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BIFA best practice guides

[ February 13, 2012   //   ]

The British International Freight Association (BIFA) has added a dedicated area to its website offering good practice guidelines for its members.

The BIFA Good Practice Toolbox – – contains ten PDF training guides on some of the basics of freight forwarding, logistics and international trade.

They include advice and guidance on the use of BIFA Standard Trading Conditions; freight insurance; agreements with overseas freight agents; logistics agreements; documentary Letters of Credit; release of cargo documents; the use of cash on delivery and shipper’s disbursements; dealing with personal effects; sub-contracting, as well as Incoterms.

BIFA member companies have been asking for more material that can be used in their office to enable staff to be trained without having to send employees away on courses.

The next stage will be for video presentations to be made which BIFA members will be able to access via the BIFA website to enhance the spread of good practice to all staff in BIFA member companies.

The tasks undertaken with a mentor can be logged in employee training files. BIFA is also planning a short test to accompany each guide for the mentor to use when developing staff.