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Cargo handling pick and pack
26 April
2018
As a UK warehouse operator storing goods for sellers established outside the European Union, International Forwarding is ready for a new government scheme which aims to crack down on tax evasion by unscrupulous online retailers. IFL Director Roy Baker guides our non-EU customers through the UK’s new Fulfilment House Due Diligence Scheme – or FHDDS for short. With the growth ofRead more
IFL's new DAFs trucks bring greener transport
21 March
2018
As part of ongoing upgrades to its freight forwarding fleet, International Forwarding has invested in two brand new CF 260 DAF trucks for greener transport and logistics. They arrived last week and already IFL’s managing director Rob Pike, who earned his HGV Class 1 licence in 2015 (Class 2 in 2008), has been behind the wheel testing them out. TheRead more
Brexit sign and Union Jack dominoes set to fall
14 March
2018
Importers and exporters trading in Europe are still seeking clarity as Brexit talks move to the next round. Roy Baker, Director, International Forwarding, asks what import-export businesses can do to prepare for the uncertainty ahead in European freight and logistics? Update: We are now collating Brexit preparations into IFL’s bulletpoint guide for customers. Just 12 months to go now beforeRead more
When bad weather hits freight deliveries
11 December
2017
International Forwarding (IFL) is ploughing ahead with its deliveries despite rare heavy snowfall on Sunday, which brought much of the UK to a standstill. Sometimes bad weather is the biggest supply chain risk of all: closing seaports, cancelling air freight flights and bringing disruption to the road network. The best we can do as a busy freight forwarder is beRead more
Andy-Grubb
4 September
2017
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
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
20 February
2017
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
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
Cargo handling pick and pack
21 August
2013
We provide flexible logistics, storage and supply chain management solutions from our recently refurbished warehousing facility in Coleshill. This includes container destuffing services where we can empty your container, store your product securely and then redistribute anywhere in the UK or across the EU. This forms part of a fully scalable third party logistics (3PL) solution for your business. OurRead more