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Port of Calais Opens New Freight Truck Facilities to Increase Security

  Port of Calais has opened its new, smart reception zone for trucks, therefore creating a safer passage to Dover. At present security is the considerably matter for drivers with freight companies and industry associations calling for more to be done by the relevant authorities on either side of the border to protect UK-bound lorries. As said by the Port of Calais the new
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US To Start Importing British Lamb & Beef

Come January, the US will start importing British lamb and beef for the first time in nearly 20 years after the produce was considered unfit for consumption and banned during the mad cow disease scandal in the UK. Now, a draft agreement between the two countries has been reached, the Daily Telegraph can reveal, with the decision due to be the UK’s first major foreign
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IATA Signs New Air Cargo Agreement With FIATA

The way air exports are conducted in the future could change following the new agreement between the International Air Transport Association (IATA) and the International Federation of Freight Forwarders Association (FIATA). This IATA-FIATA Air Cargo Programme (IFACP) will replace the IATA Cargo Agency Programme, which was set up to manage relationships between airlines and sales clients. Senior vice president of financial and distribution services
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BIFA Calls For More Capacity At Heathrow Airport

The director-general of the British International Freight Association (BIFA) has said it is vital that the government stops procrastinating over expanding the aviation capacity of the UK and takes steps to move forward with the Airports Commission recommendation to build more capacity at Heathrow Airport. Robert Keen welcomed the news that the government now has a new transport secretary (Liam Fox) and secretary of state for
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Post-Brexit Boom Expected For UK Brewers

While you might think that weak Sterling is not good news for any British manufacturer who exports to Europe and the wider world, the UK’s beer and wine producers may in fact see more overseas shipping than ever, thanks to the effects of Brexit. Sterling currently sits at its lowest rate since 1985, with analysts expecting it to remain as such while the political
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Govt Urged To Launch National Freight Strategy

The Institution of Mechanical Engineers has called on the government to bring out a national freight strategy in a bid to improve traffic congestion, support the economy and improve air quality. Figures from the organisation’s latest report UK Freight: In For The Long Haul show that up to 30 per cent of all haulage vehicles on roads in the UK are actually empty and approximately 150
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Importing From China – What You Need To Know

China is the biggest exporter of goods in the whole world and it’s not hard to see why when you consider how they’re able to manufacture products like clothes, electrical goods, computers and toys quicker and cheaper than any other economy going. This is excellent news for British businesses, since China is one of the largest import partners that the UK has and demand
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Consultation Launched For New West Midlands’ Freight Hub

There could be additional rail freight services in the West Midlands if proposals are given the go-ahead following a public consultation. Designs for the West Midlands Interchange, which will have direct access to the West Coast Main Line and will be built across 615 acres in South Staffordshire, are set to be unveiled. The development is being led by Consortium Four Ashes, and managing
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Network Rail Creates ‘Virtual Freight Route’

Network Rail has announced it has created a ‘virtual route’ for freight services and national passenger operators. The new route has been introduced as the result of recommendations in the Shaw report and will allow the rail company to focus their improvements. Paul McMahon will take over as Network Rail’s managing director for freight and national passenger operations, and he will ensure resources are
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Are UK Exports Endangered By Brexit?

With the prospect of a possible exit of Britain from the European Union, could the UK’s export market be in danger? The UK is currently the eleventh biggest export market in the world and a recent report by WTex found that around 53.6 per cent of UK exports go to its trading partners on the European continent. Could a Brexit damage the existing trading
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