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Freight forwarders say Government is getting its retaliation in first

Wed. 23 Sep 2020
The Cabinet Office's leaked letter to the logistics sector is another example of the Government’s use of the Carwyn James approach to business, says the trade association that represents the companies responsible for managing the UK’s visible trade.

Menzies LHR cargo delays - Update

Wed. 23 Sep 2020
Following on from the recent post about cargo volumes and knock-on delays at LHR - here’s an update on what Menzies been doing over the past week to put it right.

Problems at Heathrow and Felixstowe

Mon. 21 Sep 2020
Thank you to all BIFA Members that have been in contact recently.

FMC fires 'collusion' warning shot across the bows of transpacific carriers

Mon. 21 Sep 2020
US ocean regulator the Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) has fired a warning shot across the bows of container shipping lines, saying it will head to the courts if there is evidence of collusion on the transpacific trades.

Freight forwarders facing the perfect storm of issues at the port of Felixstowe

Thu. 17 Sep 2020
Freight forwarders that are now unable to restitute empty containers to the port of Felixstowe until September 23rd say it is yet another example of appalling service from a port that describes itself as ‘The Port of Britain’.

Border and Protocol Delivery Group - Invitation to BIFA Members to take part in user research

Thu. 17 Sep 2020
Invitation to private beta research: “Check an HGV is ready to cross the border" web portal.

Menzies ‘working hard’ to resolve LHR cargo delays

Thu. 17 Sep 2020
Airport handler hopes reorganisation of its Heathrow freight activities will be completed by next Tuesday, to ‘alleviate congestion within the terminal and allow us to clear any remaining import cargo and improve access to the facility for collections and deliveries’.

Menzies Aviation service delays for LHR cargo

Tue. 15 Sep 2020
In a message to their air cargo customers Menzies Aviation apologised for the service delays currently being experienced with their partner carriers at Heathrow Airport.

Freight forwarders express reservations on Brexit preparedness

Mon. 14 Sep 2020
Survey finds Government announcements, publications and information is insufficient and needs to be more accurate and clearer.

UK port figures show extent of trade downturn

Mon. 14 Sep 2020
Port volumes fell by a fifth during the second quarter of this year as the pandemic took its toll on economic activity. Passenger and unitised cargoes saw the steepest downturns.

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