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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.

Success celebrated again at UK freight association’s awards

Fri. 16 Jan 2015
The British International Freight Association (BIFA) – www.bifa.org – has revealed the winners of its Freight Service Awards 2014, in a year that saw a continuing economic recovery in the UK, with renewed optimism across the freight forwarding sector.

US West Coast ports near gridlock

Fri. 16 Jan 2015
Almost one year since the threat of a work slowdown or strike was mentioned as a possibility, both sides in the US west coast port labour dispute are sparring and blaming each other and the cargo interests are suffering the results.

TIACA calls for risk-based approach to security as US issues new freighter regulations

Fri. 16 Jan 2015
The industry has weeks to implement updated freighter security programs released at the end of December.

Freight transportation market to be worth USD23bn by 2019

Wed. 14 Jan 2015
The worldwide freight transportation management market is set to grow from USD15.30 billion (2014) to USD23.69 billion by 2019 at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 9.14%, according to a new market research report titled ‘Freight Transportation Management Market by Solutions’ published by MarketsandMarkets.

Port Health Update - Importing fishery products

Tue. 13 Jan 2015
From the 13 January 2015 the Customs clearance of all imports of fishery products in the UK will be routed through the Automatic Licence Verification System (ALVS).

EU-Canada Free Trade Agreement

Tue. 13 Jan 2015
The Canada-EU summit in Ottawa marked the end of the negotiations of the EU-Canada trade agreement ( CETA ).

Eurotunnel announces order for 3 new Freight Shuttles to meet growing demand

Tue. 13 Jan 2015
With the British economy continuing to grow and cross-Channel traffic flows concentrating on the shortest routes as a result of environmental constraints, the market in the strait of Dover is set to grow over the coming years.

MyFerryLink prohibited from operating in Dover

Tue. 13 Jan 2015
Groupe Eurotunnel seeks buyer for its ferry business.

Freight forwarders welcome all-in airfreight rates

Thu. 8 Jan 2015
The British International Freight Association (BIFA) has given a cautious welcome to the news that Emirates SkyCargo is set to move to all-in pricing, including fuel and security surcharges, on air freight shipments to and from Europe from February 1st and on the airline''s global network from March 1st.

World’s largest container ship makes maiden call at Port of Felixstowe

Thu. 8 Jan 2015
The world’s largest container ship, the 19,100 TEU CSCL Globe, has made its maiden call at the Port of Felixstowe, the Port of Britain.

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