BIFA - Industry News

Imports of meat from Brazil

The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) understand that of the 21 establishments that were implicated in the fraud, five are authorised for export to the EU. This includes...


Major Supply Chain Safety Campaign launched

During discussions, it was clear that there were much more serious issues concerning poor stowage and the failure of many loaders to spread the load evenly throughout the weight of a container. IMO...


HMRC issue guidance on Transfer of Residence procedures

These comments have been relayed to Customs with suggestions for improvements. It is important to remember that these changes were primarily introduced to ensure that Duty and VAT would be paid in...


Eurotunnel welcomes 25 millionth truck

This 25 millionth truck, from the fleet operated by UPS, the express courier specialist, was carrying packages from Germany, many containing items such as clothing, shoes or electronics purchased...


Logistics graduates have an even brighter future thanks to course accreditation

Accreditation by the Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply (CIPS) – the leading global organisation serving the procurement and supply profession – means the course has been recognised as one...


BIFA focuses on multiple issues facing freight forwarders at Multimodal 2017

BIFA Director General, Robert Keen says that much of the conversation at Multimodal 2017 will inevitably be about the possible impacts of Brexit on international trade and freight forwarding. “To...


IATA Cargo Handling Manual will help promote standardization of cargo handling globally

The ICHM is the first complete set of standards covering the operational activities of all stakeholders in the cargo handling supply chain. It was developed in consultation with Air Carriers and...


FIATA and CLECAT deeply concerned about current capacity levels and service uncertainties

Sufficient capacity is needed CLECAT and FIATA recognise that demand for shipments from Europe to the Far East has increased. However, the question arises whether the current situation of...


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