News from the UK Government


HMRC’s begins roll out of new Customs Declaration Service

In August, HMRC launched the first release of its new Customs Declaration Service (CDS), which is replacing the 25 year old Customs Handing of Import and Export Freight (CHIEF) system. CDS is a modern and flexible system that will allow imp...

Read more

UK MCA wins funding for smart shipping initiative

The UK Maritime & Coastguard Agency (MCA) is among 15 winning bidders for grants from the Government's £10 million Regulators’ Pioneer Fund.  

Read more

DEFRA seeking Board Members for the Marine Management Organisation

The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra), is currently seeking to appoint three new Non-Executive Board Members to the Marine Management Organisation. The Marine Management Organisation (MMO) is the Government’s...

Read more

British Ports Association looking for more focus on ports to drive up UK freight numbers

The Department for Transport (DfT) has today published its Annual UK Port Freight statistics for 2017 which show that overall total freight tonnages handled by UK ports were stable, totalling 482mt. The figures which aggregate all UK major and m...

Read more

Foreign Secretary announces UK strategy to protect world’s oceans at the NOC

The Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson, on a visit to the NOC in Southampton, has today unveiled an ambitious plan to bring together all of the Government’s international oceans work under a single strategy for the first time. ...

Read more