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July 2017
InterflowInterflow Logistics recognised with top Award at
IELA, the Int. Exhibition Logistics Association, Annual Congress

IIFA Full Trading Member Interflow Logistics were voted the number one Export Agent by a distinguished field of its global peers at the IELA - the Int. Exhibition Logistics Association annual congress in Prague.
Interflow Managing Director Niall Thompson was euphoric at the honour, and admitted that even after a few days he was still in disbelief that Interflow had emerged at the top of an esteemed field of exhibition Freight Forwarding companies in contention for the title.
"I'm very proud of the Interflow team. We were up against some of the biggest players in the business, and it is to my astonishment that we won this great honour," Niall said. "This is a huge stamp of approval for Interflow Logistics as we continue to grow our business and put our name in front of the world's top event organisers, associations, venue owners and international exhibitors," he added.
The 32nd IELA Congress   (and 6th IELA Partnering Event) in Prague was the largest showcase and networking event for the international exhibition logistics sector in the history of the organisation.

This is the second year that Interflow Logistics has been given an IELA-associated seal of approval. Last year, the company had the honour of hosting and coordinating the IELA Congress in Dublin for the first time ever.
Interflow have expressed that through hosting that 2016 event, it truly marked its arrival amongst the top Freight Forwarding companies in the world-the big names in International Freight Transport who handle the trade show services, logistics and transport for world's most prestigious exhibitions. The latest IELA honour has been the highlight of a year so far for a relatively young company that has steadily pursued its goal of becoming a world-leading exhibition Freight-Forwarding agent, handling the international Freight Logistics for a succession of blue riband trade shows and exhibitions, either as Official Provider or an Affiliate partner.

diplomaFormal Application for
2017 - 2018 IIFA FIATA Diploma course is now open
IIFA Members were this month notified that enrolment for the 10th year of the IIFA FIATA Diploma in Freight Forwarding is now open.
This course will formally commence on Wednesday 30th August 2017 when an Introduction Evening will take place whereby participants will have the opportunity to meet their course colleagues and the IIFA Course instructors for the 2017 - 2018 class group.
Details of the 2017 - 2018 Course:
Start Date: Wednesday 30th August 2017
Time: 18:00 - 20:00
Location: The Spencer Hotel, Dublin
Price: €1,950.00
(a sliding scale does apply for Member firms of IIFA entering more than one applicant)
IIFA's training material is updated annually to ensure that the content is timely and relevant. Earlier this year, IIFA presented its course material to FIATA's Advisory Body Vocational Training and were successful with the second re-validation of the Irish programme. The 2016 - 2017 class group sat their Final Exam on 27th July 2017 and 33 Participants from that class group will be presented with their FIATA Diploma certificate in September 2017.
A more detailed overview of the modules/ subjects is available from the IIFA Office for any who missed the original e-mail - please contact info@iifa.ie for further information.

TogaToga Freight Services offer direct link to Spain

IIFA Full Trading Members Toga Freight Services, headquartered in Dublin 12, have linked up with major logistics group, Euro Cargo Express Group (ECX), which is headquartered outside Alicante in Southern Spain. Toga Freight is now the sole agent and partner for ECX for the island of Ireland.
The connection between Alicante and Dublin has begun, and involves ECX Group handling collections for Toga Freight's Irish clients from the Valencia, Castellon, Barcelona, Alicante and Murcia regions of Spain, consolidating the goods in the main distribution hub in Alicante, before the trucks depart on Friday bound for Toga's Distribution Centres in Dublin and in London. The service, which is Driver accompanied and designed to be secure and fast, allows goods to reach the Irish Clients as quickly as is possible by road with double manned Trucks driving non-stop through the night to reach the Ferry Ports in Northern France in time for the Sunday sailings to Ireland and the UK.
A trailer is typically loaded with a mix of tiles, marble, footwear, jars of food, toys and fashion goods.

In addition, Toga Freight will be handling the distribution needs in Ireland for ECX's extensive Client base, which is focused on fashion, footwear, toys and general retail and industrial cargo. On arrival in Dublin, the trailers are unloaded and the hundreds of consignments on board are sorted for immediate delivery by the Toga Freight Dublin fleet and by Toga's network of 12 Irish Partners.
Speaking about this valuable new addition to the Toga Freight Partner Network in Europe, Managing Director, Martin Gately said: "We are delighted to have formed an alliance with such a respected logistics operator as Euro Cargo Express. Their work ethics and efficiencies very much compare to ours and we both strive to keep customers happy to give repeat bookings. We have long relationships with all our partners and are looking forward to the relationship with ECX being a permanent and mutually rewarding one".
Speaking about the added services, Transport Manager, Darragh Toner commented: "This alliance will now allow us to offer first class and direct services from Spain that will mirror what we offer from so many countries. A typical week will see us receive over 100 driver accompanied trailers at our depot here in Dublin 12 for distribution, from the UK, Holland, Germany, Switzerland and France, so to be able to offer the same services to our clients from Spain is a major benefit to us and our valued customers."