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Proud to be an independent UK freight forwarder: IFL directors (l-r): Nigel Parsons, Rob Pike (MD), Trisha Slater, Andy Grubb, Roy Baker.
4 July
2019
Birmingham-based International Forwarding Ltd (IFL) turns 30 this month, remaining one of the few independent UK freight forwarding and logistics companies left in a market of multinationals and large operators. In 30 years IFL has grown from just three members of staff and a single vehicle to a business with 60 staff, almost £10 million turnover and 20 trucks inRead more
Roy Baker, IFL Director
2 July
2019
As International Forwarding Ltd (IFL) celebrates turning 30 this month we are pleased to have Roy Baker in the interview seat. Roy was IFL’s original managing director and one of the two founding directors still with the company today. He was there in 1989 when IFL started freight forwarding with just a single truck and three staff. Today the companyRead more
Multimodal sign
20 June
2019
Multimodal wraps today at our local NEC in Birmingham so here’s our Multimodal 2019 roundup of photographic highlights from the show. Several directors from International Forwarding Ltd (IFL) attended the freight and logistics event this week to meet with suppliers and industry contacts. Andy Grubb, Sales Director, International Forwarding, says: “Multimodal 2019 seemed quiet this year with fewer exhibitors than previouslyRead more
Meet IFL at Multimodal 2019
13 June
2019
Multimodal 2019 runs from 18-20 June at the NEC, Birmingham. Several directors from International Forwarding Ltd (IFL) will be visiting the show and we’d like to invite our industry colleagues to meet with us to talk transport, trends and our latest service offerings. IFL has attended Multimodal every year since its started 12 years ago, seeing it grow into the UKRead more
Brexit sign and Union Jack dominoes set to fall
14 March
2019
An important Brexit update for those who trade with the EU was released this week. The HMRC letter deals with urgent preparations UK businesses need to take in order to continue trading in the event of a ‘no deal’. It also includes the new postponed accounting arrangements for the payment of VAT on EU imports after 29 March in the eventRead more
Cargo handling pick and pack
26 February
2019
Asking a third-party supplier to take over your order fulfilment often happens when a business grows larger. It could be that you no longer have the storage space for your products, are importing or exporting to a new market and need faster delivery times, or you are just losing too much time packing boxes and shipping orders in-house – timeRead more
Supply Chain Management pick and pack
19 February
2019
Here at International Forwarding, we are proud to help our customers across the complete supply chain, from collection of goods through to customer delivery. Part of this process can involve the storage and reworking of your goods so that your orders can be picked, packed and shipped directly to your customers – saving you time and money. When deciding to useRead 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