HMRC offers brief stay of execution for CDS switchover

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) says that traders will still be able to use the Chief customs system for import declarations after 1 October, under certain circumstances. It says that while it still expects import declarations to be made through the new CDS system from that date, Chief badge holders will be able seek permission to use CHIEF beyond that date if they have a clear business reason that prevents the ... [+]

Online trade firm opens London office

Online trade compliance platform Eurora Solutions has opened an office in London, UK, following a US$40 million Series A funding round earlier this year. Eurora's platform is used by online sellers, marketplaces, logistics and postal companies to automatically create electronic declarations for duties and taxes ... [+]

Electric truck specialist Einride comes to Germany

Freight mobility technology company Einride is expanding into Germany, Europe’s largest transportation market. The company offers a freight mobility platform, Einride Saga, along with electric and autonomous fleets and charging and connectivity networks. It already operates a large fleet of heavy-duty electric trucks in Europe and ... [+]

Kale puts down rural roots

Logistics IT firm Kale Logistics Solutions has opened a software development centre in Kolhapur, India, as part of its drive to attract talent outside large cities. Since the Covid pandemic, there has been a steady increase in demand for remote work and companies setting up ... [+]

CCS-UK offers vehicle pre-booking

CCS-UK has released a new version of its Advance Information System (AIS) module that enables freight forwarders and their transport providers to pre-book timed vehicle slots at handling facilities. The new Slot Booking function can be run alongside the handler’s existing un-booked arrivals, allowing on-airport transit ... [+]

Importers unready for CDS – updated

Customs solutions provider C4T, said in mid-August that it was increasingly concerned about the number of UK importers yet to register for, and become familiar with HMRC’s new Customs Declaration Service (CDS).  The deadline for migration from the old CHIEF system is 30 September and ... [+]

Trucksters aims to improve driver experience

Spanish-owned online road freight relay platform Trucksters, which recently launched its first routes to the UK, has appointed Alberto Agulló as driver experience manager. He will lead the company's strategic plan to provide drivers with a more sustainable work-life balance, overseeing a team of six ... [+]

New manager to drive Hermes air cargo growth

Hermes Logistics Technologies (HLT) has appointed Terry McGregor as senior product manager He will head HLT’s cargo and product experts in the UK and India and spearhead development of products to digitalise air cargo management. He brings 15 years of product management experience to the position, ... [+]

CargoAi recruits IATA talent

The CargoAi technology group has appointed Veronica Ibarra as its vice president of operations, based in Miami, and Asako Sakurai as head of finance, in Singapore. Both have worked for over a decade at the IATA trade association, Ibarra’s most recently as global billing operations manager ... [+]

Shipping groups get together to promote digitisation

Non-profit group the Digital Container Shipping Association (DCSA) and the European Shippers’ Council (ESC) are to collaborate to accelerate adoption of DCSA standards and enable a better customer experience for shippers. The associations will leverage DCSA’s open-source, vendor-neutral standards to help their members and other ... [+]