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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.

Increase in penalty points for drivers using a mobile phone behind the wheel

Mon. 27 Feb 2017
1 March 2017 sees the penalty relating to driving whilst using a hand held mobile device increase from three penalty points to six. This is following lengthy consultations in a bid to engage drivers to take stock of the serious risk this behaviour can cause for other road users.

DP World Southampton invests

Mon. 27 Feb 2017
DP World Southampton has taken delivery of eight brand new straddle carriers as part of a multi-million pound investment and modernisation programme for the container terminal.

Tilbury consults on expansion

Mon. 27 Feb 2017
The Port of Tilbury, London’s major port, begins its pre-planning community consultation on 6 March to seek local views on its proposals to build a new port terminal adjacent to the current port. The proposed new port terminal, known as Tilbury2, will be built on a 152 acre site which was part of the former Tilbury Power Station and will include a new pontoon and deep water jetty.

Rail freight volumes expand in key markets

Mon. 27 Feb 2017
Consistent expansion in the key emerging consumer and construction rail freight markets both in the latest quarterly and the accumulative annual ORR figures, demonstrates confidence and the potential of the sector, according to Freight on Rail.

Meet the BIFA team at Multimodal 2017

Thu. 23 Feb 2017
In just over a month, the UK and Ireland’s premier freight transport, logistics and supply chain management event, Multimodal opens its doors.

BIFA welcomes entry into force of the WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement

Thu. 23 Feb 2017
On behalf of its members, the British International Freight Association (BIFA) has welcomed the entry into force of the WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement.

Ferry freight boosted by recovering economy

Tue. 21 Feb 2017
Traffic rises 3.5 per cent in 2016 and for fifth consecutive year.

Go ahead for SE London freight interchange good for economy and air quality

Tue. 21 Feb 2017
Freight on Rail welcomes last nights’ planning approval [1] for the rail freight interchange at Howbury Park in South East London which can help the Mayor reduce air pollution [2], congestion [3], road crashes [4] and carbon emissions [5] in the capital.

BIFA promotes onto its Board

Mon. 20 Feb 2017
The British International Freight Association (BIFA) Board and Council recently approved the promotion of Robert Windsor and Spencer Stevenson to Directors of BIFA.

Freight Forwarders, Logistics and the Building Blocks of Free Trade

Mon. 20 Feb 2017
International Trade is the fundamental building block of the development and prosperity of each state and nation in the world today, says FIATA.


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