When bad weather hits freight and logistics

When bad weather hits freight deliveries

International Forwarding (IFL) is ploughing ahead with its deliveries despite rare heavy snowfall on Sunday, which brought much of the UK to a standstill.

Sometimes bad weather is the biggest supply chain risk of all: closing seaports, cancelling air freight flights and bringing disruption to the road network. The best we can do as a busy freight forwarder is be prepared and return to safe operation as soon as we can.

“After yesterday’s huge snowfall across the West Midlands, we were up at 4.30am today to clear our Birmingham transport hub ready for collections and deliveries,” said Rob Pike, MD, International Forwarding. “Road conditions remain hazardous in places but we are doing our best to navigate the disruption to ensure we get to our customers.

“At International Forwarding, we always try not to pause or delay deliveries but if the weather disruption continues, we will communicate with our customers to let them know how and when the situation will resolve.”

On checking the weather forecast we are expecting our snowman to melt on Wednesday – and normal service to resume.

 

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