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American Airlines Sets New Freight Record

American Airlines (AA) has set a new record for how much it shipped in air freight in a single day. Sunday (August 14th) was an important day in AA’s history, as it transported over 260,000kg of freight and mail from London Heathrow Airport (LHR). Tristan Koch, American’s managing director of cargo sales – Europe, the Middle East and Africa, said: “There was high demand
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British Exports To China ‘On The Rise’

It seems as though the Chinese market is becoming increasingly interested in the goods and services of British businesses, with new figures from UK Trade & Investment showing that exports to the country have seen a £2.2 billion increase since 2014. Greater China is viewed as the biggest information and communications technology market in the world, and it’s forecast to become the biggest luxury goods market
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Govt Reassures Businesses About Export Opportunities Post-Brexit

Companies in the UK concerned about how the EU referendum result will affect them and their export and import operations have been issued a level of reassurance from the government that there are still plenty of export opportunities even now. The Department for International Trade has said that it is impossible to predict the outcome of future negotiations with the EU but for now nothing will
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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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