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UK Government Prevarication Over Brexit Timetable Changes Riles Freight Forwarders

Clear Workable Agenda Covering All Points Needed Urgently

UK – Somebody at the British International Freight Association (BIFA) had their crystal ball out when they arranged a webinar 'EU exit - unfinished business' for this week, coming as it did less than 24 hours after the UK government announced its latest round of delays to its timetable for control of goods, specifically those in the agri-food sector, being imported from the EU to the UK.

Friday, September 17, 2021
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Weekly Round Up of Some Smaller Items You Might Have Missed

Logistics Stories from Around the Globe

UK – Following the cancellation of some 40,000 HGV driver tests being last year due to Covid, the Road Haulage Association (RHA) has welcomed the latest government announcement adding to its support for earlier statements that the funding for C+E class apprenticeships will increase to £7,000 from 1 July.

Friday, September 17, 2021
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Channel Tunnel Operator Wins Award for Driver Processing Technology

Drive Through Border Pass is a Success

FRANCE – UK – During a BIFA webinar yesterday we heard from Benoit Rochet, Deputy CEO of the Port of Boulogne/Calais just how much money and effort his country had put into preparations for Brexit in terms of infrastructure and systems. Evidence of success has come this week as Channel Tunnel operators Getlink picked up a reward for its labours.

Thursday, September 16, 2021
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Start Up Technology Outfit Raises Fifteen Million Dollars to Accelerate Freight Forwarding Services

Machine Learning Group is Growing Fast

UK – US – Only founded in 2017, London based Vector.ai, which uses machine learning to transform cumbersome and monotonous processes, says it has raised $15 million to accelerate its international expansion plans and build on its claimed reputation as the automated system of choice for the world's biggest freight forwarders.

Wednesday, September 15, 2021
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