On 24 September a new development order was applied, in named areas of England, relating to the requirement to check and process vehicles on entry into the United Kingdom as well as facilities for drivers and border staff. The order gives specific government border departments such as HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) and the Department […]
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From 1 January 2021, the UK will apply a UK-specific tariff to imported goods. This UK Global Tariff (UKGT) will replace the EU’s Common External Tariff, which applies until 31 December 2020. The new tariff is tailored to the needs of the UK economy. It will support the economy by making it easier and cheaper […]
We are very proud to announce that we have arranged a full charter of vital PPE equipment directly for the NHS to arrive today. Flight number F79540 landing into London Heathrow at 13.30 from China. Our thanks as ever go out to the NHS and all those working to keep us safe.
Despite the recent introduction of low-sulphur regulations, the Suez Canal Authority (SCA) will continue to allow ships transiting the waterway to burn heavy fuel oil (HFO) without the need for scrubbers. Adding to the confusion for ship managers is a ban by the SCA on the discharge of wash water – used in the open-loop […]
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After the U.S. and China announced the “phase-one” trade agreement, a critical point remains in question: agricultural purchases. Bilateral trade is a significant part of the dispute between the world’s two largest economies, especially after both sides decided to break the negotiations into phases, rather than tackling a slew of American concerns, which range from […]
The new European Commission president today presented the policies of the European Green Deal, which have been largely welcomed by clean transport groups. Ursula von der Leyen announced a package of measures to make Europe climate-neutral by 2050, which include reducing emissions by half in the next 10 years, a €100bn fund to finance the change, […]
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A container shipping group, set up to increase safety levels in the industry following a string of sometimes fatal box ship fires, has produced its first set of guidelines to help operators prevent further incidents. The Cargo Incident Notification System (CINS) today published Safety Considerations for Ship Operators Related to Risk-Based Stowage of Dangerous Goods […]
The IMO has decided on a goal-setting approach by member states to decarbonise shipping, rather than progress the proposals put forward by some members for a mandatory speed reduction on vessels. The strategy, decided last week in London, not to opt for speed restrictions has angered the members of the Clean Shipping Coalition (CSC) who […]
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