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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.

BIFA remains lukewarm on freeports concept

Tue. 20 Apr 2021
Commenting on today’s publication of the International Trade Committee’s report on UK freeports, the British International Freight Association says that the findings will do little to change the indifference to the freeports concept felt by the majority of its members.

Young Forwarder Network reaches half century

Thu. 15 Apr 2021
Just two years after it was launched in March 2019, the Young Forwarder Network (YFN) launched by the British International Freight Association (BIFA) has passed the milestone of 50 events, which is made all the more impressive considering the massive disruption caused to the sector from COVID-19 and the UK’s exit from the EU.

FMC confirms it is investigating container shipping lines

Tue. 13 Apr 2021
We have seen various reports confirming that the US Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) is investigating alleged excessive tariff fees that ocean carriers charge shippers.

Freight association welcomes further government 
support for apprentice recruitment

Mon. 12 Apr 2021
The British International Freight Association (BIFA), the trade association that represents UK freight forwarding and logistics companies, says that it welcomes the news that the government is increasing incentive payments to companies that hire a new apprentice.

Container line schedule reliability falls to 2020 low

Fri. 30 Oct 2020
According to reports in the trade media, container line schedule reliability fell to 56 percent in September, with the on-time performance of Asia shipments to the US west and east coasts plunging below 50 percent.

FIATA FMC toolkit provides guidance to members on unjust demurrage and detention practices

Wed. 28 Oct 2020
FIATA (International Federation of Freight Forwarders Associations) has published a toolkit on the US Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) Final Rule on Demurrage and Detention to help its members leverage this information in their national contexts.

Maritime introduces new intermodal rail service from London Gateway to East Midlands terminal

Wed. 28 Oct 2020
Maritime Transport Ltd (Maritime) has strengthened its intermodal capacity with the introduction of a new rail service operating between DP World London Gateway (LGP) and its terminal at East Midlands Gateway (EMG).

Freight forwarders express reservations on Brexit preparedness

Mon. 14 Sep 2020
Survey finds Government announcements, publications and information is insufficient and needs to be more accurate and clearer.

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