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BA delays

Wed. 16 Dec 2020
Air cargo community experiencing delays with British Airways at Heathrow Airport.

Supreme Court Judgement means Expansion can go ahead

Wed. 16 Dec 2020
Heathrow’s expansion plans are now once more supported by Government policy after a unanimous Supreme Court decision this morning which legalised the Airports National Policy Statement (ANPS).

Exceptionally strong air freight demand set to continue until Chinese New Year

Wed. 16 Dec 2020
Peak traffic levels heightened further by modal shift from ocean to air due to problems in sea freight markets.

BIFA wants to get to know Member's press officers

Tue. 15 Dec 2020
BIFA intends to create a database of Member employees, or third party consultants, that are responsible for your company's relations with the media, so that the secretariat can be more proactive with any requests from the media that it receives.

Freight forwarders angry with latest shipping line surcharge

Tue. 15 Dec 2020
The British International Freight Association (BIFA), the trade association for UK freight forwarding and logistics companies, says its members are exasperated by the news that one of the world’s leading container shipping companies will be levying an ‘Emergency Space Surcharge’ from South East India ports to the North Continent, the Mediterranean, North Africa, Red Sea & Latin America.

Shippers to review carrier performance

Tue. 15 Dec 2020
New quarterly report from Global Shippers’ Forum and MDS Transmodal is designed to boost the shipper case when the consortia block exemption is next debated.

Huge challenge ahead to get software systems Brexit-ready

Mon. 14 Dec 2020
The Institute of Directors and BASDA have voiced their concerns that core business systems may not be fully ready for 1st January 2021 despite the industry’s best efforts.

IPAFFS service maintenance 11-13 December 2020

Mon. 14 Dec 2020
As you know, IPAFFS is now a live service for Live Animal imports via a CHED-A and Product of Animal Origin imports via CVED-P from outside the EU.

BPDG webinars on Tuesday 15 and Wednesday 16 December

Fri. 11 Dec 2020
Border Protocol Delivery Group (BPDG) will be running a couple of webinars next week which may be of interest to members, customers and partners.

Guidance on EU Contingency plans in the event of a "No Deal" scenario

Fri. 11 Dec 2020
The European Commission today proposed a set of targeted contingency measures covering basic air and road connectivity between the EU and the UK.

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