Sea & Air Freight
Many of our customers had asked if we can manage their sea freight business as well as their European road freight business. Up until the end of 2012, whilst we were able to do this, it was not an area in which we held the level of specialist knowledge necessary to perform such movements to a standard akin to our core services and company ethos. Realising that this was a hole in our portfolio, steps were taken to employ experienced personnel in this field, and during 2013 our modal expansion began.
Having access to an expanding infrastructure of agents worldwide, we are able to offer conventional, container & groupage maritime services to/from more than 200 ports worldwide. Door to Door services are available for most countries, and by utilising our core European partners, we are also able to offer cross trade movements to and from most European countries.
Furthermore, we can undertake Customs Clearance duties at all major UK ports, whilst offering full support and assistance for Letters of Credit and Consular documentation. Additionally, consistent throughout our European road freight services, we can provide expert advice on the movement of dangerous goods in full scope of IMDG (and IATA by Air).
In the same way that our sea freight business opened up, many of our customers also asked if we could manage their air freight business as well as their European road freight business. With this in mind, we ensured that we had the right people to be able to control effectively our customer’s air freight requirements.
As our European road freight services can almost be as quick as air freight, considering the destinations, it has hardly been of any benefit to our clients to consider air freight. But farther afield, when opening up the rest of the world, the need to utilise air freight becomes a necessity for those shipments that simply cannot wait.
Access to direct airline flights as well as consolidation services enable us to provide the level of urgency that may from time to time be required. Furthermore, with a wide choice of carrier, we are able to provide cost-effective solutions balanced against levels of urgency.