Diversity can be fun, says BIFA

The British International Freight Association (BIFA) is encouraging its members to teams for The Big Logistics Diversity Challenge 2020. The event, for which BIFA is a supporting organisation, aims to promote the importance of equality, diversity and inclusion across the logistics industry, as well as the business benefits, through a series of fun physical, practical and mental team challenges. The event, organised by Nimble Media, in association with Talent in ... [+]

BIFA boss gets lifetime achievement award

BIFA director general Robert Keen was presented with a lifetime achievement honour at the Global Freight Awards in London on 14 November. He joined the industry in 1970 and worked for a succession of forwarders before joining BIFA in1999. He was appointed an executive director in 2009, becoming director general ... [+]

Thirty-three finalists for BIFA awards

A total of 33 freight forwarding companies have been shortlisted for the ten categories of this year's British International Freight Association’s Freight Service Awards, due to take place in London on Thursday 16 January next year. They are: Air Cargo Services award – sponsored by IAG Cargo - Charles Kendall Freight, Dimerco ... [+]

Government on the right road, says BIFA

The British International Freight Association (BIFA) has cautiously welcomed Government commitments to the previous administration to invest £25 billion in  English roads. Director general, Robert Keen said: “BIFA has said repeatedly that it is imperative that new road building and road reconstruction projects are not only implemented, but developed in such ... [+]

BIFA nets basketball star for Freight Service Awards

Paralympian and broadcaster Ade Adepitan is to host BIFA’s Freight Service Awards competition next year. The awards are open to all members of the trade association, and are sponsored by a number of blue chip companies. The awards ceremony luncheon is an annual event on the industry calendar and, as before, ... [+]

BIFA strengthens customs training team

The British International Freight Association (BIFA) appointed Liz Sumner as trainer – freight and customs procedures. BIFA has seen demand for its freight and customs training courses hit a record high, mainly due to the availability of a specific apprenticeship in Freight Forwarding, as well as the uncertainty surrounding Brexit. ... [+]

BIFA awards open for business

The British International Freight Association (BIFA) annual Freight Service Awards competition is open for entries. Now in their 31st year, the awards are open to all members of the trade association, and are free to enter. The deadline for entry is 11:00 on Tuesday, 8 October and entry forms can be downloaded ... [+]

Brisk business for BIFA’s online customs training

BIFA says it is seeing massive interest for its new online customs declaration training. The 11-module  module course includes export and import processes, entry completion rules, Customs Procedure Codes (CPCs) and Customs Simplified Procedures. BIFA says it should not take more than around five hours to complete. Robert Keen, BIFA director ... [+]

BIFA shuffles the board

The British International Freight Association has elected John Stubbings as its national chair, succeeding Mark Bromley who becomes immediate past chair for a two-year term. Rachel Morley, general manager for operations at BIFA member company, Spatial Global, has been elected vice-chair. Morley was appointed a director of BIFA in 2017 ... [+]

Young Forwarder Network goes on the road

The British International Freight Association (BIFA) is to hold a programme of regional meetings across the UK to promote its Young Forwarder Network (YFN). The first will be at Alderley Edge on 11 April, marking the launch of the BIFA YFN regional group in the North West. Others tale place on ... [+]

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