020

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Cape routings increase despite shipper fury

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) – Businesses and Employers Bulletin 28 May 2020

All coronavirus business support information can be found at gov.uk/business-support Contents UK Government launches NHS Test and Trace service Reminder: Working safely during coronavirus (COVID-19)...


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