New blood for FIATA

The FIATA international freight forwarders association confirmed Turgut Erkeskin from the Turkish UTIKAD association as its new president at its general meeting in Brussels on 6 October. Robert Keen, the former BIFA director general in the UK was also confirmed as FIATA’s secretary general. [+]

Time to look again at container free time, says FIATA

FIATA (International Federation of Freight Forwarders Associations) has called on shipping lines to restore free time periods for containers to pre-pandemic levels. It describes the earlier decision to reduce free time during the recent shipping disruption as one-sided and says that conditions have now changed. FIATA does acknowledge that traders do ... [+]

FIATA publishes customs best practice guide

International forwarders group FIATA has published a new document on customs issues. Practical Guide: Business Continuity Planning – Guidance for customs and border clearance provides practical tips for freight forwarders and customs administrations to be prepared for current and future crises. FIATA says that the pandemic and other recent events show ... [+]

FIATA launches paperless bill of lading

FIATA, the International Federation of Freight Forwarders Associations, has released a paperless forwarder’s bill of lading (FBL), paving the way for digitisation of the industry, it says. It says the solution improves security of compared with the paper version, as it uses Blockchain technology to authenticate the documents and provide an ... [+]

Ukraine freight continues to move, says FIATA

Unsurprisingly, the Ukrainian conflict has severely affected multimodal transport to and from the country but some traffic is continuing to move, according to a delegate from FIATA’s Multimodal Transport Institute and member of its Sea working group. While Ukraine’s  seaports and Dnieper river ports are “practically blocked”, the Danube ports of ... [+]

FIATA releases e-Bill of Lading data standard

The International Federation of Freight-Forwarders Associations (FIATA) and the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) have released the electronic FIATA Multimodal Bill of Lading (eFBL) data standard. It allows the exchange of bill of lading data in a standardised way, facilitating interoperability between all modes of transport and industry ... [+]

FIATA predicts global freight squeeze

International forwarders federation FIATA predicted that the maritime crisis will intensify as ports become blocked and sanctions lead to overnight removal of tankers from the global charter market, causing spot rates and transport costs to climb.On the roads, blocked drivers are again experiencing poor facilities including lack of food, security ... [+]

FIATA names Young Forwarder champs

FIATA International Federation of Freight Forwarders Associations and TT Club have revealed this year’s regional winners of the Young International Freight Forwarder of the Year Award (YIFFYA). They are: Europe: Glauc Fornes Gil, FETEIA, Spain Dissertation: More than just a freight broker Africa and Middle East: Justin John Goedhart, SAAFF, South Africa Dissertation: Agents ... [+]

FIATA warns of Belarus fall-out for freight

The political fall-out from the Belarusia’s arrest of journalist, Raman Pratasevich, following interception of a Ryanair passenger flight could have ramifications for the freight industry, warns the FIATA forwarders’ organisation. Sanctions and bans on overflying the country could pose significant risks to freight transport by air and land between Europe and ... [+]

UK’s Louis Perrin takes Young Forwarder title

Louis Perrin of Hemisphere Freight in the UK was named Young International Freight Forwarder at the FIATA Annual Congress in New Delhi, India this week. He was joined by the three other regional finalists Tjaka Segooa (South Africa), Kendyl Baptiste (Canada) and Sarah Skrypec (Australia). Mike Yarwood  Senior Loss Prevention Executive ... [+]

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