BIFA slams ‘inconsistent’ development of new UK Customs system 

Yesterday, the British International Freight Association (BIFA) expressed its concern over the new “Customs Declaration System” (CDS) that will replace the existing “Customs Handling of Import and Export Freight” (CHIEF) system used for processing customs declarations in the United Kingdom. BIFA said it is concerned that the progress with the development of the new system has […]
  • Chelsea Toczauer
  • September 10, 2019

BIFA echoes warning that UK, EU are unprepared for no-deal Brexit

The British International Freight Association (BIFA) has warned of the likely negative impact of the United Kingdom leaving the European Union without an exit deal in place – a so-called no-deal Brexit – since the possibility emerged. The trade association this week released a statement in support of a Confederation of British Industry finding that few companies […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • July 31, 2019

Challenging first half for Lufthansa Cargo in interim results

Lufthansa Group reported a 2% year-over-year decline in traffic for both the second quarter and first half of 2019, which the group attributed to “lower economic growth and market uncertainty in the face of trade conflicts and Brexit.”  Traffic figures stood at 4.50 billion revenue tonne kilometers (RTKs) for Q2 and 5.24 billion RTKs for the first […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • July 30, 2019

Doncaster Sheffield’s expansion plans position it as alternative to congested U.K. airports

Despite the continued saga of Brexit and the uncertainty it instills into European-U.K. markets, Doncaster Sheffield Airport (DSA) is moving forward with plans to expand cargo operations and position itself as an alternative to congested airports in the United Kingdom. Today, DSA announced the appointment of Ray Wood – who has over 20 years’ experience from working formerly at Virgin […]
  • Chelsea Toczauer
  • April 10, 2019

CargoLogicAir launches flights at PIK in preparation for Brexit

As tumultuous Brexit negotiations continue in British Parliament this week, some cargo carriers in the United Kingdom, like CargoLogicAir (CLA), are increasing available capacity from the U.K. to mitigate possible disruptions to supply chains in the event of a “hard,” or “no-deal,” Brexit. Today, Glasgow Prestwick Airport (PIK) announced it will be welcoming U.K.-based CargoLogicAir’s launch of twice-weekly freighter services at the airport.  CLA’s new service at PIK will operate […]
  • Chelsea Toczauer
  • March 27, 2019

BIFA now supports extension of ‘Transitional Simplified Procedures’ in no-deal Brexit

With U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May’s attempt at a third vote in Parliament over a Brexit deal appeared to be falling apart today, there may be a glimmer of hope for the logistics industry in the face of what looks to be an inevitable “no-deal” Brexit nightmare. The British International Freight Association (BIFA), has apparently […]
  • Randy Woods
  • March 25, 2019

BIFA said prepare for a no-deal Brexit with 11 days to go

The clock is still ticking on Brexit, but United Kingdom’s logistics community and the British Parliament are still working hard to diffuse the situation. Last week, Parliament rejected Prime Minister Theresa May’s second proposed Brexit plan, which would have defined the terms for Britain’s exit from the European Union. With just 11 days left until […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • March 18, 2019

de Juniac’s air cargo priorities for 2019: Trade, global standards, modernization

SINGAPORE — After acknowledging a rather sour start to the year for air cargo, IATA Director General Alexandre de Juniac, in today’s opening address of the 13th World Cargo Symposium, called on governments and the air cargo industry to reverse this trend by focusing on three priorities to expand air cargo demand and maximize economic […]
  • Randy Woods
  • March 12, 2019

Will U.K. truckers see temporary permitting relief from a ‘hard Brexit’?

With fears of endless delays and hundreds of idled trucks increasing across the British hauling industry in the likely event of a no-deal Brexit later this month, members of the U.K.’s Freight Transport Association (FTA) were cautiously optimistic today about a March 4 tentative agreement between the European Union’s Parliament and its Member States that […]
  • Randy Woods
  • March 5, 2019

One month before Brexit: Dachser says prepare for ‘hard’ times

With just a month to go before the March 29 deadline for the United Kingdom’s pullout from the European Union, and no kind of customs deal in place for a smooth transition, several logistics companies are attempting to step in with their own plans to avoid the expected Brexit chaos. One of the latest is […]
  • Randy Woods
  • February 28, 2019

IAG Cargo reports cloudy 2018 results, continues cool-chain investments

United Kingdom-based IAG Cargo released its end-of-year results, which show it increased commercial revenue by about 7 percent to €1.2 million at constant currency in 2018, compared to 2017, but did not provide much information on its Q4 results or profit figures during the period. This doesn’t come as a surprise, as many industry members […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • February 28, 2019

U.K. companies form ‘seamless air cargo service’ consortium anticipating Brexit

As the deadline for Brexit approaches less than five weeks away, still with no new trade deal agreed upon between the U.K. and the E.U., logistics industry community members are taking matters into their own hands by forming small-scale alliances to address inevitable supply chain disruptions and soothe clients’ concerns. One example is a new […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • February 25, 2019

IAG Cargo launches online booking for pets

Putting a new spin on the emerging digital capacity-booking trend, IAG Cargo and its affiliate carrier, British Airways, are offering a new pet transportation service on its U.K.-based routes, which customers can use to book slots for their pets on the carrier’s flights via IAG Cargo’s website. The new offering is the result of a […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • February 5, 2019

CargoLogicAir volumes rise 36 percent in 2018

London-based CargoLogicAir, a subsidiary airline of the Volga Dnepr Group, released its 2018 results, showing cargo volumes increased 36 percent, to 780,000 freight tonne kilometers, compared to 2017’s totals. The niche four-freighter carrier said demand from its clients in oil and gas, aerospace, heavy machinery and humanitarian cargo caused volumes to triple, year-over-year, pointing to […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • January 29, 2019
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