Middle East

September Update: Air cargo under serious and sustained pressure – and it has only just begun….

Industry data released today shows that international demand for air cargo capacity versus a shortfall in supply pushed average global air cargo rates up 112% beyond their pre-COVID level, as lockdown in Vietnam and the closure of cargo handling terminals at Shanghai highlighted the fragility of Asia supply chains.  Dhaka in Bangladesh is also very

Air Freight Update; Central UK hub re-opens for Metro air freight arrivals

With increased support from key carrier partners, Metro has recommenced routing air freight traffic directly to our Birmingham Airport hub, from key Middle East and Asia origins, as well as trucking consignments directly from southern airports and mainland Europe. Alongside Heathrow, Gatwick and City airports, Birmingham International is one of the UK’s only designated airports for direct flights

New Kuwait system for clearance certificates

The Public Authority for Industry of the State of Kuwait (PAI) has introduced a new online system for Importers to obtain a Clearance Certificate based on a valid Technical Inspection Report (TIR) All consignments of imported ‘Regulated Products’ are subject to conformity assurance procedures. ‘Regulated Products’ that are exported to Kuwait’ already require a Technical