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UK freight forwarders association expresses surprise at the recent news on the UK Government’s plans for Customs

UK freight forwarders association expresses surprise at the recent news on the UK Government’s plans for Customs-Forwardernews

Robert Keen, Director General of the British International Freight Association (BIFA) says that in light of the significance of such news on the work undertaken by BIFA member companies, he was surprised that they have learned about it from a national newspaper, rather than through an official announcement.
“BIFA has had many meetings with both HM Treasury and HMRC in which we highlighted our concerns regarding the capability of the Customs brokerage sector to increase capacity.
“We have explained that the sector already faces a massive shortage of staff of suitable quality.

THE FOUR-POINT ACTION PLAN FOR RETAILERS TO GROW INTERNATIONALLY

THE FOUR-POINT ACTION PLAN FOR RETAILERS TO GROW INTERNATIONALLY-Forwardernews

Due to globalization, the world of e-commerce is moving away from the western world, with 84% of e-commerce sales now coming from outside the US and Europe. The tariffs, borders, and duties that Brexit will enforce across the EU will make trading more challenging and less profitable for UK-based retailers, which is why it’s important that businesses differentiate their income revenues and start to build an action plan for expansion; to tap into these booming, emerging marketplaces.
GFS offers a practical, four-point action plan for delivery to help retailers mitigate the risk of Brexit and accelerate international e-commerce growth.

Jarrett Logistics Systems named among nation’s fastest-growing private companies

Jarrett Logistics Systems named among nation’s fastest-growing private companies-Forwardernews

JLS, which specializes in managing supply chains, came in at number 4,115 on the 37th annual list. According to the news release, only seven other companies have made the list as many times as JLS has. The company said the distinction is “the most prestigious ranking” of high-growth private companies, and the list highlights the most successful small and mid-sized businesses in the country. 
W. Michael Jarrett, president of JLS, said the company will continue to grow by sticking with the values that have brought it this far. 

How logistics changed Middle East's stature

How logistics changed Middle East's stature-Forwardernews

Some of the most urbanized cities such as Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Riyadh, and Jeddah, among others, have grown rapidly due to a well-developed logistics ecosystem. Any developing country has to take its logistics system seriously and the GCC was always a step ahead since it plays a major role in the economy of countries in the region.
If we just look into land transportation, which is approximately a $9 billion market in the GCC, the development of superior road networks, infrastructure and customs along with government regulations to make possible seamless movement across the borders have been instrumental in the urbanization of many of these countries. The long and well-developed road networks have ensured a smooth ride when these heavy cargos are being transported.

European Freight Management System Market Analysis & Forecasts 2018-2024

European Freight Management System Market Analysis & Forecasts 2018-2024-Forwardernews

The Europe Freight Management System Market size is expected to grow at a market growth of 11.7% CAGR during the forecast period.

Biggest logistics hub in PH opens in Bulacan

Biggest logistics hub in PH opens in Bulacan-Forwardernews

National Economic and Development Authority Director General Ernesto Pernia led the opening of the P2-billion hub seen to make Plaridel Bypass a center of cargo movement and depot.
Michael Raeuber, Royal Cargo Group chief executive officer, said the logistics hub is located in a 6.6-hectare land and has 12,760 square meters cold chain facility, 1.7-hectare container freight station, 8,000 square meters dry house and its own water treatment facility.
Its cold storage warehouse has 14 expansive temperature-controlled rooms, two blast-freezing rooms, the biggest in the Philippines, aside from an 800 square meter food processing area and 18 loading bays, two of which are for Halal cargo.

6 Ways to Grow Your Logistics Business as an Entrepreneur

6 Ways to Grow Your Logistics Business as an Entrepreneur-Forwardernews

The good news came up with World Bank’s Logistics Performance Index (LPI) report raking India 35th out of 160 countries. This progress is owed the drastic developments in the logistics industries and changes in government tax policies. Logistics in simple terms can be defined as the supply chain management which is responsible for the flow and storage of goods, services, and related information.

US announces tariffs on Chinese goods worth $200bn

US announces tariffs on Chinese goods worth $200bn-Forwardernews

US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer said the new tariffs are in response to China's pursuit of "abusive trading practices with regard to intellectual property and innovation".
The US public has been given until the end of August to comment on the proposed list, which is expected to come into force in September.
China has said it is shocked by the US announcement and plans to retaliate.
Washington has already implemented tariffs on $34bn worth of goods with duties on a further $16bn set to come into force in the autumn. China has responded in kind.

European shippers may also “feel the pain” of more ocean cargo carrier consolidation

European shippers may also “feel the pain” of more ocean cargo carrier consolidation-Forwardernews

It comes as small surprise that the same concerns have been raised by the European Shippers’ Council (ESC) which recently stated that the service provided by container shipping lines has deteriorated since 2016 and is now seen by exporters, importers and freight forwarders “as more problematic.” 
According to the second annual shipper satisfaction survey done by ESC and Drewry Supply Chain Advisors, all the service features received a poor or medium level of satisfaction score from customers. 
“The most critical issues facing ocean carriers for the remainder of the year are to regain profitability and stop cutting customer service as a cost-reduction measure,” said Philip Damas, Head of Drewry’s Supply Chain Advisors in an interview.

Container maintenance facility coming to South Carolina inland port

Container maintenance facility coming to South Carolina inland port-Forwardernews

To open in the third quarter, the facility will be used to provide container and chassis maintenance services for a variety of customers in the area. Container Maintenance offers repair, upkeep and depot services, and stores and redistributes intermodal equipment.
The Dillon facility will complement the company's operation at Inland Port Greer, which also ties into the port but is served by Norfolk Southern Railway.
"We are excited to be part of the Dillon community and are proud that we can continue to support the Port of Charleston through its inland port network," said David Miller Jr., Container Maintenance's general manager of marine repair services, in a press release.

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