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CUSTOMS CLEARANCE

& BONDED WAREHOUSING

CUSTOMS CLEARANCE ...the Brexit barriers

UK CLEARANCE PROCEDURE with Kitagawa Europe

REGIONAL FOCUS

UK: Felixstowe & Ipswich | Global: Western Europe

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FORWARDER DIGEST Some snippets from the month in our industry INDUSTRY NEWS News and press releases from the world of freight FOCUS ROUNDUP Articles from the last 12 months relating to this month's focus COVER FEATURE Retail Transport Services celebrate 20 years ASK THE EXPERTS Customs clearance: Brexit barriers | UK customs procedures REGIONAL FOCUS Felixstowe & Ipswich: the benefits of port-centric logistics ECO 2020 7 ways to make your warehouse more environmentally friendly M&A FOCUS Wisetech acquires Ready Korea | A new era for Pall-Ex RECRUITMENT FOCUS De Montfort University students fuel solutions to combat skills shortage

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INDUSTRY NEWS 3 DECEMBER 201 019 9

ELITE LINKS UP WITH

NEW LOGISTICS PARTNER O ne of the UK’s leading manufacturers of precast concrete

And it has installed a state-of-the-art booking and tracking system

has teamed up with a new logistics provider. Elite Precast

that enables the company to pick up Elite orders automatically.

Concrete will work in partnership with flatbed haulage

specialists Shropshire Express Deliveries to ensure its nationwide delivery operation runs like clockwork.

The new partnership is fantastic news for the company and a

big step forward for us. It’s the biggest contract we’ve won since we launched the business six years ago and it’s a real vindication of

The exclusive relationship will create a transport solution tailor-

how we operate. We’re very much focused on quality of service and

made for the precast concrete industry and underline Elite’s ethos

that was crucial to Elite, which insists on putting customers first.

of providing the highest levels of customer service. Elite also works in partnership with logistics specialists Hallett Our logistics operation is very important to us, so it was vital to

Silbermann, based in Hertfordshire.

find the right partners. We wanted to build a long-term relationship with a company we can fully rely on and, in Shropshire Express

The relationship enables the company to provide deliveries that are

Deliveries, I’m confident we’ve found just that. They’ll provide a

FORS Gold, Silver and Bronze compliant and that are approved for

really cost-effective service carried out by experienced drivers in the

HS2, Crossrail, CLOCS and Tideway projects in London and the

highest standard of delivery vehicles. But they also place great value

South East.

on top-quality customer care and that’s something we’re absolutely passionate about.

The business focuses on providing the best possible value within

Owen Batham, Sales & Marketing Director, Elite Precast

the precast industry and operates a uniquely lean business model that enables it to drive down costs and pass savings directly on

The deal will also have significant implications for Shropshire Express

to customers.

Deliveries, according to owner/director Neil Bennett. The company, also based in Telford, has taken on a string of new drivers as well as

The company manufactures a vast range of semi-dry and wet-cast

office staff as a direct result of the new partnership. It has brought in

products for every sector of UK industry and a portfolio that

five new 44-tonne tractor units, together with trailers featuring side

includes interlocking blocks, ballast blocks, safety/security barriers,

protection, to supplement its fleet of fully Euro 6 compliant vehicles.

service protection and drainage products.

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WANT TO KNOW MORE? Further information can be found at dachser.com

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ollowing Frankfurt, Mumbai, and Hyderabad, Atlanta is now

Dachser meets and exceeds international

Dachser’s fourth location to receive certification in ten

standards and guidelines

months, further expanding the company’s network services

As an industry standard, the IATA certification fulfils the specific

for its customers in the life science and healthcare sector.

requirements of shippers of pharmaceutical products with regard to secure, compliant, and efficient air-freight services. CEIV Pharma

