BIFA - Industry News

Freight association sees no change in container shipping fundamentals for months … possibly years

In response to concerns expressed by its members, the trade association that represents UK freight forwarding and logistics companies has been monitoring conditions in the global container market...


Air Cargo Posts Strongest First Half-Year Growth Since 2017

As comparisons between 2021 and 2020 monthly results are distorted by the extraordinary impact of COVID-19, unless otherwise noted, all comparisons to follow are to June 2019 which followed a normal...


EU Exit - Stages 2 & 3 and the updated Border Operating Model

On 20 July 2021 HMRC published an updated version of the GB-EU BOM...


Typhoon could continue to disrupt Shanghai ports

Typhoon In-Fa, which slammed into eastern China last weekend, prompting local authorities to evacuate more than 100,000 people and shut schools, markets and businesses, could continue to impact...


Road freight goes green with £20 million funding boost

£20 million funding boost to accelerate the rollout of zero-emission road freight successful projects include the trial and demonstration of 20 battery-electric DAF trucks by Leyland Trucks, an...


DEFRA announce series of training webinars

The first stage of the Border Operating Model implementation saw some additional controls re-introduced. There remain two further stages to come to re-establish full border controls for goods...


BIFA releases report on the issues impacting the Container Market

Download here: Container Market Overview Report The subject was discussed at length at the lastest BIFA Maritime, Road and Rail (Surface) Policy Group meeting held on 14 July, and following the...


No evidence yet of widespread price-out of low-value cargo

There’s no firm evidence yet that the current record-high sea freight rates are ‘pricing out’ low-value cargo from the market to significant levels, according to analysis by Sea-Intelligence,...


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