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Current news are those articles from the last 3 months. Archive news are those articles more than 3 months old. To see articles with a specific tag simply click the tag in the panel on the left.

British International Freight Association names new Board member

Wed. 15 Feb 2017
The British International Freight Association (BIFA) has announced that Rachel Morley has joined its Board of Directors, replacing Carson McMullan who has stepped down having been on the Board since 2009.

Significant changes to Polish VAT procedures

Mon. 13 Feb 2017
The EU forwarding association (CLECAT) reports that Poland is about to adopt a legislative act entitled “System of monitoring of road transport of goods” in order to tackle the revenue loss induced by VAT fraud.

Lorry drivers must use commercial satnavs, say councils, after new catalogue of chaos

Mon. 13 Feb 2017
All lorry drivers who use satnavs should be compelled to use commercial models say councils – following a fresh catalogue of chaos on the nation's roads.

Apprenticeship Questions? – Free Service for BIFA Members

Fri. 10 Feb 2017
The National Apprenticeship Service (NAS) and BIFA have teamed up to support Members through a dedicated FREE phone advisory service.

Shipping lines to charge Service Tax to Shippers for exports to India

Thu. 9 Feb 2017
The International Federation of Freight Forwarders Associations (FIATA) reports that the position of Shipping Lines, to pass on the Service Tax levy to shippers for prepaid freight shipments to India, could breach international accounting standards and urges members to lobby against the imposition.

Incorrect container packing leads to 65% of damaged cargo

Wed. 8 Feb 2017
European Shipping Week will take place in Brussels from 27 February to 2 March(*) and there delegates will focus on the correct packing of Cargo Transport Units (CTUs) and the safety issues that result from poor work practices.

Freight association urges caution when seeking Brexit advice

Tue. 7 Feb 2017
The British International Freight Association (BIFA) is encouraging its members to carefully consider the options when seeking advice on the likely implications to their business and services of the UK’s decision to leave the EU.

Air cargo ends 2016 on a positive note

Wed. 1 Feb 2017
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data for global air freight markets showing that demand, measured in freight tonne kilometers (FTKs) grew by 3.8% in 2016 compared to 2015. This was nearly double the industry’s average growth rate of 2.0% over the last five years. Freight capacity, measured in available freight tonne kilometers (AFTKs), increased by 5.3% in 2016.

BIFA urges forwarding community to get behind apprenticeship initiative

Tue. 31 Jan 2017
The British International Freight Association (BIFA), which has been encouraging an employer group that is behind a specific Apprenticeship Standard for an International Freight Forwarding Operative, now calls on the wider freight community to provide broader support for the initiative.

Irish forwarders association invites BIFA members to attend BREXIT seminar

Thu. 26 Jan 2017
The Council of the Irish International Freight Association invites you to attend a free seminar focusing on BREXIT.


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