BIFA - Industry News

Floating freight to greater profits: Freight by Water 2017

The UK has more than 4,000 miles of inland waterways, stretching from the North West through the manufacturing heartlands of the Midlands down to the country’s southern coasts. Yet many businesses...


Legislating for the UK's future customs, VAT and excise regimes

The White Paper, which is available to view here , sets out plans to legislate for the standalone customs, VAT and excise regimes the UK will need once it leaves the EU. In August, the government...


Heathrow outlines ten cargo steps for staying green

The UK's largest airport, still awaiting a Parliamentary vote next year to approve building of a third runway, set out its plans to ensure that even as freight volumes grow with expansion, overall...


Ministerial approval given to Mossend International Railfreight Park

David Stirling, PD Stirling Ltd. Said: “We welcome the Reporter’s recommendation and Ministerial decision to grant us planning approval. Delivery of MIRP will create new opportunities for...


Port of Felixstowe rail improvements receive go-ahead

The £60.4m scheme, jointly funded by Network Rail and Hutchison Ports, will allow up to 47 freight trains to run per day in each direction between Ipswich and Felixstowe. Commenting on the scheme,...


Government funding for the railways welcome but key rail freight upgrades needed to service the economy, say campaigners

“Future rail funding for maintenance and renewals is welcome but more commitment on upgrades to the Strategic Rail Freight Network would benefit the economy and help the Government tackle air and...


Freight forwarders urged to comment on likely post-Brexit skills gaps

A big concern of HMRC's Customs EU Exit Policy Team is the lack of Customs entry procedure knowledge should there be a need to complete formal Customs declarations post-Brexit. The results from the...


FIATA Announce Winner of Young Forwarder Award

L-R: Michael Yarwood, TT Club; Thomas Sim, Chairman of FIATA’s Advisory Board Vocational Training; Award Winner Bradley Davis; Hu Xiang Zhao, President of FIATA Each year FIATA celebrates the...


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