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Downloads relating to EU Exit (Brexit) can be viewed here: EU EXIT 2020

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21 freight forwarding companies are shortlisted for BIFA's 2020 Freight Service Awards

Tue. 1 Dec 2020
21 freight forwarding companies have been shortlisted as finalists for the eight service categories of this year's British International Freight Association’s Freight Service Awards, with 12 individuals making the finalists shortlist in the Apprentice of the Year and Young Freight Forwarder categories.

UK freight forwarders call on governments to investigate unreasonable surcharges in ocean freight

Thu. 19 Nov 2020
British International Freight Association Director General, Robert Keen says that freight forwarders and the shippers they work for are reeling from unjust demurrage fees linked to congestion in ports around the world.

National Audit Office Report of widespread border disruption comes as no surprise to the freight industry

Fri. 6 Nov 2020
Commenting on the National Audit Office report that there is likely to be widespread border disruption at the end of the post-EU Exit transition period, the freight sector says that it comes as no great surprise.

Freight association welcomes government endorsement of its members

Thu. 5 Nov 2020
The British International Freight Association (BIFA) welcomes the news that the UK government recommends the appointment of a specialist such as one its members to deal with import and export customs declarations.

European road freight capacity dips, raising prices

Mon. 2 Nov 2020
A report in the latest Clecat newsletter indicates that European available road freight capacity on the spot market dipped sharply in September, compared to the same month last year, falling by almost 14%, according to the latest Transport Market Monitor, published by the cloud-based logistics software provider Transporeon and its subsidiary Tim Consult.

Brexit: Seminar finds lack of preparedness continues to affect trading community

Fri. 30 Oct 2020
Lloyd's Loading List webinar panel highlights the key issues as end of Transition Period approaches

Apprentices more vital than ever in tough times

Tue. 27 Oct 2020
It’s a tough call, with Covid-19 disrupting many freight forwarders’ daily operations, but now is the time to step up apprentice recruitment, says the British International Freight Association (BIFA).

Just do one thing…

Thu. 22 Oct 2020
With young people being hit the hardest by the pandemic's disruption to the jobs market, now is the time to drive apprenticeship opportunities forward.

BIFA alerts Members to recent UK Government announcements

Mon. 12 Oct 2020
Recent days have seen four important announcements from government regarding EU Exit specifically relating to the Border Operating Model, Delayed Declaration process and the Norther Ireland Trader Support Service.

Freight association says latest Border Operating Model adds clarity but expresses concerns over “Least Worse Case Scenario'

Mon. 12 Oct 2020
Following a thorough review of the 272-page Border Operating Model released by the UK government last week, the trade association for UK freight forwarders says that whilst it welcomes the greater clarity on certain issues, it is concerned with the introduction of the “Least Worst Case Scenario” into the documentation.

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