Resources

The British International Freight Association (BIFA)

www.bifa.org

The British International Freight Association (BIFA) is the trade association for UK-registered companies engaged in international movement of freight by all modes of transport, air, road, rail and sea. BIFA has around 1500 corporate members, known generally as freight forwarders, which offer a wide range of services within these various modes.

International Federation of Freight Forwarders Associations (FIATA)

www.fiata.com

FIATA is a non-governmental organisation, representing an industry covering approximately 40,000 forwarding and logistics firms, also known as the “Architects of Transport”, employing around 8 – 10 million people in 150 countries.
FIATA has consultative status with the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) of the United Nations (inter alia ECE, ESCAP, ESCWA), the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), and the UN Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL).
It is recognised as representing the freight forwarding industry by many other governmental organisations, governmental authorities, private international organisations in the field of transport such as the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), the International Air Transport Association (IATA), the International Union of Railways (UIC), the International Road Transport Union (IRU), the World Customs Organization (WCO), the World Trade Organization (WTO), etc.

Incoterms

www.bifa.org/_Attachments/Resources/1094_S4.pdf

What is an Incoterm?

  • Sales term incorporated within the contract of sale
  • It impacts on the contract of carriage
  • Incoterms identify the obligations placed on the parties to the contracts in terms of
  • Responsibilities relating the costs and their division when shipping the goods
  • Distribution of risks associated with the movement of the goods • Where these risks transfer to another party
  • Freight forwarders need to understand these terms to:-
  • Ensure that consignments are processed in line with the appropriate Incoterm
  • Assist in handling claims should they arise

Currency Converter

www.xe.com

As the world’s favourite currency site, XE.com ranks among the top 400 sites in the world. We serve over 22 million unique visitors each month with a variety of tools and services including the XE Currency Converter, forex market analysis, and the XE Currency App, which has received over 25 million downloads. Since 2002, XE Trade Money Transfers has processed more than $10 billion in global payments and served thousands of businesses and individuals. Additionally, the XE Currency Data Feed is used by thousands of businesses from SMEs to Fortune 500 companies. As leaders in our industry, we continually strive to be innovative and always work to improve our products.

Global Weather

www.wunderground.com

Weather Underground has challenged the conventions around how weather information is shared with the public since 1993. We’re immensely proud of the unique products that our community and meteorologists have created to improve people’s access to meaningful weather data from around the globe. As the Internet’s 1st weather service, we consider ourselves pioneers within our field and we’re constantly seeking new data sets and the next technologies that will help us share more data with more people.

Foreign Office Website

www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice

The best place to find government services and information. Simpler, clearer, faster

Live European Traffic

www.tomtom.com/livetraffic/

Only TomTom takes existing traffic information and enhances it using anonymous data from 80 million mobile phone users on the road and 1.6 million connected TomTom devices. This makes TomTom’s Traffic revolutionary – able to deliver the world’s most accurate traffic information.

Live Shipping and Ports Database

www.vesselfinder.com

VesselFinder is a FREE AIS vessel tracking web site. VesselFinder displays real time ship positions and marine traffic detected by global AIS network.

World Time Zone

www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/

The World Clock has been an accurate and reliable source of time for over 15 years. We at timeanddate.com work constantly towards keeping the Clock accurate and updated.

British Chambers of Commerce

www.britishchambers.org.uk

The British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) is a dynamic, high-profile and independent business network, with Chambers across the UK. Local Chambers sit at the heart of the community, working with businesses of all sizes, and representing all sectors. Our mission is to make the Chamber network an essential part of growing business; we do this by sharing opportunities, knowledge and expertise.