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26 freight forwarders make BIFA's freight service awards shortlist

Wed. 24 Oct 2018
26 freight forwarding companies have been shortlisted as finalists for the nine service-related categories of this year's BIFA Freight Service Awards, which is celebrating its 30th anniversary.

UK freight forwarders association expresses surprise at the recent news on the UK Government's plans for Customs

Wed. 3 Oct 2018
The trade association for UK freight forwarders has expressed its surprise at the recent report in the Times newspaper that the UK Government is planning to invest £8 million in customs training and automation to support the extra demand for customs brokerage services in the event that the UK leaves the EU without a deal in March 2019.

Boiler room scam in the name of HMRC

Wed. 3 Oct 2018
A Solicitor, who is also BIFA Associate Members, has contacted BIFA to warn about a boiler room scam targeting freight forwarders by fraudsters claiming to be from HMRC.

UK forwarder triumphs on international stage

Tue. 2 Oct 2018
The British International Freight Association (BIFA) is delighted to report that the winner of its 2017 Young Freight Forwarder Award has now been named Young International Freight Forwarder of the year by FIATA, the international federation for freight forwarder associations.

Young Freight Forwarder Award finalists spend a day at Virgin Atlantic

Mon. 1 Oct 2018
Three of the UK’s most talented young freight forwarders have been treated to a Familiarisation Day at Virgin Atlantic in recognition of their success in the latest British International Freight Association’s (BIFA) ‘Young Freight Forwarder of the Year’ award, which has been sponsored by Virgin Atlantic Cargo since 2011.

New apprentice category for freight awards

Mon. 24 Sep 2018
The British International Freight Association - www.bifa.org – is to add a new Apprentice of the Year in Logistics category to its annual Freight Service Awards competition.

Freight association fumes over sulphur surcharge

Wed. 19 Sep 2018
The British International Freight Association (BIFA), the trade association for UK freight forwarding and logistics companies, has described the container shipping industry’s recent imposition of a ‘sulphur surcharge’ as unjustified and blatant profiteering.

BIFA expands training team with another key appointment

Mon. 17 Sep 2018
The British International Freight Association (BIFA) has expanded its training team with the appointment of Claire Capaccioli as Trainer – Freight and Customs Procedures.

An old scam makes a reappearance

Wed. 5 Sep 2018
BIFA Associate Member EFTA (www.eftaweb.com ) have advised about approaches their Members have received out-of-the-blue relating to companies which have gone into liquidation.

Freight Service Awards 2018 call for entries

Mon. 20 Aug 2018
Welcome to the 30th year of the BIFA Freight Service Awards.

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