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18 November
And so it begins… our first batch of 100-plus Christmas trees is ready for distribution to various garden centres around the UK. One of the better side-effects of COVID-19 is that customers are starting their festive season early this year. According to the British Christmas Tree Growers Association (BCGTA), orders of UK trees are already significantly up on 2019. The BCGTA’s 320Read more
Shipping to Switzerland flyer
3 November
Our flagship Switzerland freight forwarding service is a secure and reliable option for import/export businesses sending road freight to and from the UK. We wanted to answer some of the most common questions we get asked about shipping freight to Switzerland and what, if anything, changes post-Brexit. If you have further questions about our Swiss service or would like toRead more
IFL Dover customs clearance services Brexit
27 October
As an international freight forwarder, we have our own 24-7 customs clearance services and can advise our customers on all important customs-related matters, and shipping post-Brexit. Key service benefits International Forwarding’s main features of service are: experienced UK customs agent since 1989 dedicated 24/7 clearance services and UK-wide coverage AEO-approved operator export entries to the EU post-Brexit for goods carriedRead more
MD Rob Pike at IFL's new pallet storage Birmingham facility
20 October
Our 40,000 sq ft new pallet storage facility in Garretts Green, Birmingham, has been highlighted to businesses across the Midlands this week via the Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce website and newsletter. For the full story, see Freight forwarder secures third storage facility. The substantial new warehouse provides storage capacity for up to 6,000 pallets within close proximity of BirminghamRead more
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