Vital link to north Europe for UK importers and exporters

27 January 2020

In her first port visit of 2020, Maritime Minister Nusrat Ghani has inspected the site of work to upgrade roll-on/roll-off facilities at the Port of Felixstowe. The works will allow it to accommodate larger Ro/Ro vessels and improve the efficiency of vessel operations.

Hauliers worried about life after Brexit

27 January 2020

The Withdrawal Agreement has received royal assent and confirmation by the European Parliament is expected to pass without incident meaning that the UK will leave the EU at the end of January.

Coronavirus — implications for business travellers

26 January 2020

A business medical and travel security risk company has highlighted the issues around the Coronavirus, the potentially fatal infection which has been spreading from the Chinese city of Wuhan.

Digitalisation has potential to ease post-Brexit trade

23 January 2020

In December 2019, the UK became the 24th country to ratify the e-CMR (electronic consignment note) protocol, the digital version of the United Nations Convention for the carriage of goods via road.

Plan to make a success of UK’s bright trading future

22 January 2020

The Government should build strong mandates by working closely with business, using its evidence and expertise, in order to make a success of the UK’s trade negotiations, according to a new report from the CBI.

New ways to strengthen global rules on industrial subsidies

22 January 2020

The EU, the United States and Japan have agreed that the current list of subsidies prohibited under the World Trade Organization’s (WTO) rules is insufficient to tackle market and trade distorting subsidisation existing in certain jurisdictions.

US-China trade war continues to hit air freight demand

20 January 2020

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has released data for global air freight markets showing that demand, measured in freight tonne kilometres (FTKs), decreased by 1.1% in November 2019, compared to the same period in 2018.

New rail freight service for East Midlands Gateway

17 January 2020

Maritime Intermodal, a subdivision of Maritime Transport, has launched a new five-day-a-week rail freight service to SEGRO Logistics Park East Midlands Gateway (EMG) providing a greener way for businesses to move their goods around the country.

EU Exit 31 January 2020

17 January 2020

The UK will leave the EU at 11.00pm GMT on 31 January 2020. At this date, the UK will enter an implementation phase until at least 31 December 2020, during which we stay in the Customs Union and Single Market. This means that there are very few, if any, changes for international trade during this period.