BIFA Newsletter 22 April 2015

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bifa 22 April 2015

Study claims modern ships are not so environmental
New ships built in 2013 were on average 10% less fuel-efficient than those built in 1990, according to a new study, commissioned by Seas at Risk and Transport & Environment.
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TIACA promotes phased approach for advance data regulations to keep shipments moving
The Association has published a new position paper urging regulators to take a sequential approach, and ensure compatibility and operational feasibility on both Customs and Civil Aviation aspects.
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BIFA adds consultant 
The British International Freight Association (BIFA) – www.bifa.org – has engaged Paul Newman in a consultancy role for the trade association’s London East and South East region.
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Shipping schedule reliability improving, but plenty of room for improvement
Liner shipping service reliability across the three core East-West trades hit a five-month peak in March with an aggregate on-time performance of 64%, according to Carrier Performance Insight (http://cpi.drewry.co.uk), the online schedule reliability tool provided by Drewry Supply Chain Advisors.
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Cargo Crime exceeds 1000 incidents in 2014
TAPA cargo crime annual report for 204 shows 3 major thefts per day in Europe, with an average loss of €205, 624.
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Businesses warned of hidden fraud risk
Fraudsters are targeting businesses by hiding malware inside fake invoices emailed to them which then steal online banking credentials, according to new information from Financial Fraud Action UK’s (FFA UK) intelligence unit – the Financial Fraud Bureau.
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Round Table of international shipping associations address major cyber security issues
It has been announced today that the Round Table of international shipping associations (RT) comprising BIMCO, ICS, Intercargo and INTERTANKO are developing standards and guidelines to address the major cyber security issues faced by the shipping industry.
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Container shipping’s continued addiction to ships stoking trouble
Despite positive growth momentum, the container shipping industry continues to suffer new, big ship deliveries with no let-up to the ordering frenzy according to the Container Forecaster, published by Drewry Maritime Research.
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M&A activity in Transport sector to hit over £40bn by the end of 2015, says KPMG report
In 2015, mergers and acquisitions (M&A) in the Transport and Logistics sector will supersede the levels seen in 2014, according to KPMG’s latest Transport Tracker.
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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
Multimodal 2015 (28/04/2015 – 30/04/2015)
Venue: NEC, Birmingham (10:00 hrs – 18:00 hrs (14:00 hrs on 30th))
BIFA will be exhibiting at Multimodal for the eighth year running, since its inaugural event back in 2008.
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London International Shipping Week 2015 (07/09/2015 – 11/09/2015)
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 Heathrow – Regional Members’ meeting (30/04/2015)
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.
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BIFA Yorkshire – Regional Members’ meeting (12/05/2015)
Venue: Robin Hood Airport, First Avenue, Doncaster DN9 3RH (17:30)
A joint presentation by Steve Gill, Managing Director of Doncaster/Sheffield Airport and Dayle Hauxwell, Cargo Manager, both of Peel Airports Management, focusing on recent and future developments at the airport and the surrounding area.
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BIFA Stansted – Regional Members’ meeting (12/05/2015)
Venue: Standard Airport Ltd, Enterprise House, Bassingbourn Road, Stansted Airport. CM24 1QW (11:30 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 South West & Wales Presentation & Regional Members’ meeting(13/05/2015)
Venue: Davies Turner & Co Ltd, Western Freight Terminal, Fifth Way, Avonmouth. BS11 8DT (11:30 hrs)
BIFA has arranged a presentation on Weight Verification (Container Weighing). With the new law coming into force on 1 July 2016, it will be beneficial for members to learn more.
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BIFA Gatwick – Regional Members’ meeting (14/05/2015)
Venue: Timberham House (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 Solent Presentation & Regional Members’ meeting (19/05/2015)
Venue: DP World Southampton, 204-207 Western Docks, Southampton. SO15 1DA (11:30 hrs)
BIFA has arranged a presentation on Weight Verification (Container Weighing). With the new law coming into force on 1 July 2016, it will be beneficial for members to learn more.
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BIFA Annual General Meeting 2015 (21/05/2015)
Venue: The Baltic Exchange, St Mary Axe, London EC3A 8BH (13:00 hrs)
The AGM provides us with an opportunity to discuss the Company’s performance and other important matters with members and to listen and respond to your questions.
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BIFA Heathrow – Regional Members’ meeting (27/05/2015)
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.
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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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