BIFA sees bleak new world for seafreight

BIFA says it sees no change in container shipping fundamentals for months possibly years in a new report for its members. It warns them to expect more surcharges to be imposed by the lines, additional port fees, quay rent and demurrage charges. The trade association has been monitoring conditions in the global market for some time, liaising with international organisations in order to compare market conditions around the world. Director general Robert ... [+]

BIFA awards open for entries

Entries are now open for the British International Freight Association (BIFA) annual Freight Service Awards competition. Now in their 33rd year, the free to enter awards are open to all members of the trade association. As well as encouraging and rewarding high standards and professionalism, they also represent the ultimate recognition ... [+]

There’s never been a better time to take on a freight apprentice, says BIFA

The British International Freight Association (BIFA) says that further government support for apprentice recruitment is now available.Since 1 June, employers of all sizes in England can apply for extra funding to help them take on new apprentices, said BIFA, which is encouraging its members to take advantage of the increased ... [+]

BIFA welcomes apprentice funding

BIFA has welcomed increased government incentive payments for  companies that hire new apprentices. Employers will now receive £3,000 for new apprentices of any age who join their organisation from 1 April 2021 to 30 September 2021. Carl Hobbis, BIFA’s Executive Director, who has management responsibility for BIFA’s training and development services, ... [+]

Don’t ease up on apprenticeships, urges BIFA

As National Apprenticeship week comes nears its end, the British International Freight Association has repeated its call for freight forwarding and logistics companies to consider recruiting apprentices. Executive director Carl Hobbis said: “We know it’s a tough call, with the pandemic and the post transition period continuing to disrupt many freight ... [+]

BIFA winners triumph over adversity

Winners of the BIFA Freight Service Awards 2020 overcame multiple difficulties and uncertainties this year, said the industry association. In the Air Cargo Services category, which was sponsored by ASM UK, Simarco Worldwide Logistics triumphed over fellow finalists DHL Global Forwarding, Kerry Logistics and Ligentia Global. Winner of the Ocean Services Award, ... [+]

BIFA plans four days of online awards

The British International Freight Association (BIFA)’s Freight Service Awards will take place online this year – spread over four days from Monday 25 January to Thursday 28 January. A quartet of presentation videos will be released at 1pm each day as follows:  Monday 25 January Air Cargo Services Award - sponsored by ASM ... [+]

Carl Hobbis ascends to BIFA board

The British International Freight Association (BIFA) Board has promoted training development manager Carl Hobbis to its board as an executive director.After joining the association in 2016 he orchestrated a remarkable redevelopment of its training and industry education functions.Prior to joining BIFA, Hobbis worked in freight forwarding for more than 30 ... [+]

Happy New Year! BIFA publishes revised trading conditions

The British International Freight Association (BIFA) has published a new version of its standard trading conditions (STCs), replacing the 2017 version. The latest edition has been produced as a consequence of the UK’s exit from the EU and reflects changes to direct/indirect representation with HMRC. The term “Customs Representative” is now ... [+]

Forwarders see red over shipping surcharge

The British International Freight Association (BIFA) says its members are exasperated by the news of  an ‘Emergency Space Surcharge’ by one of the world’s leading container shipping companies. It will apply from South East India ports to the North Continent, the Mediterranean, North Africa, Red Sea and Latin America. BIFA director general ... [+]

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