BIFA reveals Freight Service Awards shortlist

The British International Freight Association says that 26 forwarding companies have been shortlisted as finalists for the nine service categories of the 34th Freight Service Awards, with 12 individuals making the finalist shortlists in the Apprentice of the Year and Young Freight Forwarder categories. They are: Air Cargo Services Award, sponsored by IAG Cargo – Deugro (UK),  GEODIS Freight Forwarding UK, Mandarin Global Logistics, and Noatum Logistics European Logistics Award, sponsored by TT ... [+]

BIFA scores a winner: Keegan to host Freight Service Awards

Football legend Kevin Keegan is to be the host for BIFA’s annual Freight Service Awards competition at The Brewery in London on Thursday 19 January next year. Entries to the awards, which are now in their 34th year, are still open and BIFA director general, Robert Keen says that it’s not ... [+]

BIFA awards open for entries

Entries are now open for the British International Freight Association (BIFA) - - annual Freight Service Awards competition.Now in their 34th year, BIFA’s Freight Service Awards are open to full Members of the trade association. As well as encouraging and rewarding high standards and professionalism, these awards, which are ... [+]

Young blood for BIFA National Council

Young Forwarder Network (YFN) members Kyle Lawrence and Laura Hobby are to join the British International Freight Association’s National Council. The 33-strong group acts as a sounding board for the views of the trade association’s membership. Kyle Lawrence joined the industry in 2017, was a finalist in the inaugural apprentice of the ... [+]

BIFA beefs up customs expertise

The British International Freight Association (BIFA) has appointed Igor Popovics as policy and compliance advisor with responsibility for Customs and frontier-related issues. Prior to joining BIFA, he was export documents and customs declaration officer at the London Chamber of Commerce, and whilst primarily fulfilling a Customs role, he also has ... [+]

Single Trade Window: Make your views known, says BIFA

The British International Freight Association is urging its members to provide their views on government plans to create a £180 million UK Single Trade Window to streamline trader interactions with border agencies. It is currently midway through a 12-week consultation on the issue. BIFA  says it hopes that the consultation indicates ... [+]

BIFA goes back to the classroom

The British International Freight Association (BIFA) says that some of its training courses will return to being conducted in person. Executive director Carl Hobbis said that the plan was to reintroduce classroom sessions from late April although online courses would also continue. The first course to return to the classroom on will ... [+]

BIFA sets out its stall for National Careers Week

The British International Freight Association (BIFA) is supporting National Careers Week on 7-12 March with a series of events promoting careers in logistics. It will start with an online seminar entitled ‘Ten Reasons To Consider a Career in Logistics’ at 13:00 on 7 March. BIFA executive director, Carl Hobbis, who is ... [+]

What do you think of the shipping industry? BIFA to canvas members

The British International Freight Association (BIFA) is asking its members for their views on current container shipping line practices, as well as their opinions on the easements and exemptions provided to them under competition law. BIFA director general, Robert Keen, says that over the last several months, he has received many ... [+]

BIFA welcomes supply chain watchdog

BIFA welcomes supply chain watchdog group The British International Freight Association (BIFA) says it welcomes the news that five competition authorities have created a working group to monitor activity by global shipping lines. The authorities will meet regularly to develop and share intelligence to detect and investigate suspected anti-competitive behaviour and ... [+]

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