BIFA Newsletter – 14 Jan 2015

Associations, Communication, Press and Media — By on January 14, 2015 at 9:41 AM

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  News 14/01/2015  
MyFerryLink prohibited from operating in Dover
Groupe Eurotunnel seeks buyer for its ferry business.
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Eurotunnel announces order for 3 new Freight Shuttles to meet growing demand
With the British economy continuing to grow and cross-Channel traffic flows concentrating on the shortest routes as a result of environmental constraints, the market in the strait of Dover is set to grow over the coming years.
More details »Port Health Update – Importing fishery products
From the 13 January 2015 the Customs clearance of all imports of fishery products in the UK will be routed through the Automatic Licence Verification System (ALVS).
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EU-Canada Free Trade Agreement
The Canada-EU summit in Ottawa marked the end of the negotiations of the EU-Canada trade agreement ( CETA ).
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Freight forwarders welcome all-in airfreight rates
The British International Freight Association (BIFA) has given a cautious welcome to the news that Emirates SkyCargo is set to move to all-in pricing, including fuel and security surcharges, on air freight shipments to and from Europe from February 1st and on the airline’s global network from March 1st.
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World’s largest container ship makes maiden call at Port of Felixstowe
The world’s largest container ship, the 19, 100 TEU CSCL Globe, has made its maiden call at the Port of Felixstowe, the Port of Britain.
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November Global Air Freight Growth Concentrates in Asia and Middle East 
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) reported November 2014 data for global air freight markets showing that demand measured in freight tonne kilometers (FTK) grew 4.2% compared to November 2013. Capacity grew by 3.3% over the previous November. Compared to October 2014, air freight demand expanded by a healthy 0.8%.
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Lower slot costs to drive container shipping profitability in 2015
Container shipping profitability is expected to improve in 2015, despite record vessel deliveries, driven by lower unit costs, according to the latest edition of the Container Forecaster, published by shipping consultancy Drewry.
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Containership scrapping is below forecast
According to shipping research company, Alphaliner, containership scrapping will barely reach 400, 000 teu in 2014, substantially short from the 500, 000 teu forecast at the beginning of the year.
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Both sides lock horns in US port dispute
The union representing dockworkers at ports along the US West Coast has requested that “key decision makers” become involved in its contract talks with the group acting on behalf of employers.
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Moore Stephens says shipping must adopt can-do attitude in 2015
International accountant and shipping adviser Moore Stephens says shipping needs to adopt a can-do attitude in order to successfully meet the challenges which are likely to come its way in 2015.
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  Industry Information
Information from Customs and BIS 
The latest Customs Information Papers, Notice to Exporters etc. More details »
  BIFA Hallmark Events
BIFA Freight Service Awards Ceremony (22/01/2015)
Venue: The Brewery, Chiswell Street, London EC1Y 4SD (12:00 hrs – 16:00 hrs; Bar closes at17:00 hrs)
Celebrating its 26th year, BIFA’s flagship event has become an established annual fixture on the logistics industry calendar.
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BIFA Regional Annual Dinner – Liverpool 2015 (27/02/2015)
Venue: The Liner at Liverpool Hotel, Lord Nelson Street, Liverpool. L3 5QB (18:45 hrs for seating at 19:30 hrs )
We are pleased to announce full details and booking information for this prestigious event.
More details »Multimodal 2015 (28/04/2015 – 30/04/2015)
Venue: NEC, Birmingham (10:00 hrs – 18:00 hrs (14:00 hrs on 30th))
Advanced Supply Chain Management and Logistics for Cargo Owners
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London International Shipping Week 2015 (07/09/2015)
Venue: Go to LISW web Events Calender (Go to LISW web Events Calender)
LISW will be the ‘must attend’ event of 2015, offering over 100 industry functions and unique networking opportunities for leaders across all sectors of the international shipping industry – regulators, charterers, ship owners, ship managers, bunker suppliers, lawyers, ship brokers, bankers, insurers, insurance brokers, commodity traders and brokers, ship suppliers, port operators, shipping service providers and many more.
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  Regional Events
BIFA Gatwick – Regional Members’ meeting (15/01/2015)
Venue: Holiday Inn, Gatwick Airport (12:30 hrs)
BIFA Members and ASM Users can get information on activity with HM Revenue and Customs and other Governmental/regulatory bodies at national level as well as hear about local developments and initiatives.
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BIFA Heathrow – Regional Members’ meeting (20/01/2015)
Venue: BIFA, Redfern House (14:00 hrs)
BIFA Members and ASM Users can get information on activity with HM Revenue and Customs and other Governmental/regulatory bodies at national level as well as hear about local developments and initiatives.
More details »BIFA London East – Regional Members’ meeting (27/01/2015)
Venue: DP World, London Gateway, The Manorway, Stanford-le-Hope, Essex. SS17 9PD (14:00hrs)
Members can get information on BIFA activity with HM Revenue and Customs and other Governmental/regulatory bodies at national level as well as hear about local developments and initiatives.
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BIFA Anglia – Regional Members’ meeting (28/01/2015)
Venue: Holiday Inn Ipswich – Orwell, The Havens, Ransomes Europark, Ipswich, Suffolk. IP3 9SJ (10:00 hrs)
Members can get information on BIFA activity with HM Revenue and Customs and other Governmental/regulatory bodies at national level as well as hear about local developments and initiatives.
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BIFA Scotland – HMRC Presentation (29/01/2015)
Venue: Glynhill Hotel, 169 Paisley Road, Renfrew. PA4 8XB. (10:00 hrs)
Union Customs Code (UCC) and Authorised Economic Operater (AEO).
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BIFA Scotland – HMRC Presentation (30/01/2015)
Venue: The Craighaar Hotel, Waterton Road, Aberdeen. AB21 9HS (10:00 hrs)
Union Customs Code (UCC) and Authorised Economic Operater (AEO).
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  New Member Applications
BIFA Membership applications this month 
Full lists of companies that have applied for membership of BIFA. More details »
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