Posties face data double whammy

New regulations will require postal authorities to provide advance electronic data on mail entering the US and EU, reports e-commerce specialist Hurricane. Full enforcement of the US STOP Act will take effect on the same day as the EU’s ICS2 rules, it says. The US STOP Act had been due to come into full force on 1 January, but Senator Rob Portman reluctantly granted an extension to 15 March after hearing ... [+]

Lack of Brexit readiness understandable, says CH Robinson

Not all UK businesses were as prepared for Brexit as they could have been, but this was understandable given the uncertainty created by trade negotiations going down to the wire, says CH Robinson Europe director of account management, Chris Mills. Leaving the EU has placed an ... [+]

BIFA plans four days of online awards

The British International Freight Association (BIFA)’s Freight Service Awards will take place online this year – spread over four days from Monday 25 January to Thursday 28 January. A quartet of presentation videos will be released at 1pm each day as follows:  Monday 25 January Air Cargo Services ... [+]

Brexit reality begins to bite

Problems with cross-Channel shipments in the first few days since Brexit, including week, parcel operator DPD’s temporary suspension of deliveries to the EU, are just the “tip of the iceberg”, according eCommerce trade expert Hurricane Commerce. Hurricane says that the issues caused by lack of complete ... [+]

Logistics UK calls for better Ulster information

Logistics UK has called on the government steps up communication with industry to ensure that trucks between Great Britain and Northern Ireland have the correct paperwork and declarations. It follows reports of disruption to trade on the route. Director of policy, Elizabeth de Jong, said: “Issues ... [+]

Check customs decs before you ship, warns FTA Ireland

FTA Ireland is warning UK businesses sending goods to Ireland to ensure that they have correct customs declarations or face potential delays on arrival at Dublin and other ports. In the first week of the new trading relationship between the UK and Ireland, several loads bound ... [+]

New investor for Seko

E-commerce specialist Seko Logistics has selected Charlotte-based middle market buyout and growth equity firm Ridgemont Equity Partners, a, as its latest investment partner. New York-based Greenbriar Equity Group, Seko’s key shareholder since 2015, will continue as a minority investor. In a shift from purely organic growth ... [+]

Ceva buys Morocco partner

Ceva Logistics has acquired its long-term partner in Morocco, Asti Group. Ceva Logistics said the move would expand its export capabilities, specifically reefer services – in cooperation with its parent company the CMA CGM Group - in Casablanca and the Tangiers Free Zone. The new operation ... [+]

Amazon Everywoman awards open for entries

The 2021 Amazon Everywoman in Transport & Logistics Awards are now open for entries until 8 February 1. Now in their 14th year, the awards celebrate the vital contribution women make to transport and logistics showcasing progression, accomplishments and increasing avenues of opportunity within a ... [+]

Happy New Year! BIFA publishes revised trading conditions

The British International Freight Association (BIFA) has published a new version of its standard trading conditions (STCs), replacing the 2017 version. The latest edition has been produced as a consequence of the UK’s exit from the EU and reflects changes to direct/indirect representation with HMRC. The ... [+]