Coronavirus Update

We would like to confirm that all activities of the AAI Group are operational and that we are able to support and serve our customers on a regular basis, while complying with all directives issued by the Government.

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IMO 2020 Fuel Legislation

IMO 2020 Fuel Legislation: Update

 From 1st January, 2020, a global regulation will come into force changing the type of fuel all shipping lines must use.

The aim of the regulation is to reduce air pollution from ships. Whereas today ships can use fuel with up to 3.5% sulphur content, the new global sulphur cap will be 0.5%. Currently the cost of 0.5% sulphur fuel is higher than that of the present fuel used by the industry. This additional shipping cost will impact on fuel surcharges as from December 2019 as the ocean carriers begin to purchase this fuel in order to be compliant on 1st January 2020.

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BIFA - Industry News

Invitation: HMRC Safety & Security Webinar - Air Freight

They would like to invite amongst others BIFA Members to a webinar, for Air Freight, to cover movements from Rest of World to Great Britain, Rest of World to Northern Ireland and Great Britain to...


21 freight forwarding companies are shortlisted for BIFA's 2020 Freight Service Awards

Those shortlisted in the various categories are as follows: Air Cargo Services Award – sponsored by ASM DHL Global Forwarding Kerry Logistics Ligentia UK Simarco International Cool & Special Cargoes...


FIATA review of Air Cargo Tariff and Rules (TACT)

FIATA would therefore be grateful if you could kindly complete a short online survey at the following link: http://forms.fiata.com/view.php?id=21756 . This will enable FIATA to consider possible...


Asia-Europe container freight spot rates hit new highs

Container spot freight rates from Asia to northern Europe have broken the $2,000 per teu level for the first time in a decade after rising by more than a quarter this week. The Shanghai...


ESC and CLECAT urge carriers to switch to a ‘new normal’ as current practices slow economic recovery

Since these problems perpetuate, ESC and CLECAT urge carriers to review their operational and business practices to ensure a regular flow of cargo and containers, whilst respecting schedule...


Financial impact of the pandemic on the global airline industry

"The history books will record 2020 as the airline industry's worst financial year, bar none. Airlines cut expenses by an average of a billion dollars a day over 2020 and will still rack-up...


IATA announce appontment of new Director General

The nomination of Willie Walsh, former CEO of International Airlines Group (IAG) to succeed de Juniac as IATA's 8th Director General from 1 January 2021, has been approved. In addition, Robin Hayes,...


Invitation: Safety & Security Webinar for Hauliers 01/12/20

HMRC’s Safety & Security Project team are keen to get as much information as possible to BIFA Members regarding the requirements relating to Safety and Security declarations when the Transition...


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