Time the government came clean…

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[og_img] The government has now had three years to prepare for leaving the European Union, so it is quite shocking to find that the government’s… The post Time the government came clean… appeared first on 24/7 Customs Broker News.

How the Latest Government Shutdown Affects Today’s Transportation Professionals

Talking Logistics

Whenever a government shutdown happens, there are bound to be areas of disruption within our industry. While the government shut down most directly affects the thousands of employees not receiving paychecks, others are beginning to feel the effects too.

U.S. Government Shutdown 2018

Loginext

government shut down at midnight on Friday, 19th January, 2018, after Democrats and Republicans, locked in a bitter dispute over immigration and border security, failed to agree on a last-minute deal to fund its operations. The U.S. Democratic leaders wanted to include protections from deportation for about 700,000 undocumented immigrants who arrived in the United States as children.

Government Shutdown: What it Means for Logistics

LandLink

The maturing Government shutdown may soon affect freight operations in the U.S. Government shutdowns like the one we're experiencing have a significant effect on morale. We are now in day 10 of the partial government shutdown with no talks to reopen scheduled.

US government shutdown hits 24 days and starts to impact air cargo

The LoadStar

The US government shutdown, now in its 24th day and the longest closure to date, has started to impact aviation. The post US government shutdown hits 24 days and starts to impact air cargo appeared first on The Loadstar.

What the Government Shutdown Means for Transportation Operations

Kuebix

As we enter day 32 of the government shutdown, it was reported in the WSJ that agencies that oversee the flow of goods are starting to cut back services and working hours at some sites, raising concerns that delays can spread. The post What the Government Shutdown Means for Transportation Operations appeared first on Kuebix.

U.S. government shutdown begins as spending bill fails in Senate

Loginext

government shut down at midnight on Friday, 19th January, 2018, after Democrats and Republicans, locked in a bitter dispute over immigration and border security, failed to agree on a last-minute deal to fund its operations. The U.S. Democratic leaders wanted to include protections from deportation for about 700,000 undocumented immigrants who arrived in the United States as children.

US Government Reduces Fees for Interstate Carriers

Material Handling and Logistics

The fee reduction for 2018, totaling about 9%, was based on a recommendation from the UCR Board of Directors following several years of higher than expected collections

Greater Manchester Clean Air Zone freight fund rejected by government

247 Customs Broker

The government has rejected Greater Manchester’s request for a £116m support fund to help local businesses upgrade to compliant fleet vehicles. More than half… The post Greater Manchester Clean Air Zone freight fund rejected by government appeared first on 24/7 Customs Broker News.

US Government Making it Easier for Truck Drivers to Get Licenses

Material Handling and Logistics

The new rule will let applicants take the CDL knowledge tests in states other than the applicant’s state of domicile

Canadian Government Launches $20 Million Women Entrepreneurship Strategy

Morai Logistics

The Canadian government is making a significant investment into providing financial support and opportunity to women entrepreneurship. On Friday, October 19th, 2018, Canadian Export, Promotion Minister, Mary Ng, announced a $20 million government fund toward supporting women in business. Government initiatives, procurement and community support bring positive solutions to combating barriers women face.

UK Freight Body Slams Government Brexit Preparations

Logistics Business Magazine

We have also aired our concerns publicly about Transitional Simplified Procedures (TSP), the Government’s flagship policy aimed at alleviating the congestion at the frontier and facilitating the work of customs agents.

How Government Shutdown Affects Transportation Operations

247 Customs Broker

Government Shutdown. As we enter day 34 of the government shutdown , it was reported in The Wall Street Journal that agencies that oversee the flow of goods are starting to cut back services and working hours at some sites, raising concerns that delays can spread.

GM withdraws from JV with Uzbek government

Automotive Logistics

In a statement posted in Gazeta , the official publication of the national government, in late December, Shavkat Umurzakov, chairman of the board of Uzavtosanoat, said the company was also in talks to acquire GM’s stake in the engine plant – GM Powertrain Uzbekistan.

How Will New Government Policies Impact the Transportation Industry?

Cerasis

However, the new administration’s actions to date have not yet brought the relief that so many have wished for but the transportation industry is looking forward to any new government policies that may impact the industry for the better. Both President Obama and President Trump believed that public-private partnerships between government entities and private companies should be used to pay for projects that need to be addressed.

Government Fleet of the Year: Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority

Fleet Owner

“Any new fleet we put into service is in the predictive maintenance program from the start.” —Dan Dan Dietrich, manager of fleet engineering and quality assurance, GCRTA

Ending government shutdown won’t fix flight delays

The LoadStar

Finally, the US government has reopened. The post Ending government shutdown won’t fix flight delays appeared first on The Loadstar. Air Loadstar leads Recommends FAA US US government shutdownBut as this informative Wired article reveals, the problems in aviation cannot be solved quickly; it may take months – or even years – to sort it out. Firstly, air traffic controllers are understaffed – and the shutdown will not have helped.

