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

Rotterdam delays with inland waterway shipments

In early September, the Port of Rotterdam will chair a meeting involving FENEX, shippers’ organisations and the German and Swiss transport and freight forwarding associations. FENEX intends to...


Canada pilots new IATA-FIATA air cargo program

Over the years the role of the forwarder has evolved from the original concept of acting solely as a sales agent for the airlines, to the current business relationship whereby the forwarder...


Freight forwarders want more detail on Customs proposals

British International Freight Association (BIFA) Director General, Robert Keen says that this focus shows how important the subject is to the UK Government's Brexit negotiations. “Having read and...


Future customs arrangements: a future partnership paper

The paper, which is available to view here , sets out the Government’s vision on trade and customs, including two broad options for future customs arrangements between the UK and EU. It outlines...


Shuttle traffic for July 2017

In July 2017, Le Shuttle Freight transported 136,293 trucks, a slight decrease of 1% compared to the month of July 2016. Since 1 January 2017, Le Shuttle Freight has transported almost 960,000...


CCS-UK develop new module to speed up Heathrow logistics

The latest module – CCS-UK Advanced Info – will enable freight agents, and transport companies working on their behalf, to pre-alert handling agents of loads being delivered, down to House AWB...


NaVCIS introduce new Freight Incident reporting form

NaVCIS receives a lot of support from Industry Partnership working, especially from Cargo Surveyors and Logistic companies, who inform them about incidents in the UK and EU and are working in...


Air cargo posts strongest first half-year growth since 2010

Freight capacity, measured in available freight tonne kilometers (AFTKs), grew by 3.6% in the first half of 2017 compared to the same period in 2016. Demand growth continues to significantly...


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