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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

  • HAL warns of increasing congestion at Terminal 4

    The situation is made worse due to Heavy Goods Vehicles (HGV) using the roundabout to access the A30. The Welcome Roundabout is designed only to be used by passengers accessing T4 and HGV should access the A30 via Stanwell Road from the Beacon Rd Roundabout (next to the Animal Reception Centre).

    A map showing the correct HGV route can be found here.

    The T4 Welcome Roundabout must be avoided by HGV drivers during the peak times (17.00-21.00 hours).

  • Grimshaw chosen to take Heathrow into the future

    It sends the clear signal to the Government that Heathrow is a ready-to-go, privately financed infrastructure project.

    The globally renowned architectural practice, which was founded in the UK by Sir Nicholas Grimshaw, was selected after a rigorous assessment from a shortlist of four of the UK’s top architects which also included Zaha Hadid, HOK and Benoy.

    This follows on from the announcement of Arup, CH2M, MACE and Turner & Townsend as Programme Client Partners in March. They have been tasked with ensuring the programme is delivered to the highest industry standards in planning, innovation and quality.

    Grimshaw were successful in the competitive tender process not only for their visionary concept designs, which pushed the boundary of what an airport could and should be, but also for their unique ideas around how Heathrow could be expanded in a sustainable but affordable way. Grimshaw brings their experience of working on major transport projects across the world and were recognised as the stand out practice to help Heathrow deliver a world-class sustainable airport that will deliver innovation in passenger service whilst showcasing the best of British design.

    Striking new images of the concept designs were revealed alongside a fly-through animation of a proposed new design for the Central Terminal Area, also by Grimshaw:

    Head of Design at Heathrow, Barry Weekes, said: “We look forward to working with Grimshaw to develop their bold ideas so that once the Government approves the Heathrow expansion, we can create a world-class sustainable hub airport which delivers for our passengers, our airlines and also helps to integrate Heathrow with our local communities. With the Concept Architect and Programme Client Partners now in place, we are now ready to begin the process of expansion once the Government makes the right choice for the whole of Britain.”

    At a time of uncertainty following the result of the EU referendum, the Government can send the strongest possible signal that Britain is open for business and confident in its future by expanding Heathrow. The £16 billion privately funded infrastructure investment would be a much needed boost for the economy, creating jobs and growth across the UK.  

    Partner at Grimshaw, Jolyon Brewis, said: “We are passionate about designing a new future for Heathrow Airport; setting a benchmark for sustainable infrastructure, skilfully integrated with the communities it serves. Heathrow have ambitious plans for the expansion of the airport and we are proud to be selected to help deliver this inspirational vision.”

    Partner at Grimshaw, Andrew Thomas, said: “We believe the expansion of Heathrow is vital to maintaining the UK’s place within the global economy and we look forward to developing a design that provides an authentic and uniquely British sense of place. Our concept will deliver an outstanding passenger experience by building upon the airport’s rich history, while also setting a new standard for the future of aviation.”

  • Importing dried Indian chilli & chilli products

    If you import dried chilli and chilli products from India (or another country and the chilli is from India) then you need to be aware that there are specific import rules to comply with.

    Before Export - Your goods must be analysed to check for the presence of aflatoxin* and you will need to get an analytical report to prove this. You will also need to get a health certificate issued by the Government in India.

    To apply for import - send Port Health the original analytical report and health certificate, and a Common Entry Document. You will also have to make a payment for the checks.

    Chilli Products - The law applies to all products that are made of 20% or more dried Capsicum annuum. This includes all chilli powder and some hot curry powders and spice mixes.

    *aflatoxin is a toxin produced by certain species of mould which has been found to cause liver damage and cancer.

    No certificates- no import

    From 1 September 2016, if you present any chilli products for import and you do not have a health certificate and analytical report your import will be refused. You will not be allowed the option of Port Health carrying out the sampling and analysis on your behalf, you will be required to re-dispatch your goods or have them destroyed.

    Issues to watch out for**

    • Certificate Validity - Make sure that your health certificate is valid at the time of import. Health Certificates can only be accepted as valid for 4 months from the date of issue. Some certificates are given validation periods of less than 4 months.

    • Consignment codes - the law requires your consignment to have a code, which must be marked on the packaging, health certificate and results of sampling and analysis. A lot number can satisfy this requirement.

    • Certifying all the products - Each consignment (lot/ type of product) requires its own CED, health certificate and analytical report. E.g. hot chilli powder and mild chilli powder would be made from different raw materials and should be tested and certified separately.

    Failure to comply with these requirements could result in your consignment being refused import.

    ** Applies to all products regulated under Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 884/2014


  • Eurotunnel Group publish 2016 half-year results

    All-time record for truck traffic through the Channel Tunnel

    For full details click here: 2016 half-year results