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

Bridge Strikes by Road Haulage Operators Cause Five Month Road Closure

Bridge strikes are the bane of both the rail services and the road haulage operators whose drivers are the principal cause of such incidents. Now Network Rail has recently been forced to close a...


BIFA reports huge interest in online Customs training

Robert Keen, BIFA director general says: “Issues surrounding Customs declarations are in the spotlight at present and we perceived the need for a focused course that can improve the understanding of...


GB Railfreight launches new intra-UK service

The service will run 5 days a week, and represents GBRf’s 16th intermodal service to date, following rapid expansion into the market over the past 18 months. The service is demonstrative of the...


G2 Ocean successfully trials blockchain BoL

Rune Birkeland, ceo at G2 Ocean, said this development marks an important step towards retiring the antiquated paper Bill of Lading (BoL). “Paper BoLs are already considered a historic artifact. The...


Northern Sea Route set to see more traffic

The Norwegian publications said that Cosco's marketing chief Chen Feng, speaking at the Arctic Circle China conference in Shanghai, indicated that the route is smooth and quick and part of Cosco's...


Northern Sea Route set to see more traffic

The Norwegian publications said that Cosco's marketing chief Chen Feng, speaking at the Arctic Circle China conference in Shanghai, indicated that the route is smooth and quick and part of Cosco's...


Air cargo demand continues negative 2019 trend

Freight capacity, measured in available freight tonne kilometers (AFTKs), grew by 2.6% year-on-year in April 2019. Capacity growth has now outpaced that of demand for the last 12 months. Air cargo...


BIFA Shuffles Board - New National Chair and Vice Chair elected and new Director appointed

John Stubbings has succeeded Mark Bromley as the elected National Chair of BIFA – the British International Freight Association – for a two-year period. Bromley becomes Immediate Past Chair for a...


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