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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.

BIFA focuses on multiple issues facing freight forwarders at Multimodal 2019

Mon. 17 Jun 2019
BIFA are using the event to address and help resolve issues faced by the UK freight sector.

Container Shipping: The many pitfalls in the coming months will decide the fate of the year

Mon. 17 Jun 2019
As weak demand growth is forecasted for the coming quarters, the container shipping industry is set to return to negative margins.

Bridge Strikes by Road Haulage Operators Cause Five Month Road Closure

Fri. 14 Jun 2019
Thirty Two Collisions in Ten Years.

BIFA reports huge interest in online Customs training

Tue. 11 Jun 2019
The British International Freight Association (BIFA) is seeing massive interest for a recently-launched online training course that focuses on Customs declarations.

GB Railfreight launches new intra-UK service

Mon. 3 Jun 2019
GB Railfreight (GBRf) launches a new service from the Port of Felixstowe to iPort Rail in Doncaster, marking the company’s continued expansion into the Intermodal market.

G2 Ocean successfully trials blockchain BoL

Mon. 3 Jun 2019
Shipping line G2 Ocean along with trading and logistics firm Manuchar have finished a pilot trial of CargoX’s smart Bill of Lading (Smart B/L) solution.

Northern Sea Route set to see more traffic

Mon. 3 Jun 2019
According to reports in the Barents Observer, Chinese shipping giant Cosco is ready to increase transit shipments on the Northern Sea Route though Russian Arctic waters.

Northern Sea Route set to see more traffic

Fri. 31 May 2019
According to reports in the Barents Observer, Chinese shipping giant Cosco is ready to increase transit shipments on the Northern Sea Route though Russian Arctic waters.

Air cargo demand continues negative 2019 trend

Wed. 29 May 2019
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data for global air freight markets showing that demand, measured in freight tonne kilometers (FTKs), fell 4.7% in April 2019, compared to the same period the year before. This continued the negative trend in year-on-year demand that began in January.

BIFA Shuffles Board - New National Chair and Vice Chair elected and new Director appointed

Tue. 28 May 2019
John Stubbings has succeeded Mark Bromley as the elected National Chair of BIFA – the British International Freight Association – for a two-year period. Bromley becomes Immediate Past Chair for a two-year term.


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