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Birmingham warehouse interior showing pallet storage capacity
14 September
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
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
EU and UK AEO logos
2 September
As UK-EU importers and exporters prepare for Brexit on 1 January 2021, we consider some of the potential protections available to international traders. One useful quality mark that we advise anyone using European freight forwarding services to look for is AEO status. But what does it mean, why is it desirable and how might it cushion you from disruption arising fromRead more
IFL office space to rent in Birmingham Coleshill
17 August
Are you looking for new office premises at the heart of the UK motorway network at a reasonable rent? Calling all Birmingham freight forwarders or local businesses looking for easy transport access… International Forwarding Ltd has a 785 sq ft (72.9 sq m) office space to let, close to J4 of the M6 and J9 of the M42, and withinRead more
Coleshill Candle Co moving into IFL offices
29 July
A Coleshill candle-making business is expanding out of its home-based operation into a refurbished office block at one of International Forwarding’s warehouses. From this Saturday 1 August, Chris Evans and Anna Ledwitch of Coleshill Candle Co will be taking their first step to bigger things by renting offices at IFL for 12 months. The couple started making luxury scented candlesRead more
Brexit EU signposts
9 July
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
UK pallet delivery
7 July
We want to assure and update all our UK pallet delivery customers that International Forwarding (IFL) is here to help and support you as the UK gets back to work across many sectors. We are open for business and here to make sure your goods are delivered safely and on time. There are new operational and workforce challenges around health andRead more
Pallet delivery Europe freight forwarding
30 June
As lockdown restrictions slowly lift, pallet delivery to and from Europe is also starting to open up. We are currently working with our import-export customers to help them get back up to full steam. If you need to send palletised freight to Europe – whether EU and non-EU freight – please get in touch for latest trailer schedules, disruption informationRead more
23 June
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
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