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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
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
dangerous goods
25 February
2020
Transportation of dangerous goods is a specialised area which requires strict compliance with dangerous goods regulations – from packing to labelling, handling to transport. Dangerous goods can include anything from household items (bleach, perfume, lithium batteries, flammable goods) to industrial products (paint, adhesives, aerosols). While International Forwarding does not specifically offer the shipping of dangerous or hazardous goods, we are ableRead more
IFL team discuss Brexit and more at the MBN Expo for B2B businesses.
8 October
2019
Brexit was top of the discussion agenda at last month’s Midlands Business Network Expo at the Ricoh Area in Coventry. International Forwarding (IFL) was exhibiting for the first time at the B2B show to talk transport and freight forwarding with potential new customers in the region. Both importers and exporters at the show wanted to know how Brexit would affectRead more
Birmingham logistics and Midlands pallet delivery
16 September
2019
Birmingham and the West Midlands has been our local market for the past 30 years. Our Midlands pallet delivery services sit at the heart of a freight forwarding network that extends across the UK, Europe and destinations worldwide. Here are three ways in which International Forwarding Ltd (IFL) is your leading Midlands specialist in UK freight forwarding… 1. Close to BirminghamRead more