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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GDPR - Get it in writing

Documentation, is that something new? One of the less talked about areas of GDPR is the need to keep documented records of your data processing activities that relate to data protection. The...


IATA launches certification program for animals travelling by air

The Center of Excellence for Independent Validators for Live Animals Logistics (CEIV Live Animals) provides stakeholders across the air cargo supply chain with the assurance that CEIV Live Animals...


BIFA focuses on issues facing Freight Forwarders at Multimodal 2018

It will use the event to outline some of the work it is carrying out on behalf of its members that are facing significant challenges to their provision of freight and logistics services for...


Port Health Update - Smuggled meat from Cameroon

In recent months there have been a number of cases of smuggled meat of ungulates (e.g. goat meat) being concealed in consignments of frozen vegetables from Cameroon. Such undeclared consignments...


Employee whistleblowing telephone calls up 7% at UK transport and logistics firms

The trend for employees at transport and logistics organisations to use whistleblowing hotlines has accelerated following last year’s Hollywood harassment scandals. New research shows a 7% increase...


UK-wide roadshow helps businesses prepare for new Customs Declaration Service

Agency Sector Management (ASM), the British International Freight Association (BIFA), and HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) are combining efforts to offer advice and guidance to businesses affected by...


Ready or not: owners wary of meeting low-sulphur fuel deadline

Decisions over whether to install scrubbers, switch to LNG-propelled ships, or simply bear the extra cost of using more expensive, compliant fuel will be preoccupying all shipowners in light of the...


Air freight Up 6.8% in February but protectionist risks remain

Freight capacity, measured in available freight tonne kilometers (AFTKs), grew by 5.6% year-on-year in February 2018. Demand growth outstripped capacity growth for the 19th month in a row, which is...


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