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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.

BIFA shares Parliament's concerns over Customs plans post-Brexit

Wed. 15 Nov 2017
The British International Freight Association (BIFA) says that the House of Commons Public Accounts Committee is right to have concerns over the government and HMRC’s plans for Customs procedures post-Brexit.

New River Thames crossing plans alter as freight trucks made a consideration

Mon. 13 Nov 2017
Revisions meet with a mixed reception.

4m sq ft logistics super-hub planned for Essex

Mon. 13 Nov 2017
iSec and Greenergy are planning to develop a four million sq ft logistics super hub next to DP World’s London Gateway development in Essex.

Congestion at Heathrow Cargo Terminal

Thu. 9 Nov 2017
BIFA Members that arrange deliveries or collections at Heathrow will be aware of massive congestion recently at the area known as “The Horseshoe”.

SCAM WARNING! Websites displaying Trade Association logos

Mon. 6 Nov 2017
Commonly linked to car buying and shipping, fraudulent websites will often display Trade Association logos to mislead consumers into believing that they are genuine.

Time to end congestion at Heathrow’s cargo centre

Thu. 2 Nov 2017
Ever increasing air cargo volumes at Heathrow are only exacerbating age-old problems for companies that have to use the airport’s cargo centre, widely known as the horseshoe, says the head of the UK’s trade association for freight forwarders.

September Air Freight Demand Slows Slightly but Still Up 9.2%

Thu. 2 Nov 2017
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data for global air freight markets in September 2017 showing that demand (measured in freight tonne kilometers or FTKs), rose 9.2% compared to the same month in 2016. This was the slowest pace of growth seen in five months. However, it was still significantly higher than the five-year average growth rate of 4.4%.

The 2020s will be the era of the mega containership on Asia Europe

Thu. 2 Nov 2017
The Asia-North Europe trade will be almost entirely operated by ultra-larger container vessels (ULCVs) during the course of the next three years.

BIFA reveals Freight Service Awards shortlist

Fri. 27 Oct 2017
The British International Freight Association (BIFA) is pleased to reveal the finalists of its 29th BIFA Freight Service Awards 2017 with a late flurry of entries resulting in a near record number of entrants.

Airport and Cargo Terminal Operators to Pilot New TIACA Online Cargo Service Quality (CSQ) Tool

Tue. 24 Oct 2017
Phase one of the new initiative will include development of an online tool for self and customer assessment.


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