BIFA - Industry News

M6toll introduces new toll prices and an additional off-peak rate

The new toll prices announced today include a new off-peak rate for drivers using the road on weekdays between 5am – 7am and 7pm – 11pm. They are designed to keep prices attractive for all road...


BIFA focuses on multiple issues facing freight forwarders at Multimodal 2019

Tomorrow, the UK and Ireland’s premier freight transport, logistics and supply chain management event, Multimodal 2019 opens its doors. Now in its twelfth year, Multimodal represents every logistics...


Container Shipping: The many pitfalls in the coming months will decide the fate of the year

Demand drivers and freight rates The number of boxes being shipped around the globe by sea grew 0.5% – 191,000 twenty-foot equivalent units (TEU) – in the first quarter of 2019 compared with the...


Bridge Strikes by Road Haulage Operators Cause Five Month Road Closure

Bridge strikes are the bane of both the rail services and the road haulage operators whose drivers are the principal cause of such incidents. Now Network Rail has recently been forced to close a...


BIFA reports huge interest in online Customs training

Robert Keen, BIFA director general says: “Issues surrounding Customs declarations are in the spotlight at present and we perceived the need for a focused course that can improve the understanding of...


GB Railfreight launches new intra-UK service

The service will run 5 days a week, and represents GBRf’s 16th intermodal service to date, following rapid expansion into the market over the past 18 months. The service is demonstrative of the...


G2 Ocean successfully trials blockchain BoL

Rune Birkeland, ceo at G2 Ocean, said this development marks an important step towards retiring the antiquated paper Bill of Lading (BoL). “Paper BoLs are already considered a historic artifact. The...


Northern Sea Route set to see more traffic

The Norwegian publications said that Cosco's marketing chief Chen Feng, speaking at the Arctic Circle China conference in Shanghai, indicated that the route is smooth and quick and part of Cosco's...


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