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Do you have the right recipe for a BIFA Freight Service Award?

Mon. 19 Jun 2017
The British International Freight Association - www.bifa.org – has added a culinary touch to its annual Freight Service Awards event as this year's competition opens for entries.

Don’t let Brexit uncertainties delay key logistics infrastructure decisions, says freight association

Wed. 14 Jun 2017
Commenting ahead of news about whether there will be a Queen’s Speech and start of Brexit negotiations next Monday, British International Freight Association (BIFA) director general, Robert Keen says:

Shuttle traffic for May 2017

Wed. 14 Jun 2017
Eurotunnel Group monthly Shuttle traffic statistics.

Sea freight carbon footprinting

Mon. 12 Jun 2017
Kuehne + Nagel has begun publishing CO2 emission data from each shipment to help shippers identify their carbon footprints.

EC-China summit - moving forward with global partnership

Mon. 12 Jun 2017
China and the EU signed a Strategic Framework for Customs Cooperation for the years 2018 – 2020 during the 19th Summit between the European Union and the People's Republic of China held on 1 & 2 June in Brussels.

Qatar blockade - carriers suspend services and look for alternatives

Mon. 12 Jun 2017
On Monday 5th June Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Bahrain and Egypt announced the severing of all diplomatic relations with Qatar and closed their land borders with Qatar and closed airspace, airports and seaports to Qatari carriers, the consequences of which are significant for logistics.

Time for new UK government to make some big decisions, says freight forwarding body

Thu. 8 Jun 2017
Commenting ahead of the results of today’s UK general election, British International Freight Association (BIFA) director general, Robert Keen says:

Legislative update on issues likely to impact forwarders

Tue. 6 Jun 2017
Due to the now impending General Election, there was a shortage of parliamentary time to enact numerous pieces of legislation. The two pieces of legislation impacting forwarders, that were lost, related to: -

Air freight demand growth eases but remains robust

Mon. 5 Jun 2017
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data for global air freight markets showing that demand, measured in freight tonne kilometers (FTKs), rose 8.5% in April 2017 compared to the year-earlier period. While this was down from the 13.4% year-on-year growth recorded in March 2017, it is well above the average annual growth rate of 3.5% over the past five years.

World Container Index - 25 May

Fri. 26 May 2017
The World Container Index assessed by Drewry, a composite of container freight rates on 8 major routes to/from the US, Europe and Asia, is down by 3.6% to 1446.81/40ft container.

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