Category: Freight

Updated UK trading conditions to be launched next month

The new edition of the British International Freight Association’s (BIFA) Standard Trading Conditions (STC) will be launched on 1st October 2017. The revised edition has been produced following an extensive review of the existing STC by the BIFA Legal and Insurance Policy Group, taking advice from solicitors with significant experience of the freight and logistics industry. Although the current edition of the BIFA STC is still effective and well-balanced, the

Deadline looms for BIFA Awards 2017 Competition

The entry deadline for the British International Freight Association’s annual Freight Service Awards competition is looming… Now in their 29th year, BIFA’s Freight Service Awards are open to all members of the trade association, which represents UK companies engaged in the international movement of freight forwarding and logistics industry. The deadline for entries is September 25th. BIFA asks for submissions that detail a relevant service or project such as a specific

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CHAMP introduces ‘Flight View’ to Traxon CDMP

CHAMP Cargosystems has recently introduced a new feature, ‘Flight View’, to its Traxon CDMP users. “Flight View’ enables airlines to view and monitor all shipments related to a particular flight.  This allows stations to group their to-do lists by flight, showing all action items across all shipments on that particular flight.Traxon CDMP is a leading quality management solution, that measures over 40% of the worldwide Cargo iQ airline shipments. The solution is

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London International Shipping Week will address poor security practices

London International Shipping Week takes place between 11th and 15th September, during which an event at the IMO will focus on the correct packing of Cargo Transport Units (CTUs) and the safety issues that result from poor packing and securing practices.  ‘Safety in the Intermodal Supply Chain’ will promote the awareness, understanding and implementation of the IMO/ILO/UNECE Code of Practice for Packing of Cargo Transport Units (CTU Code).  The hosts are the

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Deliver is among the first to implement an ‘Uber-style’ service model

The Russian start-up freight forwarder, Deliver is an innovative online cargo transport operation that is among the first in the country to implement an ‘Uber-style’ mode of service.  Through its network Deliver aims to achieve greater convenience for its customers and efficiency for a carrier resource base of more than 59,000 drivers.   Such a high volume of sub-contracted transport arrangements, which will require swift and seamless contractual agreements, requires

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BIFA calls for clarity on possible post-Brexit Customs arrangement

Commenting on the first of what is likely to be a number of papers issued by the UK Government over the next few days outlining its ambitions for Brexit, the UK trade association that represents freight forwarding and logistics companies says that it is no surprise that the paper is all about possible trade and customs arrangements post-Brexit. British International Freight Association (BIFA) Director General, Robert Keen says that this

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IATA submits to air cargo modernisation

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has adopted a resolution to accelerate the modernisation and transformation of the air cargo industry. The resolution builds on the momentum created by the entry into force of the World Trade Organization’s (WTO’s) Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA). “The TFA commits governments to making trade faster, cheaper and more efficient. Air cargo processes are stuck in another century. To ensure that air cargo is ready

97% of exporters optimistic about global trade prospects

Ninety seven per cent of exporters questioned in a survey said they were optimistic about growing their businesses through international trade. Spearheaded by the Institute of Export & International Trade – the UK’s only professional body offering recognised, formal qualifications in International Trade – the research involved responses from over 200 Institute members and the wider export community. Respondents were positive about future trade prospects despite fears of a growing US protectionist

DAFZA supports Dubai’s economic diversification strategy at Gulfood 2017

As part of its efforts to meet the current and emerging needs of the regional and global food and beverage (F&B) sectors, the Dubai Airport Freezone Authority (DAFZA) has announced its participation at Gulfood Exhibition 2017. Taking place from February 26 to March 2, 2017 at the Dubai World Trade Centre, the trade exhibition will provide DAFZA with a global platform to showcase its competitive advantages and business-friendly environment suited

UK forwarders look forward to action on new Government industrial strategy

The British International Freight Association (BIFA) has given a broad welcome to yesterday’s announcement by UK Prime Minister Theresa May that the Government intends to build an industrial strategy to deliver a high-skilled, competitive economy that benefits people throughout the country. Robert Keen, BIFA’s Director General, says that the initiatives in the announcement should provide a welcome boost for British industry and have a positive impact on the activities of