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22 January
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
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
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
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
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
30 October
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
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
2 October
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
25 September
International Forwarding Ltd (IFL) of Coleshill, Birmingham, has announced a new partnership with transport company Egetra to grow its network across France. UK customers shipping to and from France will benefit from access to Egetra’s main delivery hubs in Paris Roissy, Orly, Le Havre, Lyon and Bordeaux. Egetra also has offices in Toulouse (serving the aerospace industry, as IFL doesRead more
16 August
Great balls of paint! International Forwarding Limited (IFL) recently spent a day out at a local paintball centre in Birmingham where the missions came thick and fast for staff more used to unloading pallets than ammo. A team of 15 ‘ballers’ – made up of warehouse operators, drivers and some office staff – signed up for the day of friendlyRead more