The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Bank Holiday Weekend 2022

International Freight Solutions can confirm that we will be closed from Thursday 2nd June until Monday 6th June for the special Jubilee bank holiday weekend. We would like to wish all our customers a happy bank holiday – Enjoy the celebrations!

A huge thank you to our Queen for her amazing 70 years of service and sacrifice

A special extended bank holiday weekend will provide an opportunity for communities and people throughout the United Kingdom to come together to celebrate the historic milestone.

On 6th February this year Her Majesty The Queen became the first British Monarch to celebrate a Platinum Jubilee, marking 70 years of service to the people of the United Kingdom, the Realms and the Commonwealth.

The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Bank Holiday Weekend 2022To celebrate this unprecedented anniversary, events and initiatives will take place throughout the year, culminating in a four day UK bank holiday weekend from Thursday 2nd to Sunday 5th June.

The four days of celebrations will include public events and community activities, as well as national moments of reflection on The Queen’s 70 years of service. Find out more about the events taking place >

 

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An introduction to International Freight Solutions (IFS)

International Freight Solutions (IFS) can arrange Express or Economy services for your Documents, Parcels, Pallets, Part or Full Trailer/Container Loads, either by Road, Ocean, Air or Rail.

Over the last twenty five years, we have worked closely and built up trusted relationships with all the major international carriers and shipping companies, allowing us access to high level support and heavily discounted rates. Depending on the size of freight, the destination and how quickly (or slowly) you want to get it there, we will select the most suitable partner to work with.

IFS has a dedicated team of knowledgeable staff who will help you every step of the way in processing your shipment to ensure a seamless delivery. Guidance is provided in all aspects of worldwide shipping documentation with advice on customs regulations. We are here to take care of your International shipping leaving you free to take care of your own business needs.

For more information simply call our friendly and helpful team on: +44 (0) 1709 610 000, or simply send a message >

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The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Bank Holiday Weekend 2022

International Freight Solutions can confirm that we will be closed from Thursday 2nd June until Monday 6th June for the special Jubilee bank holiday weekend. We would like to wish all our customers a happy bank holiday – Enjoy the celebrations!

An introduction to International Freight Solutions (IFS)

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Safe door-to-door delivery of Dolls House from Doncaster UK to Illinois USA

From time to time International Freight Solutions receive some interesting enquiries. One such request was to have a very old dolls house shipped door-to-door from Doncaster, South Yorkshire to Illinois, USA.

Our customer, Ann, was not sure if it would be cost effective or even viable to send such a delicate item around the world. After researching her options via Google Ann came across IFS and decided to use our services to handle the shipment.

The journey of the dolls house began as we arrived at Ann’s house to temporarily wrap up the fragile item and transport it to our packing department.

The next step was to build a bespoke Wooden Case complete with soft internal packing materials. From here the package was loaded and sealed before the shipment continued its journey by road and air freight over the Atlantic.

On arriving in the USA all paperwork was approved and customs clearances were successful, enabling the shipment to complete its journey to Ann’s cousin Alison in Northfield, Illinois.

The Origins of the Dolls House

The dolls house was made for Ann Elizabeth daughter of Harry and Audrey Woodruff, sister to Brenda Harrington, mother of Alison Matthews.

The first photo of the dolls’ house is dated 1964 on Anns’ third birthday. The house was made by Anns’ godfather Harry Kinnear.

The house was supplied in kit form and made by a British company Triang. It is likely to have been made from Birch plywood. The electric lighting was part of the kit and runs using a transformer.

Ann was always told to play with it carefully. Some furniture came with the house and Ann received more as gifts. All the furniture was manufactured in Great Britain though it would not pass the required standards for toys today.

Ann retained ownership and when she married it went with her. It was stored in the loft for several years and due to changes in temperature the condition deteriorated. Ann located a specialist restorer in the early 2000’s. The buckled windows were fixed and painted, carpet put down in the bedrooms and the corroded electric cable replaced.

Alison remembered the dolls’ house from her childhood visit to Ann and her parents. When Alison visited Ann in October 2021 they agreed that Alison would take ownership of the dolls’ house for her family. The challenge was how to get it to Alison due to its age, history, size and weight. It needed to be a door to door service.

Ann located a firm based in Sheffield, International Freight Solutions Ltd. Due to the bespoke nature; “the company went ‘the extra mile’ to ensure that it was well looked after during its journey to its new home.”


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Positive news regarding discounted International Courier Rates

We are delighted to share that IFS are able to access new discounted International courier rates via DHL.

DHL who have been one of our long-standing partners, have recognised the high volumes of shipments, that International Freight Solutions have arranged on behalf of our customers. As a result we are delighted to announce that DHL are offering IFS very competitive rates compared to their standard tariff. This means that we can pass on great value discounts at a time when everything else seems to be going up.

International Freight Solutions Ltd offers collection in 60 mins from all major towns & cities across UK & Europe, plus transportation to all four corners of the world.

IFS can arrange Express or Economy services for all your Documents, Parcels & Pallets. However, we also arrange Part or Full Trailer/Container Loads, either by Road, Ocean, Air or Rail.

 

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HGV operators can now use aerodynamic features to reduce fuel consumption and emissions

Changes to legislation aimed to make HGVs more fuel-efficient and environmentally friendly.

More environmentally friendly heavy goods vehicles (HGVs) are allowed on Britain’s roads, thanks to new government regulations which came into effect on 14th February 2022.

The new rules allow haulage companies to choose vehicles with elongated cabs and aerodynamic features fitted on the back, which help reduce fuel consumption.

A 2013 study estimated that these aerodynamic improvements to HGVs could result in fuel savings of 7% to 15%.

The regulations come into force as the government continues to deliver on its commitments to build back greener from the pandemic.

The design of elongated cabs also improves driver vision, boosting safety for other road users. The extra space means more comfort for the driver, such as by facilitating a larger bed in sleeper cabs.

Aerodynamic rear devices are flaps that are fitted on the back of trailers to reduce the vehicle’s aerodynamic drag without using up load space. They were previously not permitted for use on Great Britain’s roads under regulations that have been in place since 1986.

Roads Minister Baroness Vere said:

“This is another brilliant step, not just in our efforts to reduce emissions across our transport network, but also to improve safety on our roads.


I hope operators will make use of these new regulations, introducing vehicles with these features into their existing fleets to reduce fuel consumption and boost safety, as we build back better from COVID-19.”

Read more from: www.gov.uk >

 

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