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Current news are those articles from the last 3 months. Archive news are those articles more than 3 months old. To see articles with a specific tag simply click the tag in the panel on the left.

UK freight forwarders association expresses mixed feelings on Brexit White Paper

Fri. 13 Jul 2018
Responding to yesterday’s White Paper outlining the UK Government's proposed future relationship between the UK and European Union after Brexit, Robert Keen, Director General of the British International Freight Association (BIFA) expressed mixed feelings about its contents.

UK YIFFA nomination through to final

Wed. 11 Jul 2018
2017 Young Freight Forwarder Award winner selected as Regional Winner Europe for the FIATA Young International Freight Forwarder of the Year (YIFFA) final in Delhi.

Notice of closure of Border Force public counter at London Gateway

Tue. 10 Jul 2018
Border Force invite you to put forward your concerns and comments about the changes for Border Force to consider prior to implementation.

Disruption of services at the Port of Felixstowe

Fri. 6 Jul 2018
In the recent BIFA communication regarding disruption at the Port of Felixstowe we indicated that freight forwarders should not expect compensation for problems currently being experienced as they are not regarded as being in a contractual arrangement with the Port.

World Container Index - 05 Jul

Fri. 6 Jul 2018
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 by 6.5% to $1468.18 /40ft container (updated Thursday, 5 July 2018).

Trade wars threaten to derail container revival

Fri. 6 Jul 2018
The risk to container shipping from US-led trade wars is currently low, but potentially very damaging, according to the latest edition of the Container Forecaster published by global shipping consultancy Drewry.

Air Freight Growth Continues to Grow Modestly in May, Up 4.2%

Wed. 4 Jul 2018
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data for global air freight markets showing that demand, measured in freight tonne kilometers (FTKs), rose 4.2% in May 2018, compared to the same period the year before. This was slightly down from the 5.2% (revised from 4.1%) growth in annual demand recorded in April 2018.

Freight forwarders warned not to expect compensation for Felixstowe disruption

Mon. 2 Jul 2018
Freight forwarders that suffered operational damage and incurred significant additional costs as a result of the disruption to operations at the UK port of Felixstowe following the introduction of a new operating system in June have been warned that they are unlikely to receive any compensation from the port’s owners.

IATA predicts slower airfreight as a result of protectionism

Fri. 29 Jun 2018
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) predicted a likely slowdown ahead for airfreight traffic, as traffic in freight tonne kilometers (FTKs) rose by a slower 4 percent, year-over-year, during the three months ended April.

Satisfaction survey in container transport: Customers more dissatisfied with the service quality of ocean carriers

Thu. 28 Jun 2018
The service provided by container shipping lines has deteriorated since 2016 and is now seen by exporters, importers and freight forwarders as more problematic, according to the second annual shipper satisfaction survey of Drewry and the European Shippers’ Council (ESC).

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