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Those short-listed in the various categories are as follows: Air Cargo Services award – sponsored by IAG Cargo - Charles Kendall Freight, Dimerco Express, Evolution Forwarding, Metro Shipping, Noatum Logistics European Logistics Award – sponsored by TT Club - Davies Turner, Nextday Freight,... - October 31, 2019
The British International Freight Association has given qualified support to last week’s decision by a sub-committee of the International Maritime Organization to approve a compromise proposal for verifying the weight of containers before they are loaded onboard ships. The IMO sub-committee approved... - September 25, 2013
With final submissions on proposals for airport capacity in the UK due today, the trade association for UK freight forwarders and logistics service providers is hoping the Airport Commission does not get distracted by all the "noise" there has been on the subject in the last few days. - July 21, 2013
The trade association for UK freight forwarders says that this week’s budget must be a business-focussed budget if the Chancellor is to be taken seriously about getting the UK economy moving again. - March 21, 2013
The British International Freight Association (BIFA) is pleased that Robert Windsor, Manager Trade Services, BIFA is presenting the Association’s perspective on the proposed new regulations and the implications of the container weighing proposals on shippers and the container supply chain at the Multimodal 2013 conference and exhibition. - March 06, 2013
The British International Freight Association (BIFA) is disappointed by some of the background information concerning the recent full implementation of mutual recognition for the USA’s and European Union’s (EU) trade security programmes. - February 16, 2013
The British International Freight Association (BIFA) haswelcomed the news that the US Maritime Alliance and the International Longshoremen's Association have reached a tentative agreement for a new six-year master labour contract. - February 06, 2013
Speaking on behalf of its members, the British International Freight Association (BIFA), has broadly welcomed the news that the Department for Transport is to consult on raising the speed limits for HGVs. - November 22, 2012
The British International Freight Association (BIFA) - www.bifa.org - is seeking entries for its annual Freight Service Awards competition, celebrating 24 years of recognising the best in the UK freight forwarding industry. - June 16, 2012
The British International Freight Association (BIFA) believes that today’s UK Budget does not address the ongoing concerns of its members about fuel prices. - March 24, 2012
Over the last six months, the British International Freight Association (BIFA) – has welcomed a number of Government initiatives which brought good news for the trade association’s 1400+ members, most recently welcoming the Government’s decision that backdated business rates bills for port-based companies are to be waived. - March 22, 2012
The British International Freight Association (BIFA) has added a dedicated area on its website offering Good Practice guidelines for its members. - February 15, 2012
The British International Freight Association (BIFA) has added a dedicated area on its website to offer logistics advice in connection with the staging of the Olympic and Paralympic games at a number of locations throughout the UK in the summer of 2012. - January 19, 2012
Following a review, the British International Freight Association (BIFA), the trade association for UK freight forwarders, says that the National Policy Statement for Ports (NPS) delivers a framework for port infrastructure development in England and Wales over the next few decades. - December 16, 2011
The British International Freight Association (BIFA) - bifa.org - is seeking entries for its annual Freight Service Awards competition, celebrating 23 years of recognising the best in the UK freight forwarding industry. - June 19, 2011
As forwarders and airlines reached a landmark agreement on changes to the IATA-owned Cargo Accounts Settlement System (CASS) in Europe, the British International Freight Association (BIFA) was able to make a significant contribution to the negotiations that drove through the changes. - June 15, 2011
The British International Freight Association (BIFA), the trade association for UK freight forwarders and other cargo interests, says that whilst the UK Government is likely to review all aspects of air cargo security following the incident at East Midlands airport and overseas last Friday, there should not be a knee-jerk reaction. - November 03, 2010
The expression that ‘you have to be in it to win it’ is clearly demonstrated by this year’s Freight Service Awards organised by the British International Freight Association (BIFA) – www.bifa.org - as six first-time entrants make the finalist shortlist. - October 27, 2010
The British International Freight Association (BIFA) – www.bifa.org – is experiencing tremendous demand for a series of seminars that outline the security amendments to the European Community (EC) Customs Code coming into effect on January 1, 2011. - September 30, 2010
The British International Freight Association – www.bifa.org – announces that the guest speaker and host for this year’s Awards luncheon ceremony to be held in London on Thursday 20th January 2011 is one of the most famous faces in British football. - September 10, 2010
The British International Freight Association (BIFA) - bifa.org - is seeking entries for its annual Freight Service Awards competition, celebrating 22 years of recognising the best in the UK freight forwarding industry. - July 29, 2010
The British International Freight Association (BIFA), the trade association for UK forwarders, has welcomed the news in yesterday's budget that the UK coalition government will delay the decision over Air Passenger Duty reform. - June 25, 2010
The British International Freight Association (BIFA) – www.bifa.org – backs informed aviation commentators who have described a possible "plane tax" as an ill conceived proposal that will further damage an industry that is already on its knees. Furthermore, and importantly, it will do nothing to uphold the UK’s competitive edge as a major hub for international carriers serving Europe. - May 22, 2010
The British International Freight Association (BIFA), the trade association for UK freight forwarders, says that the unprecedented closure of European airspace is likely to lead to significant backlogs of airfreight when clearance to fly is eventually given. - April 22, 2010
