Delay to HMRC implementation of the Transitional Simplified Procedures

March 27, 2019 /

Freight operators have welcomed HMRC’s decision to delay implementation of the Transitional Simplified Procedures for customs (TSP) in the event of a no-deal Brexit. Announced in February, the TSP matches trader numbers against trailers and postpones payment of import duties – but only for ro-ro traffic. TSP met with a fierce backlash from haulage operators…

CMA CGM and MSC announce Europe-Australia service

March 14, 2019 /

Ocean Alliance member CMA CGM and the 2M’s MSC are to jointly launch a service connecting northern Europe, the Mediterranean, Australia and South-east Asia. The partnership will see the carriers upgrade their respective Nemo and Australia Express services with the deployment of significantly larger tonnage, and is set to launch in September, assuming regulatory approval.…

U.S. and China Near Deal That Could End Most U.S. Tariffs

March 7, 2019 /

The U.S. and China are close to a trade deal that could lift most or all U.S. tariffs as long as Beijing follows through on pledges ranging from better protecting intellectual-property rights to buying a significant amount of American products, two people familiar with the discussions said. Chinese officials made clear in a series of…