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With well over 100 years of experience in Worldwide Freight Forwarding and Logistics, we offer our customers a solution to handle all of their Import, Export, Crosstrade and Logistical requirements under the one umbrella.

Whether you are moving a pallet of cargo from London to Hong Kong, a shipment of 20’ and 40’ containers from New York to Manchester, or you need us to project manage the movement of a machine from Birmingham to Australia, then we can help.

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Industry News from BIFA

  • Clarification regarding CIP 29 (2015) NCH Trader Form for Route 1 and 2 declarations

    Customs have advised us the following:-

    “The National Clearance Hub is introducing a Business Developed Application to improve our current Route 1 process.  To support the new BDApp we have created a new header form for traders to use when submitting route 1 and 2 entry documentation at the hub.

    We will be trialling the form over the coming weeks and encourage traders to start using the form.  We plan to make this form mandatory at a later date but will give plenty of advance notice of the agreed go live date.  

    The header form is available now to download from Gov.uk.  The following links provide the relevant information for the Membership:-

    BIFA will update its members as to progress in introducing this new form and process.

  • TIACA promotes e-Freight on new website

    The new site includes a range of features such as improved networking opportunities, while the industry scorecard highlights some of the key benefits and challenges for various e-commerce initiatives.

    “TIACA is committed to delivering value for its members and the new website has a lot more to offer,” said Doug Brittin, Secretary General, TIACA.

    “Networking is a core pillar for us and the site provides more opportunities to connect and grow business as well as keeping up to date with issues which affect members’ daily business.”

    The new site features an enhanced members directory with more detailed profiles, social media feeds, and instant messaging.

  • Container reliability continues to improve

    The latest on-time month-on-month gain marks the fifth month out of six that has occurred in 2015. Compared to June 2014 the on-time performance was higher by nearly 15 points, which is a reflection on the operational improvements brought about by the new, enlarged carrier alliances at the start of the year.

    Drewry East-West ship reliability
    Drewry East-West ship reliability
    Source: Drewry Carrier Performance Insight (http://cpi.drewry.co.uk)

    Maersk Line was the most reliable carrier in June with an on-time performance of 84.8%, broadly the same as it was in May. This time the Danish mega-carrier faced stiffer competition that usual as Evergreen was only 0.1 point behind in second place. Hanjin took third spot with 84.5%.

    Interestingly the gap between the best and worst performing lines narrowed to around 26 points in June, when it had been closer to 40 points in May. The least reliable carriers in June were Wan Hai (60.8%) and Zim (59.0%).

    “The converging on-time scores is perhaps an indication that even carriers that have overlooked the importance of reliability in terms of marketing and customer retention are recognising their previous mistake,” said Simon Heaney, senior manager of supply chain research at Drewry.

    “Drewry expects carriers to maintain the current upwards trend for reliability as they look to impress shippers in order to keep hold of market share in a potentially weaker peak season.”

  • P&O Ferries brings sixth ship - The European Seaway - back into service on the English Channel Ten days ahead of schedule

    The news means that P&O Ferries has a sixth ship operating on the route immediately and will be able to carry more freight customers to reduce the backlogs which have been seen in recent weeks.
     
    Janette Bell, Commercial Director at P&O Ferries, said: "I am delighted to be able to inform all of our customers that the European Seaway has returned to service a full ten days ahead of its scheduled start at the beginning of August."
     
    "This means that we now have a sixth ship in operation on the Dover to Calais route immediately and our freight capacity has increased by around 12 per cent to 6,000 units a day."
     
    "Demand for cross-Channel freight transport is increasing for both structural and temporary reasons and the return of the European Seaway can only help the market to function more effectively. I would urge anyone looking to transport freight to the continent to contact us to find out more about the availability of space on the European Seaway and our five other Dover to Calais ships."
     
    The European Seaway is a 23,000 ton ship with the capacity to carry up to 120 freight vehicles. It is expected to make eight sailings a day.
     
    The European Seaway will supplement P&O Ferries' existing five ship fleet on Dover-Calais which makes up to 50 sailings a day. This will make a total of 58 cross-Channel sailings a day - more than any other ferry company.