The British International Freight Association has told that they are planning to add three more seminars on freight shipping updates that they have planned to bring by next year. The association officials have told that the purpose of the seminars is to let the forwarders have a better understanding on their updates in the future. They have added that the response what they have got from the freight forwarders was really overwhelming. They have told that the demand for the places for the seminars was really high. The next seminar was planned to be held in the city of London. The officials told that the freight forwarders have really shown a good response to the seminar announcement and this shows how interested they are towards the updates of BIFA.
The London seminar will be concentrating on the introduction of European Commission’s Unified Customer Code in the month of May, 2016. Also the seminar will be concentrating on the container weighting amendment to the international shipping regulations. This update will be deployed by the month of July, said the BIFA officials. The European Union’s progress in the Authorized Economic Operator Scheme (AEO Scheme) will also be discussed in the seminar, said the officials. Robert Keen, the director of BIFA has also told that the response they have got for the seminar announcement from the freight forwarders was really overwhelming.
He added that this response is clearly showing how uncertain the freight shipping industry is and the responsibility for the industry giants to implement the things correctly. He told that the seminar will have a discussion on how the European Customs procedure and how the Container Weight verification can be adapted and what possible changes can be made in the sea freight to make it better. Mr. Keen has added that the seats for the seminar that was planned to be held in the city of London by next week were sold out completely. Thus the association has planned to have a series of seminars for the benefit of the freight forwarders. This series of seminars will allow almost all the members of the British International Freight Association to have an idea about the updates that the association has planned to being in the future.
One of the major update in the near future will be container weighting verification, said the sources. The container weighting verification law was originally aimed at the shippers who were failing to weigh the containers correctly. But the freight forwarders have consolidated it with the less container load (LCL). The seminar series announced by the BIFA will be held at Leeds on December 9, 2015; Middlesbrough on December 8, 2015 and at Chelmsford on January 28, 2016.