UK forwarders look forward to action on new Government industrial strategy

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The British International Freight Association (BIFA) has given a broad welcome to yesterday’s announcement by UK Prime Minister Theresa May that the Government intends to build an industrial strategy to deliver a high-skilled, competitive economy that benefits people throughout the country. Robert Keen, BIFA’s director general, says that the initiatives in the announcement should provide […]

Li-ion batteries banned on flights

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THE International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Governing Council has banned shipments of lithium ion (li-ion) batteries on passenger aircraft. The ban comes into force on 1 April and will continue until

New technology to identify illicit lithium batteries

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Lithium batteries shipped by themselves are to be banned from passenger aircraft from the start of the new year. However, the biggest threat comes from undeclared goods. But now new technology may be able to detect lithium batteries during x-ray. Lithium metal batteries have been subject to particular scrutiny and their transport, when shipped by […]