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Full IFL truck showing palletised freight
30 April
2020
Every industry comes with its own logistics challenges. When you partner with IFL, you are assured of a reliable and experienced operator, with sector expertise. As an established West Midlands-based freight forwarder, we have been serving a range of UK industries for more than 30 years. Our third-party logistics (3PL) services integrate with your own systems to ensure a smoothRead 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
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
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
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
20 February
2017
International Forwarding Ltd (IFL) has had its roots in the Birmingham and the West Midlands industry for 30 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 benefit from ourRead 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