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Birmingham warehouse interior showing pallet storage capacity
14 September
2020
One of the UK’s leading independent freight forwarders, International Forwarding Ltd (IFL), has just taken over its third large, secure, storage facility in the Midlands. The 3,700 sq m (40,000 sq ft) warehouse in Garretts Green, Birmingham, is already starting to fill up with short and long-term goods storage bound for UK and European destinations. The further expansion comes aRead more
EU and UK AEO logos
2 September
2020
As UK-EU importers and exporters prepare for Brexit on 1 January 2021, we consider some of the potential protections available to international traders. One useful quality mark that we advise anyone using European freight forwarding services to look for is AEO status. But what does it mean, why is it desirable and how might it cushion you from disruption arising fromRead more
Brexit EU signposts
9 July
2020
Brexit is back on the agenda with tariffs set to change from 1 January 2021. So what exactly is the current state of play for importers and exporters? There has been a flurry of information from the government in the last couple of weeks culminating in new UK Brexit position papers. The latest relevant guidance is here: Moving your goodsRead more
Pallet delivery Europe freight forwarding
30 June
2020
As lockdown restrictions slowly lift, pallet delivery to and from Europe is also starting to open up. We are currently working with our import-export customers to help them get back up to full steam. If you need to send palletised freight to Europe – whether EU and non-EU freight – please get in touch for latest trailer schedules, disruption informationRead more
10 June
2020
There are positive signs that European road freight services are gradually picking up as lockdown restrictions start to ease in the UK and Europe. Volumes are slowly increasing on our UK and European road freight, and more enquiries are coming in. This is good news for customers of International Forwarding (IFL). As businesses reopen, and production and supply chains startRead more
FAQs
26 May
2020
Get the FAQs on our pallet delivery services across the UK and Europe. As a Birmingham-based pallet delivery company, International Forwarding (IFL) primarily provides economy and express pallet delivery services across the UK and Europe (we also deliver to destinations worldwide). We can generate bespoke multiple and single pallet delivery solutions across a number of industries. And we are members of the Palletways pallet delivery network,Read more
IFL's board of directors in 2019 (l-r): Nigel Parsons, Rob Pike (MD), Trisha Slater, Andy Grubb, Roy Baker.
25 March
2020
To our valued customers and suppliers, we hope you and your families are keeping well in these unprecedented times. The health and wellbeing of our staff, customers and suppliers is of the utmost importance to us in these uncertain times. We want to reassure that we remain dedicated to serving our customers and suppliers while strictly observing the freight transportRead more
Rob Pike MD IFL coronavirus update
18 March
2020
Dear International Forwarding Ltd Customers, Suppliers and Colleagues, Amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) global outbreak, I want to reassure you of our plans and priorities over the coming months. We plan to continue operating as usual where possible, ensuring service is maintained through this difficult time. While taking our own precautions, we will follow government advice on the best course ofRead more
Incoterms 2020 book
30 January
2020
As the UK departs the EU this Friday, International Forwarding (IFL) offers the following recommendation for import-export customers to allow for a smoother trading transition. With new post-Brexit procedures due to be introduced from 1 January 2021, IFL strongly recommends exporters and importers not already using Incoterms to take steps to show them on their commercial documentation. What are Incoterms?Read more
pallet-delivery-swtizerland-GLOB-SPED
22 January
2020
For shipping to Switzerland, be sure to check out our flagship Swiss service. Over 30 years, International Forwarding (IFL) has built a reputation for fast, reliable, cost-effective pallet delivery to and from Switzerland. It is one of our most popular services used by import/export businesses shipping freight to Switzerland from the UK, and vice versa. Full and part loads areRead more