Company and Industry News

30 October
Next year International Forwarding Limited will celebrate its 30th birthday. IFL has come a long way since 1989, developing from a single vehicle company with three members of staff into a leading freight forwarder and UK pallet distributor serving the Midlands and further afield. We now operate a fleet of 20 vehicles, employ more than 60 staff and handle in excessRead more
IFL Operations Director Trisha Slater
11 October
Trisha Slater has almost 20 years experience as International Forwarding’s Operations Director. We asked Trisha about her work at the heart of IFL’s operations department, and the biggest issues and opportunities for the company right now. Tell us a bit about yourself and how you came to International Forwarding Ltd (IFL)… I actually started work in the freight industry whenRead more
2 October
Some team events are sweeter than others. After doing the Wolf Run and a paintballing day out this summer, Team IFL took part in the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning last Friday 28 September in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support. Staff made and brought in biscuits, brownies, tarts, tray bakes, flapjacks, fancies, cupcakes, Viennese whirls, three-tier sponges and sausage rolls. TeaRead more
27 September
Outsourcing cargo handling and order fulfilment can be very useful for small and medium-sized enterprises, saving both time and money. But there are risks to be mitigated when adding a third party to your supply chain. After posting on the pros of pick and pack outsourcing last week, today we look at some of the checks you should carry outRead more
25 September
International Forwarding Ltd (IFL) of Coleshill, Birmingham, has announced a new partnership with transport company Egetra to grow its network across France. UK customers shipping to and from France will benefit from access to Egetra’s main delivery hubs in Paris Roissy, Orly, Le Havre, Lyon and Bordeaux. Egetra also has offices in Toulouse (serving the aerospace industry, as IFL doesRead more
Cargo handling
19 September
There are both advantages and risks to outsourcing pick and pack services for your business or ecommerce enterprise. In our first post, we outline some of the advantages. Next week, we’ll follow up with some of the checks you should carry out before choosing a pick and pack company. What is pick and pack? Picking and packing is a processRead more
IFL Warehouse
4 September
We’ve just had some warehouse space become available – a late deal awaits if you have stock that needs warehousing. If you’re after a better deal on your warehousing than you’re getting from your current supplier, International Forwarding Ltd (IFL) is here to help. We have two substantial distribution warehouses in the Midlands, located at the heart of the UKRead more
16 August
Great balls of paint! International Forwarding Limited (IFL) recently spent a day out at a local paintball centre in Birmingham where the missions came thick and fast for staff more used to unloading pallets than ammo. A team of 15 ‘ballers’ – made up of warehouse operators, drivers and some office staff – signed up for the day of friendlyRead more
26 July
The International Forwarding sales team is used to negotiating tough hurdles, such as tight deadlines and sending cross-border freight, but they really had to get their hands dirty with their most recent task. In June, two IFL sales directors took on one of the most hardcore off-road challenges: the Wolf Run. This quarterly 10k wild run takes in trails, lakesRead more
12 July
International Forwarding Ltd (IFL) is pleased to announce that we have been awarded Platinum status with Palletways. This is in recognition of our high standards of service and commitment to the pallet network and our fellow network members. Pictured collecting the award is Rob Pike, Managing Director, International Forwarding Ltd (centre) with Rob Gittins, Palletways UK MD (left) and MikeRead more