INDUSTRY News

Business trends and thought-leadership from BTX. Stay current on what's happening in the shipping, delivery and logistics industry. Here you'll find a mix of in-house and sourced articles that will keep you informed of the latest news and insights from around the globe.

Regulation Prohibits the Transport of Lithium Batteries As Cargo on Passenger Aircrafts

March 6, 2019

WASHINGTON The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), in coordination with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), issued an Interim Final Rule (IFR) on Feb. 27, 2019 to enhance air safety by revising the Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR) for lithium ion cells or batteries transported by aircraft.

Congress Passed FAA Reauthorization Bill: How will it affect freight-forwarders?

October 8, 2018

Congress passed H.R. 302, the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018. This bill is of particular importance to our industry as a whole and the Airforwarders Association has worked closely with the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) to ensure that the interests of freight-forwarders were heard and incorporated into the legislation.  The FAA Reauthorization Act is a comprehensive piece of legislation that includes provisions for many aspects of Aviation. 
 

Ground Transportation: Be Prepared for Transit Delays June 5-7, 2018

June 5, 2018

Every year, the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) conducts tens of thousands of commercial motor vehicle inspections during its annual International Roadcheck. This year’s CVSA International Roadcheck starts today, June 5, and ends on June 7, 2018. During this 72-hour inspection blitz, everyone should be prepared for transit delays.

Ground Shipping: Deliveries Restricted, Banned in Key Areas of NYC

March 27, 2018

It all started in 2008 when New York City’s Department of Transportation (DOT) released the agency’s “Sustainable Streets” strategic plan to reduce traffic congestion and increase street safety for pedestrians and drivers in the City’s busiest areas. Since then, NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio’s plan has been implemented phase-by-phase throughout the years. Among the City’s many initiatives are new curbside regulations and restrictions that will affect deliveries being made to designated areas in NYC beginning in 2018.

Planning to Protect Customers from Service Delays in Cargo Delivery

February 12, 2018

Last year, we saw an incredible paradigm shift in capacity with regards to global supply chains. In the United States, e-commerce traffic took our normal capacity away in November and December due to record level volumes. Severe backlogs with our core vendors forced BTX Global Logistics and others in our industry to look elsewhere to move cargo just about anywhere.