Reefer shipping to outpace dry cargo trade

22 September 2020

Growth in seaborne perishable cargo slowed in 2019 but is forecast to better weather the Covid-19-induced economic storm than the dry cargo trade given the broader resilience of the food supply chain.

Will Brexit freight system be ready on time?

17 September 2020

According to Logistics UK, it has been told that the Government’s much anticipated SMART Freight system is unlikely to be ready by the end of the year, with the BETA version only anticipated for launch in mid-December.

Government responds to UK internal market consultation

17 September 2020

We reported in July that the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) was seeking views on the Government’s white paper on protecting the flow of goods and services in the UK’s internal market (see Views sought on UK internal market).

Will Brexit stockpiling boost freight figures in Q4?

17 September 2020

Port freight statistics from the Department for Transport (DfT) for the second quarter of the year (Q2) show that the total volume of freight tonnage decreased by 18% to 96.1 million tonnes.

The rule of six and the workplace

16 September 2020

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has reminded employers that the Government’s new rule of six does not apply to the workplace.

UK moves towards membership of Trans-Pacific free trade area

15 September 2020

Discussions between senior UK trade officials and the chief negotiators from all 11 members of the CPTPP (Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership) have been opened to discuss potential UK accession.

Bounce-back plans launched for exporters

11 September 2020

A “bounce-back” plan of trade measures for the consumer and retail industry has been announced by the Department for International Trade (DIT) to help support businesses impacted by coronavirus.