Pros and cons of the EU’s new Import One-Stop Shop

British retailers selling to the EU face major VAT changes with the introduction of the EU Import One-Stop Shop (IOSS) scheme, reports broker ParcelHero. From 1 July, British-based e-commerce companies only need to register and pay VAT in one EU country to sell goods not exceeding £135/€150 across the entire EU. However, says ParcelHero head of consumer research, David Jinks while te new IOSS regulations will make retailers’ lives easier, they ... [+]

Time:matters boosts space to UK and Ireland

Lufthansa’s high-speed logistics arm time:matters and its partner Businesswings is  offering additional freight capacities between Germany and the UK and Ireland to  counter bottlenecks in capacity. Time:matters will fly to Birmingham and Dublin from Frankfurt am Main on Mondays to Fridays, offering check-in and departure ... [+]

FedEx adds to Connect Plus network

FedEx has expanded its international day-definite Connect Plus service across Europe, following its launch in the UK and Italy in January. It is now also available in Germany, France, Spain, Poland, Austria, Sweden, Belgium and the Netherlands. The service gives deliveries in Europe in 2-4 ... [+]

Clearance on Wheels for Priority Freight

Priority Freight has received ‘Clearance on Wheels’ status for its truck park and warehouse in Dover and warehouse in Coventry. This new simplification procedure was brought in by the UK Government to speed up the clearance process at UK borders but Priority Freight says it is ... [+]

DHL Air UK to become carrier’s long haul arm

DHL Express is to set up a new intra-European airline based in Austria and will at the same time remodel its East Midlands-based airline, DHL Air UK, to focus on intercontinental services, with increase flights to the Americas and Asia. Under its Strategy 2025, it will ... [+]

DPD appoints UK chief

Parcel delivery company DPD UK has appointed Elaine Kerr as chief executive, reporting to Yves Delmas, chief operating officer DPDgroup Europe. She has worked for DPD for over 28 years, lately as executive director, sales, customer relationships management and customer services. [+]

Don’t let Scottish independence become a second Brexit shambles, says ParcelHero

Parcel broker Parcelhero is urging traders to consider the implications of Scottish independence, following the SNP’s historic win in the Holyrood elections.It says that ensuring the free flow of goods across English-Scottish borders must be part of any plans as the result could could pave ... [+]

Fedex streamlines e-commerce imports

FedEx Express has selected audit and tax advisor KPMG to offer a new Import One Stop Shop (IOSS) service to help e-commerce sellers from outside the European Union. From 1 July 1the EU will introduce a new IOSS regime for the declaration and payment of ... [+]

Time:matters offers multimodal booking

Lufthansa Group’s high speed logistics arm time:matters has launched a new booking channel that allows customers to book transports by air, rail and road as well as door-to-door shipments. They can now submit transport requests via the time:matters booking website in without having to take ... [+]

UPS earnings surge

UPS reported first-quarter 2021 consolidated revenue of $22.9 billion, a 27% increase over the first quarter of 2020. Consolidated average daily volume increased 14.3% year over year. Consolidated operating profit was $2.8 billion, up 158% compared to the first quarter of 2020, and up 164% ... [+]