Posts Tagged ‘British International Freight Association (BIFA)’

Refusing to ask for an extension of Brexit transition amid coronavirus crisis would be ‘irresponsible’, say freight forwarding chief

Refusing to ask for an extension of Brexit transition amid coronavirus crisis would be ‘irresponsible’, say freight forwarding chief
Robert Keen Refusing to ask for an extension of Brexit transition amid coronavirus crisis would be ‘irresponsible’, say freight forwarding chief The director general of the British International Freight Association (BIFA) says that it in light of the massive disruption to supply chains being caused...
March 25th, 2020 | Associations, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Freight forwarders urge government to work with Heathrow

Freight forwarders urge government to work with Heathrow
Robert Keen Freight forwarders urge government to work with Heathrow Speaking after today’s ruling by the Court of Appeal in London in favour of campaigners challenging the legality of the UK government’s decision to allow a third runway at Heathrow Airport, Robert Keen, Director General of the...
February 27th, 2020 | Associations, Aviation, Logistics, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Freight forwarders stand to benefit from wider access to Government apprenticeship service

Freight forwarders stand to benefit from wider access to Government apprenticeship service
Robert Keen Freight forwarders stand to benefit from wider access to Government apprenticeship service The British International Freight Association (BIFA) says that the recent announcement that the UK government is expanding access to the apprenticeship service to employers who are not one of the existing...
January 13th, 2020 | Logistics | Read More

Freight association calls on new government to deliver on election promises

Freight association calls on new government to deliver on election promises
Robert Keen Freight association calls on new government to deliver on election promises Commenting on the results of yesterday’s general election in the UK, Robert Keen, Director General of the British International Freight Association (BIFA) says that members of his trade association will be looking...
December 13th, 2019 | Associations, Logistics, Organisations, Politics and Government, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Freight Association chairman wins lifetime achievement award

Freight Association chairman wins lifetime achievement award
Robert Keen Freight Association chairman wins lifetime achievement award  Robert Keen, director general of the British International Freight Association (BIFA), has been presented with the lifetime achievement honour at this year’s Global Freight Awards. Keen was presented with his trophy by comedian...
November 15th, 2019 | Associations, Awards, Events, Land Trasnport, Logistics, News | Read More

BIFA expresses reservations over latest funding for customs training announcement

BIFA expresses reservations over latest funding for customs training announcement
Robert Keen BIFA expresses reservations over latest funding for customs training announcement The British International Freight Association (BIFA), the trade association that represents UK freight forwarding and logistics companies, has expressed some reservations about yesterday’s Government announcement...
September 4th, 2019 | Associations, Land Trasnport, Logistics, Rail, Trade and Commerce | Read More

BIFA at Multimodal 2019

BIFA at Multimodal 2019
Robert Keen BIFA at Multimodal 2019 BIFA FOCUSES ON MULTIPLE ISSUES FACING FREIGHT FORWARDERS AT MULTIMODAL 2019 – uses the event to address and help resolve issues faced by the UK freight sector Tomorrow, the UK and Ireland’s premier freight transport, logistics and supply chain management event,...
July 1st, 2019 | Associations, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Exhibitions, Logistics, Trade and Commerce | Read More

BIFA Young Forwarder Network now fully established in the regions

BIFA Young Forwarder Network now fully established in the regions
Pictured left to right are the governors and chairs of Midlands region: Scott Powell (Europa), Colin Smith (Metro Shipping), Chadd Blunt (Millennium Cargo), Jay Williams and Julian Frattaroli (both Kuehne+Nagel). BIFA Young Forwarder Network now fully established in the regions The British International...
May 22nd, 2019 | Associations, Land Trasnport, Logistics, Rail, Trade and Commerce | Read More

BIFA warns of looming deadline for Customs training funding applications

BIFA warns of looming deadline for Customs training funding applications
Robert Keen BIFA warns of looming deadline for Customs training funding applications The British International Freight Association (BIFA) is alerting its members to a looming deadline by which they can apply for funding from the Government’s £5 million grant scheme opened in December 2018, as part...
May 16th, 2019 | Associations, Education and Training, Logistics, Politics and Government, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Forwarders welcome Heathrow ruling

Forwarders welcome Heathrow ruling
Robert Keen Forwarders welcome Heathrow ruling Speaking after yesterday’s ruling by the High Court in London against campaigners challenging the legality of the UK government’s decision to allow a third runway at Heathrow Airport, Robert Keen, Director General of the British International Freight...
May 2nd, 2019 | Aviation, Logistics, Ports & Terminals, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Freight sector given more guidance on trade in endangered species in event of no-deal Brexit

Freight sector given more guidance on trade in endangered species in event of no-deal Brexit
Robert Keen Freight sector given more guidance on trade in endangered species in event of no-deal Brexit Following a recent event organised by the British International Freight Association (BIFA), the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs has issued additional guidance on the Convention...
April 8th, 2019 | Associations, Logistics, Trade and Commerce | Read More

BIFA issues warning about the perils of containers abandoned overseas

BIFA issues warning about the perils of containers abandoned overseas
Robert Keen BIFA issues warning about the perils of containers abandoned overseas The British International Freight Association (BIFA), the trade association for UK freight forwarding and logistics companies, is warning its members about the cost of containers abandoned overseas for which they may be...
March 8th, 2019 | Chartering, Containers, Logistics, Markets, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Freight association issues warning on switch bill of lading

