Monday, June 17, 2024

Shippers make international trade happen

Since the beginning of trade, there has been a need to move goods between producers and those who buy them. Where once it was a camel, river boat or donkey that took goods to market; in the 21st century these have been overtaken by aircraft, container ships, trains and trucking.  The UK-based Global Shippers’ Forum […]

Industry joins forces to safely move lithium batteries

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is joining forces with other industry bodies to ensure lithium batteries are moved safely by air. By partnering with the Global Shippers Forum (GSF), the International Federation of Freight Forwarders Associations (FIATA) and The International Air Cargo Association (TIACA), they are renewing calls for governments to crack down on […]

Chris Welsh MBE to retire from the Freight Transport Association

After 36 years’ dedicated service, Chris Welsh MBE will be retiring from the Freight Transport Association as its Director of Global and European Policy at the end of May 2018. Welsh has spent his career at FTA defending and advancing the interests of importers and exporters (shippers) in their dealings with the world’s shipping lines […]

GSF expresses disappointment at disruptive battery ban

Lithium battery

The Global Shippers Forum (GSF) has expressed its disappointment at banning lithium ion (li-ion) batteries on passenger aircraft, which it says will cause major disruption. The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) has imposed an interim ban on shipping li-ion batteries from 1 April 2016, which is expected to be lifted when a package performance standard […]