Archives for European Forwarding

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4 September
Andy Grubb has been with International Forwarding since 2008, working in sales and new business. In June 2017, he achieved a long-held ambition to become a director of the company so we took the opportunity to ask him about his new role as Sales Director, IFL’s strategic plans and his tips for getting the best freight rates… Congratulations on becoming aRead more
Switzerland freight
14 August
For more than 13 years, International Forwarding has been the go-to forwarder for daily road freight transport to and from Switzerland. Here’s how we developed and continue to grow our flagship daily Swiss service… Innovation driven by customers In September 2003, International Forwarding created a market-leading niche transport service to Switzerland. This was driven by our customers’ needs for a faster, more frequentRead more
17 July
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
IFL at Multimodal
11 April
Representatives from International Forwarding Ltd (IFL) visited the 11th annual Multimodal exhibition, the UK and Ireland’s biggest transport and logistics event, last week (4-6 April). Hall 4 at the Birmingham NEC was packed with 275 exhibitors and 9,000 visitors across three days. We were there to connect with our European affiliates, clients and prospective customers across the freight transport, logistics andRead more
CombiLift straddle carrier
5 April
Our photographic walk-through of this year’s Multimodal transport, logistics and supply chain management event (4-6 April) at the Birmingham NEC highlights 15 things to do and see – from patting a wolf to finding treasure to testing your driving skills. Team IFL will be attending Multimodal on Wednesday 5 April. Click here to arrange a meet – we’d love to talk transportRead more
20 February
International Forwarding Ltd (IFL) has had its roots in the Birmingham and the West Midlands industry for 30 years. People know us as a reliable, independent UK road haulier but we do so much more – connecting local businesses to a full suite of freight forwarding and third-party logistics across both domestic and international markets. Our customers benefit from ourRead more
24 January
The 28th BIFA Awards ceremony was held in London last Thursday with International Forwarding directors attending after IFL was shortlisted in the European Logistics category. The British International Freight Association (BIFA) Awards celebrates high standards and professionalism in the freight and logistics industry. We were proud to have been shortlisted in this prestigious competition for expansion in our core UK-European service offering,Read more
19 December
The Christmas countdown for shipping freight to Europe for Christmas is almost over and the final reindeer are ready to leave. Please note, our last guaranteed European trailer departures are as follows. Friday 16 December: Italy, Spain, Greece and Portugal. Tuesday 20 December: Switzerland, Austria and Germany. Wednesday 21 December:?France. Please note deliveries for some areas of these countries wouldRead more
Rob Pike, MD, International Forwarding Ltd
18 October
  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
1 June
International Forwarding Ltd has increased the capacity of its cargo fleet with a new 26-tonne curtain-side truck, which will be used on road freight services within the UK and on freight forwarding services connecting to Europe. It is 9.1m long with a maximum payload of 14000kg. There is also a sliding roof for overhead loading. The new rigid truck isRead more