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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

  • Trading Standards issues guidance to forwarders

    Information received from Trading Standards states that a large number of emails from forwarders, containing the relevant documentation for assessment, are being sent to the incorrect email address or being sent to several email addresses, including the NCH, who are not relevant for Trading Standards assessments.

    Trading Standards stress that this is creating unnecessary work for themselves, and the NCH, causing confusion and adding to workloads. The combination of these factors are leading to avoidable delays in the processing of entries, with consignments being detained longer than is either necessary or appropriate. 

    The British International Freight Association (BIFA) has received guidance that, whilst Trading Standards have been relatively tolerant towards forwarders not following the correct procedure, from now they will be taking a more robust approach to ensure compliance in line with the correct procedures.

    Both the GOV and Suffolk County Council websites provide guidance information guidance regarding the correct process to be followed. See below.

    Future emails containing documentation for assessment, sent to the wrong email address or sent to several email addresses, may result in the email being deleted without any clearance action being taken.

  • Changes to the list of products controlled at import

    The European Commission have published Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 2015/1607, which contains a revised list of food and feed that is examined at the port.

    The changes apply from the 1st October 2015.

    A common entry document (CED) will need to be submitted for all consignments and sampling will be carried out in accordance with the published frequencies. All CEDs must be submitted on TRACES.

    The Commission Implementing Regulation updates and replaces the list of food and feed controlled by Commission Regulation 669/2009. Products that are affected by the changes have been identified below.

    New products subject to control


    CN Code

    Country of Origin


    Sampling Frequency

    Groundnuts and derived products
      - for food and feed use




    Groundnuts (peanuts), in shell

    1202 41 00

    Groundnuts (peanuts), shelled

    1202 42 00

    Peanut butter

    2008 11 10

    Groundnuts (peanuts), otherwise prepared or preserved

    2008 11 91 
    2008 11 96
    2008 11 98

    Frozen Raspberries
      - for food use

    0811 20 31

    ex 0811 20 11 
    ex 0811 20 19




    Products to be removed from controls


    Country of Origin


    Vine fruit
      - for food use



      - for food use



    Betel Leaves
      - for food use



    Other Changes

    There were no changes to the sampling frequencies for the products already subject to control.

    More Information



  • TAPA offer cargo industry new entry level for security standards certification programme

    Available to both members and non-members, the initiative aims to spearhead TAPA’s new global campaign to increase the number of TAPA-certified cargo warehouses and trucking operations in Europe, the Americas and Asia Pacific. Last month, the Association stated a three-year goal to double the number of TAPA-certified facilities to 2,000 worldwide and to make a ‘quantum leap’ in the number of trucking companies complying with its Trucking Security Requirements (TSR).

    TAPA’s Facilities Security Requirements (FSR) and TSR have been created by supply chain security professionals to help manufacturers reduce the risk of theft from their supply chains. TAPA’s new campaign aims to make warehouse and trucking operations more resilient and give its manufacturer members a wider choice of TAPA-certified suppliers.

    To qualify for entry level self-certification, companies need to:

    • Attend one of the TAPA Security Standards training courses
    • Pass the relevant examination at the end of the 1-2 day course
    • Conduct their self audit
    • Submit the result to TAPA along with any supporting evidence, if required

    Each self-audit will be reviewed by TAPA and, if approved, the appropriate certificate will be awarded. The self-certification process, help and advice and training is free for TAPA members. Non-members will be asked to pay a fee.

    Thorsten Neumann, Chairman of TAPA’s Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA) region, said: “This initiative gives companies the ability to adopt our entry-level security standards in a highly efficient way. In the majority of cases, our FSR Level ‘C’ and TSR Level ‘ 3’ Standards already provide the degree of improved security required by manufacturers, although many of our members opt for the higher independently-audited certification levels for their major operations. At the entry level, one in-house TAPA-trained auditor can complete the validation of multiple facilities so this is an extremely cost effective opportunity for logistics and transport companies to demonstrate their supply chain security commitment to customers. We are confident that companies that have a professional approach to security will be ready to start the TAPA certification process.”

    Companies that want to know more about TAPA’s Security Standards should contact

  • Air freight volumes flat after recent declines

    The results varied widely by region. Carriers in the Middle East reported the most significant growth (10.4%) followed by African (2.3%) and European airlines (0.7%). The most significant negative impact on the global performance was by Asia-Pacific based airlines (-1.0%); and those in North America (-3.3%) and Latin America (-7.3%). All regions reported capacity expansions ahead of growth in demand.

    "After declines in June and July, signs of a stabilization in air cargo are welcome. But all is not well. Total volumes are down 2% compared to the end of 2014. And some of the key reasons for the earlier weakness – for example, downgraded growth expectations in emerging Asia, and the rebalancing of the Chinese economy toward domestic consumption – are still there. Even though world trade volumes have slightly picked up, the industry will have to work hard to match the strong finish to 2014," said Tony Tyler, IATA’s Director General and CEO.

    Aug   2015 vs. Aug 2014

    FTK Growth

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    Total Market





    YTD 2015 vs. YTD  2014

    FTK Growth

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    Total Market




    Regional analysis in detail

    Asia-Pacific carriers saw a fall in FTKs of 1.0% in August compared to August 2014, and capacity expanded 4.9%. The contraction was less severe than in July (-2.0%), although with the continued drop in export orders for Chinese manufacturing, it is hard to say if the decline has bottomed out.

    European carriers reported a rise in demand in August of 0.7% compared to a year ago and capacity rose 3.9%. Recent improvements in manufacturing business activity seem to be finally feeding through to support air freight demand.

    North American airlines experienced a decline of 3.3% year-on-year and capacity grew 4.4%. Airlines in the region have experienced a significant fall in FTK volumes since the end of congestion at West Coast ports. More fundamentally any improvement in economic performance does not appear to be driving stronger air freight demand.

    Middle Eastern carriers saw the strongest growth with demand expanding by 10.4%, and capacity rising 14.3%. Although some economies in the region have suffered a slowdown in non-oil growth, overall expansion remains robust enough to sustain solid growth in air freight.

    Latin American airlines reported a decline in demand of 7.3% year-on-year, and capacity expanded 0.8%. The large fall reflects the continued economic struggles of Brazil and Argentina, while regional trade activity has not created stronger air freight demand.

    African carriers experienced growth in demand of 2.3%, and capacity rose by 10.6%. Nigeria and South Africa, the largest economies in the region, have underperformed. Regional trade, however, has held up, and generated increases in air freight volumes.

    View August freight results (pdf)