Brexit logistics: Preparing for the unexpected

With just over a month to go before the U.K. is set to leave the European Union – colloquially referred to as "Brexit" – uncertainty continues to reign, much as it did in June 2016 when the U.K. voted to leave the E.U. Plan or no plan, will the break occur on Oct. 31 or […]

BIFA slams ‘inconsistent’ development of new UK Customs system 

Yesterday, the British International Freight Association (BIFA) expressed its concern over the new “Customs Declaration System” (CDS) that will replace the existing “Customs Handling of Import and Export Freight” (CHIEF) system used for processing customs declarations in the United Kingdom. BIFA said it is concerned that the progress with the development of the new system has […]

BIFA echoes warning that UK, EU are unprepared for no-deal Brexit

The British International Freight Association (BIFA) has warned of the likely negative impact of the United Kingdom leaving the European Union without an exit deal in place – a so-called no-deal Brexit – since the possibility emerged. The trade association this week released a statement in support of a Confederation of British Industry finding that few companies […]

Challenging first half for Lufthansa Cargo in interim results

Lufthansa Group reported a 2% year-over-year decline in traffic for both the second quarter and first half of 2019, which the group attributed to “lower economic growth and market uncertainty in the face of trade conflicts and Brexit.”  Traffic figures stood at 4.50 billion revenue tonne kilometers (RTKs) for Q2 and 5.24 billion RTKs for the first […]

Doncaster Sheffield’s expansion plans position it as alternative to congested U.K. airports

Despite the continued saga of Brexit and the uncertainty it instills into European-U.K. markets, Doncaster Sheffield Airport (DSA) is moving forward with plans to expand cargo operations and position itself as an alternative to congested airports in the United Kingdom. Today, DSA announced the appointment of Ray Wood – who has over 20 years’ experience from working formerly at Virgin […]

CargoLogicAir launches flights at PIK in preparation for Brexit

As tumultuous Brexit negotiations continue in British Parliament this week, some cargo carriers in the United Kingdom, like CargoLogicAir (CLA), are increasing available capacity from the U.K. to mitigate possible disruptions to supply chains in the event of a “hard,” or “no-deal,” Brexit. Today, Glasgow Prestwick Airport (PIK) announced it will be welcoming U.K.-based CargoLogicAir’s launch of twice-weekly freighter services at the airport.  CLA’s new service at PIK will operate […]

BIFA said prepare for a no-deal Brexit with 11 days to go

The clock is still ticking on Brexit, but United Kingdom’s logistics community and the British Parliament are still working hard to diffuse the situation. Last week, Parliament rejected Prime Minister Theresa May’s second proposed Brexit plan, which would have defined the terms for Britain’s exit from the European Union. With just 11 days left until […]

Will U.K. truckers see temporary permitting relief from a ‘hard Brexit’?

With fears of endless delays and hundreds of idled trucks increasing across the British hauling industry in the likely event of a no-deal Brexit later this month, members of the U.K.’s Freight Transport Association (FTA) were cautiously optimistic today about a March 4 tentative agreement between the European Union’s Parliament and its Member States that […]

One month before Brexit: Dachser says prepare for ‘hard’ times

With just a month to go before the March 29 deadline for the United Kingdom’s pullout from the European Union, and no kind of customs deal in place for a smooth transition, several logistics companies are attempting to step in with their own plans to avoid the expected Brexit chaos. One of the latest is […]

IAG Cargo reports cloudy 2018 results, continues cool-chain investments

United Kingdom-based IAG Cargo released its end-of-year results, which show it increased commercial revenue by about 7 percent to €1.2 million at constant currency in 2018, compared to 2017, but did not provide much information on its Q4 results or profit figures during the period. This doesn’t come as a surprise, as many industry members […]
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