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No deal still possible, warns BIFA boss

The British International Freight Association (BIFA) is advising its members to continue preparing for a no-deal departure on 29 March, until things become clearer. Director general Robert Keen, said: “Confusion reigns and with less than a fortnight to go before Brexit, no proposal is off the table and some suggest that a ‘no deal’ exit can happen because last week’s vote was advisory. “A no-deal departure would be very disruptive and damaging ... [+]

BIFA warns of the perils of abandoned boxes

BIFA is warning its members that they could be liable for the cost of containers abandoned overseas and is urging them to implement safeguards. It says that one of the most frequent questions it receives regarding problems on maritime shipments is about abandoned and unclaimed containers sitting in overseas ports. The ... [+]

Quality mark for BIFA courses

Both BIFA’s Customs-related training courses now have official Continuous Professional Development (CPD) accreditation. CPD accreditation is one of the highest standards for both academic and practical qualifications, ensuring teaching and learning remain up to date. Carl Hobbis, BIFA's training development manager commented: "It indicates to employers and HR practitioners that the ... [+]

Beware the switch-bitch, warns BIFA

The British International Freight Association (BIFA) is warning forwarders not to switch bills of lading without being fully aware of potential liabilities. Issuers, carriers or the carrier's agents can be asked to issue a second set of bills of landing in substitution for the original documents issued at the time of ... [+]

BIFA launches young forwarders group

The British International Freight Association is launching a BIFA Young Forwarders Network (YFN) to support people who have recently joined the sector. The launch will take place on 6 March at National Apprenticeship Week. Training development manager Carl Hobbis, said BIFA aimed to create several regional networking groups, run by young forwarders ... [+]

BIFA launches apprentice microsite

The British International Freight Association (BIFA) has launched a dedicated website – https://apprentices.bifa.org/ - to highlight apprenticeship opportunities in freight forwarding. It follows last year’s introduction of the International Freight Forwarding Specialist apprenticeship. The microsite includes case studies and tips from the experiences of BIFA members and their apprentices and ... [+]

Five finalists for BIFA’s Apprentice of the Year

Five youngsters studying for apprenticeships at freight forwarding have been shortlisted for the new Apprentice of the Year category at the BIFA Annual Awards, which take place this Thursday (17 January) in London. They are: Paige Baldwin of TPS Global Logistics; Kyle Lawrence of Unsworth; Thomas Turner of Panalpina World ... [+]

BIFA welcomes customs funding

BIFA has welcomed the one-off £8 million funding scheme for customs intermediaries and traders, details of which were announced recently. Director general Robert Keen, said: “During our meetings with both HM Treasury and HMRC, BIFA highlighted the concerns of our members regarding the capability of the Customs brokerage sector to ... [+]

Budget short on Brexit detail, says BIFA

BIFA said that whilst it welcomes some of the announcements in the Budget on 29 October, it was all overshadowed by the ongoing uncertainty over the UK’s exit from the EU. Director general Robert Keen commented: “Whilst the investment in road infrastructure might make a difference to our members, we should ... [+]

BIFA selects awards shortlist

A total of 26 freight forwarders have made it to BIFA's freight service awards shortlist. Air Cargo Services award – sponsored by IAG Cargo - Bermuda Forwarders (UK); Dimerco Express Group; Ligentia; Metro Shipping Cool award – sponsored by American Airlines Cargo - Bermuda Forwarders (UK); DB Schenker; Kuehne + Nagel; Morgan ... [+]

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