BIFA bites back at ‘rubbish’ prophecies of forwarders’ death-by-tech

June 2, 2020 Alex Lennane

Digital disruptors will no more kill-off today’s forwarding sector than the advent of European rail did in the 1800s, according to director general of the British International Freight Association (BIFA), Robert Keen.
Mr Keen said it was simply “PR puff” to claim, as new ‘digital’ forwarder Beacon did yesterday, that the acceleration of digitalisation resulting from Covid-19 makes the future of the traditional freight forwarder more ‘precarious’ than ever.
“Over the past ...

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