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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.

Imports of meat from Brazil

Fri. 24 Mar 2017
Following recent reports of fraud in the meat sector in Brazil, the European Commission has been in close contact with the Brazilian Competent Authority (CA).

Major Supply Chain Safety Campaign launched

Fri. 24 Mar 2017
Last year saw the implementation of the SOLAS amendment requiring a Verified Gross Mass to be provided by the shipper to the carrier.

HMRC issue guidance on Transfer of Residence procedures

Fri. 17 Mar 2017
Since changes to the movement of personal effects procedures were announced by Customs in November 2016, BIFA has received numerous calls from Members about the new processes and procedures.

Eurotunnel welcomes 25 millionth truck

Fri. 17 Mar 2017
At approximately 04:00 this morning, Eurotunnel welcomed the 25 millionth truck to use its Le Shuttle Freight service since the service began on 25 July 1994.

Logistics graduates have an even brighter future thanks to course accreditation

Thu. 16 Mar 2017
The career prospects of students graduating from the University of Northampton’s International Logistics Master’s degree have been given a boost after the course was accredited by a global professional body.

BIFA focuses on multiple issues facing freight forwarders at Multimodal 2017

Thu. 16 Mar 2017
Once again, BIFA – the British International Freight Association – will be exhibiting at the forthcoming Multimodal 2017 exhibition and conference and will use the event to outline some of the work it is doing on behalf of its members that are facing significant challenges to the provision of freight and logistics services for international trade.

IATA Cargo Handling Manual will help promote standardization of cargo handling globally

Thu. 16 Mar 2017
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced, during the World Cargo Symposium in Abu Dhabi, the launch of the IATA Cargo Handling Manual (ICHM) to help airlines and cargo handlers work together more effectively while improving safety and efficiency in air cargo operations.

FIATA and CLECAT deeply concerned about current capacity levels and service uncertainties

Wed. 15 Mar 2017
Capacity for maritime shipments to Asia has decreased dramatically with repercussions on rates and service. Due to higher demand and capacity managed by carriers, shippers may have to wait for weeks to ship a container. CLECAT and FIATA express their Members’ concern about this situation. The European and the Global associations of freight forwarders stress the importance of the availably of sufficient capacity to ensure the facilitation of world trade. Carriers must respect ongoing agreements and contracts. FIATA and CLECAT are open to discuss with the ocean carriers these current developments and the difficulties they are facing, but they cannot ignore their members’ concerns with the level of service.

IATA urges air cargo modernization

Tue. 14 Mar 2017
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) called on the air cargo industry to accelerate modernization and focus on delivering high quality service.

Shuttle Traffic for February 2017

Mon. 13 Mar 2017
Eurotunnel Group monthly Shuttle traffic statistics.

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