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Notice from Border Force London Gateway

Tue. 11 Sep 2018
From 1 October 2018 all enquiries regarding freight exams or scanner selections for goods at London Gateway Port will no longer by dealt with by the International Trade team at Tilbury.

An old scam makes a reappearance

Wed. 5 Sep 2018
BIFA Associate Member EFTA (www.eftaweb.com ) have advised about approaches their Members have received out-of-the-blue relating to companies which have gone into liquidation.

Brexit concerns loom large, despite businesses doing all they can to prepare

Thu. 30 Aug 2018
Fears over Brexit appear to be increasing businesses' perception of the risks in their supply chain, despite evidence suggesting many have taken steps to ready themselves for a post-Brexit environment, a new report has found.

Moderate Freight Growth Continues in July, Up 2.1%

Wed. 29 Aug 2018
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data for global air freight markets showing that demand, measured in freight tonne kilometers (FTKs), rose 2.1% in July 2018, compared to the same period the year before. This was the slowest pace of growth seen since May 2016 and well below the five-year average growth rate of 5.1%.

Forwarders say Government statements still leave questions unanswered

Fri. 24 Aug 2018
It is interesting that the UK Government has today supplied information to businesses on trading with the EU if there's no Brexit deal.

Freight forwarders are still suffering from Felixstowe problems

Fri. 24 Aug 2018
Responding to a statement by the owners of the port of Felixstowe that its recently introduced new terminal operating system (TOS) is now ‘stable’, Robert Keen, Director General of the British International Freight Association (BIFA) said:

How to prepare if the UK leaves the EU with no deal

Thu. 23 Aug 2018
Guidance on how to prepare for Brexit if there's no deal.

National Fraud Intelligence Bureau (NFIB) Fraud alert

Mon. 20 Aug 2018
This threat update will provide an overview of the trends affecting individuals and enterprise as reported to Action Fraud.

Network Rail gets green light to enable more freight along Felixstowe branch line

Mon. 20 Aug 2018
Network Rail has secured permission to build a new bridleway bridge across the Felixstowe branch line to provide a safe public route across the railway while enabling for more goods to be moved by rail freight and improving reliability for passenger services.

Freight Service Awards 2018 call for entries

Mon. 20 Aug 2018
Welcome to the 30th year of the BIFA Freight Service Awards.

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