BIFA - Industry News

Stakeholders in the Maritime Logistics Supply Chain urge the Commission to reconsider its decision and to proceed to a proper objective evaluation of the Consortia BER

The EU’s Consortia Block Exemption Regulation for liner shipping exists since 1995 and was revised in 2010. Since then, it has been renewed, without modifications, every five years. The Commission’s...


Ade Adepitan reveals winners of UK freight industry ‘Oscars’

At a glittering awards ceremony, host Adepitan announced eight winners from the 33 freight forwarding companies that were shortlisted as finalists, as well as three individual award winners. The...


BIFA warns of looming deadline for Customs grant scheme applications

Originally announced by the government in October 2019, the scheme represents an additional round of funding for employee training and IT improvements for customs intermediaries, traders and...


Freight forwarders stand to benefit from wider access to Government apprenticeship service

Robert Keen, Director General of the trade association for the UK’s freight and logistics industry, explains that 90 percent of BIFA corporate members are small to medium size enterprises (SMEs)...


Container Shipping: Same again

A new year raises the usual questions about how carriers will handle the introduction of big new ships and their impact on the industry’s precarious supply-demand balance. The unadjusted orderbook...


Air Freight Demand Down 1.1% in November 2019

Despite the decline in demand, November’s performance was the best in eight months, with the slowest year-on-year rate of contraction recorded since March 2019. In part, November’s outcome reflects...


Heathrow expansion

Heathrow outlines timeline for submission of expansion planning application towards the end of 2020 The airport announces it will hold further public consultation to finalise airport expansion...


Advice for global shippers on managing surcharges for low sulphur fuel

GSF’s ‘Top Ten Tips for Sulphur-Surcharged Shippers’ highlights the fundamentals of the new rules that all vessels will now be required to meet in all parts of the world. But it also encourages...


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