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Are you an Exporter?

We understand that when you’re exporting internationally getting your goods to where you need them to be, on time, on budget and intact is crucial to your success. And for this you need a company, like us, that offers an export service you can rely on. The complexity of international export can be a headache inducing at the best of …

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Traveling Light And Relax…

As a frequent traveller overseas for business and also as a father of three taking regular family vacations with my family, I for one, understand the trials and tribulations of what I can and cannot, or even should or should not take on board the plane with me in my hand luggage. Regardless of whether it is a short hop …

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Scam Alert !

BIFA has received information from a number of members concerning, so called, payment demands from IATA sent by email. Even more worrying is that the e-mail suffices (domain name) appear to clone the genuine IATA suffix (@iata.org). Fortunately, BIFA has observed that there are still ‘tell-tale’ signs to look out for, for example poor spelling is common, which a recent …

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Have The Pirates Really Sailed Into The Sunset?

Deputy Director of the International Maritime Organisation’s Safety division Chris Trelawny says that Somali pirate activity in the Horn of Africa may have abated, but the shipping industry cannot afford to be complacent. (There hasn’t been a successful pirate attach in Somalia since 2012, according to NATO). Threats to security change and shift all the time; now there is more …

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The Killer Snail

You’ll Never Believe This… Funny Stories From The World of Freight In the 28 years that I’ve worked in the shipping industry I’ve come across many weird and wonderful things. But none quite as funny as this… We recently sent a container to the USA. It was pulled for a customs examination which is nothing unusual, as spot checks often …

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