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BIFA welcomes news of progress in Brexit negotiations

BIFA welcomes news of progress in Brexit negotiations
Robert Keen Commenting on the European Commission’s announcement this morning that it has recommended to the European Council to conclude that sufficient progress has been made in the first phase of the negotiations with the UK, Robert Keen, Director General of the British International Freight Association...
December 8th, 2017 | Associations, European Union, Markets, Politics and Government, Trade and Commerce | Read More

BIFA shares Parliament’s concerns over Customs plans post-Brexit

BIFA shares Parliament’s concerns over Customs plans post-Brexit
Robert Keen The British International Freight Association (BIFA) says that the House of Commons Public Accounts Committee is right to have concerns over the government and HMRC’s plans for Customs procedures post-Brexit. Commenting after the publication of a report by the Committee, the trade association...
November 14th, 2017 | Associations, Trade and Commerce | Read More

BIFA names new chairman

BIFA names new chairman
Mark Bromley Mark Bromley has succeeded Fred Osborn as the elected National Chairman of BIFA – the British International Freight Association – for a two-year period. Osborn becomes Immediate Vice-Chairman for a two-year term. Alongside him is John Stubbings, Group Director and Company Secretary of...
July 20th, 2017 | Associations | Read More

Time for new UK government to make some big decisions says freight forwarding body

Time for new UK government to make some big decisions says freight forwarding body
Robert Keen Commenting ahead of the results of today’s UK general election, British International Freight Association (BIFA) director general, Robert Keen says: “In the year since the Brexit vote, the UK has been in a period of great uncertainty on the political front and we hope that the new government...
June 8th, 2017 | Politics and Government, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Freight association urges caution when seeking Brexit advice

Freight association urges caution when seeking Brexit advice
Robert Keen The British International Freight Association (BIFA) is encouraging its members to carefully consider the options when seeking advice on the likely implications to their business and services of the UK’s decision to leave the EU. Director General, Robert Keen says: “There has been a huge...
February 7th, 2017 | Associations, European Union, Organisations, Politics and Government, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Not a lot for freight forwarders in today’s UK Budget

Not a lot for freight forwarders in today’s UK Budget
Robert Keen BIFA, the British International Freight Association [www.bifa.org], says that there was little in today’s Budget that was of specific relevance to the freight and logistics services undertaken by its members in support of the UK’s international trade. Robert Keen, BIFA’s...
March 16th, 2016 | Associations | Read More

UK freight forwarding comments on UK Government’s Autumn Statement

UK freight forwarding comments on UK Government’s Autumn Statement
Robert Keen BIFA, the British International Freight Association [www.bifa.org] has welcomed the news in the UK Chancellor George Osborne’s Autumn Statement that transport capital spending will increase by 50 percent to a total of £61 billion, funding the largest road investment programme since...
November 25th, 2015 | Associations | Read More

‘Sally Traffic’ to host UK Freight Service Awards

‘Sally Traffic’ to host UK Freight Service Awards
Truckers’ friend Sally Boazman is to host the British International Freight Association’s Freight Service Awards 2015 Ceremony in London next year. Better known to drivers the length and breadth of Britain as ‘Sally Traffic’, her BBC Radio 2 travel reports have helped keep the country moving...
September 7th, 2015 | Associations, Awards, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums | Read More

BIFA Newsletter 22 April 2015

BIFA Newsletter 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. More details »TIACA promotes phased approach for advance data regulations...
April 22nd, 2015 | Associations, HR, Markets, Reports | Read More

UK Freight Forwarder association strengthens team

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. He replaces Nigel Peall, who is retiring, and becomes one of five consultants appointed by...
April 17th, 2015 | Company Profiles, HR, Person Profiles | Read More

UK freight forwarders welcome potential export boost and duty freeze

UK freight forwarders welcome potential export boost and duty freeze
Robert Keen Responding to today’s UK Budget, Robert Keen, Director General of the  British International Freight Association (BIFA) said: “Following last  year’s announcement to double export lending from £1.5 billion to £3.0  billion, the government pledged a continued commitment...
March 18th, 2015 | Associations, Markets | Read More

Freight association names policy and compliance advisor

Freight association names policy and compliance advisor
Jones in at BIFA – The British International Freight Association (BIFA) – www.bifa.org – has confirmed the appointment of Mike Jones as policy and compliance advisor to look after issues related to Air, Aviation Security and Dangerous Goods. Jones started his career in freight forwarding...
March 16th, 2015 | Associations, Company Profiles, HR, Person Profiles | Read More

BIFA Newsletter 11 Feb 2015

BIFA Newsletter 11 Feb 2015
 News 11/02/2015   Ghana introduces Advanced Shipment Information System  As part of measures to reduce the high cost of doing business at the country’s ports, the Ghana Shippers’ Authority is set to implement the Advance Shipment Information System (ASHI). More details »Air...
February 11th, 2015 | Associations, Communication, HR, Logistics, Markets, Press and Media, Trade and Commerce | Read More

