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Container lines on brink of cashflow crunch

Wed. 25 Mar 2020
Global carriers are still being paid for freight shipped from Asia before China shut down factories, but now face a hole in their finances as the impact of blanked sailings and reduced volumes starts to be felt.

TIACA calls for recognition of air cargo's role in anti-virus fight

Wed. 25 Mar 2020
The International Air Cargo Association (TIACA) has joined the "ICAO Technical group on joint actions related to COVID-19", other members of which are the WHO, IATA, ACI and GEA, said an association press release.

Air cargo bottlenecks could put lives at risk- urgent government action required

Wed. 25 Mar 2020
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) and its members renewed their call to governments to take urgent measures to ensure that vital air cargo supply lines remain open, efficient and effective.

CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19): Temporary changes to documentary checks

Wed. 25 Mar 2020
emporary acceptance of electronic copies of physical paperwork via email.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) – Businesses and Employers Bulletin 24 March 2020

Tue. 24 Mar 2020
This bulletin provides information for employers and businesses on Coronavirus (COVID-19).

Port of Felixstowe information to drivers

Tue. 24 Mar 2020
Update to Haulier Notice.

Covid-19 crisis emphasises the key role of freight forwarders, says logistics association

Tue. 24 Mar 2020
The crisis caused by Covid-19 is delivering greater understanding of the key role of freight forwarders to the authorities and the wider audience that rely on the commodities being delivered through international supply chains, says the director general of the British International Freight Association (BIFA), Robert Keen.

COVID-19 - BIFA temporarily closes office

Tue. 24 Mar 2020
Continuity of service from BIFA.

ETSF Opening Hours Amendments During Covid-19 Lockdown

Mon. 23 Mar 2020
You may experiencing a number of operational issues running your ETSF/ITSF.

Coronavirus and Force Majeure

Mon. 23 Mar 2020
There has been much commentary in the trade press on whether Force Majeure (FM) applies with issues concerning the coronavirus outbreak and the impact on the supply chain. The BIFA Standard Trading Conditions clauses 24A and 24B cover such events.

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