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Freight forwarding welcomes government support for key short sea trade routes

Tue. 19 May 2020
In response to yesterday’s news that the government has signed agreements with six operators to provide up to £35 million to help ensure there is enough freight capacity to prevent disruption to the flow of freight, Robert Keen Director General of the British International Freight Association comments:

UK ‘too dependent on China’ for critical goods

Mon. 18 May 2020
Influential report recommends that the five nations that make up ‘Five Eyes’ alliance should urgently prioritise ‘decoupling’ trade from China in goods linked to critical industries.

New UK freight ferry port passes dress rehearsal

Mon. 18 May 2020
Successful ship trials completed at London’s new unaccompanied ro-ro terminal at Tilbury2 ahead of full opening next week.

Member survey re EU Exit

Mon. 18 May 2020
BIFA Member survey on mutually agreeing an extension to the Transition period.

Coronavirus (COVID-19): advice for the freight transport industry

Mon. 18 May 2020
Guidance for the freight transport industry on international travel following government advice for British nationals.

HSE Stakeholder Bulletin: 15 May 2020

Mon. 18 May 2020
Health & Safety Executive (HSE) Coronavirus (COVID-19) – Stakeholder Bulletin.

ICAO promotes COVID-19-free public health corridors

Mon. 18 May 2020
On 13 May, the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) announced that it is encouraging the establishment of special COVID-19-free Public Health Corridors (PHCs) to address the “extensive and varied” country-to-country border restrictions now in place due to national pandemic measures.

Language of the BIFA Standard Trading Conditions (all versions)

Fri. 15 May 2020
The BIFA Standard Trading Conditions (STC) (all versions) are issued in English. BIFA does not provide translations of the STC into any other language.

UK freight forwarders give cautious welcome to Government’s planned investment in transport infrastructure

Fri. 15 May 2020
The British International Freight Association (BIFA) has given a cautious welcome to the news that the UK Government will commit to invest some £2 billion in the UK’s transport infrastructure.

Young freight forwarders set to take off with virtual bake off!

Thu. 14 May 2020
The British International Freight Association’s (BIFA) Young Forwarders Network will be relaunched online with a virtual ‘Bake Off’, taking place on Wednesday May 27th, starting at 15:00.

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