Freight News, Logistics

Paul Newman is BIFA’s latest star

[ April 15, 2015   //   ]

The British International Freight Association (BIFA) – – has engaged Paul Newman in a consultancy role for the trade association’s London East and South East region.

He replaces Nigel Peall, who is retiring, and becomes one of five consultants appointed by BIFA to engage with members and other stakeholders at a local level to provide support and information as required.

Newman celebrates a 45-year career in the freight industry this year having started back in 1970 when he joined Lufthansa’s import department. His career has included roles within freight forwarding companies, as well as port organisations. He has also launched his own forwarding agency and customs brokerage, which traded successfully before being sold.

In the 1980s, Newman was instrumental in the beginnings of the Felixstowe Cargo Processing system (FCP80) which, as Destin 8, is now managed by MCP.

Prior to his BIFA consultancy, he was general manager for sea and airfreight at Alpi UK, a subsidiary of Italy’s Albini & Pitigliani.