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MD Rob Pike at IFL's new pallet storage Birmingham facility
20 October
2020
Our 40,000 sq ft new pallet storage facility in Garretts Green, Birmingham, has been highlighted to businesses across the Midlands this week via the Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce website and newsletter. For the full story, see Freight forwarder secures third storage facility. The substantial new warehouse provides storage capacity for up to 6,000 pallets within close proximity of BirminghamRead more
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
warehouse storage available
3 September
2020
If you’re after a better deal on your warehousing, International Forwarding Ltd (IFL) is here to help. We have just taken over a large, new storage facility in Birmingham. The 27,000 sq ft warehouse is ideally situated for both business and transport links. It is located between Birmingham city centre and the motorway network with excellent transport links to theRead 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
HMM-Algeciras-Rotterdam-cc-Kees-Torn
23 June
2020
Last week the world’s biggest container ship, the HMM Algeciras, docked at London Gateway, carrying nearly 20,000 containers of sea freight – itself a record number. But sea freight rates still remain high with overall reduced capacity. At 400m long and 61m wide, the ship is the size of nearly four football pitches and has the capacity to carry 23,964 standard containers.Read 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
PPE-equipment-for-West-Midlands-delivery
4 May
2020
Birmingham-based freight forwarder, International Forwarding (IFL), has won an urgent, short-term, daily contract to deliver essential PPE goods from two UK airports on behalf of the Department of Health and Social Care. The contract is for haulage of PPE (personal protective equipment) freight from London Luton Airport and Birmingham Airport for delivery to the West Midlands. Goods will be deliveredRead more
Full IFL truck showing palletised freight
30 April
2020
Every industry comes with its own logistics challenges. When you partner with IFL, you are assured of a reliable and experienced operator, with sector expertise. As an established West Midlands-based freight forwarder, we have been serving a range of UK industries for more than 30 years. Our third-party logistics (3PL) services integrate with your own systems to ensure a smoothRead more
NHS supply chain covid-19
30 March
2020
As an ‘essential’ supply chain business, Birmingham-based International Forwarding (IFL) is now using its resources to supply the NHS across the UK during the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic. IFL is classified by the Government as an ‘essential’ supply chain business and continues to trade seven days a week. The company is now using its resources of trucks, trailers, warehouses and highly trainedRead 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