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warehouse-storage-Midlands
12 June
2019
A new 2,000m² secure warehouse storage facility has opened in the Midlands as part of International Forwarding Ltd’s growth plans, just ahead of the freight forwarder’s 30th anniversary in July. The unit opened in May 2019 and almost doubles IFL’s current warehousing space. The storage facility is part of a larger two-acre site, which the company took over in April. TheRead more
Cargo handling pick and pack
26 February
2019
Asking a third-party supplier to take over your order fulfilment often happens when a business grows larger. It could be that you no longer have the storage space for your products, are importing or exporting to a new market and need faster delivery times, or you are just losing too much time packing boxes and shipping orders in-house – timeRead more
Supply Chain Management pick and pack
19 February
2019
Here at International Forwarding, we are proud to help our customers across the complete supply chain, from collection of goods through to customer delivery. Part of this process can involve the storage and reworking of your goods so that your orders can be picked, packed and shipped directly to your customers – saving you time and money. When deciding to useRead more
Roy Baker, IFL Director, on a no-deal Brexit
10 January
2019
This week International Forwarding director Roy Baker spoke to Heart FM news about Brexit and the effect on the West Midlands freight and logistics industry – and the businesses who use them for importing and exporting their goods. Please note: to support our customers through Brexit, we have put together a short guide to how we as a freight forwarderRead more
IFL-land-sea-air
30 October
2018
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
Logistics
27 September
2018
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
Cargo handling pick and pack
19 September
2018
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
2018 Russia football
27 June
2018
Not only do we watch the football here at International Forwarding but we also sponsor local grassroots football (here’s our local U8s team in their next season IFL kit) and we are, of course, fascinated by the logistics of the world’s biggest football tournament. Putting on the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia is no easy task with many logisticalRead more
When bad weather hits freight deliveries
11 December
2017
International Forwarding (IFL) is ploughing ahead with its deliveries despite rare heavy snowfall on Sunday, which brought much of the UK to a standstill. Sometimes bad weather is the biggest supply chain risk of all: closing seaports, cancelling air freight flights and bringing disruption to the road network. The best we can do as a busy freight forwarder is beRead more
20 February
2017
International Forwarding Ltd (IFL) has had its roots in the Birmingham and the West Midlands industry for more than 25 years. People know us as a reliable, independent UK road haulier but we do so much more – connecting local businesses to a full suite of freight forwarding and third-party logistics across both domestic and international markets. Our customers benefitRead more