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21/10/2021 / BIFA, General, Metro

THE industry trade show returns – Multimodal 2021

After a break of more than two years the UK freight industry’s only dedicated conference and exhibition - Multimodal -...
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21/10/2021 / Sea, Supply Chain

Skipped port calls add even more frustration and delays

With global supply chains continuing to struggle against pandemic-related congestion and disruption and traditional peak seasons being extended, or seemingly never...
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21/10/2021 / Sea, Supply Chain

Ports invest for future

DP World has opened an 11.5 acre container park near Southampton, to increase storage capacity during the peak pre-Christmas season...
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21/10/2021 / Air, Supply Chain

Air freight welcomes return of passenger flights

Passenger aircraft pre-Covid supplied at least 50% of all global airfreight capacity in the ‘belly-hold” space under the passenger deck and the return of air...
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21/10/2021 / Sea, Supply Chain

Contract negotiations signal carrier intent

Taking advantage of current market dynamics shipping lines are trying to move the biggest shippers - retailers and manufacturers -...
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21/10/2021 / Air, Supply Chain

Air freight rates continue to rise as capacity falters

Frustrated shippers, trying to avoid further container shipping delays, by switching modes, has driven air freight and charter rates to...
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07/10/2021 / Sea, Supply Chain

Container sea freight carrier reliability drops to an historical all-time low

Despite continuing global demand and freight rates breaking all records, vessel schedule reliability hit an all-time low in August and...
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07/10/2021 / Supply Chain, Technology

Why some supply chains fail in the current environment

Brexit and the COVID pandemic has put global supply chains, and the people who work in them, into the public...
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07/10/2021 / China, Supply Chain

China factories closed by power cuts

The Chinese government has implemented strict controls on the use of electricity that will seriously affect production in factories across...
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07/10/2021 / Metro, Training

Inspiring the next Metro generation – a platform for a logistics career

The British International Freight Association (BIFA) the freight forwarding trade association is launching a campaign to encourage schools to promote...
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