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The change of bank account scam

Wed. 14 Oct 2020
Bogus emails from suppliers purporting to have changed their bank account details on the rise.

Government secures critical freight flows as UK nears end of transition period

Tue. 13 Oct 2020
Freight routes secured after government signs contracts with ferry companies.

BIFA alerts Members to recent UK Government announcements

Mon. 12 Oct 2020
Recent days have seen four important announcements from government regarding EU Exit specifically relating to the Border Operating Model, Delayed Declaration process and the Norther Ireland Trader Support Service.

Freight association says latest Border Operating Model adds clarity but expresses concerns over “Least Worse Case Scenario'

Mon. 12 Oct 2020
Following a thorough review of the 272-page Border Operating Model released by the UK government last week, the trade association for UK freight forwarders says that whilst it welcomes the greater clarity on certain issues, it is concerned with the introduction of the “Least Worst Case Scenario” into the documentation.

Border Operating Model, more information

Fri. 9 Oct 2020
If you are a business which trades in plants and/or plant products (including timber and wood packaging material), DEFRA have advised more information about what you need to do to prepare for the end of the Transition Period on 1 January 2021. 

Freight association asks for independent arbitration at the port of Felixstowe

Fri. 9 Oct 2020
Freight forwarders that are suffering major operational damage and incurring significant additional costs as a result of the ongoing disruption to operations at the port of Felixstowe are demanding that Government steps in to arbitrate between the port’s owners and users.

Updated Border Operating Model issued

Fri. 9 Oct 2020
The Government has issued the second edition of the Border Operating Model.

FMC investigating carrier demurrage costs

Fri. 9 Oct 2020
US authorities have opened an investigation into whether container lines are acting unfairly by pushing the payment of demurrage fees onto third-party transportation companies rather than shippers.

Outcome of the Freeports consultation

Thu. 8 Oct 2020
The UK government publishes the outcome of the Freeports consultation with the intention to boost economic activity across the UK, ‘levelling up towns, cities and regions across the country’.

Shipping lines still vulnerable to cyber crime

Wed. 7 Oct 2020
One of the outcomes of the Covid-19 pandemic on working practices globally has been the increasing reliance on digital systems in order to do business. But what this has exposed is a vulnerability to attacks by cyber criminals using sophisticated ransomware to blackmail businesses by stealing their access to their own data.


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