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Hopes rise for resumption of operations at Meishan Terminal in Ningbo

Wed. 18 Aug 2021
Reports in the international media suggest that port authorities in Ningbo-Zhoushan are planning a gradual reopening of the terminal which was closed on 11 August after a worker tested positive for Covid-19.

Dartford Crossing carrying more food and goods than ever before

Wed. 18 Aug 2021
The crucial role of the Dartford Crossing in keeping goods and people moving during and after the peak of the Covid-19 pandemic has been revealed in new data released by Highways England today.

Research shows significant growth in UK warehouse investments

Wed. 18 Aug 2021
With many BIFA members offering comprehensive warehousing operations, the trade association was interested in a recent article in Supply Management magazine that predicts around 3.4 million sq m of warehousing space will be built in the UK in 2021 as companies struggle to fulfil an explosion in online orders.

China cargo flights cancelled due to Covid-19 outbreaks

Tue. 17 Aug 2021
Members will have noticed that Chinese and international airlines have been cancelling cargo and passenger flights from many of the country's airports due to new outbreaks of the Covid-19 pandemic.

NB - Scam email attempt on BIFA members

Mon. 16 Aug 2021
Further to the message posted last week, we understand that e-mails continue to be received by some of the trade association's members that purport to have originated from BIFA.

Guidance Training on export control compliance

Mon. 16 Aug 2021
The government has updated the information about the export control training that is available in a variety of courses, seminars, workshops and webinars to help exporters understand their obligations under export control legislation.

IATA targets e-commerce growth via digital partnership with UNCTAD

Fri. 13 Aug 2021
Today’s edition of the Loadstar newsletter contains a report that IATA looks set to boost its revenue from its commercial Enhanced Partner Identification and Connectivity (EPIC) platform via a partnership with UNCTAD, the UN Conference on Trade and Development.

Ship congestion outside Chinese ports gets worse

Fri. 13 Aug 2021
Today’s edition of the Lloyd’s Loading List newsletter contains a report that congestion off China's top two container ports - Shanghai and Ningbo - is getting worse.

Shippers confused by container rate index disparities

Fri. 13 Aug 2021
Shippers frantically trying to book container shipments are faced with yet another hurdle in this most tricky of years for those involved in ocean freight logistics, namely arriving at a correct price for a spot shipment, according to a report in the Splash247 newsletter.

Webinar on importing products of animal origin

Fri. 13 Aug 2021
BIFA has been highlighting to Members the series of seminars for importers and their agents run by DEFRA regarding topics including IPAFFS, Products of Animal Origin, etc.

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