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HMM-Algeciras-Rotterdam-cc-Kees-Torn
23 June
2020
Last week the world’s biggest container ship, the HMM Algeciras, docked at London Gateway, carrying nearly 20,000 containers of sea freight – itself a record number. But sea freight rates still remain high with overall reduced capacity. At 400m long and 61m wide, the ship is the size of nearly four football pitches and has the capacity to carry 23,964 standard containers.Read more
10 June
2020
There are positive signs that European road freight services are gradually picking up as lockdown restrictions start to ease in the UK and Europe. Volumes are slowly increasing on our UK and European road freight, and more enquiries are coming in. This is good news for customers of International Forwarding (IFL). As businesses reopen, and production and supply chains startRead 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
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
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