Air freight in the UK succeeds ‘in spite of government policy, not because of it’

The LoadStar

Government policy on air freight must improve if the UK is to reach its potential as a global leader in the sector. The post Air freight in the UK succeeds ‘in spite of government policy, not because of it’ appeared first on The Loadstar. Air Land Loadstar posts News air freight Rebuilding the UK regional airports UK GovernmentOne industry source told The Loadstar he believed air freight in the UK succeeded “in spite of policy, not because of it”.

AMIA calls for government help with blockades

Automotive Logistics

The Mexican Association of the Automotive Industry (AMIA) has called for the government to intervene after a series of blockades that has left vehicle manufacturers in the country struggling for supplies and halted the movement of some finished vehicles.

UK Trade Bodies Blast UK Government Brexit Preparations

Logistics Business Magazine

Earlier this month the news that very few companies have registered for a new government online system designed to protect value added tax revenues on foreign parcels in the event of a no-deal Brexit led BIFA to question whether government is actually listening to advice from industry experts.

Multiple offers lodged for Prestwick Airport, government reveals

The LoadStar

The Scottish government has revealed that it has received several expressions of interest, and will pick three bids to choose from. The post Multiple offers lodged for Prestwick Airport, government reveals appeared first on The Loadstar.

Federal Government shutdown has the potential to chip away at supply chain visibility

Logistics Management

While reading newspapers and watching television news, the topic of the shutdown is always above the fold and the lead story of the program. How can it not be, right? That got me thinking what it means for freight transportation, supply chain and logistics planning operations

Indian government backs drive to get more women into logistics

The LoadStar

The post Indian government backs drive to get more women into logistics appeared first on The Loadstar. Indian logistics operators must increase diversity within their workforce if they are to succeed in the future.

Government support vital to UK leading connected vehicles

Automotive Logistics

Government and industry have committed £500m to CAV research and development, a number of trials and projects have already taken place, and the country has introduced legislation to facilitate the deployment of such vehicles, the report explains.

Continental commitment by African Governments to school feeding

World Food Programme Logistics

The Conference, co-sponsored by the AU, the World Food Programme (WFP), the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the World Health Organization (WHO), was attended by over 700 representatives from governments, international agencies and civil society.

Blockchain for Government: Can the Technology Rein in Waste?

IoT World Today

But there’s no accountability [for government spending],” said Georgia Senator Michael Williams at a panel during the IoT Blockchain Summit held in parallel to Industrial IoT World on Oct. A CPA by trade, Williams took office in 2015 and since then says he has seen several examples of government agencies with trouble accounting for large sums of money. In any case, deploying blockchain at scale across governments will likely be an uphill battle for the time being.

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Government doubles financial support to train UK maritime cadets

The LoadStar

The UK government has announced a £15m “funding boost” to train an extra 400 seafarer cadets annually. The post Government doubles financial support to train UK maritime cadets appeared first on The Loadstar.

Supporters, opponents of Venezuela's government rally amid blackouts

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The post Supporters, opponents of Venezuela's government rally amid blackouts appeared first on 24/7 Customs Broker News. CARACAS – Venezuelan security forces fired tear gas Saturday to disperse demonstrators in Caracas outraged by massive power outages that have kept much of the country in darkness since early March.

Uzbek government to buy GM’s stake in joint venture

Automotive Logistics

In addition to buying out GM Uzbekistan, UzAvtosanoat plans to buy all the shares in GM Powertrain Uzbekistan – another joint venture between the government and the US carmaker that makes engines, in which GM has a 70% stake.

LM survey takes a look at impact of federal government shutdown on logistics operations

Logistics Management

Even though the survey's results show that close to seven out of ten shippers were not impacted, that does not mean pain points during the shutdown's 35 days were not felt

Government nationalises its stake in Djibouti port and container terminal

The LoadStar

The East African government said it had “decided to nationalise, with immediate effect, all the shares and social rights of PDSA [Port de Djibouti]”. owned by the Djibouti government with Hong Kong-based China Merchants having a 23.5%

Promise made, Promise kept: Governance didn’t suffer during campaign/election, By Femi Adesina

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The post Promise made, Promise kept: Governance didn’t suffer during campaign/election, By Femi Adesina appeared first on 24/7 Customs Broker News.

UK logistics sector urges government to invest in road infrastructure

The LoadStar

Government must invest in the UK’s road infrastructure if it intends to improve the operating environment for the country’s logistics sector. The post UK logistics sector urges government to invest in road infrastructure appeared first on The Loadstar.

China government set on total ban on scrap imports

The LoadStar

The post China government set on total ban on scrap imports appeared first on The Loadstar. While carriers nervously wait to see how the unfolding trade war between the US and China affects their volumes, another previously lucrative trade may disappear.

Maersk set to debut TradeLens in St Petersburg after signing MoU with Russian government

The LoadStar

Maersk and the Russian government have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to launch the carrier’s blockchain it has developed with partner IBM – TradeLens – in the country.