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warehouse-storage-Midlands
12 June
2019
A new 2,000m² secure warehouse storage facility has opened in the Midlands as part of International Forwarding Ltd’s growth plans, just ahead of the freight forwarder’s 30th anniversary in July. The unit opened in May 2019 and almost doubles IFL’s current warehousing space. The storage facility is part of a larger two-acre site, which the company took over in April. TheRead more
Birmingham Business Post profile
21 March
2019
As a proud Birmingham freight forwarder serving Midlands industries since 1989, International Forwarding has been profiled in the Birmingham Business Post (page 31, February 2019 issue). The Birmingham Business Post profile celebrates the company’s 30th anniversary this year. International Forwarding (IFL) was founded in July 1989 after two directors, who are still with the business today, spotted a niche in theirRead more
IFL-MD-Rob-Pike-5news-Brexit-deal
22 January
2019
In less than 10 weeks, on 29 March, the UK is due to leave the European Union. But there is still great uncertainty over the terms of Brexit and how this will affect the flow of goods across UK borders. As a pan-European freight forwarder based in Birmingham, International Forwarding Ltd (IFL) was approached by Channel 5 News to giveRead more
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
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
IFL-Macmillan-Coffee-Morning-2018
2 October
2018
Some team events are sweeter than others. After doing the Wolf Run and a paintballing day out this summer, Team IFL took part in the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning last Friday 28 September in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support. Staff made and brought in biscuits, brownies, tarts, tray bakes, flapjacks, fancies, cupcakes, Viennese whirls, three-tier sponges and sausage rolls. TeaRead more