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Top 15 containers ports in Europe in 2020

Fri. 12 Mar 2021
2020: Ranking of European Ports

Sevington Inland Border Facility transition

Fri. 12 Mar 2021
From midnight March 13th 2021, Ashford Waterbrook Inland Border Facility (IBF) will close and all operations will run from Ashford Sevington IBF.

Extension of Border Operating Model deadlines is no surprise, says BIFA

Thu. 11 Mar 2021
"It’s no surprise that the government has extended the deadline for the introduction of checks and customs declarations on imports to the UK from the EU,” says Robert Keen, director general of the British International Freight Association (BIFA).

Important changes in the UK Border announced by Government

Thu. 11 Mar 2021
On 31 December last year, the UK left the EU’s Single Market and Customs Union. This was the biggest change in the UK’s trading relationships for decades. The Government has always been clear that this meant change for business and for citizens, including new processes and requirements.

New rail service from the Port of Felixstowe

Thu. 11 Mar 2021
A new daily rail service has been introduced at Hutchison Ports Port of Felixstowe. The new service is operated by GB Railfreight and connects the UK's largest container port with Wakefield in Yorkshire.

Ocean freight spot rates stay close to record highs

Mon. 8 Mar 2021
Defying the normal slump in the period after Chinese New Year, cargo backlogs, port congestion, equipment shortages and sustained high volumes keep prices at elevated levels

US suspends tariffs on UK goods in trade dispute

Fri. 5 Mar 2021
The UK welcomes US decision to suspend tariffs today on a range of goods, as we agree a joint de-escalation in the long-running Boeing-Airbus dispute.

UK announces locations of eight ‘freeports’ in England

Thu. 4 Mar 2021
Winning bids for the new free economic zone status reportedly goes to Thamesport, Felixstowe and Harwich, Humberside, Liverpool City, Plymouth, Solent, Teesside, and East Midlands Airport

BIFA TSS Seminar Slide pack

Thu. 4 Mar 2021
Please find a slide pack for the TSS webinar held on the 2nd of March together with a TSS update on SFD for Controlled Goods:

Freight association comments on UK budget

Wed. 3 Mar 2021
The trade association that truly represents the UK international freight services industry says that it welcomes some of the macro economic announcements in today’s UK Budget that will offer ongoing support to businesses in the freight and logistics sector that have been hit hard by the double-edged sword of EU Exit and the COVID-19 pandemic.

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