Air freight sector pushes hard to help – and for help – to fight the virus

Air freight sector pushes hard to helpAs Tiaca and Iata continue to lobby governments to relax restrictions on cargo movements, airlines are looking for ways to keep shipments flying.

IAG Cargo sent a note to customers yesterday, offering its passenger aircraft for charters.

“To support your freight and to help get it where it needs to be, we are now opening up the opportunity for freight forwarders to charter our aircraft where needed,” wrote chief commercial officer John Cheetham. Read more >

UK goods exports increase

UK goods exports increaseNew figures released by HMRC this week reveal that 2019 saw a rise in goods exports in all four of the UK’s nations. Exports from England grew by 2%, from Northern Ireland by 2.2%, from Wales by 3% and from Scotland by 4.4%.

An increase of demand from UK goods has been seen from countries outside of the EU. In 2019, the number of businesses exporting goods from the UK to the rest of world totalled 160,400, an increase of 2.6% on 2018. Read more >

Rethinking packaging: The future of packaging in the logistics industry

Rethinking packaging in the logistics industry IFSYears of innovation and refinement have produced packaging technologies and solutions that deliver high performance at a low cost. However, there is growing evidence that these approaches can’t keep up with the changing needs of companies, consumers and the environment.

Our partners, DHL Express, have been thinking about how new approaches to packaging will shape future logistics operations and processes. In DHL’s latest Trend Report, titled Rethinking Packaging, they look into the future of packaging in the logistics industry. Read more >

International Delivery Insurance

Christmass delivery tips from DHL, an IFS PartnerAre your goods covered sufficiently in the unlikely event of loss or damage?

It doesn’t cost that much to fully insure your goods
premiums start from just £10.00

It is surprisingly common for companies to assume that their carriers limited liability will somehow cover them in the event of damage or loss of goods. This is not always the case.

IFS take care to remind customers that their goods may require insuring to full value to ensure they do not lose out in the event of a claim. It is worth checking whether it is the Exporter, the Consignee or Forwarder who are expected to arrange insurance cover.

Simply call our friendly and helpful team on: +44 (0) 1709 610 000 or send us a message. We would be happy to help.

Brexit: Uk leaves the European Union, what next?

On January 31st the United Kingdom entered into a Transition Period, which is scheduled to run until December 31, 2020.

Brexit’s getting closer than everImports and exports will continue as they are for the duration of this period. However, as the terms of any future trade agreement between the UK and EU are still uncertain, customers should be aware of the potential for trading relations to change.

 

What happens next?

The focus now turns towards conducting detailed negotiations for a future trade deal between the UK and the EU.

To help stay informed about what this might mean for your business, see the UK Government’s website: www.gov.uk/transition, or you can follow our partners, TNT / Fedex Brexit hub > and check back for updates as talks between the UK Government and the EU progress.

Whatever future changes there may be to trade between the UK and EU, you can rely on our expertise and experience to ensure that your shipments travel seamlessly and compliantly – with our speed and reliability connecting your business to even greater possibilities.

If you have any questions or concerns you can get in touch with us. We would be happy to help.

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