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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BIFA - Industry News

Road Transport industry launches Cargo and Road Transport (CART) Security Guide

The guide was formally launched at the recent DIPS Conference held at Hampden Park, Glasgow on 18th April. The ‘CART’ Security Guide aims to raise awareness and offer guidance in a bid to fill the...


Yang Ming share trading halted as carrier moves to reduce equity capital

The suspension is due to last until 4 May, as it decreases its share count from three billion to 1.4bn, a decline of 53%. In a brief statement to the stock exchange, the company said the action was...


The Eurotunnel Group: Further increase in revenues during the first quarter of 2017

► Channel Tunnel Fixed Link Shuttle revenues stable at €130.8 million Railway Network revenues increased by 4% to €68.9 million ► Europorte: revenues stable at €28.9 million Jacques Gounon, Chairman...


Satisfaction survey in container transport

The service provided by container shipping lines is rated as poor to average and has deteriorated in the past year, according to a survey of exporters, importers and freight forwarders conducted...


Shuttle Traffic for March 2017

In March 2017, Le Shuttle Freight achieved a new all-time record, transporting 151,245 trucks, an increase of 5% compared to March 2016, the month the previous record was set. Since the start of the...


Le Shuttle Freight achieves new all-time record

Shuttle Traffic for March 2017 March-17 March-16 Change Jan-Mar 2017 Jan-Mar 2016 Change 151,245 144,522 +5% 409,856 410,729 0%


BIFA says a frictionless border is highest priority post-Brexit

“We, like most people, have heard all sorts of ‘facts’ and figures, but really we don’t know any more than we did on June 23rd. We have tried not to speculate too much as we don’t know very much.”...


Air cargo demand continues upward trajectory in February

Freight capacity, measured in available freight tonne kilometers (AFTKs), shrank by 0.4% in February 2017. The continued growth of air freight demand in 2017 is consistent with an uptick in world...


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