The British International Freight Association (BIFA) is offering free online customs procedures training for members of its Young Forwarder Network (YFN).

The training session, on Wednesday 8 July, will be focused around customs procedure codes and will be available exclusively to members of the YFN.

BIFA launched the YFN last year to create regional networking groups and help develop the talent and skills of younger members.

So far six regional groups have been launched and over 20 networking events held, which it said have been attended by hundreds of young members.

Carl Hobbis, BIFA’s training development manager said: “The development of BIFA’s YFN continues to be of great importance, and as always with YFN events, using the video conferencing online tool will enable participants to build-up their professional network and learn more about the industry.

“We intend to make this training session fun, interactive and all participants will receive a BIFA certificate to count towards their Continuing Professional Development.”

Added BIFA director general, Robert Keen: “Our YFN is important to young people, so it is great that the network committee members are continuing to work together remotely to develop a plan to keep the network going during this unforeseen time.

“We have plans for a series of various online events for the YFN. Our recent virtual port tour, and an online quiz were both a great success and we have guest interviews, Q&A sessions and so forth all still to come.”