Last delivery dates for Christmas freight

Make sure your UK and European freight consignments arrive in the ‘St Nick’ of time – check out our trailer departures schedule for Christmas and New Year.

We’d also like to say a big thank you from International Forwarding to all our customers for your continued business and support during 2017. We wish you and your families a very merry, safe, prosperous Christmas and New Year – and we look forward to delivering for you in 2018.

European pallet delivery

Please note the following with regards to our European trailer departures for the Xmas period:

  • Our last guaranteed departures from our Birmingham transport hub to Europe will be Friday 15 December.
  • Last departure for France will be Wednesday 20 December.
  • Last departure to Switzerland will be Thursday 21 December.
  • Next import departure from Switzerland will be Friday 5 January 2018.

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UK pallet delivery

As Platinum members of Palletways, we will be following its UK delivery schedule. For UK pallet deliveries, please transmit delivery freight by 12.30pm.

  • 21 December – normal service.
  • 22 December – normal service.
  • Earliest delivery date for any next-day freight entered will be 27 December.
  • 23 December – only agreed Saturday deliveries, advised and agreed by 12 noon the previous day.
  • 24-26 December –closed
  • 27 December – normal service (except Scotland and Ireland).
  • 28 December– normal service (except Scotland and Ireland).
  • 29 December – normal service (except Scotland and Ireland).
  • Earliest delivery date for next-day freight will be 2 January, except Scotland where it will be 3 January.
  • 30 December – only agreed Saturday deliveries, advised and agreed by 12 noon the previous day.
  • 31 December-1 January – closed.
  • 2 January normal collection and deliveries(except Scotland).
  • 3 January – normal service all areas.

IFL office hours

During the holiday period, International Forwarding will be open normal office hours on 27, 28 and 29 December. We may close a little earlier on Friday 22 December. Normal service will resume on Tuesday 2 January 2018.



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