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Not a lot for freight forwarders in today's UK Budget

Thu. 17 Mar 2016
BIFA, the British International Freight Association, says that there was little in today's Budget that was of specific relevance to the freight and logistics services undertaken by its members in support of the UK's international trade.

Service reliability falls to 12-month low

Thu. 17 Mar 2016
Liner schedule reliability fell to its worst level in 12 months in February when the average on-time performance slipped by 7 percentage points to 62.7%, according to Carrier Performance Insight, the online schedule reliability tool provided by Drewry Supply Chain Advisors.

Airlines are united for wildlife

Wed. 16 Mar 2016
On behalf of the aviation industry, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) signed a declaration aimed at reducing the illegal trafficking of wildlife and underlining the aviation industry’s commitment to sustainability.

Team effort needed to improve value of air cargo - Better enforcement needed for Lithium-ion battery shipments

Wed. 16 Mar 2016
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) called for continued transformation in the air cargo industry with a focus on raising the quality of its offering at the opening of the 10th annual World Cargo Symposium (WCS) in Berlin.

Border Force consultation on Clandestine Civil Penalty regime

Thu. 10 Mar 2016
On 7 March, the UK Home Office launched a six-week ‘Clandestine Civil Penalty’ Consultation that seeks views on whether, and if so how, the regime could be modernised and asks what more industry can do to mitigate the risk of clandestine entry to the United Kingdom.

New restrictions on air cargo from Bangladesh

Thu. 10 Mar 2016
The Department for Transport (DFT) has announced a set of interim measures, following recent security assessments at Dhaka Shahjalal International Airport, Bangladesh.

Air Freight Makes Solid Start to 2016

Wed. 9 Mar 2016
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data for global air freight markets in January showing a rise in freight tonne kilometers (FTK) of 2.7% compared to January 2015. This continues the improving trend witnessed toward the end of 2015, and is the fastest pace since April of last year. The freight load factor (FLF) fell 1.8 percentage points, however, indicating that yields are likely to come under further pressure.

EU court upholds €169m forwarding cartel fines

Mon. 7 Mar 2016
General Court of the European Union rejects arguments by Kühne + Nagel, Panalpina, CEVA/ EGL, and Schenker/Deutsche Bahn over air freight collusion decision and penalties.

Port of Tilbury set for expansion following major land aquisition

Mon. 7 Mar 2016
Forth Ports confirms that it has entered into an agreement to purchase 152 acres of land, including a further deep water jetty, close to the East of the Port of Tilbury in Essex. The acquisition price is not being disclosed, however it is expected that at least £100m will be invested in infrastructure and facilities on the land.

Border Force Heathrow - FPT consultation

Wed. 2 Mar 2016
Border Force urges users of their Heathrow Freight Processing Team ((FPT) Counter Team), especially BIFA Members, to respond to their Outward Command streamlining consultation.

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