TT Club Sponsor The Loadstar Podcast: VGM
The Loadstar Podcast May edition focuses on the work being undertaken in the UK with shippers, forwarders and ports, all preparing for the rapidly approaching legislation deadline. A round table discussion with DP World Southampton's commercial director, Aart Hille Riis Lambers, TT Club's Peregrine Storrs-Fox and BIFA policy and compliance manager Robert Windsor.
The 27 minute podcast starts with DP World Southampton's commercial director, Aart Hille Riis Lambers, explaining how its planned container weighing service will work. Then the Loadstar editorial team was joined in a round-table discussion by BIFA policy and compliance manager Robert Windsor and risk management director at the TT Club Peregrine Storrs-Fox.
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