Three join BIFA board

The British International Freight Association (BIFA) has elected Denise Hill, Ian Mallon and Chris Packwood to its board of directors. Denise Hill joined BIFA’s secretariat in April 2023 as member engagement director. With her election to the BIFA Board, she will assist with the governance of the trade association’s work. Ian Mallon, managing director of Neon Freight, joins the board with over two decades of experience in the logistics and freight forwarding ... [+]

Professional touch for BIFA event

A recent event in the British International Freight Association’s Young Forwarder Network (YFN) programme was the first to be accredited for Continuing Professional Development (CPD). Guest speaker, PC Matthew Bate gave a presentation about combating international vehicle crime. BIFA member services director, Carl Hobbis, who has management responsibility for the trade ... [+]

Border ambitions fall well short of reality, says BIFA

Aspiring to create the most effective border in the world is worthy – as announced by the UK Government in December – but delivering it is a long way off said the British International Freight Association (BIFA) in its response to a National Audit Office report published on 20 May. ... [+]

Sam Warren to chair BIFA green group

BIFA has appointed Sam Warren of Woodland group as chair of its new Sustainable Logistics Policy Group. He is also sustainability manager at Essex-based forwarder Woodland Group and prior to that was environmental and sustainability officer for Chelmsford City Council. BIFA set up the Group in 2023 to identify and ... [+]

Happy homecoming for BIFA’s new frontier expert

The British International Freight Association (BIFA) has appointed Pawel Jarza as frontier policy manager, part of its policy and compliance team. He will be responsible for liaison with UK government departments such as HMRC and Border Force and other external stakeholders, working closely with Igor Popovics, policy advisor Customs, and Robert ... [+]

Time to consider taking on an apprentice, says BIFA

The British International Freight Association (BIFA) is urging members to consider recruiting apprentices.The call comes as part of National Apprentice Week in early February, and BIFA is taking the opportunity to remind its members that the International Freight Forwarding specialist apprenticeship, which BIFA helped create in 2018, is an ideal ... [+]

Suzi Perry reveals winners of BIFA Freight Service awards

Suzi Perry hosted a crowd of over 550 at the British International Freight Association’s 2023 Freight Service Awards in London on 18 January.From a starting grid of dozens of finalists, the Queen of the Pit Lane revealed nine winning companies and two winning individuals in the 11 categories of the ... [+]

BIFA offers freight for beginners course

The British International Freight Association (BIFA) is add a new training course to its one-day freight essentials training portfolio in January.Introduction to Freight has been designed as a practical course for complete newcomers to the world of freight and logistics. BIFA says it will give participants a good foundation in ... [+]

Chris Curtin is BIFA’s man north of the border

The British International Freight Association (BIFA) has appointed Chris Curtin as consultant representative in Scotland, completing its regional team. He joins four other regional representatives who support and engage with BIFA members across the UK and are the trade association's ‘eyes and ears’ at a local level in each of ... [+]

BIFA holds first green group meeting

The British International Freight Association (BIFA) held the first meeting of its Sustainable Logistics Policy Group in November. The group, managed by policy advisor sustainability and environment, Mike Jones, will help identify and report on issues which are of may in future have an impact upon BIFA members’ businesses. Attendees discussed ... [+]

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