Why Insure Cargo?

Modern cargo handling methods have greatly reduced the incidence of loss or damage to goods but when incidents occur, cargo owners often blame those to whom they entrusted their goods. All carriers operate under trading conditions which limit liability in the event of loss or damage to goods and the calculation of this liability is on a weight related basis. In the UK many forwarders operate under the standard trading conditions of the British International Freight Association (BIFA).

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Air cargo demand up 3.8pc

Global air cargo demand last year was up 3.8 per cent on 2015 – nearly double the average growth rate over the past five years, according to figures from the International Air Transport Association. Freight capacity, measured in available freight tonne kilometres, increased by 5.3 per cent in 2016.

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System downtime: NCTS affecting GVMS - 13 + 14 August

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Air Cargo growth remains stable and resilient

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If you need to attend an IBF during these periods, you must attend either Sevington or Holyhead IBF: Sevington IBF, Ashford, TN25 6GE Holyhead IBF, Parc Cybi, A55 Junction 2, Holyhead, LL65 2YQ If...


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