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BIFA launches best practice guide

By: Chris Taylor
14 February 2012

The British International Freight Association (BIFA) has launched a Good Practice guide focusing on the basics of freight forwarding, logistics and international trade, reports Logistics Manager.

The BIFA's Good Practice Toolbox, which features on the group's website, offers 10 printable PDF guides and is designed to be used by any BIFA member.

Its topics cover a variety of issues that self-employed drivers and logistics companies - including those specialising in UK franchising - face every day.

BIFA.org announced these include: the use of BIFA Standard Trading Conditions; freight insurance; agreements with overseas freight agents; logistics agreements; documentary Letters of Credit; release of cargo documents; the use of cash on delivery and shipper's disbursements; dealing with personal effects; sub-contracting, as well as Incoterms.

Soon video presentations will also be made available, BIFA added. These will provide logistics businesses a further opportunity to demonstrate good industry practices using in-house tools.

BIFA members can use the online services to monitor employee development, as well as conduct test scenarios, for example.

Commenting, director general, Peter Quantrill says: "BIFA is planning to provide more of its training material in a modular basis so the Good Practice Guides are just the beginning of a change in training methods that we hope to roll out over the coming months."

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