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Warning: Bogus email from BIFA

Mon. 22 Jan 2018
There is an email currently being circulated from mail@bifa.org, displaying an image of BIFA President, Sir Peter Bottomley - MP, requesting members to download documents.

Success for UK freight forwarders

Wed. 17 Jan 2018
The British International Freight Association (BIFA) – www.bifa.org – has revealed the winners of its Freight Service Awards Competition 2017.

New CO2 emissions declarations for HGV from 2019

Mon. 15 Jan 2018
As of 1 January 2019, newly produced trucks will have to determine and declare their CO2 emissions and fuel consumption.

CHIEF downtime

Fri. 12 Jan 2018
CHIEF is expected to be unavailable from 0001-0500hrs on Monday 15 January, and from 1200-1400hrs on Wednesday 17 January. It is not anticipated that manual fallback will be invoked due to the timing of the work.

November Peak Season Air Freight Demand Up 8.8%

Thu. 11 Jan 2018
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data for global air freight markets showing that demand, measured in freight tonne kilometers (FTKs), climbed 8.8% in November 2017 compared to the year-earlier period. This was an increase from the 5.8% annual growth recorded in October 2017. Despite indicators pointing to air cargo having passed a cyclical growth peak, demand remains strong.

Border Force seize more than a million cigarettes in Manchester

Thu. 11 Jan 2018
An attempt to smuggle more than a million cigarettes into the UK hidden in foot stools was prevented by Border Force at Manchester Airport.

The other Johnson succeeds Hayes

Thu. 11 Jan 2018
John Hayes has stepped down from his post as minister of state at the department for transport during UK Prime Minister Theresa May’s reshuffle of the cabinet. The MP's resignation came as a surprise.

Supply chain trends and tech opportunities explored at Multimodal 2018

Mon. 8 Jan 2018
Multimodal 2018 seminar line-up announced as online registration opens for the UK and Ireland’s leading logistics show in Birmingham, UK in May.

30th anniversary of the Harmonized System (HS)

Mon. 8 Jan 2018
2018 marks the 30th Anniversary of the Harmonized System (HS) which came into effect on 1stJanuary, 1988. The HS allows a world of many languages to speak with one. A multipurpose nomenclature for trade, the HS is one of the most successful instruments developed by the World Customs Organization. Its Convention has 156 Contracting Parties and the HS is used by more than 200 countries, territories and Customs or Economic Unions. It forms the basis for Customs tariffs and statistical nomenclatures around the world, and is used for around 98% of world trade.

China’s waste import changes impacting freight sector

Mon. 8 Jan 2018
New Chinese restrictions on imported waste, introduced since 1 January, are set to have significant implications for the international freight transport, logistics and supply chain sectors – particularly for backhaul east-west intercontinental container shipping trades, although the changes are also likely to lead to rising costs to supply chains from higher packaging costs.

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