News and updates

 

2nd and 3rd imports phase

Posted on Thursday, March 11th, 2021

I expect that it is with some relief amongst our industry that the Government has come to its senses and realised that there has been insufficient time for all participants to get ready and adapt to the new regulations. Initially scheduled to come into force on 1st April and 1st July respectively, a statement has […]

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It never rains but it snows

Posted on Sunday, January 10th, 2021

Everyone will have no doubt read about the debacle surrounding the new customs requirements following our eventual departure from the EU at the turn of the year. Confusion, misunderstanding, lack of knowledge, software hiccups, not to mention the fact that many Customs locations not really knowing what they have to do either; all of which […]

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Charity donations

Posted on Tuesday, December 22nd, 2020

After the first few years of our foundation we soon came to the conclusion that dishing out corporate gifts was something that didn’t sit well with us. Agreed, it’s nice to receive a present, but there were only so many bottles of unwanted whisky that you could fit in your cupboard. I distinctly recall around […]

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Will there be hauliers?

Posted on Wednesday, December 16th, 2020

In a recent article published by Lloyds Loading List, the reality of the threat to road freight transport is echoing through the industry. The article can be read here. And it doesn’t surprise us at all. Whilst we, and all other freight forwarders, are fighting against time to implement software adjustments, connections to new systems, […]

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Sale United Warriors U14’s

Posted on Monday, December 7th, 2020

For once this year it is nice to be able to write about something other than Brexit or Coronavirus! A few months ago we donated funds to buy new kits and jackets for Sale United Warriors Under 14’s. One of our warehouse manager’s sons plays for the team (that’s him holding up the thank you […]

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Curfew in Lombardy, Italy

Posted on Monday, October 26th, 2020

We have been advised by our Italian partners that from Thursday 22nd October a curfew has been introduced in the Lombardy region, initially up to the 13th November, but may be extended as necessary. The curfew forces all businesses to close all activities and stop mobility between 2300hrs and 0500hrs every day. This means that […]

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Queues at Dover

Posted on Wednesday, September 16th, 2020

Due to a special operation, the Kent Police are currently checking all freight and tourist vehicles, and therefore the traffic in and around Dover is very heavy and causing extraordinary delays. Some drivers are reporting more than 8 hour delays, so it is inevitable that some delivery deadlines may not be met. As you can […]

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Still on the 20 year theme

Posted on Wednesday, September 16th, 2020

When you reach a numeric milestone, it’s nice to share the story of how it came to be, and what happened along the way. Yes of course it doubles as advertising, but then, why not when you are proud of such achievements. OK. It may not be a centennial, although in many ways it feels […]

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20 years of Ital Logistics

Posted on Thursday, August 13th, 2020

This week marks the 20th anniversary of our company. Founded on the 10th August 2000, during the last 20 years, we have met with many people, developed relationships and forged partnerships, whilst continuing to grow and expand our portfolio of freight services. Through global financial crises to the current pandemic, we have simply ‘rolled up […]

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Covid-19 outbreaks in Spain

Posted on Wednesday, July 15th, 2020

Covid-19 outbreaks in Spain, and all across the world have undoubtedly been anticipated following the easing of lockdown restrictions. We have just received an email from our Barcelona partner advising that Lleida, in Catalunya, is commencing a ‘semi-lockdown’ phase. “Many towns around Barcelona (Hospitalet, Cornellà, Badalona) and the city itself are adding cases by the […]

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ITX open new branch in Rome

Posted on Wednesday, July 8th, 2020

Our Italian partners, ITX open a new branch in Rome – Pomezia to be precise. Operative as of 1st July 2020, the new branch is connected to their Milan headquarters with a regular transport shuttle to ensure optimal connections to all road freight departures. For Ital Logistics and our customers, this presents the opportunity to […]

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Vera Lynn

Posted on Thursday, June 18th, 2020

There is a poignancy about the timing of Vera Lynn’s passing: the songs she sang, of encouragement and hope, and above all, memories invoked. We are in difficult and unprecedented times. Her songs and messages of hope eighty years ago are acutely relevant today. Everybody knows her story, no introduction required, no matter ones age. […]

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Riding the storm

Posted on Thursday, May 7th, 2020

Despite the Covid-19 lockdown, and the anticipation of some bitter financial losses, we have been pleasantly surprised at how our team has been riding the storm and resilient in its face. I was recently interviewed by Stuart Todd on behalf of the Lloyds Loading List, the article can be read here. Expecting to see a […]

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Working through Covid-19

Posted on Saturday, March 21st, 2020

Working through Covid-19 is a testing time for all companies.

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Coronavirus service update

Posted on Tuesday, March 17th, 2020

Yet another coronavirus service update. As each country’s efforts to contain and deal with the spread of coronavirus are stepped up, uncertainty and confusion seems to be the primary topics of conversation. Some countries are restricting movement and even closing off their borders. This is primarily for the public. The transport of goods by road […]

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Italy and Spain Coronavirus

Posted on Wednesday, March 11th, 2020

Further to Italy entering a total lockdown this week, it has now been reported by our Spanish partners that all schools and universities in the regions of MADRID and VITORIA are now closed. In addition, we are being advised that in BARCELONA schools are starting to close. Events of more than 1000 persons are being […]

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