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Golden girl to host UK freight industry awards

Wed. 18 Jul 2018
The British International Freight Association - www.bifa.org - has chosen double Olympic champion Dame Kelly Holmes as the host for its annual Freight Service Awards competition.

UK YIFFA nomination through to final

Wed. 11 Jul 2018
2017 Young Freight Forwarder Award winner selected as Regional Winner Europe for the FIATA Young International Freight Forwarder of the Year (YIFFA) final in Delhi.

Disruption of services at the Port of Felixstowe

Fri. 6 Jul 2018
In the recent BIFA communication regarding disruption at the Port of Felixstowe we indicated that freight forwarders should not expect compensation for problems currently being experienced as they are not regarded as being in a contractual arrangement with the Port.

Freight forwarders warned not to expect compensation for Felixstowe disruption

Mon. 2 Jul 2018
Freight forwarders that suffered operational damage and incurred significant additional costs as a result of the disruption to operations at the UK port of Felixstowe following the introduction of a new operating system in June have been warned that they are unlikely to receive any compensation from the port’s owners.

Freight forwarders welcome MPs’ backing for the expansion of Heathrow Airport … but doubts remain

Wed. 27 Jun 2018
Speaking after yesterday’s parliamentary vote in favour of the National Policy Statement for Heathrow expansion, Robert Keen, Director General of the British International Freight Association (BIFA) said:

Freight industry urges politicians to vote yes on Heathrow expansion

Fri. 22 Jun 2018
Speaking ahead of next Monday’s parliamentary vote on the National Policy Statement for Heathrow expansion, Robert Keen, Director General of the British International Freight Association (BIFA) said:

UK Customs system set to move on

Thu. 14 Jun 2018
Delegates at seminars held this week were told that whilst HMRC’s CHIEF computer system for submitting customs declarations in the UK has served the trade well in the quarter century since it was introduced in 1994, now is the time to move on.

Forwarders give cautious welcome to Heathrow expansion decision

Tue. 5 Jun 2018
The trade association that represents the UK’s freight forwarding and logistics businesses has given a cautious welcome to today’s news that the UK cabinet has approved plans for a third runway at Heathrow Airport after years of argument and delay.

Freight association repeats call for end to shipping line surcharges

Tue. 5 Jun 2018
The British International Freight Association (BIFA), the trade association for UK freight forwarding and logistics companies, is repeating the calls it has made previously for an end to surcharges imposed by shipping lines.

BIFA welcomes Transport Committee inquiry

Mon. 30 Apr 2018
Yesterday saw the launch by the UK Parliamentary Transport Committee of an inquiry to examine the potential effects of Brexit on UK freight operations and assess the preparatory steps operators, their customers and the Government need to take.

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