BIFA – the British International Freight Association – is attending Multimodal 2010 and looking forward to meeting existing and prospective members and to bringing its message to the wider UK freight industry. - March 04, 2010
The UK’s most prestigious logistics and supply chain industry awards were given to the best of the British freight forwarding sector at a milestone awards ceremony – the 21st – hosted by author and broadcaster Mrs Frances Edmonds. - January 24, 2010
According to John O’Connell, Director – Trade Services at the British International Freight Association (BIFA) – web:bifa.org - it was “hardly surprising” to hear the recent news that the US Department for Homeland Security (DHS) would effectively not be able to meet its 2012 deadline to implement its goal of 100 percent inbound container scanning. - December 16, 2009
A significant number of companies that have never before entered the Freight Service Awards organised by the British International Freight Association (BIFA) put themselves forward this year. - November 07, 2009
The Home Office and UK Border Agency (UKBA) has informed the British International Freight Association (BIFA) that the consignment information that could be required by the police under the powers provided for in Section 33 of the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality (Ian) Act 2006, which enable them to request freight data on both third country and intra-EU shipments, will not be required on a routine basis. - October 28, 2009
If your business is winning, then make sure you tell people. That is the message from the British International Freight Association (BIFA), the trade association which organises one of the freight forwarding industry’s premier independent awards schemes, as it calls for last-minute entries to the 2009 BIFA Awards. - August 28, 2009
The British International Freight Association (www.bifa.org) is reminding its members and anyone else involved the air cargo business of an important deadline for air cargo security training. - July 26, 2009
The British International Freight Association (BIFA) - www.bifa.org - is seeking entries for its annual Freight Service Awards competition, which this year celebrates 21 years of recognising the best in the UK freight forwarding industry and which has attracted three new award sponsors. - July 22, 2009
The British International Freight Association (BIFA) – www.bifa.org - is backing calls made by Conservative leader David Cameron for the government to abandon plans to hit the ports industry with sharp rises in business rates, or face seriously damaging that industry at a time when international trade is vital to UK economic recovery. - May 10, 2009
The success of the British International Freight Association (BIFA) on the Insurance Mediation Directive is now complete with the UK government agreeing that freight forwarding and its associated activities will be removed from the scope of the directive altogether. - April 10, 2009
The British International Freight Association (www.bifa.org) has never doubted the vital importance of training to all levels of any organisation involved in freight activity. - March 26, 2009
The most prestigious awards in the UK logistics and supply chain industry were handed to the cream of the British freight forwarding sector at a landmark awards ceremony hosted by The Rt. Hon. Michael Portillo. - January 28, 2009
The trade association for UK freight forwarders believes that tomorrow heralds a new era for shipping and trade liberalisation, as shipping line conferences will no longer be permitted in any trades between the EU and the rest of the world from midnight tonight. - October 22, 2008
The British International Freight Association (BIFA) - www.bifa.org - is seeking entries for its annual Freight Service Awards competition. - June 22, 2008
The British International Freight Association (BIFA) is alerting the UK international freight community that it must not sleepwalk into a Big Bang on January 20 2008 when dual-running of the old and new data formats for Customs declarations ceases. - December 23, 2007
The names of the four finalists who will compete for the title of Young Freight Forwarder of the Year in this year’s Freight Service Awards organised by the British International Freight Association (BIFA) have been revealed. - December 12, 2007
Over 20 companies have been named as finalists for this year's Freight Service Awards organised by the British International Freight Association (BIFA) - www.bifa.org. Now in their 19th year, the BIFA Freight Service Awards are widely recognised as one of the most prestigious within the logistics and supply chain industry. They encourage and reward high professional standards and special achievements. - November 14, 2007
BIFA (www.bifa.org) - the trade association which represents the interests of Britain’s freight forwarding community - welcomes the news from Her Majesty’s Revenue & Customs (HMRC) that when SAD Harmonisation is implemented on 1st October 2007, dual running of both old and new type Customs declarations will be allowed until 20th January 2008. - August 19, 2007
Following a four-year campaign by the British International Freight Association (BIFA) – www.bifa.org - Treasury officials have confirmed that the Insurance Mediation Directive (IMD) Exemption for freight forwarders has now come into force. This means that freight forwarders should be able to... - August 11, 2007
BIFA, the trade association which represents the interests of Britain’s freight forwarding community, welcomes the Prime Minister Gordon Brown’s recent announcement of a review of the UK’s border security arrangements and commitment to a new unified border force at air and seaports. - August 03, 2007
The British International Freight Association (BIFA) has named Peter Quantrill as its new Director General to succeed Colin Beaumont. - July 28, 2007
The British International Freight Association - is seeking entries for its annual Freight Service Awards competition. - July 12, 2007
Shippers, and their freight forwarding partners in the EU, have been warned that they should conduct an impact self-assessment to ensure procedures and documents are in place before deciding whether to apply to become an ‘Authorised Economic Operator’ (AEO), when this becomes possible from 1st July. - June 28, 2007
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