UK and EU agree to protect flights in case of ‘no deal’ Brexit

Yesterday, the UK Department for Transport confirmed that flights to and from the European Union will continue unimpeded in the case of a “no deal” Brexit, agreeing to match a proposal from the EU to minimize flight disruptions. In a statement, the agency said that the planned policy follows UK technical notices from October 2018, […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • March 8, 2019

BREXIT

The votes have been counted. In yesterday’s referendum on the UK’s future in the European Union, 52% of voters said “Leave” while 48% said “Remain.” The world’s financial markets, and Britain’s political landscape, shuddered in response. Stock markets dived worldwide. Oil prices plunged while the price of gold soared. The Pound dropped against the dollar […]
  • David Harris
  • June 24, 2016

Day of reckoning for Europe

Today, citizens of the United Kingdom are voting on whether to remain in the European Union, or leave. The vote is the result of a referendum called by Prime Minister David Cameron, and both the “Remain” and “Leave” campaigns have (like political campaigns in other parts of Europe and in the US lately) been unpleasant. […]
  • David Harris
  • June 23, 2016

Amazon runs trial air operation in Europe

Based on reports from the British press, e-commerce giant Amazon may be on the move, literally, to launch its own logistics network in Europe. A story in UK daily The Evening Standard indicates that Amazon, working with Germany-based forwarder and logistics services provider DB Schenker, is using a 737 freighter to connect cities in Poland, […]
  • Randy Woods
  • December 30, 2015

A new partner for lonely ABC?

Russia’s Volga-Dnepr Group has been largely silent on plans for its newest offspring, UK-based startup carrier Cargologicair. The Russian parent company has no explicit documented ties to the new carrier, which sources say will start ACMI services by the end of the year. However, Cypriot businessman and president of Volga-Dnepr Group, Alexey Isaikin, is a […]
  • Alex Lenanne
  • October 13, 2015

UK bans use of explosive-sniffing dogs in cargo screening

The UK’s Department for Transportation issued a surprise ruling last week, banning the use of sniffer dogs in the screening of air cargo. The notice came on Thursday afternoon, with no warning, and advised that as of one minute to midnight on that day, dogs “cannot be used to screen air cargo in the UK […]
  • David Harris
  • June 10, 2014