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Top marks for UK freight forwarders

Thu. 19 Jan 2017
The British International Freight Association (BIFA) – www.bifa.org – has revealed the winners of its Freight Service Awards competition 2016.

Freight is none the wiser on how Brexit will affect its operations following May’s speech

Tue. 17 Jan 2017
The British International Freight Association (BIFA) says that whilst Prime Minister Theresa May’s much anticipated speech today has delivered some clarity on the UK’s plans to leave the European Union’s single market, it remains short on the details that will assist its members as they go about their business of managing much of the UK’s visible international trade.

November air freight demand reflects strong peak season

Wed. 11 Jan 2017
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data for global air freight markets showing that demand, measured in freight tonne kilometers (FTKs), rose 6.8% in November 2016 compared to the year-earlier period. This was a slight slowdown from the 8.4% annual growth recorded in October 2016 - which was a 20-month high - but was still more than 2.5 times the average annual monthly growth rate of 2.6% over the past decade.

New global HS standard enters into force

Wed. 11 Jan 2017
The new version of the Harmonized System (HS) Nomenclature entered into force on January 1, 2017.

Shuttle Traffic for full year 2016

Tue. 10 Jan 2017
Eurotunnel Group annual Shuttle traffic statistics.

Moore Stephens says shipping will find ways to ride out protracted downturn

Mon. 9 Jan 2017
International accountant and shipping adviser Moore Stephens says the shipping industry will use a mixture of experience and innovation to navigate what is likely to be another volatile year for the industry in 2017.

Spot box rates rise above 5-year average

Mon. 9 Jan 2017
Spot container freight rates on the major East-West routes reached a 20-month high this week and have risen above the average of the last 5 years.

IATA to propose ‘CASS Associate’ administration fee for UK Forwarders

Fri. 6 Jan 2017
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) informs the British International Freight Association (BIFA) of a proposal to introduce an annual administration charge for CASS Associates in the UK, with effect from 2018.

Book your tickets for the BIFA Freight Service Awards 2016/17

Thu. 5 Jan 2017
2 weeks to go, so don't miss out.

First China-U.K. Freight Train Departs as Xi Seeks to Lift Trade

Wed. 4 Jan 2017
China initiated a rail-freight service to Britain as part of President Xi Jinping’s efforts to strengthen trade ties with Europe.

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