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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.

Freight association comments on shipping line surcharges

Tue. 8 Sep 2020
The British International Freight Association (BIFA) says that recent announcements by some container shipping lines that they will discontinue low sulphur fuel surcharges will be welcome news for its members.


Wed. 26 Aug 2020
AN old scam is doing the rounds again.

Freight association surveys members on Brexit preparedness

Wed. 26 Aug 2020
As part of research on the preparedness of the UK’s freight forwarding and logistics sectors for the end of the Transition period on December 31, 2020, the British International Freight Association (BIFA) is again surveying its members.

YFN shortlisted for award

Mon. 24 Aug 2020
The British International Freight Association's (BIFA) Young Forwarder Network has been named as a finalist in this year’s Talent in Logistics Awards in the Collaboration in People Development category.

EU Exit: Please take five minutes to complete our survey

Thu. 20 Aug 2020
As part of research on the UK’s and the freight forwarding and logistics sectors preparedness for the end of the Transition period on the 31st December 2020, the BIFA Secretariat has compiled a Member Survey, which we would be grateful if you would complete and return by the 9th of September, which will give us enough time to collate the replies and respond to questions.

Dockflow App may help with demurrage and detention costs

Tue. 18 Aug 2020
Whilst being strictly neutral, commercially, on occasion BIFA does become aware of a service that may be of assistance to Members and is pleased to provide more information about an App that has been launched by Dockflow that may help freight forwarders avoid demurrage and detention costs.

Air cargo volumes up in July month over month, rates decline

Tue. 18 Aug 2020
An article on the Lloyd’s Loading List website reports that worldwide air cargo volumes increased in July while rates declined, according to new month over month (MoM) figures released by WorldACD Market Data.

Evergreen: Letters of Indemnity

Mon. 17 Aug 2020
Some BIFA Members have approached the Secretariat having received requests from Evergreen to sign a letter of indemnity before bookings can be accepted.

ZIM deploys artificial intelligence to root out misdeclared cargoes

Mon. 17 Aug 2020
According to the Splash 24/7 website, Israeli shipping line ZIM has developed and implemented an artificial intelligence-based screening software to detect and identify incidents of misdeclared hazardous cargo before loading to vessel.

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