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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

Freight forwarders cease activities in Nigeria ports

Freight forwarders in Nigeria have blocked activities at the ports with protests at the Tin Can Island Port and PTML Terminals. They are protesting about...
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Posted on February 21, 2022

Containers take twice as long

New data shows that containers on both transpacific and Asia Europe tradelanes are taking about twice as long to reach their export destination compared wi...
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Posted on January 10, 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

British International Freight Association comments on Shipping Line Surcharges

The British International Freight Association has said that the news that some container shipping lines say that they will discontinue low sulphur fuel sur...
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Posted on September 5, 2020

Freight forwarders join request for Brexit clarity

BIFA, trade association for UK freight forwarders says that there is limited time to prepare for revised trading arrangements, after Brexit. The directo...
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Posted on August 11, 2020

Brexit checklist help for exports and imports

A UK consultancy has prepared a checklist for businesses which summarises some of the information from the Government: - Goods will be subject to customs ...
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Posted on August 10, 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

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

Freight Forwarding – market up 2.7%

A new Global Freight Forwarding Report has been published; the freight market grew 2.7% in real terms in 2016 – but revenues for freight forwarders fell ...
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Posted on July 2, 2017

Int’l freight forwarders congress in Malaysia for first time

More than 1,200 local and international delegates from the freight forwarding industry are expected to take part in the 56th International Federation of Fr...
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Posted on April 29, 2017

Government approves Freight Forwarding Apprenticeship plan

A group of employers from within the UK's freight forwarding and logistics industry has been given approval by the UK Department for Education to develop t...
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Posted on April 6, 2017

Salmon gives Norway exports a boost

NORWEGIAN seafood exports surged to 6.7 billion ironers in January, a rise of 18 per cent or one billion kroners. The farmed salmon sector accounted for...
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Posted on February 12, 2016

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

Taiwan Measures to Increase Export Trade

Measures are in hand to ensure that Taiwan stays abreast of its partners and competitors with regards to exports both within, and beyond, the local region....
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Posted on September 3, 2014

British Freight Industry Awards Ceremony

Members of the country’s freight forwarding community will gather next January for the 2014 British International Freight Association (BIFA) Awards and t...
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Posted on August 22, 2014

Air Freight Good News

A four times weekly air freight service from Hong Kong to Paris to meet demand from French importers has been announced by a leading freight forwarding com...
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Posted on June 21, 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

Shipping Container washed ashore

A shipping container holding 14 tonnes of cigarettes was discovered washed up at Seaton on the East Devon coast on Sunday 23 February. The 40ft-long freigh...
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Posted on March 5, 2014

Asia Air Freight Struggles

Air cargo traffic slowly rose through 2013 overall, particularly in the final quarter, but Asian airlines are struggling with air freight. Air freight mark...
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Posted on March 2, 2014

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

Russia banning fish imports from Norway

Russian vets recently returned from a visit to Norway;they are unsatisfied with the food safety control and want to stop all import of fresh fish and fish ...
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Posted on January 11, 2014

Sweden timber exports to China to triple

Swedish exports of sawn wood products to China is increasing rapidly. This fact was confirmed during Sino-Swedish Wood Day, a Swedish initiative and event ...
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Posted on January 9, 2014

SwedenExports down

Sweden's trade surplus in November remained the same as for the previous month, the latest figures from Statistics Sweden revealed. The trade surplus was...
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Posted on December 31, 2013
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