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Shippers, freight forwarders and port service providers strongly object to the inclusion of the prolongation of the CBER in the Commission's Work Programme

Tue. 11 Feb 2020
Associations representing shippers, freight forwarders and port service providers object to the inclusion in the Commission’s 2020 Work Programme of the decision of the Commission to extend the Consortia Block Exemption for another four years with the justification that it ‘will continue to simplify the analysis of consortia’s compliance with competition rules, limit the dependency on external advice and reduce legal costs.’

BIFA welcomes deadline extension for Customs grant scheme applications

Mon. 10 Feb 2020
The British International Freight Association (BIFA) welcomes the news that HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has extended the deadline for businesses to apply for customs support funding to 31 January 2021.

HMRC extends customs grant funding deadline

Mon. 10 Feb 2020
Businesses encouraged to claim remaining funding available to help them make customs declarations.

BIFA Young Forwarder Network hits six with launch in Northern Ireland

Mon. 10 Feb 2020
The British International Freight Association (BIFA) has added another regional group to the Young Forwarder Network that it launched less than one year ago.

The UK Global Tariff

Mon. 10 Feb 2020
A consultation to inform our own Most Favoured Nation tariff schedule, the UK Global Tariff.

CCS-UK's RoRo solution addresses post-Brexit cargo border delays

Mon. 10 Feb 2020
CCS-UK User Group and CCS-UK (operated by BT) have jointly developed a solution to assist in the smooth movement of imports to the UK via RoRo ports or the Channel Tunnel.

2019 worst year for air freight demand since 2009

Wed. 5 Feb 2020
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released full-year 2019 data for global air freight markets showing that demand, measured in freight tonne kilometers (FTKs), fell by 3.3% compared to 2018 while capacity (AFTK) rose by 2.1%. This was the first year of declining freight volumes since 2012, and the weakest performance since the global financial crisis in 2009 (when air freight markets contracted by 9.7%).

Basic information on Coronavirus

Tue. 4 Feb 2020
BIFA are receiving many enquiries from Members regarding the above topic. These cover numerous areas, including the contractual and health related issues.

Chinese ports to waive storage charges

Tue. 4 Feb 2020
Chinese ports have announced they will waive their storage charges for loaded containers amid the extended holidays in the country enacted to deal with the coronavirus outbreak.

Despite forcasted growth, air cargo traffic in 2020 should remain lackluster

Mon. 3 Feb 2020
While IATA is forecasting growth of 2% in 2020, Cargo Facts Consulting’s expectations are more pessimistic, although there is upside for companies operating in the right business segments and markets.


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