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IFL is exhibiting at the Midlands Business Network Expo
29 August
2019
International Forwarding Ltd (IFL) will be exhibiting at the Midlands Business Network Expo 2019 on Thursday 12 September at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry, from 10am-2pm. We look forward to meeting you. We’ll be there to answer your questions about transport, freight and logistics, and import-export to and from Birmingham and the Midlands region. Potential topics you may want toRead more
Brexit sign and Union Jack dominoes set to fall
14 March
2019
An important Brexit update for those who trade with the EU was released this week. The HMRC letter deals with urgent preparations UK businesses need to take in order to continue trading in the event of a ‘no deal’. It also includes the new postponed accounting arrangements for the payment of VAT on EU imports after 29 March in the eventRead more
Customs Clearance Dover
20 February
2019
New guidance updates for exporters and importers covering customs procedures in the event of a no-deal Brexit were issued by HM Revenue & Customs this month (4 February). You can download them at the links below. HMRC is introducing “simplified importing procedures” – known as Transitional Simplified Procedures (TSP) – for an initial period of one year to ease congestionRead more
8 November
2017
The British International Freight Association (BIFA), the trade association for UK freight forwarding and logistics companies, has updated its Standard Trading Conditions to take into account new SOLAS rules and other issues. International Forwarding Director Roy Baker outlines five main changes for our customers. International Forwarding Limited (IFL) trades under the conditions of the British International Freight Association for allRead more
3 January
2017
Full normal service has resumed today at International Forwarding Ltd but please note, for European freight forwarding, the 6 January is a holiday in Austria, Germany, Spain, Italy and Poland. We wish you a very Happy New Year and look forward to doing more business with you in 2017. What’s in store for 2017? Here are some quick links to our main serviceRead more
container ship
29 December
2016
Ever wanted to know how shipping containers are made? Well, first you take a roll of steel… Then you cut, sandblast and prime the walls, corrugate for strength, trim, encase sides in square steel tubing, add floor braces and roof panels, weld panels and sand smooth, assemble the door and corner posts, fit the components together, prime and paint, varnishRead more
container ship
20 June
2016
From 1 July, shipping lines will be required to meet new weight requirements under SOLAS, the international Safety Of Life At Sea convention, as safety rules are tightened for those using sea freight. Non-compliance could be costly so what do the changes mean in practice? As a result of recent disasters at sea where it has been proved that overweightRead more
Multimodal-panorama
17 May
2016
The UK’s biggest transport and logistics event took place last week (10-12 May) at the NEC in Birmingham. We review some of the highlights from Multimodal 2016 below. IFL at Multimodal IFL directors were among the 8,500 visitors attending the three-day event – our 10th year of visiting. You can read our roundup and see our photos from Multimodal’s first dayRead more
nasa-rocket-for-cargo-craft
12 February
2016
From container kaleidoscopes and cargo spacecraft to port time lapses and pallet trams, the down-to-earth world of freight forwarding and logistics is a major draw for artist, architects and other experimenting visionaries. You can see what happens when you have transport and logistics as your canvas on our Pieces of Freight Tumblr, where we’ve been collecting strange freight tales from aroundRead more
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