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Meeting Between Logistics Experts and Government on Brexit Terms a 'Wash Out'

Industry is No Further Forward in Educating Politicians on the Potential Perils Ahead

UK – It would seem that the pessimism expressed by some of the signatories to the recent letter addressed to Michael Gove when requesting an urgent meeting over government preparations for Brexit were, sadly, not misplaced. The letter, from a range of logistics specialist associations and operations requested a meeting to discuss the problems received a rapid response, but did nothing to assuage concerns.

Monday, September 21, 2020
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Some Newsworthy Snippets from the Freight and Logistics Community

The Weekly Catch Up on Smaller Items

FRANCE – Following notice that a 24 hour stoppage by gangway staff at the RoRo terminal in the port of Nantes-St. Nazaire from 0500 hours today (Friday 18th September) with the possibility of a continuance from 0900 Saturday 19th, what will concern many is the news that port workers at Calais have also announced plans to strike for 24 hours next Thursday, 24 September.

Friday, September 18, 2020
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Appointment of 'Failing Grayling' as Port Advisor Sums Up Lack of Comprehension of Forwarders Mood

As Ongoing Problems at Felixstowe Worsen Complaints Roll In from Freight Community

UK – The mention of two names to any British shipper or freight forwarder at the moment and either may well send a shudder down their spines. Couple former transport secretary Chris 'Failing' Grayling and the Port of Felixstowe in a sentence and tempers are likely to rise on hearing either, let alone both.

Friday, September 18, 2020
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Port Renamed After Vanishing a Century Ago

New Facility Carries Historic Tradition

UK – The name Port of Middlesbrough has returned to logistics facilities on the banks of the river Tees after a century with the rechristening of the AV Dawson site. The company has amalgamated several parts of its Middlesbrough based port and logistics operations to form one, integrated port facility as it drives forward with further growth and expansion.

Thursday, September 17, 2020
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European Airline Representatives Appeal to National Governments to Digitise Covid Solution

Continent Wide Oversight is Required

GERMANY – EUROPE – The representatives of more than ten national airline associations, the Boards of Airline Representatives (BARs) are urging governments to collaborate without further delay on developing and implementing an international digital border solution for air travellers. The bulk of air freight is normally of course carried in the belly holds of passenger aircraft and the paucity of services has serious implications for both sides of the business.

Thursday, September 17, 2020
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New Project to Review Pollution in UK Harbours and Ports

Battle Against Emissions Continues

UK – As part of the battle to cut emissions from the entire shipping industry Leicestershire-based start-up company, Redshift Associates has signed up to the national SPRINT business support programme to develop an innovative new service that will model and map air pollution for UK harbours and ports.

Wednesday, September 16, 2020
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Confusion Over Terminology Blamed for Brexit Misunderstanding

We Shall Soon Discover What Beta Really Means

UK – The government has claimed that a misunderstanding of terms is what led to an attack from Logistics UK regarding the readiness of the new Customs system designed to smooth the way for trucks shipping goods, particularly to the Channel ports, after Brexit.

Wednesday, September 16, 2020
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