Hong Kong forwarders welcome shelving of planned security charge hike

Hong Kong forwarders welcome shelving of planned security charge hike The Hong kong Association of Freight Forwarding and Logistics (HAFFA) has welcomed the decision of an unnamed airline to shelve a planned security charge hike, originally due to be introduced on March 20, and has voiced its “heartfelt gratitude “to the Hong Kong SAR Government for its support. In a statement, HAFFA said: “The substantial security charge increase from a

Ligentia offers free warehouse storage in China

Ligentia offers free warehouse storage in China Supply chain management company Ligentia has launched an inventory relief program offering new and existing businesses free storage, while space is available, in all their China warehouses for up to four weeks. The move will help its general merchandise customers tackle the slowdown in demand by supporting storage solutions at source to alleviate time and stock pressures in the supply chain. Daniel Gill,

Swiss to offer up passenger aircraft for cargo flights

Swiss to offer up passenger aircraft for cargo flights Swiss WorldCargo, the air cargo division of SWISS, will operate cargo-only flights on some passenger aircraft beginning this week. Swiss WorldCargo is a belly carrier, transporting high-value and care-intensive goods on the existing SWISS passenger network. In these unprecedented times, the carrier is committed to continue maintaining global supply chains and delivering goods on behalf of its customers. This week, Swiss

Heathrow to boost cargo capacity in the fight against COVID-19

Heathrow to boost cargo capacity in the fight against COVID-19 Heathrow Airport has called on more airlines and freight companies to maximise the use of the hub’s quieter flight schedule in the fight against COVID-19. Logistics companies have already begun importing key equipment such as COVID-19 testing kits via Heathrow in preparation for increased demand. Next week, Heathrow’s cargo movements are forecast to increase by 53%, as more airlines and

U.S. Chamber supports call for study

U.S. Chamber supports call for study on medical supply chains Neil Bradley, Executive Vice President and Chief Policy Officer, U.S. Chamber of Commerce issued the following statement supporting the call for a report on the security of the U.S. medical product supply chain: “The Chamber applauds Leader McConnell and other authors of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act for including a mandate for the National Academies to issue

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FTA calls on Scottish government to recognise logistics workers

Following a parliamentary speech from Deputy First Minister of Scotland, John Swinney, FTA – the business group representing the logistics sector – is calling for the Scottish government to understand the vital role of the logistics industry, and its workers, during this challenging time. Mr Swinney spoke yesterday to explain that the Scottish government is passing responsibility down to local authorities to work with schools in establishing who the children

Coronavirus to take £12.6bn out of UK retail

Coronavirus to take £12.6bn out of UK retail The impact of coronavirus (COVID-19) will wipe £12.6bn from retail sales this year, according to preliminary forecasts by GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company. This is equivalent to more than Aldi’s total UK sales last year. Patrick O’Brien, UK Retail Research Director at GlobalData, comments: “While the food and grocery market will grow at 7.1% – the fastest rate for decades – this will