Sunday 23rd Jul 2017 - Logistics & Supply Chain

UK forwarders back calls for end to shipping surcharges

The British International Freight Association has come out in support of the Global Shippers’ Forum which calling for an end to surcharges imposed by shipping lines.

“Forwarders do not like shipping line surcharges and we have been challenging their legitimacy on behalf of our members – and their customers – for many years,” said director general Robert Keen.

“We welcome the resolution passed by the Global Shippers’ Forum to work towards the end of these surcharges within five years.

“Forwarders do all they can to minimise the effects of the surcharges but in the end at least some of the costs need to be passed on to the customers “and there is sometimes an unfair perception that our members are to blame,” he said.

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