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Current news are those articles from the last 3 months. Archive news are those articles more than 3 months old. To see articles with a specific tag simply click the tag in the panel on the left.

Port Health Update - 29/11/2019

Tue. 3 Dec 2019
New health certificates required for certain ‘high-risk’ food and feed of non-animal origin.

Changes in trade of animals and animal products from 14 December 2019 - action required

Tue. 3 Dec 2019
As you may already be aware, from 14 December 2019, new European regulations - Smarter Rules for Safer Food (SRSF) - will be introduced. Collectively these will replace 70 existing European directives and regulations to modernise and improve health and safety standards for the agri-food chain.

Non-automatic Weighing Instruments Regulations 2016

Tue. 26 Nov 2019
BIFA has been contacted by Renfrewshire Council regarding the above subject and the outcome of their recent inspection.

FIATA appoints new Director General

Tue. 26 Nov 2019
FIATA President Mr. Basil Pietersen today announced the appointment of its new Director General.

EC set to extend liner shipping consortia exemption for four years

Fri. 22 Nov 2019
The European Commission has indicated it is set to extend liner shipping’s consortia exemption from its antitrust regulations.

Ocean freight customers face significant fuel price rise next month

Mon. 18 Nov 2019
Shippers and forwarders are preparing to help carriers cover the extra cost of next year’s low-sulphur fuel, including some customers on annual contracts also being asked to start paying an IMO BAF from 1 December, reports Drewry.

IMO pushes forward with work to meet ship emission reduction targets

Sat. 16 Nov 2019
IMO is committed to working to combat climate change, in line with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 13 on climate action.

Freight association Director General wins Lifetime Achievement Award

Fri. 15 Nov 2019
Robert Keen, director general of the British International Freight Association (BIFA), has been presented with the lifetime achievement honour at this year’s Global Freight Awards.

Rail Freight Group Lays Down its Blueprint for the Future

Wed. 13 Nov 2019
Pre-Election Manifesto Targets Five Crucial Needs.

US FMC's proposed D&D Rule divides shipping industry

Mon. 11 Nov 2019
On 31 October, the comment period for the US Federal Maritime Commission’s Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) related to the Interpretive Rule on Demurrage and Detention under the Shipping Act came to an end, with the agency having received more than 70 comments.

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