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Current news are those articles from the last 3 months. Archive news are those articles more than 3 months old. To see articles with a specific tag simply click the tag in the panel on the left.

Winding Up of BIFA Mutual Insurance

Thu. 18 Feb 2016
Notice to Shareholders of members' voluntary liquidation.

Antitrust: Commission seeks feedback on commitments offered by container liner shipping companies

Thu. 18 Feb 2016
The European Commission is inviting comments from interested parties on commitments offered by fifteen container liner shipping companies to address concerns relating to concerted practices.

London Gateway and Southampton ports to offer container weighing solution

Tue. 16 Feb 2016
DP World London Gateway and DP World Southampton will be offering a comprehensive weighing service for UK exporters to determine the Verified Gross Mass (VGM) of each container so that UK businesses can be compliant with new legislation from the 1st July 2016, which requires a laden export container to be weighed prior to being loaded onto a ship.

Eurotunnel adds capacity to Folkestone terminal

Tue. 16 Feb 2016
Eurotunnel has added five new access lanes and a new check-in facility for trucks at its terminal in Folkestone, increasing traffic flow through the terminal up to 300 vehicles per hour.

Alcohol Wholesaler Registration Scheme (AWRS) open for registration

Fri. 12 Feb 2016
Application window open to businesses that buys or sells alcohol who must register in order to continue trading.

Launch of Eurostat survey on the admin burden of Intrastat

Wed. 10 Feb 2016
Eurostat (the EU Commission’s statistical directorate) is launching an EU-wide survey aimed at businesses who submit Intrastat declarations.

Port of Felixstowe offers Container Weighing Solution

Wed. 10 Feb 2016
The Port of Felixstowe has confirmed that it will offer a container weighing service to ensure UK shippers are able to comply with new international regulations that will come into effect on 1 July 2016.

Air Freight Growth Slowed to 2.2% in 2015

Wed. 3 Feb 2016
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released figures for global air freight markets showing cargo volumes measured in freight tonne kilometers (FTKs) expanded 2.2% in 2015 compared to 2014. This was a slower pace of growth than the 5.0% growth recorded in 2014. The weakness reflects sluggish trade growth in Europe and Asia-Pacific.

UK freight forwarders take the plaudits

Thu. 21 Jan 2016
The British International Freight Association (BIFA) – www.bifa.org – has revealed the winners of its Freight Service Awards competition 2015.

Decline in Air Freight Volumes Bottoms Out

Mon. 11 Jan 2016
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data for global air freight markets showing air cargo volumes (measured in Freight Tonne Kilometers) were down 1.2% in November 2015, compared to November 2014. Total cargo volumes, however, expanded compared to October 2015, and were higher than the low point in August. This indicates that the decline in cargo demand may be bottoming out.

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