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UK logistics needs real investment, warns forwarding chief

Tue. 7 Jul 2015
The British International Freight Association (BIFA) is calling for real investment in the UK's logistics network, ahead of the Chancellor's Emergency Budget tomorrow.

BIFA backs Airports Commission’s recommendations

Wed. 1 Jul 2015
Following today’s report by the Airports Commission on airport capacity in the UK, the trade association for UK freight forwarders and logistics service providers has backed the report’s proposal that the UK must push ahead on the expansion of aviation capacity with a new runway at Heathrow.

BIFA announces the launch of their new website

Fri. 26 Jun 2015
BIFA is pleased to announce the launch of the new BIFA website and we hope you will be pleased with the new look, functionality and accessibility.

BIFA concerned at ongoing delays to Union Customs Code legislation

Wed. 24 Jun 2015
The British International Freight Association (BIFA) is concerned at delays in the European Commission Inter-Services Consultation on the Implementing and Delegating Acts for the Union Customs Code (UCC). There has been conflicting information emanating from Brussels regarding the extent of the delays to the legislative process.

UK freight association says illegal stowaways threaten future of cross channel freight

Wed. 20 May 2015
The trade association that represents companies responsible for handling much of the UK’s visible trade is warning that a significant recent increase in would-be illegal immigrants attempting to stowaway on trucks passing through the Calais Eurotunnel terminal and ferry port is causing major problems and threatening the future of cross channel trailer services.

BIFA welcomes reappointment of Transport Secretary in new UK Government

Tue. 12 May 2015
Commenting on the fact that Patrick McLoughlin has retained his cabinet position has Transport Secretary in the new UK Government, British International Freight Association (BIFA) Director General, Robert Keen says:

Freight must not be forgotten in new parliament

Fri. 24 Apr 2015
With uncertainty surrounding the outcome of the forthcoming UK General Election, the voice of the country''s freight forwarders is urging the eventual occupant of Number 10 not to overlook the vital role of international trade facilitation to the UK economy.

BIFA adds consultant

Fri. 17 Apr 2015
The British International Freight Association (BIFA) – www.bifa.org – has engaged Paul Newman in a consultancy role for the trade association’s London East and South East region.

Budget addresses issues on the driver shortage

Thu. 19 Mar 2015
Buried away in the Budget were some positive steps relative to addressing the much discussed driver shortage.

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