BIFA - Industry News

Freight Service Awards now open for entry

Now in their 33rd 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 by all modes of...


e-commerce boom carries market to new heights in 2020

Global Express and Small Parcels Market Size & Growth 2010-2025 Overall, B2B volumes dropped significantly. The segment was detrimentally impacted by the damage done to the economy by the pandemic....


Freight forwarders should be cautious of the potential impact of Belarus sanctions

On 23 May, Ryanair flight FR4978 from Athens to Vilnius was intercepted over Belarusian airspace and made to land in Minsk by Belarusian authorities. Substantial measures have been taken by several...


Shippers renew call for block exemption to be removed

The Global Shippers’ Forum has used the current disruption in supply chains to renew its call for the removal of the consortia block exemption regulation. Chief executive James Hookham said that...


HMRC invitation to test new customs digital service

Background A new digital upload service to apply for a repayment or remission of import duties (C285) will be introduced later this year. It will replace the current process of sending your...


Where’s the ceiling for box shipping?

The Shanghai Containerised Freight Index (SCFI) hit new highs on Friday. For many months now people have been questioning how much higher spot rates can go. It’s a tricky one, as there are so many...


Air cargo up 12% in April compared to pre-COVID levels

As comparisons between 2021 and 2020 monthly results are distorted by the extraordinary impact of COVID-19, unless otherwise noted, all comparisons to follow are to April 2019 which followed a...


Freight association issues advice on Delayed Declaration Scheme

BIFA Director General, Robert Keen, says that UK importers that took advantage of the scheme at the beginning of this year, now have until June 25th to complete customs formalities for declarations...


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