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BIFA Awards 2017 Competition – entry deadline fast approaching!

Mon. 11 Sep 2017
The entry deadline for the British International Freight Association’s – www.bifa.org/awards – annual Freight Service Awards competition is looming!

EU Commission guidance on e-commerce impacts on forwarders and LSP's

Mon. 11 Sep 2017
This summer the Commission has issued guidelines to help national market surveillance authorities better control products sold online. The guidance aims to assist Member States in the enforcement of EU legislation on the market surveillance, safety and compliance of non-food products. This guidance, however, also concerns to a large extent regular services and processes of forwarders, logistic service providers and customs brokers, who might not be directly involved in e-commerce.

Representation with HMRC

Fri. 8 Sep 2017
A BIFA Good Practice Guide.

World Container Index

Fri. 1 Sep 2017
Drewry assessment on Thursday, 31 August 2017.

Department for Transport announces truck platooning trials

Tue. 29 Aug 2017
On Friday 25th August, the Department for Transport Trials announced that of semi-automated trucks will begin on Britain’s roads next year after the government agreed an £8.1m investment.

Rotterdam delays with inland waterway shipments

Thu. 17 Aug 2017
The port of Rotterdam has been confronted with delays in the handling of shipments through inland waterways for some time. FENEX (the trades Association representing Dutch forwarders) has discussed these issues regularly with the Port of Rotterdam authority and RWG (the terminal which has been affected the most by the delays).

Canada pilots new IATA-FIATA air cargo program

Thu. 17 Aug 2017
The new IATA-FIATA Air Cargo Program (IFACP) has been launched in Canada. This new program replaces the existing IATA Cargo Agency Program and will be jointly managed by forwarders and airlines as equal partners in the decision making process.

Freight forwarders want more detail on Customs proposals

Tue. 15 Aug 2017
Commenting on the first of what is likely to be a number of papers issued by the UK Government over the next few days outlining its ambitions for Brexit, the UK trade association that represents freight forwarding and logistics companies says that it is no surprise that the paper is all about possible trade and customs arrangements post-Brexit.

Future customs arrangements: a future partnership paper

Tue. 15 Aug 2017
As part of its commitment to keeping stakeholders informed as negotiations on the UK’s departure from the European Union (EU) progress, the Government has today published a paper – Future customs arrangements: a future partnership paper. This is the first in a series of papers on the new deep and special partnership the government wants to build with the EU.

Shuttle traffic for July 2017

Mon. 14 Aug 2017
Eurotunnel Group monthly Shuttle traffic statistics.

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