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Roy Baker, IFL Director, on a no-deal Brexit
10 January
2019
This week International Forwarding director Roy Baker spoke to Heart FM news about Brexit and the effect on the West Midlands freight and logistics industry – and the businesses who use them for importing and exporting their goods. Please note: to support our customers through Brexit, we have put together a short guide to how we as a freight forwarderRead more
Brexit and IFL: Our guide for freight and logistics customers
10 January
2019
To support our customers through Brexit, we’ve put together a short guide to how International Forwarding Ltd is dealing with Brexit. We’ve also included some recommendations for anyone using freight forwarding and logistics services in the UK and some technology changes you need to be aware of. 1. Weekly Brexit briefings The board is holding weekly update Brexit briefing meetings. ThisRead more
Multimodal-Brexit-seminar
14 May
2018
Brexit challenges together with digital transformation / disruption were the two main topics of conversation at Multimodal 2018, the annual UK’s freight and logistics conference held at the NEC in Birmingham this month. EU customs union uncertainty The degree of uncertainty around Brexit, and the Customs Union in particular, is making it impossible for transport and logistics firms to prepareRead more
Brexit sign and Union Jack dominoes set to fall
14 March
2018
Importers and exporters trading in Europe are still seeking clarity as Brexit talks move to the next round. Roy Baker, Director, International Forwarding, asks what import-export businesses can do to prepare for the uncertainty ahead in European freight and logistics? Just 12 months to go now before the UK will leave the European Union as per Article 50. It willRead more
17 July
2017
As Brexit negotiations begin, Roy Baker, Director, International Forwarding, reviews the likely options facing European logistics and why freight forwarders with Authorised Economic Operator (AEO) status will be better placed to help import-export business navigate the bumpy road ahead.   We were hoping the June general election might mean that we could put the crystal ball back into its boxRead more
Rob Pike, MD, International Forwarding Ltd
18 October
2016
  Sterling fell to a six-year low against the euro yesterday, as uncertainties about the UK’s Brexit strategy led to renewed downward pressure, leading to a negative impact on freight rates for those paying in GBP. According to a report in Lloyd’s Loading List, the weakening of sterling since the EU referendum vote has raised export haulage costs by asRead more
most popular posts 2018
4 January
2019
As another new year begins – our 30th! – we look back at a year on the International Forwarding blog and our most popular posts of 2018. It was a year that brought Brexit deadlines, the FIFA World Cup, new rules and regulations in the world of freight, and some fun events for Team IFL. In reverse order, our mostRead more
2018 in review – International Forwarding
19 December
2018
It’s the most busiest time of the year as we take final delivery orders for Christmas and the New Year (here’s our schedule of final pallet delivery dates.) Looking back at 2018, it’s been a year of uncertainty for UK freight forwarders as Brexit continues to be negotiated. It’s no surprise that our most popular post this year was Three BrexitRead more
IFL-land-sea-air
30 October
2018
Next year International Forwarding Limited will celebrate its 30th birthday. IFL has come a long way since 1989, developing from a single vehicle company with three members of staff into a leading freight forwarder and UK pallet distributor serving the Midlands and further afield. We now operate a fleet of 20 vehicles, employ more than 60 staff and handle in excessRead more
IFL Operations Director Trisha Slater
11 October
2018
Trisha Slater has almost 20 years experience as International Forwarding’s Operations Director. We asked Trisha about her work at the heart of IFL’s operations department, and the biggest issues and opportunities for the company right now. Tell us a bit about yourself and how you came to International Forwarding Ltd (IFL)… I actually started work in the freight industry whenRead more