Authorised Economic Operator
AEO certification is an internationally recognised quality mark indicating that our role in the international supply chain is secure, and that our customs controls and procedures are efficient and compliant. Authorised Economic Operators are subject to less stringent day-to-day customs controls which improves supply chain efficiency. IFL was granted AEO accreditation in 2010.
Post-Brexit the AEO accreditation will enable the company to obtain early approval to comply with the new UK customs regimes being introduced to control the transit of goods to and from the 27 EU countries. This will include the increase in guarantee levels required to facilitate the movement of goods without customs border checks thereby speeding up customers’ supply chains.
Road Haulage Association
The Road Haulage Association (RHA) is a long-standing British trade association, representing members of the road haulage industry and allied businesses. It provides our company with technical support, ensuring that we are aware of legal changes within the distribution industry, and that we understand and adapt to regulatory change.
International Forwarding Ltd is a member of Palletways UK and European Network, which provides a distribution service for palletised goods. IFL has been awarded Platinum Club status which recognises excellence in service, performance and commitment. You can read more on our Pallet delivery page.
British International Freight Association
The British International Freight Association (BIFA) is the trade association for UK-registered companies engaged in international movement of freight by all modes of transport – air, road, rail and sea. It offers expert legal representation, as well as advice and training, and helps keep companies up to date on freight and logistics industry news.
International Federation of Freight Forwarders Associations
The International Federation of Freight Forwarders Associations (FIATA) is one the largest non-governmental organisations in the field of transportation. Its influence is worldwide. FIATA represents an industry covering approximately 40,000 freight forwarding and logistics firms.
Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme
Our FORS (Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme) Bronze accreditation, awarded in April 2015, demonstrates that IFL meets Transport for London’s (TfL) benchmarks for safety, environmental, legal, operational and other professional standards when delivering freight in London and beyond. It gives customers peace of mind that we take safety and compliance seriously.
United Kingdom Warehousing Association
UKWA is Britain’s leading trade organisation for the logistics sector, with more than 700 members. All UKWA member companies have been independently assessed and audited by the Association, have demonstrated the highest standards in logistics and provide great value services.