BIFA - Industry News

Drewry paints positive picture for demand growth at global container ports

The medium-term outlook for global container port demand growth "is positive thanks to strong underlying economic momentum across the world's major economies," said Drewry in its Global Container...


Chinese Customs Applies New Regulations

BIFA has been advised that as per China Customs 2018 no.60 regulation, and China Customs 2017 no. 76 regulation, that from August 1 st 2018 advanced manifests must be submitted for all sea and air...


Freight Growth Slowdown Continues in June

Freight capacity, measured in available freight tonne kilometers (AFTKs), rose by 4.1% in June 2018. Capacity growth has now outstripped demand growth in every month since March. There are three...


Freight forwarders still suffering from Felixstowe problems

“Our members still face significant problems at the port with shipping lines cancelling calls; or operating a cut-and-run policy, where the ship leaves before all containers that are booked are...


Improving rates may provide some peak season comfort for east-west carriers

The latest Container Shipping Forecaster from Maritime Strategies International (MSI) does not expect a repeat of last year, when mainline spot rates had reached their pinnacle by week 30 and then...


June 2018: First month in two years without serious growth - No clarity on direction for remainder of the year

(See www.worldacd.com/yields for more yield developments) It had to happen one day, or rather one month: no year-over-year (YoY) growth to speak of. June 2018 was that month: for the first time in...


UK exports to non EU countries continue to outstrip EU

In figures released in the second calendar year after the EU referendum, exports to non-EU countries amounted to around ÂŁ342bn in 2017 showing the worldwide demand for British goods and services...


Haulage and Trailers Act bolsters EU exit preparations

New legislation on cross-border haulage has today (19 July 2018) been given Royal Assent marking a significant step in the government’s preparations for exiting the European Union. The Haulage...


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