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COVID-compliance now a legal obligation

Fri. 25 Sep 2020
COVID-compliance is now a legal obligation with possible fines of up to £10,000.

Transfer of International Trade activities in North Kent locations

Fri. 25 Sep 2020
BIFA informed that the Border Force International Trade activities currently covered by the Border Force team based at Tilbury will be transferring to the Border Force team based at the Freight Clearance Centre at the Western Docks in Dover on 30th September.

Chancellor outlines Winter Economy Plan

Fri. 25 Sep 2020
The Chancellor Rishi Sunak has outlined additional government support to provide certainty to businesses and workers impacted by coronavirus across the UK.

Wearing of face coverings

Thu. 24 Sep 2020
The UK Government publishes guidance on wearing face coverings, which may be of interest to BIFA Members and their employees.

Freight forwarders say Government is getting its retaliation in first

Wed. 23 Sep 2020
The Cabinet Office's leaked letter to the logistics sector is another example of the Government’s use of the Carwyn James approach to business, says the trade association that represents the companies responsible for managing the UK’s visible trade.

Menzies LHR cargo delays - Update

Wed. 23 Sep 2020
Following on from the recent post about cargo volumes and knock-on delays at LHR - here’s an update on what Menzies been doing over the past week to put it right.

Problems at Heathrow and Felixstowe

Mon. 21 Sep 2020
Thank you to all BIFA Members that have been in contact recently.

FMC fires 'collusion' warning shot across the bows of transpacific carriers

Mon. 21 Sep 2020
US ocean regulator the Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) has fired a warning shot across the bows of container shipping lines, saying it will head to the courts if there is evidence of collusion on the transpacific trades.

Freight forwarders facing the perfect storm of issues at the port of Felixstowe

Thu. 17 Sep 2020
Freight forwarders that are now unable to restitute empty containers to the port of Felixstowe until September 23rd say it is yet another example of appalling service from a port that describes itself as ‘The Port of Britain’.

Border and Protocol Delivery Group - Invitation to BIFA Members to take part in user research

Thu. 17 Sep 2020
Invitation to private beta research: “Check an HGV is ready to cross the border" web portal.

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