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Palletways-ETA-in-action-
30 May
2017
International Forwarding customers are set to benefit from the new industry-first Palletways estimated time of arrival (ETA) technology, which officially launches this week. From Thursday (1 June), International Forwarding will be offering its clients the benefits of groundbreaking technology available through its membership of Palletways, the No1 UK pallet distribution network. For every pallet input to the Palletways network theRead more
IFL at Multimodal
11 April
2017
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
2017
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
container ship
29 December
2016
Ever wanted to know how shipping containers are made? Well, first you take a roll of steel… Then you cut, sandblast and prime the walls, corrugate for strength, trim, encase sides in square steel tubing, add floor braces and roof panels, weld panels and sand smooth, assemble the door and corner posts, fit the components together, prime and paint, varnishRead more
hoverbike prototype
23 December
2016
Could manned delivery drones be on the cards in the next few years? Check out the Hoverbike by Malloy Aeronautics, which shows a scale prototype dropping aid packages, dowsing fires and delivering pizza. UK engineer Chris Malloy describes it as combining the “simplicity of a motorbike with the freedom of a helicopter”. The company is about to unveil the nextRead more
Rob Pike, MD, International Forwarding Ltd
18 October
2016
  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
container ship
20 June
2016
From 1 July, shipping lines will be required to meet new weight requirements under SOLAS, the international Safety Of Life At Sea convention, as safety rules are tightened for those using sea freight. Non-compliance could be costly so what do the changes mean in practice? As a result of recent disasters at sea where it has been proved that overweightRead more
Multimodal-panorama
17 May
2016
The UK’s biggest transport and logistics event took place last week (10-12 May) at the NEC in Birmingham. We review some of the highlights from Multimodal 2016 below. IFL at Multimodal IFL directors were among the 8,500 visitors attending the three-day event – our 10th year of visiting. You can read our roundup and see our photos from Multimodal’s first dayRead more
nasa-rocket-for-cargo-craft
12 February
2016
From container kaleidoscopes and cargo spacecraft to port time lapses and pallet trams, the down-to-earth world of freight forwarding and logistics is a major draw for artist, architects and other experimenting visionaries. You can see what happens when you have transport and logistics as your canvas on our Pieces of Freight Tumblr, where we’ve been collecting strange freight tales from aroundRead more
22 September
2014
Once in a while, things go wrong in freight forwarding. This one happened on our doorstep in Birmingham, UK, earlier this summer and International Forwarding’s sales director, Nigel Parsons, was there to capture it – the perfect visual lesson in how NOT to load a trailer. This would most likely have happened when the trailer’s landing legs were wound downRead more
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