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British International Freight Association welcomes decision on container shipping rules

The UK’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) will not recommend to the Secretary that the current Consortia Block Exemption Regulation (CBER) should ...
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Posted on February 15, 2024

Revised freight forwarding in Phillipines

THE Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) hopes to finalise revisions to the freight forwarding rules for seaborne cargo this year. “The DTI is committ...
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Posted on December 8, 2023

HK freight forwarders request use of road-air for e-cigarettes

The Hong Kong Association of Freight Forwarding and Logistics (HAFFA) has requested that the ban on the transport of e-cigarettes is eased due to its impac...
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Posted on November 30, 2022

Potato freight on 747s

A freight forwarding company in the USA is swinging into action by using three Boeing 747s to export potatoes into Japan because of a critical shortage of ...
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Posted on January 1, 2022

Freight association says more support needed

After news that the Trade and Co-operation Agreement has been ratified by the European Parliament, the Director General of the British International Freigh...
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Posted on May 1, 2021

Freight Forwarding sector welcomes Govt support for key shipping routes

The government has signed agreements with six operators to provide up to £35 million, helping to ensure there is enough short-sea shipping capacity to pre...
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Posted on May 17, 2020

Growth in Poland Freight Forwarding Market

Poland has become an important player the transport and logistics market. The Freight Forwarding Market in POland has shown a strong growth, helped by entr...
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Posted on July 24, 2019

A Chance for Freight Forwarders and Road, Sea and Air Logistics Suppliers to Win

The British International Freight Association (BIFA) has extended the deadline for entries to its annual Freight Service Awards, giving those logistics out...
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Posted on October 12, 2018

Rapid growth in global freight forwarding market

The freight forwarding market grew by 8.0% in 2017, which is a rapid expansion compared with recent years. The forwarding market is using technology to tra...
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Posted on July 29, 2018

Freight forwarding apprenticeships

The British International Freight Association (BIFA) is encouraging UK freight forwarders to take advantage of the newly authorised freight forwarding appr...
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Posted on May 15, 2018

EU court upholds fines for freight forwarding cartel

The European Union’s highest court last week said that the Commission was right to fine a group of freight forwarding companies over cartel charges, dism...
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Posted on February 6, 2018

Schiphol streamlines freight forwarding

Cargo carriers at Amsterdam Schiphol – Europe’s third-busiest freight airport – are trying out a new logistics system to cut CO2 emissions. The ...
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Posted on September 8, 2015

Changes ahead for Freight Forwarding

A growing shift in geographic focus towards the regional, plus the application of advanced technology and data analysis is bringing the traditional freight...
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Posted on July 29, 2015

‘Freight Industry overlooked’

Robert Keen, Director General of the British International Freight Association, is appealing to the government for investment in freight. The freight in...
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Posted on July 16, 2015

International Freight Forwarding Group stresses Logistics Importance

The latest press release from the International Federation of Freight Forwarders Associations (FIATA) stresses how important the logistics sector and an ef...
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Posted on January 27, 2014

Skills forLogistics Outfit Plans for Freight Forwarding

The newly appointed CEO of government sponsored Skills for Logistics has plans to 'attract,develop and support' people and companies in the logistics and f...
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Posted on January 18, 2014

Freight Forwarding Market Grows

A recent report by industry analyst Transport Intelligence shows that the global freight forwarding market grew by 3.1% in 2012. This growth was based enti...
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Posted on August 22, 2013

Freight Forwarding China

The Conference and Supply Chain Forum will be held in Shanghai from 5 - 6 September 2013.  The organisers expect 500 people to attend, and are advertising...
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Posted on August 18, 2013

Freight Disruption Sweden

The Transport Workers Union of Sweden has given final notice of industrial action to the employers' association.  From tomorrow, freight forwarding traffi...
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Posted on April 23, 2013

Freight Forwarding Cartel in Sweden?

The Swedish Competition authority has begun investigation into whether leading companies in the home/office removal sector of freight forwarding are breach...
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Posted on April 15, 2013

Freight Forwarding Investigated in Sweden

The competition authority in Sweden has begun an investigation into suspected anti-competition operations in the home and office removal sector. The Swedis...
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Posted on April 11, 2013

Logistics Academy in China

A major European freight forwarding company has opened its own logistics academy to train employees in China.  There is a going need for qualified employe...
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Posted on October 30, 2012

Japanese Freight Company price-fixing

A freight forwarder in Japan has agreed to plead guilty to being part of a conspiracy to fix fees.  It was announced in the USA that the company conspired...
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Posted on September 25, 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

Container Shipping Course

Lloyds of London Maritime Academy is offering a new distance learning course covering all aspects of container shipping. The course examines the commerc...
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Posted on March 29, 2012

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

Freight Forwarders admit price-fixing

The USA Government, which is carrying out a major investigation into anti-trust trading in the freight forwarding industry, said last week that six Japanes...
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Posted on October 5, 2011
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