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China-Europe rail freight

Freight forwarders are using rail services between China and Europe, as a freight transportation alternative because of disruption to international shippin...
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Posted on April 13, 2024

China-Russia rail freight: demand increasing

Freight forwarders are reporting high demand for goods to be sent via rail freight from China through Russia to Europe mainly because of the disruption cau...
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Posted on February 1, 2024

Red Sea crisis pushes freight rates

A major world shipping company has paused all transits through the region ‘for the foreseeable future’ and ocean freight shipping rates continue to inc...
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Posted on January 8, 2024

Shipping lines and freight forwarders join action against Russia

Shipping lines taking part in the economy siege which the international community is tightening around Russia. The 10 biggest shipping lines are responsibl...
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Posted on March 14, 2022

Roll out of Covid-19 vaccines spotlights logistics

The global rollout of Covid-19 vaccines has introduced new logistical challenges for vaccine manufacturers and logistics providers. Transport capacity is ...
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Posted on February 22, 2021

FIATA Guidelines to Freight Forwarders

The International Federation of Freight Forwarders Associations, represening more than 100 national associations and 5,500 freight forwarding and logistics...
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Posted on December 3, 2020

Freight forwarders freight ferry support measures

The British International Freight Association (BIFA) gave a cautious welcome to the UK Government’s announcement on 24 April of support measures for frei...
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Posted on April 29, 2020

China exports mushrooms to Russia via sea-rail freight service

A freight train carrying 35 containers of mushroom products left Nanyang in central China’s Henan Province on the first week of January, heading for Russ...
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Posted on January 14, 2020

Transit Freight through Kazakhstan on increase

19 million tonnes of freight was transported through Kazakhstan in 2018. Kazakhstan, being located between China and the European Union, can benefit si...
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Posted on February 4, 2019

Freight forwarder ‘not liable’ for shipping fakes

Two luxury brands have failed in their attempt to make a freight forwarder liable for trans-shipping fake products in two 40-ft containers from China to Ba...
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Posted on January 14, 2019

German freight transport to move to rail

A scheme of state aid to support the transfer of German freight transport from road- to rail-based routes has been approved by the EC. The scheme will s...
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Posted on December 19, 2018

Road Freight rates decline in India

Freight rates within India for a nine-tonne pay load section to certain southern Indian destinations are falling in Delhi because there are too many truc...
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Posted on July 19, 2017

Freight Forwarders Will Continue to Face Big Challenges

The British International Freight Association (BIFA), the trade association for United Kingdom (UK) freight forwarders, says that 2016 will see its members...
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Posted on January 13, 2016

Freight Association welcomes clarity

A major freight carrying international airline has decided to quote all-inclusive freight rates. This will replace the current system where there are sepa...
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Posted on January 16, 2015

10 freight forwarders fined

A cartel of freight forwarders shipping cargo from Japan to Singapore have been fined over $7 million for price fixing. The Competition Commission of Singa...
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Posted on December 22, 2014

Freight Forwarders Vietnam Fears

Freight Forwarders believe import and export demand to and from Vietnam may be affected for an extended period after many of the country’s key industrial...
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Posted on May 27, 2014

Freight Awards Event

The Global Freight Awards event in November raised more than  £2700 for Transaid, the transport charity which helps with logistics and transport in devel...
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Posted on December 5, 2013

Alberta Airport consults freight industry

When Alberta airport wanted to find out what exporting challenges the city face, it asked the International Freight forwarders Association, Canadian Manufa...
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Posted on October 1, 2013

Edmonton Expanding for Cargo

Edmonton Airport in Alberta, Canada is investing in a Cargo Village to act as a catalyst for the economic prosperity of the region.  The Village included ...
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Posted on September 30, 2013

Freight Forwarders Forum

The annual event will take place in Antwerp on 28 November 2013; it is an opportunity for policymakers, politicians, and the industry to discuss EU initiat...
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Posted on August 15, 2013

Brazil Changes Import Procedures

Customs Procedures for imports into Brazil were changed in May 2013, amending regulations which had been in place since 2006. It is no longer a requirement...
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Posted on July 14, 2013

Call for Container Packing Improvement

A major insurance supplier to the freight industry has called for improved container packing standards.  They say that higher levels of training are neede...
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Posted on July 12, 2013

Freight Forwarders Conference

The Sino-European Freight Forwarders Conference will take place in Barcelona in June. During the four days many meetings will take place between freight fo...
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Posted on May 18, 2013

Global Freight Awards

The date of the annual Freight Awards ceremony for 2013 has just been announced. ON 20 November, entrants will compete for prizes such as 'Young Freight Fo...
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Posted on April 29, 2013

Freight Forwarders report growth

According to the latest Danske Bank European Freight Forwarding Index, European Freight Forwarders are reporting improving volumes and expect this to conti...
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Posted on April 20, 2013

