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Wed. 26 Aug 2020
AN old scam is doing the rounds again.

Freight association surveys members on Brexit preparedness

Wed. 26 Aug 2020
As part of research on the preparedness of the UK’s freight forwarding and logistics sectors for the end of the Transition period on December 31, 2020, the British International Freight Association (BIFA) is again surveying its members.

New air cargo security standards could delay US e-commerce exports

Wed. 26 Aug 2020
According to a report on the Freightwaves/American Shipper website, the US supply chain industry appears divided over how the government should implement new international security standards for cargo carried on freighter aircraft and whether certain exporters get special treatment to minimise associated cost increases.

Better port links coming soon, says Highways Agency

Tue. 25 Aug 2020
According to an article on the Freight Business Journal website, improved access to the Port of Liverpool and a new road and tunnel under the Thames between Essex and Kent to speed up journeys to and from the Channel ports are included in a £14 billion programme of major road improvements announced recently by Highways England.

Capacity discipline positions container lines for profitable year

Tue. 25 Aug 2020
According to the Splash 24/7 website, analysts at Copenhagen-based Sea-Intelligence have re-evaluated their liner profitability projections for 2020 on the back of the many positive interim results posted recently.

YFN shortlisted for award

Mon. 24 Aug 2020
The British International Freight Association's (BIFA) Young Forwarder Network has been named as a finalist in this year’s Talent in Logistics Awards in the Collaboration in People Development category.

Latest NaVCIS HGV and cargo crime notifications bulletin released

Fri. 21 Aug 2020
NaVCIS, the National Vehicle Crime Intelligence Service, has issued its latest newsletter

EU Exit: Please take five minutes to complete our survey

Thu. 20 Aug 2020
As part of research on the UK’s and the freight forwarding and logistics sectors preparedness for the end of the Transition period on the 31st December 2020, the BIFA Secretariat has compiled a Member Survey, which we would be grateful if you would complete and return by the 9th of September, which will give us enough time to collate the replies and respond to questions.

GB Importers/those responsible for load - Switch to IPAFFS for POAO/CHED-P import notifications on 7 Sept 2020

Thu. 20 Aug 2020
Letter from DEFRA to all GB importers/peeople responsible for the load

Dramatic decline in new HGV registrations, says SMMT

Wed. 19 Aug 2020
The UK’s new heavy goods vehicle (HGV) market fell -73.4% in the second quarter of 2020, with 4,151 units registered, according to figures released by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT).

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