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Freight association reminds members that further government support for apprentice recruitment is now live

Wed. 2 Jun 2021
Since yesterday, employers of all sizes in England can apply for extra funding to help them take on new apprentices, and the British International Freight Association (BIFA) is encouraging its members to take advantage of the increased incentive payments that are now available.

Birmingham Clean Air Zone- information on Grace Period

Wed. 2 Jun 2021
Birmingham City Council have announced that, in order to help the transition, there will be a short grace period until 14 June 2021 during which vehicles will not be charged to drive in the Birmingham Clean Air Zone.

UK freight association elects new national chair and vice-chair

Tue. 1 Jun 2021
Rachel Morley has succeeded John Stubbings as the elected National Chair of BIFA – the British International Freight Association – for a two-year period.

Cargo crime risks increasing and evolving

Thu. 27 May 2021
Insurance specialists highlight supply chain disruptions and highly organised crime gangs targeting goods that are in market demand and easily sold

P&O and DFDS reach Dover-Calais space charter agreement

Wed. 26 May 2021
From this summer, freight drivers at either port can board the next available sailing, irrespective of whether the ferry is operated by P&O or DFDS, ‘to maintain customer service levels and ensure continued resilience’ following the pressure caused by the Covid-19 pandemic

Global trade’s recovery from COVID-19 crisis hits record high

Tue. 25 May 2021
Trade in goods during the first quarter of 2021 was higher than the pre-pandemic level, but trade in services remained substantially below averages.

IATA won't ban lithium ion batteries on aircraft, but wants more collaboration

Mon. 24 May 2021
IATA does not plan to ban the transport of lithium ion batteries by air, following a recent airport fire, but is calling for greater penalties for errors and better collaboration with governments.

More delay for shippers as Ever Given legal wrangle is sent to a higher court

Mon. 24 May 2021
Frustrated shippers with cargo on board the arrested Ever Given are likely to have to wait another week to find out when their goods might be released.

Asia-Europe shippers face ‘extremely serious’ space crunch

Wed. 19 May 2021
Shortages of ocean freight capacity and available containers continue to intensify across all major Far East export trades, forwarders highlight

IATA expects strong post-pandemic air cargo market

Mon. 17 May 2021
IATA is predicting a positive outlook for air cargo demand and believes it will continue to improve as the vaccine rollout progresses and bellyhold services pick up.


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