Freight Association Budget wishes

The British International Freight Association wanted to see positive announcements on transport infrastructure spending, fuel duty and business tax reform....
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Posted on March 26, 2013

Logistics Conference

Once again the British International Freight Association hosted an awards ceremony designed to highlight the skills within the industry.  Awards were give...
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Posted on February 10, 2013

Record volumes for Saudi air freight

Saudi Airlines cargo division has had a very successful year, recording increased volumes of freight for both October and November . The main reason for th...
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Posted on December 21, 2012

Ghana Freight Forwarder drugs bust

Last month HMRC found 1.5 tonnes of compressed cannabis in tape-wrappred packages within boxes of vegetables which were exported from Accra.  The mastermi...
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Posted on October 27, 2012

USA Exports to Surge

The USA is becoming one of the lowest-cost producters in the developed world, which means - according to some commentators - that exports are set to increa...
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Posted on October 20, 2012

Low Carbon Freight Dividend

The Haven Gateway in the East of England is offering a dividend of up to 50% to freight forwarders who shift their containers from road to rail. Low Carbon...
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Posted on October 9, 2012

Freight Forwarders to beware of counterfeit

The British International Freight Association has issued a warning to freight forwarders to be wary of counterfeit goods, especially those which may infrin...
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Posted on September 7, 2012

Volatile Freight Rates alarm businesses

The volatility of freight rates from Asia to the West have been intimidating businesses as they try to predict how much their import shipping will cost.  ...
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Posted on August 23, 2012

Freight Rates Falling

Although shipping lines have been attempting to increase freight rates from Asia to Europe from 1 August, it seems that their attempts have failed.  The S...
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Posted on August 17, 2012

Freight Forwarders Meet in South Africa

Johannesburg hosted the Field Meeting of The International Federation of Freight Forwarders Association's Region Africa and Middle East (RAME) on  25th a...
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Posted on July 8, 2012

Foreign Firms dominate Vietnam freight

Since Vietnam opened its borders to foreign freight companies in January this year, local companies have found it more difficult to compete, especially in ...
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Posted on May 23, 2012

BIFA Freight Service Awards

In a couple of months entries will be invited for the 2012 BIFA Freight Service Awards; provisional categories for entries include air freight, European lo...
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Posted on April 19, 2012

New Freight Forwarding Index

A new index published for the first time this week, suggests that forwarders expect ocean and air cargo to increase in volumes over the net six months.The ...
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Posted on April 4, 2012

Air Freight companies fined

Several large air freight companies have been fined by the EU for price-fixing. Fourteen freight forwarders were fined a total of 169 million for operating...
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Posted on April 2, 2012

Logistics:moving the world

FIATA, the international organisation representing freight forwarders throughout the world, is holding its annual conference this year in Los Angeles.  Bi...
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Posted on March 12, 2012

Multimodal Logistics Fair

The fifth year of Multimodal will take place in Birmingham from 1 to 3 May. There will be a wide spectrum of exhibitors from 3PL Logistics providers and fr...
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Posted on March 11, 2012

Freight Organisation welcomes investment

The British International Freight Association, which represents freight forwarders in the UK, has welcomed the Chancellor's plans to fund road widening sch...
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Posted on January 24, 2012

Freight Project Mars

Last week a project freight forwarder was responsible for shipping to Cape Canaveral major parts needed for a rover mission to Mars. NASA' s most ambiti...
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Posted on December 16, 2011

Freight Service Awards Ceremony

The 23rd awards ceremony organised by the British International Freight Association will be held on Thursday 19 January in London. Industry members have be...
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Posted on December 8, 2011

International Freight Forwarders day

This annual international forum for professionals in the transport, freight forwarding an logistics industry will be held in Odessa.  The day commemorates...
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Posted on December 7, 2011

Japanese Freight Forwarders fined

The US department of Justice has succeeded in its prosecution of six Japanese freight forwarders, all of whom pleaded guilty to price fixing.  This means ...
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Posted on November 23, 2011

Freight Organisation supports Fair Fuel

The British International Freight Association, which repesents most freight forwarders in the UK, is putting its support behind the Fair Fuel campaign, as ...
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Posted on November 8, 2011

Freight Conference in Hamburg

Intermodal Europe, featuring a free to attend conference and exhibition, is returning to Hamburg on 29 November – 2 December 2011.  It is expected to a...
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Posted on November 2, 2011

Freight Transport Congress Bremen

Starting tomorrow, the Breakbulk Africa Transport Congress covers a variety of topics. How China is investing in Africa, infrastructure and port developmen...
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Posted on November 1, 2011

Project Forwarding course for Freight Forwarders

The Breakbulk Americas freight event in New Orleans this month offered a two day training course for Project Cargo Management.  The course which is accred...
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Posted on October 28, 2011
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