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Ferry freight boosted by recovering economy

Tue. 21 Feb 2017
Traffic rises 3.5 per cent in 2016 and for fifth consecutive year.

Go ahead for SE London freight interchange good for economy and air quality

Tue. 21 Feb 2017
Freight on Rail welcomes last nights’ planning approval [1] for the rail freight interchange at Howbury Park in South East London which can help the Mayor reduce air pollution [2], congestion [3], road crashes [4] and carbon emissions [5] in the capital.

BIFA promotes onto its Board

Mon. 20 Feb 2017
The British International Freight Association (BIFA) Board and Council recently approved the promotion of Robert Windsor and Spencer Stevenson to Directors of BIFA.

Freight Forwarders, Logistics and the Building Blocks of Free Trade

Mon. 20 Feb 2017
International Trade is the fundamental building block of the development and prosperity of each state and nation in the world today, says FIATA.

Blockchain Technology in Logistics

Mon. 20 Feb 2017
Widely known as the technology underpinning the digital currency bitcoin, Blockchain is currently being hailed as the new technology to disrupt the supply chain.

Forwarding community criticises protectionism

Mon. 20 Feb 2017
The International Federation of Freight Forwarders Associations (FIATA), the umbrella organisation for global freight forwarder associations, has commented on the value of free trade, trade facilitation, and trade development in the wake of the recent rise in nationalist and anti-globalisation sentiment.

British International Freight Association names new Board member

Wed. 15 Feb 2017
The British International Freight Association (BIFA) has announced that Rachel Morley has joined its Board of Directors, replacing Carson McMullan who has stepped down having been on the Board since 2009.

Significant changes to Polish VAT procedures

Mon. 13 Feb 2017
The EU forwarding association (CLECAT) reports that Poland is about to adopt a legislative act entitled “System of monitoring of road transport of goods” in order to tackle the revenue loss induced by VAT fraud.

Lorry drivers must use commercial satnavs, say councils, after new catalogue of chaos

Mon. 13 Feb 2017
All lorry drivers who use satnavs should be compelled to use commercial models say councils – following a fresh catalogue of chaos on the nation's roads.

Apprenticeship Questions? – Free Service for BIFA Members

Fri. 10 Feb 2017
The National Apprenticeship Service (NAS) and BIFA have teamed up to support Members through a dedicated FREE phone advisory service.

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