Tag: Brexit

cargo-partner further expands its presence in the United Kingdom

After embarking on a joint venture with Aztek International Freight Ltd. in 2021, cargo-partner has now acquired the remaining shares and will fully integrate its UK-based partner company into the cargo-partner group. With this step, cargo-partner is adding two new offices, in East London and Bra...

Logistics UK Invited to Join Key Government Brexit Task Force

Logistics UK, the business group representing more than 18,000 businesses across the UK’s logistics sector, has been invited to join the government’s Brexit Business Taskforce. The invitation, made by Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster Michael Gove MP, is in recognition of the group’s wo...

Tigers launches new linehaul to avoid post-Brexit delays

Tigers has added to its Virtual Warehouse offering by developing a new linehaul solution to help customers minimise supply chain disruption post Brexit. The Virtual Logistics Facility means that goods can be physically located between the European Union (EU) and the United Kingdom (UK) for ease ...

Air Partner Predicts Surge in Air Freight Due to New Customs Protocols for Trucks Post-Brexit

Air Partner, the global aviation services group and major air freight broker in the UK, is preparing for a possible influx of air freight requests as the country approaches the end of its transition period out of the European Union. While at present many goods entering the UK are transported by ...

Logistics Needs Months, Not Minutes, To Make A Success Of Brexit, Says FTA

Business must be allowed sufficient time to prepare for whatever Brexit agreement is reached between the EU and UK, according to FTA, the business group representing the logistics industry.  As the latest round of talks between the two sides concludes with no progress announced,...

ASM warns new Northern Ireland Customs checks could severely affect trade

The freight community has concerns over UK government plans for new Customs checks on goods entering Northern Ireland from Great Britain when the UK leaves the European Union (EU) at the end of 2020, according to Agency Sector Management (ASM) Chairman, Peter MacSwiney. The UK’s transition per...

Northern Ireland logistics industry needs Brexit implementation period, says FTA

FTA, the business group speaking for the UK’s logistics sector, is calling for government to request an implementation period for whatever Brexit agreement is reached in negotiations, to enable the industry to adopt and adapt to new trading practices with the EU.  This must include considera...

Freight forwarders urge common sense as UK-EU negotiations commence

Freight forwarders urge for common sense and compromise as UK-EU future relationship negotiations commence. Ahead of this afternoon’s first formal meeting for the negotiation of the future relationship between the UK and the EU, Robert Keen, the director general of the British International Fr...

Forwarders now have the clarity needed for post-Brexit Customs changes

Forwarders and hauliers now have enough clarity to start preparing for a post-Brexit business landscape, according Peter MacSwiney, chairman of Customs clearance solutions provider Agency Sector Management (ASM). There is limited time to implement the systems needed to tackle trade friction foll...

Brexit Withdrawal Agreement leaves logistics industry needing answers

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has said the UK has "crossed the Brexit finish line" after Parliament passed legislation implementing the withdrawal deal. In response to the news today (23 January 2020) that the Withdrawal Agreement has received royal assent, Elizabeth de Jong, Director ...

Liege Airport achieves new record with goods transported in 2019

Liege Airport continues to develop, with a new record of 902.480 tonnes (+3.6%) of transported goods compared with 870.644 tonnes in 2018. The activity of the air cargo sector slowed globally in 2019. Brexit and the trade war between China and the United States considerably influenced world ...

Failing to Plan Is Planning To Fail, Says FTA

FTA, the business organisation which speaks for the logistics industry, welcomes the new clarity and direction that the General Election result provides to business in terms of Brexit planning.  However, FTA is warning that, without the passing of the Withdrawal Agreement through Parliament, t...

Rock-it Cargo increases stake in Triple M

Freight forwarder and logistics company Rock-it Cargo has announced a significant incremental investment in Antwerp, Belgium-based Triple M Entertainment Logistics. The Belgian speciality forwarder will become a member of the CargoLive Logistics group – a subsidiary of live event specialist Ro...

Push ahead on Heathrow expansion for the sake of post-Brexit trade, says FTA

An expanded Heathrow Airport is vital to support the UK’s global trading ambitions post-Brexit, according to FTA. Heathrow Limited’s Airport Expansion Consultation closes today (13 September 2019), and the FTA is urging the Department for Transport (DfT) to support Heathrow Limit...

FTA welcomes European Commission proposal to modify contingency measures

The Freight Transport Association (FTA) said yesterday's proposal from the European Commission to modify the end date of its contingency measures on road haulage and aviation would give UK logistics operators "welcome breathing space" as they continue their Brexit preparations. But with both pro...

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