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BIFA welcomes reappointment of Transport Secretary in new UK Government

Tue. 12 May 2015
Commenting on the fact that Patrick McLoughlin has retained his cabinet position has Transport Secretary in the new UK Government, British International Freight Association (BIFA) Director General, Robert Keen says:

Freight must not be forgotten in new parliament

Fri. 24 Apr 2015
With uncertainty surrounding the outcome of the forthcoming UK General Election, the voice of the country''s freight forwarders is urging the eventual occupant of Number 10 not to overlook the vital role of international trade facilitation to the UK economy.

BIFA adds consultant

Fri. 17 Apr 2015
The British International Freight Association (BIFA) – www.bifa.org – has engaged Paul Newman in a consultancy role for the trade association’s London East and South East region.

BIFA reaction to the 2015 Budget

Wed. 18 Mar 2015
UK freight forwarders welcome potential export boost and duty freeze.

Freight association names policy and compliance advisor

Tue. 17 Mar 2015
The British International Freight Association (BIFA) - www.bifa.org - has confirmed the appointment of Mike Jones as policy and compliance advisor to look after issues related to Air, Aviation Security and Dangerous Goods.

MCA issue consultation on container verification

Wed. 4 Mar 2015
The Maritime Coastguard Agency (MCA) has issued a consultation document for the UK implementation of the revised provisions of SOLAS VI Chapter 2, which requires the verification of the gross mass of packed containers from 1 July 2016.

Airlines begin ban on shipments of Lithium-ion batteries

Wed. 4 Mar 2015
United Airlines have become the second major US airline to announce it will no longer carry bulk shipments of lithium-ion batteries, with Delta Airlines prohibiting bulk shipments of the batteries in February.

New EORI system goes live

Tue. 24 Feb 2015
HMRC’s webpages at GOV.UK have now been updated with the links to the new online Economic Operator Registration Indentification (EORI) application forms.

IATA scam is back again

Fri. 30 Jan 2015
BIFA has received information from a number of members concerning, so called, payment demands from IATA sent by email.

Success celebrated again at UK freight association’s awards

Fri. 16 Jan 2015
The British International Freight Association (BIFA) – www.bifa.org – has revealed the winners of its Freight Service Awards 2014, in a year that saw a continuing economic recovery in the UK, with renewed optimism across the freight forwarding sector.

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