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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.

IATA Launches CEIV Fresh

Tue. 12 Mar 2019
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has launched a new industry certification—the Center for Excellence for Perishable Logistics (CEIV Fresh)—to improve the handling and the transport by air of perishable products.

BIFA issues warning about the perils of containers abandoned overseas

Fri. 8 Mar 2019
The British International Freight Association (BIFA), the trade association for UK freight forwarding and logistics companies, is warning its members about the cost of containers abandoned overseas for which they may be liable and how to implement safeguards to prevent this situation occurring.

Hard Brexit-increased liabilities for road hauliers and freight forwarders

Fri. 8 Mar 2019
Brexit will have many unforeseen consequences, and a hard Brexit in all probability more that most. BIFA has consistently argued that of all the modes, road will be the one most impacted by the changes will be road. BIFA has been recently approached by solicitors regarding Brexit’s impact on he the Convention for the International Carriage of Goods by Road (CMR) for damages, particularly where there is a delay.

Air Freight Makes Weak Start to 2019

Fri. 8 Mar 2019
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data for global air freight markets showing that demand, measured in freight tonne kilometers (FTKs), decreased 1.8% in January 2019, compared to the same period in 2018. This was the worst performance in the last three years.

Update on CITES in a 'No Deal' situation

Fri. 8 Mar 2019
The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra). have been looking at the implications of the UK leaving the EU with regards to the trade in endangered species under the Convention for International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES).

Continued connectivity with the EU for Road and Air

Fri. 8 Mar 2019
The European Union have produced certain documents detailing their proposals to ensure connectivity between the EU and UK for both modes should the UK leave the EU on the 29th March without a deal.

TIACA launches cargo service quality tool

Tue. 5 Mar 2019
This week, the International Air Cargo Association (TIACA) officially launched its Cargo Service Quality (CSQ) online tool following a successful pilot period in 2018 involving 179 freight forwarders and 18 cargo terminals. The programme aims at improving visibility and facilitating new air cargo standards.

Border Delivery Group Update

Mon. 4 Mar 2019
This bulletin provides an overview of the latest EU Exit information relating to UK borders from across UK Government.

BIFA Customs-related training courses now CPD accredited

Tue. 26 Feb 2019
The British International Freight Association (BIFA), the trade association for UK freight forwarding and logistics companies, has announced that both of its Customs-related training courses now have official Continuous Professional Development (CPD) accreditation.

Freight association issues warning on switch bill of lading

Mon. 25 Feb 2019
The British International Freight Association (BIFA), the trade association for UK freight forwarding and logistics companies, has warned its members about the dangers of requesting a switch bill of lading without being fully aware of potential liabilities.


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