DEFRA are now looking forward to Birmingham’s Clean Air Zone which goes live on 01 June 2021.
Dear Clients and Partners,
The Association of Pallet Networks is asking for your support and patience as the UK’s pallet networks meet an unprecedented level of challenge in their role as keyworkers and as a major delivery mechanism for UK plc.
With less than two months to go until the launch of Birmingham’s Clean Air Zone, the City Council has published its Air Quality Action Plan 2021.
The European Commission launched the first phase of its new import control system (ICS2 to protect against threats posed by illicit goods across the EU’s external borders on 15 March. ICS2 will initially focus on postal and express consignments coming to or through the EU by air, before eventually being applied to all modes of cargo transport.
“It’s no surprise that the government has extended the deadline for the introduction of checks and customs declarations on imports to the UK from the EU,” says Robert Keen, director general of the British International Freight Association (BIFA).
Following a major post-Brexit drop in January, UK international road freight exports appear to have recovered to around 80% of their normal levels for this time of year, although the latest UK government figures indicate that up to one in five UK road-borne exports are still not taking place, as traders continue to struggle with post-Brexit trade complications.
APN shares top tips list for customers handling customs clearances
One month on from Brexit, the pallet networks have shared the most common errors freight customers are making which can cause consignment delays – and a checklist to ensure smooth deliveries, anywhere.
International express distribution expert Palletforce, a division of EV Cargo, says its Pallet Selfie technology has been a ‘game-changer’ in increasing visibility of freight passing through the SuperHub and is helping its members attract new customers and generate cost reductions.