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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

  • UK freight forwarding comments on UK Government’s Autumn Statement

    BIFA Director General, Robert Keen, says: “There has been a distinct lack of investment in the UK road infrastructure network over the past few years. This lack of spending has caused the country’s network of A roads and motorways to become congested, undermining the UK’s competitiveness in comparison to its international peers.

    “BIFA has said repeatedly that it is imperative that new road building and road reconstruction projects are not only implemented, but developed in such a way as to maximise their functionality. So, today’s news will be warmly welcomed by BIFA members, which as freight forwarders, use these roads to move Britain’s visible domestic and international trade. We are now hopeful that talk of infrastructure investment will cease to be just talk and we will see some spades in the ground.

    “BIFA Members that use the Cross Channel services will also be pleased at the news that £250M will be spent on facilities in Kent to relieve the pressure on roads in Kent created when Operation Stack is in place.

    “However, those members will be disappointed that Mr Osborne did not cut fuel duty. Whilst, the fact that he did not even mention fuel duty effectively means that the fuel duty freeze of the last five years continues, you could be forgiven for thinking that this is probably now a fiscal platform for him to increase duty in next April’s Budget.”

    BIFA will also be looking closely at where the 37% cuts in the Department for Transport’s operational budget will fall.

  • BIFA’s Steve Parker is the new President of CLECAT

    CLECAT’s membership consists of the majority of national freight forwarder associations throughout the EU and its prime purpose is to guard and promote the freight forwarding sector’s interests at European level.

    Steve Parker
    Mr Parker takes over from Mark Huybrechts.

    Head of Customs & Brokerage - Europe at DHL UK, Parker can boast over 35 years of experience in the freight forwarding and logistics arena.  A previous Chairman of BIFA, he currently serves on the UK trade association’s Board of Directors.

    Parker was BIFA National Chairman from 2011 to 2013. He is also Chairman of the BIFA Customs Policy Group and Chairman of the CLECAT Customs and Indirect Taxation Institute.

    BIFA Director General, Robert Keen said: “Steve’s appointment is important as it helps to strengthen BIFA’s influence and involvement in this important organisation and facilitate contacts with significant stakeholders, for the benefit of our members.

    “Marc had in fact succeeded Clive Broadley who is also a past BIFA National Chairman. For BIFA to see two senior officials elected President in such a short time is a great reflection of the high status of the trade association among our European Union forwarder colleagues.

    “BIFA is already well represented on Clecat’s Board and in addition to Steve's chairmanship of the organisation’s Customs and Indirect Taxation Institute; fellow BIFA Director Mark Bromley heads its Road Logistics Institute and I am Vice-Chairman of its Maritime Logistics Institute.”

  • UK freight association adds seminars to address major issues set to impact international trade

    The trade association that represents companies responsible for handling much of the UK’s visible trade says that next week's conference sold out very quickly demonstrating the level of interest in the topics on the agenda.

    These include questions about the impending changes in customs legislation emerging from the introduction of the Union Customs Code in May 2016; the current situation concerning the EU's Authorised Economic Operator (AEO) programme; as well as the issues surrounding new IMO regulations requiring verification of a container’s gross mass, which will become mandatory from July 1, 2016.

    BIFA members, other organisations and national authorities are now making preparations for these significant changes to international trade and global container operations, and the trade association is rolling out additional seminars on the subjects at a regional level throughout December and January.

    Robert Keen, BIFA Director General said: “The response to our event next week was overwhelming and demonstrated how much uncertainty there is on how to properly implement the new procedures and regulations, and how changes to European Customs procedures and container weight verification, may affect business.

    “With next week's conference sold out, we decided to deliver a series of regional seminars on the changes planned that will allow members unable to attend next week to also be brought up-to-date on the new procedures that become law in May and July next year.

    The additional seminars will take place In Middlesbrough on December 8th; Leeds on December 9th; and Chelmsford on January 28th .

  • MCA announce process to become a 'Verified Weigher'

    Over a period of approximately three years BIFA has highlighted the amendment to the SOLAS regulations, which is applicable globally, has now been passed. From the 1st July the shipper of an export container is required to provide a verified gross mass to the ships master or their terminal representative before it can be loaded on board a vessel. 

    The ultimate sanction being that, unless this weight has been provided, the carrier is not legally allowed to load the container onto their vessel. It should be emphasised that the provision of this accurate weight is already required in the United Kingdom.

    The MCA has now confirmed, to trade, the application process to become a ‘Verified Weigher’,  which must be submitted by e-mail to

    The application must be submitted along with the supporting documents and procedures highlighted in section 2 of the checklist, which can be found within the guidelines published at The guidelines also include a copy of the original, but brief, SOLAS amendment and it’s supporting Annex. Whilst not mentioning the full version within the guidelines’ links, BIFA recommends that any party considering this application should also read MGN 534, which also provides guidance on the implementation of the SOLAS VI Regulation 2 amendment.

    The resourcing implications, to support applications, are under discussion at the MCA and will be in place shortly. However, some form of process will be in place, well before the effective date of 1st July 2016, which will ensure that UK exports are not affected.