COVID-19 Noticeboard

TAPA warns of post-corona crime wave

The Transported Asset Protection Association (TAPA) is warning that there could be spike in cargo thefts as coronavirus lockdowns begin to be lifted across the Europe, Middle East and Africa. With entire national populations being advised to stay at home since the beginning of March, cargo thieves have found it much more challenging to target goods in warehouses or on board trucks, however, TAPA’s Incident Information Service (IIS) has received reports ... [+]

Kerry sustains food charities

Kerry Logistics Network has supported two food charities in setting up delivery networks across Manchester, home of its UK headquarters. The Kerry Logistics UK team delivered groceries and ready meals for Open Kitchen MCR and The Bread and Butter Thing free of charge at the ... [+]

Unions demand deep-clean at XPO

The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) has criticised logistics operator XPO’s response to the covid-19 pandemic, saying that at least six workers have died at its European sites in the UK, France, Italy and the Netherlands. The unions says that although it remains unconfirmed whether the ... [+]

Dachser dashes to the rescue

Freight forwarder Dachser’s Dartford branch has helped workplace clothing manufacturer and distributor find alternative sources of supply into its main UK distribution centre in Preston. Alisco, which equips the UK market with over 3.5 million garments a year, is a specialist in healthcare supplies and ... [+]

Airfreight revenues surge in April

In the midst of aviation’s biggest crisis, worldwide air cargo revenues actually went up in April, by 36% year on year and by 26% month on month, says industry analyst WorldACD in its latest report. But in remains to be seen for how long the ... [+]

Brussels sets up lifeline to Africa

The European Commission has set up an EU Humanitarian Air Bridge to transport humanitarian workers and emergency supplies for the coronavirus response to critical areas of the world. The first EU flight, operated in cooperation with France departed from Lyon on 8 May transporting 13 tonnes ... [+]

TIR could be a lifesaver, say road experts

The heads of the World Customs Organization (WCO) and the International Road Transport Union (IRU) have called on Customs administrations worldwide to ensure that traffic keeps moving dyring the Covid-19 pandamic. In a joint statement published on 8 May WCO secretary general Kunio Mikuriya and IRU ... [+]

BIFA moves industry training online

The British International Freight Association (BIFA) is taking its industry training programme online using web-based video conferencing from 1 June. Over the past month, the association’s four-strong training team has been modifying the course content so that it can be delivered by video conferencing in a ... [+]

Covid crisis is chance for supply chain rethink

The Covid-19 crisis has cut UK freight movements across all modes by 30%, says Matt East, senior advisor - logistics and infrastructure policy for the UK, Europe & Middle East at professional services company, GHD. As the country moves into the recovery phase it could ... [+]

Back to work with BIFA

BIFA is receiving many enquiries from members asking the steps they should take once lockdown restrictions are eased BIFA but says it is difficult to provide precise answers because there are numerous variables to consider. However, it has outlined a series of measures companies should consider ... [+]