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Feb

BIFA Customs-related training courses now CPD accredited

Tue. 26 Feb 2019
The British International Freight Association (BIFA), the trade association for UK freight forwarding and logistics companies, has announced that both of its Customs-related training courses now have official Continuous Professional Development (CPD) accreditation.

Freight association issues warning on switch bill of lading

Mon. 25 Feb 2019
The British International Freight Association (BIFA), the trade association for UK freight forwarding and logistics companies, has warned its members about the dangers of requesting a switch bill of lading without being fully aware of potential liabilities.

Border Delivery Group Update

Thu. 21 Feb 2019
This bulletin provides an overview of the latest EU Exit information relating to UK borders from across UK Government.

Want to know more about the new EU dual-use OGEL? Register for the export control webinar on 1 March

Thu. 21 Feb 2019
If the UK leaves the EU without a deal, dual-use items from the UK to the EU will need a licence.

Stakeholders in the Maritime Logistic Supply Chain call for a repeal of the Consortia BER

Thu. 21 Feb 2019
Organisations representing the main maritime logistics industry stakeholders (shipping lines, shippers, freight forwarders, terminal operators, labour, port authorities) as well as EU national maritime authorities met on the 8th February in Paris at a roundtable hosted by the International Transport Forum (ITF OECD). The objective of the meeting was to exchange views and positions which could be relevant for the ongoing Review of the EU Consortia Block Exemption Regulation assessing the validity of the BER which provides the liner shipping industry a generous exemption from normal competition rules.

New London port gets go-ahead

Thu. 21 Feb 2019
Forth Ports Group receives planning consent for new port on the River Thames.

Freight forwarders encouraged to respond to government aviation policy consultation

Tue. 19 Feb 2019
The British International Freight Association (BIFA), the trade association for UK freight forwarding and logistics companies, is urging its members to respond to the government’s aviation policy consultation.

BIFA launches networking group for young freight forwarders

Mon. 18 Feb 2019
The British International Freight Association (BIFA), the trade association for UK freight forwarding and logistics companies, is launching a new networking group, the BIFA Young Forwarders Network (YFN), aimed at supporting individuals that have recently joined the sector.

World Container Index - 14 Feb

Fri. 15 Feb 2019
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 up 1.1% to $1,682.67 per 40ft container (updated Thursday, 14 February 2019).

Border Force Heathrow International Trade Communication to BIFA Members

Fri. 8 Feb 2019
In order to enhance the service and to make the process more efficient, Border force Heathrow will be trialling, for an initial period of 3 weeks, a process whereby the trade will be able to submit and collect Import Carnets the same day they are submitted, as is currently the case for export documents.


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