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BIFA's Young Forwarder Network celebrates 1st birthday

Tue. 10 Mar 2020
The British International Freight Association’s (BIFA) Young Forwarder Network (YFN) is celebrating a very successful first year of operations.

2020 Global container shipping outlook

Mon. 9 Mar 2020
Container lines are facing growing pressure to standardise surcharges, which have become ever more complicated with the introduction of IMO 2020, the IMO’s 0.5% sulphur cap on fuel content effective January 2020, a report entitled “2020 Global Container Shipping Outlook” by Alix Partners found.

Air Cargo Demand Down 3.3% in January 2020

Thu. 5 Mar 2020
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data for global air freight markets showing that demand, measured in cargo tonne kilometers (*CTKs), decreased by 3.3% in January 2020, compared to the same period in 2019.

EU - UK Future Relations Negotiations date 03/03/2020

Tue. 3 Mar 2020
Further information about the UK/EU negotiating positions.

HMRC Inland Preclearance Operations: Releasing Cleared Goods - Process update

Mon. 2 Mar 2020
Further to the HMRC email on 17 December 2019, detailing the proposed change to the way in which HMRC releases cleared consignments after Inland Pre-Clearance operations, to confirm the new arrangements.

Freight forwarders urge for common sense and compromise as UK-EU future relationship negotiations commence

Mon. 2 Mar 2020
Ahead of this afternoon’s first formal meeting for the negotiation of the future relationship between the UK and the EU, Robert Keen, the director general of the British International Freight Association says that both sides should do everything they can to achieve a free-trade agreement with zero tariffs and zero quotas.


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