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Exclusive: ASA want BREXIT solution

Jon Conway, director general of the Switzerland-based European industry, expects UK politicians to face the burden of ensuring there is a deal from Brexit that benefits the trade market.

The Airport Services Association wants a solution for Brexit with the likes of British Airways sweating on the lack of detail enforced with arrangements to leave the EU by 2019. ...

BIFA elect new chairman

Mark Bromley has replaced Fred Osborn as the elected national chairman of UK freight forwarder group BIFA for a two-year term..

Osborn becomes immediate vice-chairman for a two-year stay. Group director and company secretary of the Woodland group John Stubbings will team up with Bromley after he was elected...

UK Government launches finance scheme to help logistics providers post-Brexit

Teaming up with banks will deliver a government-supported financial agreement more quick and efficient with first time firms forwarding to suppliers.

The UK government has introduced a new scheme to export finance for small and medium UK exporters for the first time so that freight forwarding and logistic providers can help prov...

HMS Queen Elizabeth 'fragile' to attacks according to ex-RAF chiefs

Ex-RAF leaders have raised the issues of HMS Queen Elizabeth being potentially useless in any future conflict with unless more patrol planes protect the state-of-art-vessel.

The new warship cost a whopping £3bn and has earned the bragging rights from Defence Secretary Sir Michael Fallon about the UK’s capabilities compared to the likes of Russia and ot...

Clean Diesel Trucks Profit 30% of US Vehicles in Operation

According to research commissioned from the Diesel Technology Forum, emission reductions and substantial fuel savings have reached a 30% level from the last five years since the introduction of clean diesel for truck engines.

“Almost 3 million heavy-duty diesel commercial vehicles introduced in the U.S. from 2011 through 2016 now on the road powered by the latest generation clean diesel engines, and the...

Toby Young backs Brexit to benefit Freight business

The EU is ignoring the risks of Brexit to European ports, the UK Chamber of Shipping has said. In a video released, Chief executive of the Chamber, Guy Platten stated:

“The EU sells £240bn of goods to the UK each year, most of which travels through ports.  So the negative impact of a so-called hard Brexit on ports such as Dover will be felt just ...

Organisation's encourage women to take up Truck Driving

The need for professionally trained truck drivers is something that continues to be craved. There is a plea to reach out to female drivers.

The Women in Trucking Organisation, created in 2007, are hoping to persuade more women to enter the field and become truck drivers with it being one of their main goals for this ye...

FTA demands more support in emission crack down

The latest report to Parliament from The Committee of Climate Change has provided good news in regards to reducing Greenhouse Gas emissions. Though there are clearly areas that need to be improved on.

Christopher Snelling, FTA Head of National and Regional Policy stated: “In contrast to air quality where we have achieved an 80% reduction in local air pollutants from the latest d...

BIFA director not surprised by Queen's Speech

The Queen’s speech was delivered by her Majesty, the Queen at the House of Parliament. The government’s theme touched on security, the environment, transport but was mainly dominated by one subject, Brexit.

British Independent Freight Association director Robert Keen admitted he wasn't shocked from what he heard during the Queen's Speech."It was no surprise that today's Queen's Speech...

EU and China confirm climate deal commencing 2018

The EU and China have reached a deal to help improve the situation on climate change. Pierre Moscovici, the EU Commissioner for Economic Affairs, agreed with Chinese Minister Yu Guangzhou to prioritise global warming. It’s an issue they will work together on beginning from 2018.

The ambitious deal at the Summit reinvigorates the ultimate focus of mutual cooperation and assistance between the EU and China in aid of protecting citizens. It will also try to p...

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