TT Club celebrates 25 year support of BIFA Awards

TT Club celebrates 25 year support of BIFA Awards
At the British International Freight Association (BIFA) Annual Awards Lunch in London last week, the global freight insurance specialist, TT Club was itself presented with an honorary award in recognition of the Club’s twenty-five year support of the event. In addition the Club sponsored the European...
January 29th, 2015 | Awards, Company Profiles, Logistics | Read More

Success celebrated again at UK freight association’s awards

Success celebrated again at UK freight association’s awards
All Winners* The winners of the eight General and Modal categories of the Awards, which has established a benchmark of quality for the British freight forwarding industry for more than a quarter of a century, were: Samskip; Panalpina World Transport; Schenker; Unsworth Global Logistics; Allport Cargo...
January 22nd, 2015 | Associations, Awards, Events, Markets, News, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Freight forwarders welcome all-in airfreight rates

Freight forwarders welcome all-in airfreight rates
Robert Keen 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...
January 7th, 2015 | Airline Industry, Associations, Aviation, Liner Shipping and Trade | Read More

The BIFA Newsletter 3rd December 2014

The BIFA Newsletter 3rd December 2014
 News 03/12/2014   US port delays force shippers to look skywards The recent US west coast port congestion issues have temporarily reversed the long-term modal shift from air to ocean as shippers seek alternative ways to ensure their goods hit the stores in time for the US holiday season,...
December 3rd, 2014 | Associations, HR, Markets, Press and Media | Read More

BIFA welcomes opportunity to consult on airport capacity

BIFA welcomes opportunity to consult on airport capacity
Robert Keen The trade association for UK freight forwarders and logistics service providers welcomes the opportunity to participate in the further consultation that was announced by the Airports Commission last week. Director General of the British International Freight Association (BIFA), Robert Keen...
November 17th, 2014 | Associations, Aviation, Markets, News, Trade and Commerce | Read More

HGV driver shortage impedes forwarders services

HGV driver shortage impedes forwarders services
Robert Keen Driver shortage impedes forwarders services The trade association that represents companies responsible for handling much of the UK’s visible trade is warning that a severe shortage of HGV drivers could wreak havoc with deliveries in the lead up to the Christmas peak. Whilst members of...
October 16th, 2014 | Associations, Logistics | Read More

Business as usual in Scotland says BIFA

Business as usual in Scotland says BIFA
Robert Keen Following the decision by Scotland to remain in the United Kingdom, the trade association that represents freight forwarders throughout the UK, says that it is business as usual. British International Freight Association (BIFA) Director General, Robert Keen says: “The decision to vote against...
September 19th, 2014 | Associations, Markets, News, Politics and Government | Read More

BIFA welcomes Airports Commission’s decision

BIFA welcomes Airports Commission’s decision
Robert Keen 02 September 2014 – The trade association for UK freight forwarders and logistics service providers has welcomed the Airports Commission’s decision not to include the inner Thames estuary airport proposal in its shortlist of options for providing new airport capacity by 2030. The...
September 2nd, 2014 | Associations, Aviation, Logistics, Trade and Commerce | Read More

BIFA names new director general

BIFA names new director general
Robert Keen BRITISH INTERNATIONAL FREIGHT ASSOCIATION NAMES NEW DIRECTOR GENERAL The British International Freight Association (BIFA) has named Robert Keen as its new Director General to succeed Peter Quantrill who retires from the trade association in August. Mr Keen, joined the industry in 1970...
July 22nd, 2014 | Associations, HR, Markets, Person Profiles | Read More

UK forwarders ‘not surprised’ by further US climbdown on 100 percent container scanning

UK forwarders ‘not surprised’ by further US climbdown on 100 percent container scanning
Peter Quantrill According to Peter Quantrill, Director General of the British International Freight Association (BIFA), it was ‘hardly surprising’ to hear the recent news that the USA has delayed new rules requiring all cargo containers entering the USA to be security scanned prior to departure from...
May 29th, 2014 | Container shipping, Containers, Marine Insurance, Safety and Security | Read More

UK freight forwarders welcome export boost in UK Budget

UK freight forwarders welcome export boost in UK Budget
Peter Quantrill Responding to yesterday’s UK Budget, Peter Quantrill, Director General of the British International Freight Association (BIFA) said: “In the budget, the Chancellor placed the emphasis on getting more businesses exporting. “Of late, BIFA members have been reasonably confident...
March 20th, 2014 | Associations, Logistics, Politics and Government | Read More

UK freight forwarders welcome HS2 stimulus

UK freight forwarders welcome HS2 stimulus
Peter Quantrill The British International Freight Association (BIFA) welcomes HS2 Chairman Sir David Higgins’ report HS2 Plus, if it helps to increase confidence in the financing, feasibility and benefits of the massive infrastructure project. BIFA Director General Peter Quantrill says: “Companies...
March 18th, 2014 | Associations, Logistics, Rail | Read More