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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Turning the tide

For the first time this year the headhaul Asia to North Europe container trade in October was able to string together two consecutive months with positive year-on-year growth. Westbound demand...


World Container Index - 06 Dec

Two-year spot freight rate trend for the World Container Index: World Container Index assessed by Drewry Our detailed assessment for Thursday, 06 December 2018 View our more detailed weekly analysis...


Air freight marks modest growth in October, Up 3.1%

Freight capacity, measured in available freight tonne kilometers (AFTKs), rose by 5.4% year-on-year in October 2018. This was the eighth month in a row that capacity growth outstripped demand....


£8 million funding scheme for customs intermediaries and traders open

From 4 December 2018, customs intermediaries and traders who complete, or intend to complete customs declarations can apply for funding for training and IT. This will help to increase capacity in...


Truck driver shortage crisis now spreading across the whole of Europe

In a report released this week, European Road Freight Transport 2018, the supply chain analyst shows that in just six countries – the UK, Germany, France, Denmark Sweden and Norway – the shortage of...


Taxation (Cross-border Trade) Act 2018 (TCTA) Statutory instruments

Although the SIs are partly based on the UCC you will find a number of provisions which diverge from the UCC e.g. guarantee requirements, establishment criteria etc. Please let BIFA know your...


WTO analyses potential impact of Blockchain on internetional trade

The publication introduces a basic explanation of the Blockchain technology and goes on to analyse the relevance of its relevance for trade facilitation by reviewing its current and potential...


Where do you see yourself in five years?

It has been said that differentiation is impossible in the container shipping industry, more so in an age of large scale vessel sharing agreements when lines are all aboard the same ship, and that...


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