Freight association issues warning on switch bill of lading
Freight association issues warning on switch bill of lading The British International Freight Association (BIFA), the trade association for UK freight forwarding and logistics companies, has warned its members about the dangers of requesting a switch bill of lading without being fully aware of potential...
February 25th, 2019 | Associations, Land Trasnport, Logistics, Trade and Commerce | Read More

BIFA launches networking group for young freight forwarders

BIFA launches networking group for young freight forwarders
The British International Freight Association (BIFA), the trade association for UK freight forwarding and logistics companies, is launching a new networking group, the BIFA Young Forwarders Network (YFN), aimed at supporting individuals that have recently joined the sector. The launch will take place...
February 18th, 2019 | Associations | Read More

UK freight forwarders association expresses mixed feelings on Brexit White Paper

UK freight forwarders association expresses mixed feelings on Brexit White Paper
Robert Keen Responding to yesterday’s White Paper outlining the UK Government’s proposed future relationship between the UK and European Union after Brexit, Robert Keen, Director General of the British International Freight Association (BIFA) expressed mixed feelings about its contents. “The...
July 13th, 2018 | Comment, European Union, News, Organisations, Politics and Government, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Freight forwarders welcome MPs’ backing for the expansion of Heathrow Airport … but doubts remain

Freight forwarders welcome MPs’ backing for the expansion of Heathrow Airport … but doubts remain
Robert Keen Speaking after yesterday’s parliamentary vote in favour of the National Policy Statement for Heathrow expansion, Robert Keen, Director General of the British International Freight Association (BIFA) said: “Whilst BIFA welcomes the positive news from Parliament yesterday, today’s media...
June 26th, 2018 | Airline Industry, Aviation, Markets, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Freight industry urges politicians to vote yes on Heathrow expansion

Freight industry urges politicians to vote yes on Heathrow expansion
Robert Keen Speaking ahead of next Monday’s parliamentary vote on the National Policy Statement for Heathrow expansion, Robert Keen, Director General of the British International Freight Association (BIFA) said: “Hopefully, Monday will see the end of years of procrastination over the expansion...
June 22nd, 2018 | Aviation, Logistics, Markets, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Freight forwarders urged to comment on likely post-Brexit skills gaps

Freight forwarders urged to comment on likely post-Brexit skills gaps
Robert Keen Members of the British International Freight Association (BIFA) are being urged to take part in a short survey designed to gain a better understanding of the scale of potential Customs procedure training that will be required post-Brexit within the freight forwarding sector. A big concern...
October 12th, 2017 | Associations, Logistics, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Freight forwarders association makes Board promotions

Freight forwarders association makes Board promotions
Robert Keen BIFA promotes onto its Board – The British International Freight Association (BIFA) Board and Council recently approved the promotion of Robert Windsor and Spencer Stevenson to Directors of BIFA. Windsor, who joined the BIFA secretariat in June 2009 will continue to lead the trade...
February 20th, 2017 | Associations, Person Profiles | Read More

BIFA names new board member

BIFA names new board member
Rachel Morley The British International Freight Association (BIFA) has announced that Rachel Morley has joined its Board of Directors, replacing Carson McMullan who has stepped down having been on the Board since 2009. Rachel is general manager for operations at BIFA member company, Spatial Global based...
February 6th, 2017 | Associations, Logistics, Markets, Person Profiles, Trade and Commerce | Read More

BIFA urges forwarding community to get behind apprenticeship initiative

BIFA urges forwarding community to get behind apprenticeship initiative
Robert Keen The British International Freight Association (BIFA), which has been encouraging an employer group that is behind a specific Apprenticeship Standard for an International Freight Forwarding Operative, now calls on the wider freight community to provide broader support for the initiative. The...
February 1st, 2017 | Associations, Education and Training, HR, Jobs | Read More

TT Club Presents European Logistics Award at BIFA Ceremony

TT Club Presents European Logistics Award at BIFA Ceremony
Dave Gladen (centre) of Delamonde Group receives the European Logistics Award from Mike Yarwood of sponsors TT Club, with event host Sharon Davies London, 24th January, 2017 – At the British International Freight Association (BIFA) Annual Awards Lunch in London on 19thJanuary, the global freight...
January 24th, 2017 | Associations, Awards, P and I Clubs | Read More

UK forwarders look forward to action on new Government industrial strategy

Robert Keen The British International Freight Association (BIFA) has given a broad welcome to yesterday’s announcement by UK Prime Minister Theresa May that the Government intends to build an industrial strategy to deliver a high-skilled, competitive economy that benefits people throughout the country. Robert...
January 24th, 2017 | Associations, Logistics, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Top marks for UK freight forwarders

Top marks for UK freight forwarders
Robert Keen The British International Freight Association (BIFA) – www.bifa.org – has revealed the winners of its Freight Service Awards competition 2016. The winners of the nine General, Modal and Specialist categories in the Awards, which has established a benchmark of quality for the British...
January 19th, 2017 | Associations, Awards, Logistics, Markets | Read More

BIFA repeats call for end to shipping line surcharges

BIFA repeats call for end to shipping line surcharges
Robert Keen The British International Freight Association (BIFA), the trade association for UK freight forwarding and logistics companies, is repeating the call it made earlier this year for an end to surcharges imposed by shipping lines. “Forwarders do not like shipping line surcharges and we have...
December 5th, 2016 | Associations, Liner Shipping and Trade, Markets | Read More