Security equals efficiency, says TAPA

The Transport Asset Protection Association (TAPA) said that unprecedented focus on the resilience of global supply chains in the ‘new normal’ post-coronavirus world will lead to wider adoption of industry security standards as it marked the latest 2020 revisions of its Facility Security Requirements (FSR) and Trucking Security Requirements (TSR) in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. The 2020 versions of FSR and TSR include new additions to support supply chain ... [+]

Multimodal reveals first online event

Clarion Events has published details of the first online event for Multimodal Connect, the online forum that has been set up following the postponement of the show and conference to March next year. The session, 'Accelerating eCommerce fulfilment: capacity, compliance and profitability' will be held on ... [+]

Ireland appoints first-ever transport minister

FTA Ireland (FTAI) has applauded the appointment of Hildegarde Naughton as the country’s first dedicated minister for transport and logistics. General manager Aidan Flynn, said the association had been campaigning for for several years and was ready and willing to work closely with the newly-formed coalition ... [+]

Young Forwarders Network offers free bitesize training

The British International Freight Association’s (BIFA) next event following the relaunch of its Young Forwarder Network (YFN) online will feature free ‘bitesize’ training run by BIFA trainers, Graeme Wilkinson and Carl Hobbis. Set to take place online on Wednesday 8 July,  the training will be focused ... [+]

World trade fall ‘could have been worse’ says WTO

World trade fell sharply in the first half of the year, as the COVID-19 pandemic upended the global economy, according to the World Trade Organisation (WTO) but rapid government responses helped temper the contraction. WTO economists now believe that while trade volumes will register a ... [+]

Multimodal moved to March 2021

The Multimodal 2020 show and conference has been postponed again, to 23-25 March, 2021, at the Birmingham NEC. The move follows advice from Public Health England and the UK government. The event was originally planned for June 2020 and was then postponed to November 2020, due ... [+]

Ireland forms government – now the hard work begins

FTA Ireland (FTAI) has welcomed the imminent formation of a new Irish government following the indecisive election result several months ago, Fine Gael, Fianna Fail and the Green Party confirmed they had agreed to set up an alliance. However, FTAI general manager Aidan Flynn said there ... [+]

BIFA welcomes extra customs training funds

The British International Freight Association (BIFA) said that it hopes the package of measures unveiled by HMRC recently to accelerate growth of the UK’s customs intermediary sector is successful. Director general, Robert Keen explained: “Whilst we welcome the additional funding, as we did when the first ... [+]

Government promises light touch for post-Brexit imports – updated

The UK government will take a pragmatic and flexible approach to import customs checks from the EU after Brexit next year. There will be a temporary light-touch regime at ports such as Dover, regardless of whether a deal is done with the EU or not. According ... [+]

FTA asks Gove for more time

The Freight Transport Association has written to Michael Gove asking for sufficient time allowed at the end of the negotiations to enable the logsitics industry to adapt to new arrangements, whatever is agreed. Policy director Elizabeth de Jong said on 10 June  that it looked looks ... [+]