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Where’s the ceiling for box shipping?

Tue. 8 Jun 2021
Alan Murphy, CEO and founder of Danish container shipping consultancy Sea-Intelligence, ponders how close we are to topping out in terms of today’s record freight rates.

Air cargo up 12% in April compared to pre-COVID levels

Tue. 8 Jun 2021
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released April 2021 data for global air cargo markets showing that air cargo demand continued to outperform pre-COVID levels (April 2019) with demand up 12%.

Freight association issues advice on Delayed Declaration Scheme

Mon. 7 Jun 2021
The British International Freight Association (BIFA) is advising its members to be very careful with any business that they are offered from traders that have taken advantage of HMRC’s Delayed Declaration Scheme, but which have not taken out a CFSP authorisation in their own right and are now trying to find a Customs Agent to undertake the work required to complete the process.

Office Of Destination Reminder

Mon. 7 Jun 2021
Since the UK left the EU and HMRC introduced GVMS, it has been identified that several Hauliers are not fully meeting their Common Transit Convention (CTC) obligations, specifically presenting the paper Transit Accompanying Document (TAD) at the Office of Destination where the transit movement is ending at the port.

Inland Border Facility

Sun. 6 Jun 2021
A reminder to all BIFA Members.

IPAFFS updated to include new functionality

Fri. 4 Jun 2021
On 3 June 2021, IPAFFS was updated to include new functionality for users, who import plants.

Mid-value products ‘getting priced out’ of ocean freight

Thu. 3 Jun 2021
Some significant commodities such as furniture and electrical appliances can no longer afford the elevated freight rates facing importers currently on major container shipping lanes, new analysis by Sea-Intelligence has revealed.

Freight association reminds members that further government support for apprentice recruitment is now live

Wed. 2 Jun 2021
Since yesterday, employers of all sizes in England can apply for extra funding to help them take on new apprentices, and the British International Freight Association (BIFA) is encouraging its members to take advantage of the increased incentive payments that are now available.

Birmingham Clean Air Zone- information on Grace Period

Wed. 2 Jun 2021
Birmingham City Council have announced that, in order to help the transition, there will be a short grace period until 14 June 2021 during which vehicles will not be charged to drive in the Birmingham Clean Air Zone.

UK freight association elects new national chair and vice-chair

Tue. 1 Jun 2021
Rachel Morley has succeeded John Stubbings as the elected National Chair of BIFA – the British International Freight Association – for a two-year period.

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