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FREIGHT BUSINESS JOURNAL ISSUE 7 2020


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DSV gets on the road from China


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BIFA calls for state to step in to sort out Felixstowe woes


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Association (BIFA) is asking for government intervention at the port of Felixstowe, where operations have been severely disrupted. It says that forwarders are


suff ering major operational damage and incurring signifi cant


additional costs as a result of the ongoing disruption to operations at the port of Felixstowe and is demanding


that Government


intervenes in the dispute between the port’s owners and users. BIFA director general Robert


Keen, said: “There is a huge diff erence of opinion between the


port’s users and its management, over the causes of the less than satisfactory operational performance that continues to be experienced at Felixstowe.” He says that the ill-fated


migration to a new in-house terminal operating system in 2018 appears to be at the root of


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the current problems, which is exacerbating congestion caused by a huge increase in container moves ahead of the Golden Week in China, reduced container moves per hour at the quayside and serious staffi ng issues, due to Covid measures. He said: “BIFA members


have suff ered from two years of poor service from the port, and we feel that there is a need for in dependent intervention


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