Newsletter – March 12, 2019

  • Newsletter – March 12, 2019

    First companies awarded IATA Fresh certification
    The first companies have passed IATA’s CEIV Fresh certfication programme for the handling of perishable cargo. Read more here. 

    Some 40% of shippers unaware of dangerous goods regulations
    A large number of shippers, some 40%, admitted to being unaware of the dangerous goods regulations governing airfreight. Read more here. 

    BIFA issues warning about the perils of containers abandoned overseas
    The British International Freight Association (BIFA), the trade association for UK freight forwarding and logistics companies, is warning its members about the cost of containers abandoned overseas for which they may be liable and how to implement safeguards to prevent this situation occurring. Read more here. 

    Weaker transpacific demand hits air and ocean pricing
    Lacklustre retail shipments and the impact of tariff-avoidance frontloading last year are continuing to limit transpacific air and ocean freight demand growth and putting downwards pressure on front-haul pricing. Read more here. 

    Abandoned containers – who pays? Forwarders, it could be you
    Forwarders are being warned to consider themselves the ‘principal’ when it comes to container transport, amid mounting anger at unexpected storage and quay charges. Read more here.

    Delays continue at French Eurotunnel terminal
    Truck traffic has faced further delays today at Eurotunnel’s French terminal as customs officers continue their work-to-rule industrial action in protest against what they claim to be “inadequate” measures announced by the government to accommodate a hard Brexit. Read more here. 

    ‘Leaving Chinese factories to source elsewhere will hit your speed to market’
    Apparel manufacturers and brands looking to diversify their sourcing from China are likely to be faced with lower productivity, slower speed to market and greater risk, delegates at last week’s Transpacific Maritime conference in Long Beach heard. Read more here. 


    Comments are closed.