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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.

If you value your business then let our team of professionals look after you.

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Industry News from BIFA

  • India ratifies United Nations TIR Convention

    The ratification is a part of India’s multi-modal transport strategy that aims to integrate the economy with global and regional production networks through better connectivity.

    “India’s decision to implement the TIR system will have far reaching benefits for trade and will save significant time and money by streamlining procedures at borders, reducing administration and cutting border waiting times,” Boris Blanche, Chief Operations Officer at International Road Transport Union said.

    The TIR Convention will also facilitate India’s current national and multilateral connectivity-related initiatives to improve cross-border road transport, facilitating overland trade integration with both eastern and western neighbours. It will also help India in implementing the World Trade Organization’s Trade Facilitation Agreement, which entered into force this year.

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  • Queen’s Speech fails to excite freight sector

    “It’s also no surprise that many of the items contained in the Conservative election manifesto did not make an appearance.

    “But it is very disappointing that the Conservatives’ pre-election pledge to invest £40 billion in transport infrastructure improvements, and expand UK aviation capacity, appears to have been overlooked.

    “We are left to assume that the procrastination on these matters, which are central to the activities of BIFA members that manage the movement of goods within domestic and international supply chains, is likely to continue.

    “Whilst there were eight bills tackling Brexit alone; the real details of the Government’s approach to Brexit, and whether it will be hard or soft - was noticeably absent.

    “The Customs Bill appears to include legislation that is designed to help the UK develop a standalone UK Customs regime post Brexit, which could mean difficulties for any of our members’ clients that were hoping to see legislation that would limit changes to the current situation where imports and exports within the EU are tariff free.

    “Now we look forward to seeing greater details on how the Trade Bill will introduce a legal framework for Britain to agree free trade deals with countries and trading blocs around the world.”

  • Freight forwarders’ body joins calls for softer Brexit

    BIFA Director General, Robert Keen says: “Over the weekend, we heard the UK Chancellor of the Exchequer, Philip Hammond dismiss speculation that the UK could pursue a soft Brexit and remain part of the EU’s customs union and the single market.

    “Like many, BIFA believes the economic benefits of the European Union single market, which allows free movement of goods, services, capital and people, and the customs union, which enables tariff-free trading within the EU, should be maintained until a final settlement between the UK and the EU is agreed and implemented, whenever that might be.

    “In light of the confusion caused by the results of the recent General Election, and the lack of a clear mandate from the UK Electorate, Mr Hammond and others, ought to be trying to convince colleagues to review the decision to leave the EU customs union, as laid out by Theresa May in her Lancaster House speech in January.

    “Efficient and effective visible international trade needs fluidity at the borders and BIFA fears that leaving the customs union will lead to the imposition of tariffs, border checks, Customs declarations and bureaucracy for the many UK businesses trading within the EU, as well as BIFA members, which provide the logistics services that underpin such trade.

    “As others have said, the failure to secure a significant mandate in the General Election has left the UK Brexit team in a much-weakened negotiating position.

    “BIFA, on behalf of its members, suggests the Government needs to keep an open mind on solutions needed for the post-Brexit period, rather than throwing out the baby with the bathwater by having an inflexible attitude on ongoing membership of the customs union.”

  • Do you have the right recipe for a BIFA Freight Service Award?

    Levi Roots

    BIFA's Director General, Robert Keen has revealed that the celebrity host for the awards ceremony in January 2018 will be entrepreneur and musician Levi Roots.

    “I am often asked for the secret ingredients that constitute the recipe for success for any company looking to win one of our awards. So it seemed appropriate to invite someone who chose to sing his way to success to win financial backing for the launch of his 'Reggae Reggae Caribbean' sauce in the BBC's Dragons' Den competition.

    “We ask for submissions that detail a relevant service or project such as a specific case study, the development of a new service for a particular customer, or a more generic example of good practice. “The ingredients should include examples of innovative ideas; service enhancements; as well as customer and company benefits. And like the end result of any decent recipe, presentation counts for a lot.” Now in their 29th year, BIFA’s Freight Service Awards are open to all members of the trade association, which represents UK companies engaged in the international movement of freight by all modes of transport.

    For 2017 the entry process has been simplified and all categories are now completely free to enter. The deadline for entries is September 25th.

    Sponsored by a number of blue chip companies, each of the ten award categories is recognised as very prestigious and winning an award has become more coveted year-on-year.

    The awards ceremony luncheon is an annual event on the industry calendar. This event will take place on Thursday, January 18th next year and will provide a valuable opportunity for the 500 or more attendees to acknowledge the winners as well as network with people from within the industry.

    Comments Robert Keen, Director General of BIFA: “The awards are an important part of BIFA’s mission to encourage our members in their pursuit of improved standards and excellence within the logistics and supply chain industry.

    “Levi Roots is a classic example of someone who has used an award to go on to achieve even more successes, and I would hope that any of the winners of our awards would see the same results.”

    The BIFA Freight Service Awards are separated into ten categories, as follows:

    General categories

    Project Forwarding Award – sponsored by Peter Lole Insurance Brokers
    Specialist Services Award – sponsored by Forward Computers
    Staff Development Award – sponsored by Albacore Systems
    Supply Chain Management Award – sponsored by BoxTop Technologies

    Modal categories

    Air Freight Award – sponsored by IAG Cargo
    European Logistics Award – sponsored by TT Club
    Ocean Freight Awardsponsorship package available

    Specialist categories

    Cool Award – sponsored by American Airlines Cargo
    Extra Mile Award – sponsored by Descartes

    Individual category

    Young Freight Forwarder of the Year Award – sponsored by Virgin Atlantic Cargo

    Further information relating to entries and luncheon reservations can be obtained by visiting the BIFA website