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Freight Association comments on UK Budget and says it hopes commitment to consult is not spin

Thu. 28 Oct 2021
The trade association for UK freight forwarding companies and logistics service providers says that whilst it welcomes some of the announcements in yesterday’s UK Budget, many of the issues covered reflect or are overshadowed by the ongoing uncertainty over the shape that the UK’s exit from the EU is taking.

BIFA president supports National Lorry Week

Wed. 27 Oct 2021
BIFA’s president, Sir Peter Bottomley has shown his support for this week’s National Lorry Week amid the national shortage of HGV drivers.

BIFA and Think Logistics to deliver young talent for the sector

Tue. 26 Oct 2021
The British International Freight Association (BIFA), the trade association for UK freight forwarding and logistics companies, has launched a new partnership with Think Logistics to inspire the next generation of talent to join the sector.

UK's path to net zero set out in landmark strategy

Mon. 25 Oct 2021
A landmark Net Zero Strategy setting out how the UK will secure 440,000 well-paid jobs and unlock £90 billion in investment in 2030 on its path to ending its contribution to climate change by 2050 has been unveiled by the UK government.

Don’t cancel Christmas just yet, say freight forwarders

Fri. 15 Oct 2021
Freight forwarding companies remain committed to delivering a suitably festive Yuletide, as we witness a seasonal whirlwind of worry and rumour that this year’s Christmas festivities in around ten weeks may just not happen as a result of the current supply chain challenges.

Hopes rise for resumption of operations at Meishan Terminal in Ningbo

Wed. 18 Aug 2021
Reports in the international media suggest that port authorities in Ningbo-Zhoushan are planning a gradual reopening of the terminal which was closed on 11 August after a worker tested positive for Covid-19.

NB - Scam email attempt on BIFA members

Mon. 16 Aug 2021
Further to the message posted last week, we understand that e-mails continue to be received by some of the trade association's members that purport to have originated from BIFA.

A new eLearning course on Customs Declaration Service launches in September

Thu. 12 Aug 2021
We are launching a new online training course to help prepare BIFA members and others to operate HM Revenue and Customs’ (HMRC) Customs Declaration Service (CDS).

FIATA announces that Freight-Pay introduction webinar is available on demand

Thu. 12 Aug 2021
FIATA has announce that Freight-Pay's introduction webinar, which took place on 4 August, attracted a record number of 80 participants from all over the world.

Marine insurer warns of risks of shipping containers on vessels other than purpose-built containerships

Wed. 11 Aug 2021
With continued chaos driving record-high freight rates in container shipping, some shippers have been forced to seek more creative ways of moving cargo from point A to B, including turning to bulk carriers and general cargo ships for their transportation needs.


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