Why Insure Cargo?

Modern cargo handling methods have greatly reduced the incidence of loss or damage to goods but when incidents occur, cargo owners often blame those to whom they entrusted their goods. All carriers operate under trading conditions which limit liability in the event of loss or damage to goods and the calculation of this liability is on a weight related basis. In the UK many forwarders operate under the standard trading conditions of the British International Freight Association (BIFA).

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Air cargo demand up 3.8pc

Global air cargo demand last year was up 3.8 per cent on 2015 – nearly double the average growth rate over the past five years, according to figures from the International Air Transport Association. Freight capacity, measured in available freight tonne kilometres, increased by 5.3 per cent in 2016.

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BIFA - Industry News

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The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) understand that of the 21 establishments that were implicated in the fraud, five are authorised for export to the EU. This includes...


Major Supply Chain Safety Campaign launched

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HMRC issue guidance on Transfer of Residence procedures

These comments have been relayed to Customs with suggestions for improvements. It is important to remember that these changes were primarily introduced to ensure that Duty and VAT would be paid in...


Eurotunnel welcomes 25 millionth truck

This 25 millionth truck, from the fleet operated by UPS, the express courier specialist, was carrying packages from Germany, many containing items such as clothing, shoes or electronics purchased...


Logistics graduates have an even brighter future thanks to course accreditation

Accreditation by the Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply (CIPS) – the leading global organisation serving the procurement and supply profession – means the course has been recognised as one...


BIFA focuses on multiple issues facing freight forwarders at Multimodal 2017

BIFA Director General, Robert Keen says that much of the conversation at Multimodal 2017 will inevitably be about the possible impacts of Brexit on international trade and freight forwarding. “To...


IATA Cargo Handling Manual will help promote standardization of cargo handling globally

The ICHM is the first complete set of standards covering the operational activities of all stakeholders in the cargo handling supply chain. It was developed in consultation with Air Carriers and...


FIATA and CLECAT deeply concerned about current capacity levels and service uncertainties

Sufficient capacity is needed CLECAT and FIATA recognise that demand for shipments from Europe to the Far East has increased. However, the question arises whether the current situation of...


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