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Freight Service Awards now open for entry

Wed. 16 Jun 2021
Entries are now open for the British International Freight Association (BIFA) annual Freight Service Awards competition.

e-commerce boom carries market to new heights in 2020

Wed. 16 Jun 2021
The global express and small parcels market grew by 13.0% in real terms in 2020. Both domestic (13.2%) and international (12.5%) markets experienced substantial expansions.

Freight forwarders should be cautious of the potential impact of Belarus sanctions

Mon. 14 Jun 2021
The recent diversion of a passenger flight by Belarusian authorities and the arrest of a journalist, Raman Pratasevich, has resulted in several measures taken by the international community in condemnation of these events. Freight forwarders should be mindful of the significant risks this poses to freight transport, which may result in disruption to air and possibly land transport between Europe and China.

Shippers renew call for block exemption to be removed

Thu. 10 Jun 2021
Box shipping should be regulated as a utility to prevent it restricting capacity, says Global Shippers’ Forum CEO

HMRC invitation to test new customs digital service

Thu. 10 Jun 2021
Apply for a repayment or remission of import duties (C285)

Where’s the ceiling for box shipping?

Tue. 8 Jun 2021
Alan Murphy, CEO and founder of Danish container shipping consultancy Sea-Intelligence, ponders how close we are to topping out in terms of today’s record freight rates.

Air cargo up 12% in April compared to pre-COVID levels

Tue. 8 Jun 2021
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released April 2021 data for global air cargo markets showing that air cargo demand continued to outperform pre-COVID levels (April 2019) with demand up 12%.

Freight association issues advice on Delayed Declaration Scheme

Mon. 7 Jun 2021
The British International Freight Association (BIFA) is advising its members to be very careful with any business that they are offered from traders that have taken advantage of HMRC’s Delayed Declaration Scheme, but which have not taken out a CFSP authorisation in their own right and are now trying to find a Customs Agent to undertake the work required to complete the process.

Office Of Destination Reminder

Mon. 7 Jun 2021
Since the UK left the EU and HMRC introduced GVMS, it has been identified that several Hauliers are not fully meeting their Common Transit Convention (CTC) obligations, specifically presenting the paper Transit Accompanying Document (TAD) at the Office of Destination where the transit movement is ending at the port.

Inland Border Facility

Sun. 6 Jun 2021
A reminder to all BIFA Members.

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