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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
Incoterms 2020 book
30 January
2020
As the UK departs the EU this Friday, International Forwarding (IFL) offers the following recommendation for import-export customers to allow for a smoother trading transition. With new post-Brexit procedures due to be introduced from 1 January 2021, IFL strongly recommends exporters and importers not already using Incoterms to take steps to show them on their commercial documentation. What are Incoterms?Read more
pallet-delivery-swtizerland-GLOB-SPED
22 January
2020
For shipping to Switzerland, be sure to check out our flagship Swiss service. Over 30 years, International Forwarding (IFL) has built a reputation for fast, reliable, cost-effective pallet delivery to and from Switzerland. It is one of our most popular services used by import/export businesses shipping freight to Switzerland from the UK, and vice versa. Full and part loads areRead more
Sea freight
7 January
2020
The International Maritime Organisation (IMO) has imposed new regulations on shipping lines from 1 January 2020. Vessels must now use cleaner low sulphur fuels with a sulphur content of 0.5% instead of the existing average of 3.5%. The aim is to significantly reduce gas emissions. Carriers breaching the new rules will face heavy financial penalties. The existing Bunker Adjustment FactorRead more
year in review – International Forwarding
19 December
2019
As we head towards 2020, the team at International Forwarding (IFL) would like to wish all our customers a Merry Christmas and a prosperous year ahead. As an independent freight forwarder, we remain ever thankful for your continued business and support. (And if you want to send goods before or over the holidays, here is our shipping schedule.) It wouldRead more
IFL Christmas schedule for freight to UK and Europe
10 December
2019
Don’t miss the boat, truck or plane. If you are shipping freight to Europe, make sure it gets there in time for Christmas or New Year with our holiday road freight shipping schedule and last delivery dates. Please note, our last guaranteed European trailer departures are as follows: Last departure to Italy – Friday 13 December. Last departure to AustriaRead more
Pallet delivery to Spain flyer
26 November
2019
International Forwarding (IFL) provides fast, reliable, driver-accompanied pallet delivery to Spain and its offshore islands. Download our latest flyer for details. We have 30 years’ experience in freight forwarding to the Spanish market and have an excellent logistics partner in Barcelona. We offer a full complement freight services to and from Spain, including cargo haulage, groupage, palletised freight delivery andRead more