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Airline Lobby Strongly Supports a Vaccine Certificate to Free Up Travel

Not Everybody However Agrees

GREECE – WORLDWIDE – With continued pressures on the airline industry due to the continuing pandemic, the latest initiative from Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis to agree a common digital European Covid-19 vaccination certificate, to enable those who are vaccinated to travel freely within Europe without Covid-19 testing, has received the support of the International Air Transport Association (IATA).

Tuesday, January 19, 2021
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For Drivers Facing Brexit Confusion Help is Available

UK Advice Sites for Covid and Document Checks

UK – EUROPE – For drivers of vehicles headed to the Continent with freight the new rules brought in to accommodate the Brexit protocols are still proving difficult for many. The government has published a list of advice sites at which drivers and crew of HGVs, LGVs, coaches and vans can get free Covid-19 tests and border readiness checks before transporting goods to the EU.

Tuesday, January 19, 2021
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Despite All the Promises the Scandal of Stranded Crews Continues

More Demands for Vaccines and Priority Status for Seafarers

WORLDWIDE – Despite all the good intentions and previous promises of action, the problem of crew changes during the pandemic, with all its implications for safety and mental health, is hanging around like a bad smell in a telephone box. Once again the cry to relieve those seafarers trapped far from home has gone up, this time from the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS).

Tuesday, January 19, 2021
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New Truck Sensor Alarm Aims to Cut Out Accidents to Vulnerable Road Users

Flexible System to Protect Those HGV Nearside Blind Spots

UK – The proposed revisions to the Highway Code, giving vulnerable road users such as cyclists and pedestrians a higher priority, plus the incoming changes to lorry design and functionality, such as the Direct Vision Standard mandatory for trucks in London from 1 March 2021, combine to make a perfect storm for HGV drivers.

Tuesday, January 19, 2021
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Appointments, Promotions and Departures in the Freight and Logistics Sectors

The Weekly Industry Staff Announcements

WORLDWIDE – XPO Logistics has announced the senior leadership team for the intended spin-off of the company’s logistics segment. The spin-off will result in separate businesses with clearly delineated service offerings: XPORemainCo, a global provider of less-than-truckload (LTL) and truck brokerage transportation services; and NewCo, a contract logistics provider.

Friday, January 15, 2021
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A Selection of Freight and Logistics Related Stories You May Have Missed This Week

Some Relevant Items That Never Made the Headlines

UK – The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has granted the British Standards Institution (BSI) approval for UKCA product marking. This new marking is required for placing relevant regulated products on the market in England, Scotland and Wales from 1 January 2021. BSI will also continue to be a Notified Body for the Northern Ireland market.

Friday, January 15, 2021
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A Gathering Storm for Parcel Post Importers Into the US and Europe

Simultaneous Legislation by the EU Threatens Chaos

UK – EUROPE – Back in November we wrote of the potential problems faced by anyone in the US importing goods, due to the restrictions being imposed by the Synthetics Trafficking and Overdose Prevention Act (STOP Act). The legislation was designed to curb the trafficking by post of illicit substances. Now it seems those affected are facing a 'double whammy'.

Friday, January 15, 2021
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Rebrand for Internationally Known Risk Management Company

Name Change from March

NORWAY – DNV GL, the assurance and risk management company, will change its name to DNV on 1 March 2021. The move comes after a comprehensive review of the company's strategy as it positions itself for a world in which many of DNV's markets are undergoing fundamental change.

Thursday, January 14, 2021
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