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

Next generation container scanning for a safer future

Smiths Detection is designing both hardware and software for the next generation of container scanners, which will speed-up throughput and improve detection. The aim is to verify as quickly and...


India ratifies United Nations TIR Convention

The ratification is a part of India’s multi-modal transport strategy that aims to integrate the economy with global and regional production networks through better connectivity. “India’s decision to...


Queen’s Speech fails to excite freight sector

“It’s also no surprise that many of the items contained in the Conservative election manifesto did not make an appearance. “But it is very disappointing that the Conservatives’ pre-election pledge...


Freight forwarders’ body joins calls for softer Brexit

BIFA Director General, Robert Keen says: “Over the weekend, we heard the UK Chancellor of the Exchequer, Philip Hammond dismiss speculation that the UK could pursue a soft Brexit and remain part of...


Do you have the right recipe for a BIFA Freight Service Award?

BIFA's Director General, Robert Keen has revealed that the celebrity host for the awards ceremony in January 2018 will be entrepreneur and musician Levi Roots. “I am often asked for the secret...


Don’t let Brexit uncertainties delay key logistics infrastructure decisions, says freight association

“The goalposts may well have moved since the results of the general election, but the playing field remains the same. “There is uncertainty about when we will get a Queen’s Speech and when the...


Shuttle traffic for May 2017

In May 2017 Le Shuttle Freight transported 141,646 trucks, recording the best Truck Shuttle traffic for a month of May in its history, an increase of 3% compared to May 2016. On Thursday 8 June...


Sea freight carbon footprinting

As reported in the trade press, BIFA has become aware that Kuehne + Nagel has started noting the CO2 emissions generated by sea freight shipments on invoices, to help customers identify their carbon...


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