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Roll up, roll up – BIFA welcomes Emirates simpler pricing plan

[ January 8, 2015   //   ]

The British International Freight Association (BIFA) has given a “cautious welcome” to Emirates SkyCargo’s plans to roll up air freight, fuel and security surcharges into a single, all-in rate. It will apply to shipments to and from Europe from 1 February and globally from 1 March.

Last year, BIFA director general Robert Keen called for the shipping industry to follow suit.

The Emirates SkyCargo move is “a step in the right direction, provided it leads to the transparency that freight forwarders require”. Forwarders have for some time been calling for simpler and more transparent cost structures. “Perhaps Emirates Skycargo is responding to previous comments that freight forwarders stop accepting at face value opaque and unjustified surcharges,” he added.

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