BIFA calls for freight-friendly Budget

BIFA has called on the Chancellor to do more for the freight and logistics sector ahead of tomorrow's Budget. With the challenging economic outlook post Brexit and uncertainty over future trading relations with Europe, director general Robert Keen asked Phillip Hammond to take some immediate steps to improve the operating environment for the sector. Keen pointed out: “For some years there has been a freeze on fuel duty. Now we repeat our ... [+]

Forwarder aces the opposition – again

Forwarding and logistics firm Ace Express has won the Deloitte award for the best-managed company for an unprecedented nine years in a row. The accountancy giant’s Best Managed Companies Symposium and Gala Awards programme recognises indigenous Irish companies across the island of Ireland that operate at ... [+]

Automation won’t kill the forwarding star says BIFA

The freight forwarder will survive online retailers launching their own brokerage services because of “the vastly challenging and circuitous landscape” that the industry operates in, BIFA predicts. The British International Freight Association (BIFA) has reacted to current speculation that Amazon and Uber may be about to ... [+]

DSV opens in Macedonia

Freight forwarder DSV has opened a new office in Skopje, Macedonia – its first in the country. The office, with a staff of three, will be managed by Mr Dragan Petrushevski, who has many years of logistics experience in Macedonia as well as abroad. A ... [+]

New UK sales manager for Transmec

Transmec Group has appointed Phil Thomas as UK sales manager. He was previously sales manager at the company’s Redditch depot, and will now take on added responsibility for thes Bradford and West Thurrock branches. UK general manager, John Simkins, said the new appointment would help Transmec ... [+]

Irish forwarders to join Clecat

The Irish International Freight Association (IIFA) is to joined the Clecat pan-European forwarders' group, president Tom Thornton told a meeting in Dublin on 21 February. It would give the industry a voice in the EU following the UK's decision last June to exit the Union, ... [+]

Promotions across the board at BIFA

The British International Freight Association (BIFA) has approved the promotion of Robert Windsor and Spencer Stevenson to directors. Windsor (bottom), who joined the BIFA secretariat in June 2009 will continue to lead the trade association’s  representational work with government and many other organisations that BIFA seeks ... [+]

Ekol opens in Poznan, Poland

Following its entry into the Polish market in May 2015, Turkish-owned Ekol Logistics has opened another warehouse in the country, at Koninko near Poznań. It is a cross-dock warehouse for international groupage transports, near the A2 east-west motorway and close to a railway terminal as it ... [+]

Rhenus to move HQ to Port Salford

Forwarder Rhenus Logistics has confirmed started building its new headquarters and warehouse at Port Salford, on the Manchester Ship Canal, expected to be fully operational by late 2017. Rhenus says it has enjoyed strong and sustainable growth, with the past year seeing a 10% increase in ... [+]

Palletways member gains customs status

Southampton-based Palletways member Acclaim Logistics has gained ETSF (External Temporary Storage Facility) status for its warehouse at Totton following auditing and approval by HM Revenue & Customs. ETSF (formerly known as ERTS) is a secure, dedicated storage area which is used to hold imported goods ... [+]