Tag: EU

2023 was a 'mixed year' for Belgium's Liege Airport

2023 was a ‘mixed year’ for Belgium’s Liege Airport

2023 was a mixed one for Liege, the airport said, with a decline in freight traffic and an increase in passenger traffic. With 1,005,676 metric tons transiting through its facilities, the airport is still in pole position in Belgium and among the European leaders. In terms of passenger activit...

Swissport awarded Cargo Ground Handler of the Year

Air Cargo Belgium has awarded Swissport with the Cargo Ground Handler of the Year Award in recognition of its outstanding performance in general air cargo operations. The company has made a name for integrated cool chain logistics at its Swissport Pharma Centres, where it provides seamless services...

EU starts implementation of new rules for inbound air shipments

The European Union (EU) has recently implemented new rules for inbound air shipments, which will have significant impacts on the way that goods are transported and processed within the region. These changes are aimed at improving security and streamlining the customs process for incoming air ship...

IATA urges EU countries to back air traffic management system reform

IATA is urging EU states to get behind the project to reform Europe’s air traffic management system or watch it collapse. IATA director general Willie Walsh said the Single European Sky (SES) agreement offers a number of benefits, including improving safety performance by a factor of ten, grea...

Is the EU’s Airport Charges Directive fit for purpose?

Almost totally subject to the regulation of national authorities, airport charges are a form of taxation that an airport imposes on the airlines that use its spaces. These cover use of runways, passenger terminals and similar services. GlobalData Airport Technology says: “although technically ...

France says EU will impose sanctions on U.S. if aviation row is not settled

On Thursday Bruno Le Maire France’s Finance Minister said “the European Union would impose sanctions on U.S. products” if no settlement was reached with Washington on a trade dispute over illegal EU subsidies to the aviation industry. “The American administration should be aware that if ...

Heathrow Airport’s tonnage falls 9.9% in August

Heathrow Airport’s air cargo tonnage fell 9.9 per cent to 126,864 tonnes in August with the North American and Asia Pacific markets seeing the biggest regional falls. The only regions that grew freight traffic positively in the month at the UK hub were Africa which saw a 4.2 per cent uplift to...

Government must provide clear Brexit guidelines for logistics industry

The UK Government must provide the logistics industry with clear and stable information so it can invest in the right technological solutions to prepare for Brexit, delegates at Multimodal 2019 heard last week. Delegates attending the event heard from key logistics decision makers that technolog...

EU rules that TAAG Angola and Heli Malongo can now fly without restrictions

The European Commission has updated the EU Air Safety List – the list of airlines that do not meet international safety standards – and it sees TAAG Angola Airlines and Heli Malongo released from the list. Both had been operating under restrictions within the European Union since November...

Heathrow Airport posts slight tonnage fall in March

Heathrow Airport's cargo tonnage fell slightly by 0.8 per cent in March to 149,417 tonnes which the hub says further demonstrates its importance post-Brexit. Regionally, freight movements were up to non-EU European destinations, Africa and Latin America, but down to the UK, EU, North America, Mid...

Brexit: Article 50 extension welcomed by logistics and business

The decision announced yesterday to extend Article 50 and delay the UK's exit from the European Union (EU) has been welcomed by the Freight Transport Association (FTA) and CBI. The UK was set to leave today (12 April) with no deal if an extension had not been agreed, and the new deadline given by t...

BIFA advising members to prepare for a no deal Brexit

The British International Freight Association (BIFA) is advising its members to continue preparing for the UK to leave with a no-deal from the European Union (EU) on 29 March "until further clarity is obtained". PM Theresa May is set to try and get her withdrawl agreement through Parliament for a...

UK MPs set to vote on Brexit deal again, FTA warns harm of no deal

UK MPs are set to vote once again tonight on PM Theresa May's tweaked withdrawal agreement with the European Union (EU) and the Freight Transport Association (FTA) has warned the PM of the harm a no deal will have on UK trade. Last night, the PM said after a meeting in Strasbourg with senior EU o...

UK CAA led consortium to support aviation development in Ukraine

CAA International (CAAi) - the technical cooperation arm of the UK Civil Aviation Authority (UK CAA) - is to lead a consortium appointed by the European Union to support the sustainable development of civil aviation and the civil aviation administration system in Ukraine. The programme aims to ha...

BIFA: HMRC procedures on TSP for customs should include freight forwarders

The British International Freight Association (BIFA) says transitional simplified procedures (TSP) should be for all involved in visible international trade movements, including freight forwarders. Commenting on the recent announcement by HMRC on TSP for customs in the case the UK leaves the Euro...

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