China’s waste import changes impacting freight sector

New Chinese restrictions on imported waste, introduced since 1 January, are set to have significant implications for the international freight transport, logistics and supply chain sectors – particularly for backhaul east-west intercontinental container shipping trades, although the changes are also likely to lead to rising costs to supply chains from higher packaging costs.

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AAI Group Winners at local business awards

AAI Group Winners at local business awards in Manchester.
 
AAI Group’s Manchester office, the newest edition to the AAI family have scooped the most promising young business at the Stockport Business Awards. The event took place at Stockport Town Hall last week and was hosted by TV personality Jenny Powell.

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World Container Index - 14 Feb

Two-year spot freight rate trend for the World Container Index: World Container Index assessed by Drewry Our detailed assessment for Thursday, 14 February 2019 View our more detailed weekly analysis...


Border Force Heathrow International Trade Communication to BIFA Members

Amended trade check list for trial. This will require assistance from the trade whereby they submit licences, carnets, and permits completed correctly and with the correct hard copies of the...


World Container Index - 07 Feb

Two-year spot freight rate trend for the World Container Index: World Container Index assessed by Drewry Our detailed assessment for Thursday, 07 February 2019 View our more detailed weekly analysis...


Air Freight Demand Ends Year Up 3.5%, Despite Softening Late 2018

Freight capacity, measured in available freight tonne kilometers (AFTKs), rose by 5.4% in 2018, outpacing annual growth in demand. This exerted downward pressure on the load factor but yields proved...


Uncollected Cargo – mitigating the risks

Uncollected cargo is not a new challenge to NVOCC, but in many parts of the world appears to be an increasing problem. The NVOCC is particularly exposed to liability to costs that arise rapidly...


Transitional Simplified Procedures should be for all involved in visible international trade movements, including freight forwarders

"As the trade association for freight forwarders, which are responsible for managing the supply chains that underpin the UK's visible international trade, we have long campaigned for frictionless...


Letter to businesses about the UK leaving the EU

The latest letter has been published on GOV.UK and will be posted to businesses this week. HMRC have asked BIFA to share the information with its members requesting that BIFA members also share this...


BIFA launches freight apprenticeship microsite

Carl Hobbis, BIFA’s Training Development Manager, says: “Having been actively involved in the creation of the apprenticeship, BIFA has committed to promote the availability of the new apprenticeship...


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