BIFA encourages members to consider recruiting apprentices

British International Freight Association (BIFA) says latest Border Operating Model adds clarity but expresses concernsAs National Apprenticeship week (8 – 12 February) is almost finished, the British International Freight Association has repeated its call for freight forwarding and logistics companies to consider recruiting apprentices.

An executive director of BIFA, Carl Hobbis said: “We know it’s a tough call, with the pandemic and the post transition period continuing to disrupt many freight forwarders’ operations.

 

…Now, more than ever, we need to promote the industry and give young people employment opportunities. We have had an apprenticeship standard for international freight forwarding for three years and the sector has been in the news more than ever, so what a great time to encourage someone to consider a career in forwarding.”

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Freight Association says latest ‘Border Operating Model’ adds clarity but expresses concerns

British International Freight Association (BIFA) says latest Border Operating Model adds clarity but expresses concernsBritish International Freight Association (BIFA) says latest Border Operating Model adds clarity but expresses concerns

Following a thorough review of the 272-page Border Operating Model released by the UK government, the trade association for UK freight forwarders says that whilst it welcomes the greater clarity on certain issues, it is concerned with the introduction of the “Least Worst Case Scenario” into the documentation. Read more at UK Hauler’s website >

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Can lessons learned through Covid-19 help logistics prepare for Brexit?

UK’s NHS needing to protect frontline staffBack in March 2020, the Covid-19 pandemic changed the world. In the logistics industry, supply chains were instantly disrupted by closed borders, restrictions on importing and exporting goods from certain countries, and barriers to sourcing products normally acquired from areas affected early on by Covid-19, such as China.

Even on the front line, final-mile delivery drivers had to learn how to make increasing numbers of safe, contactless deliveries.

On top of this, demands for personal protective equipment (PPE) and essential goods such as food increased exponentially, with businesses and the UK’s NHS needing to protect staff and supermarkets wanting to mitigate the effect of panic buying. Read more > from the Loadstar, a multimodal news resource for the logistics industry.

Air freight sector pushes hard to help – and for help – to fight the virus

Air freight sector pushes hard to helpAs Tiaca and Iata continue to lobby governments to relax restrictions on cargo movements, airlines are looking for ways to keep shipments flying.

IAG Cargo sent a note to customers yesterday, offering its passenger aircraft for charters.

“To support your freight and to help get it where it needs to be, we are now opening up the opportunity for freight forwarders to charter our aircraft where needed,” wrote chief commercial officer John Cheetham. Read more >