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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BIFA - Industry News

Information about Felixstowe problems for BIFA Members to use with their customers

The Port state publicly that the new TOS is now “stable” however BIFA Members still face significant problems at the port with shipping lines cancelling calls; or operating a cut-and-run policy,...


Lufthansa Cargo bans dry ice shipments on 747s to keep animals safer

The carrier said the decision was due to a high number of late bookings for animals, which have to be kept in different places in the hold when dry ice is shipped. The carrier said the decision was...


Extension of the UCC transitional period

On 2 March 2018, the European Commission proposed an amendment to article 278 of the UCC , which enables customs authorities and economic operators to continue using, until 2025 at the latest,...


Port of Southampton container operations update

This means that, while operational performance has improved, stack levels remain high. DP World are continuously monitoring and managing the stack levels to ensure that they can maintain their...


New EU legislation relating to wood packaging material assocated with certain goods from China and Belarus

Click here: GB letter to importers of Stone ex China and Belarus Click here: Notice of Landing Form Revised September 2018 The Forestry Commission intend sending notifications of the new legislation...


Liner balance postponed

Drewry’s long-term supply and demand prognosis for carriers has deteriorated since the last report. Previously, the company’s global supply-demand index was expected to take incremental steps...


UK freight forwarders association expresses surprise at the recent news on the UK Government's plans for Customs

Robert Keen, Director General of the British International Freight Association (BIFA) says that in light of the significance of such news on the work undertaken by BIFA member companies, he was...


Boiler room scam in the name of HMRC

Two recent cases highlighted forwarders being contacted by individuals purporting to work for HMRC. In both cases the caller claimed that they were seeking unpaid tax. During one episode the caller...


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