Certification of the Atlanta branch in the US marks a further

certification attests that the company’s handling of pharmaceutical

milestone in Dachser’s expansion of its global network for its Life

products meets and even exceeds international global standards

Science & Healthcare Business Field Solution. In late 2018, Dachser

and guidelines. These include European Union and World Health

obtained the Center of Excellence for Independent Validators in

Organization Good Distribution Practices (GDP), United States

Pharmaceutical Logistics (CEIV Pharma) certification from IATA

Pharmacopeia standards, and IATA temperature control regulations.

for its Frankfurt airport branch, followed by its Indian branches in

The certification process entailed internal and external training, a

Mumbai and Hyderabad in mid-2019.

review of procedures for handling temperature-controlled life science and healthcare shipments, and an extensive assessment of

Our locations in Germany, India, and the US enable us to serve

these complex processes by two separate independent auditors.

our customers in the life science and healthcare sectors in the key regions around the world, This certification demonstrates that we fulfil the highest service and quality standards through uniform processes and a compliant network. In turn, our customers benefit from secure, compliant, and efficient air freight services. Timo Stroh, Head of Global Air Freight, Dachser

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INDUSTRY NEWS

WANT TO KNOW MORE? Further information can be found at interactanalysis.com

5 DECEMBER 201 019 9

COBOT MARKET TO ACCOUNT FOR

30% OF TOTAL ROBOT MARKET BY 2027 New 2019 cobot market report

Material handling, assembly and pick & place will be the three biggest

from Interact Analysis reveals:

applications of collaborative robots. But these functions, which

• The growth rate of collaborative robots is leading

accounted for 75% of cobot revenues in 2018, will drop to below

the robotics industry

of 70% total revenues by 2023, as other functions for cobots are

• Logistics will surpass automotive to be the second largest

developed. The use of cobots in non-industrial applications will play

end user of cobots by 2023, with electronics in first place

a significant role in the coming years - in sectors such as life sciences,

• In the next five years, the fastest growing regions for collaborative robot shipments will be China and the USA

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logistics, and the hospitality sector. In part this is because they are flexible and easy to set up, making them attractive to smaller companies which may not have previously considered using robots.

arket intelligence firm Interact Analysis has released a new market report – The Collaborative Robot Market

Labour shortages and the drive to improve efficiency mean that

– 2019 – which indicates strong and sustained growth

China will be the fastest growing region for cobot shipments. The

for the collaborative robot industry.

demand for simple, cost-effective, entry-level robots, together with different regulations surrounding industrial equipment in China has

In 2018, global revenues from cobot production exceeded $550

fuelled the growth of Chinese cobot manufacturers who only supply

million. This was almost a 60% increase over 2017; and over 19,000

their local market. This has arguably distorted the market figures.

cobots were shipped. Interact Analysis forecasts that revenues for

Interact Analysis has responded to this by including in its report

cobots will reach $5.6 billion in 2027, accounting for almost one

two data sets, one with and one without the impact of China. It is

third of the total robotics market, and that <5kg and 5-9 kg cobots,

important to note, however, that growth outside of China is still

popular in small to medium-sized industrial settings, will represent

forecast to rise at a CAGR of over 30% in the next 5 years.

the majority of sales in 2023. The collaborative robot market is still relatively immature, but Interact Analysis has identified clear potential growth areas, both in industrial and non-industrial settings, enabling manufacturers to respond effectively, and take full advantage of what we predict to be an area which will occupy a significant market share in the coming years. Maya Xiao, lead analyst on cobots, Interact Analysis

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ABOUT THIS REPORT Interact Analysisâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Cobot report uses a rigorous methodology to produce as accurate a report as possible. Over thirty hours of phone and face to face interviews with key industry personnel

ABOUT INTERACY ANALYSIS

at leading robot companies and end users were undertaken for

Interact Analysis provides industry-leading market

company data via confidential surveys which allowed creation of

intelligence to the Intelligent Automation sector. Our team of

a bottom-up model of individual industry sizes and total market

vastly experienced analysts enable us to provide the highest

size, as well as a market share analysis. This approach is allied

quality data and expert analysis. We offer market intelligence

with a model based on estimated penetration of collaborative

services based on primary research. Our industry expertise

robots into manufacturing and warehousing applications.

combined with vast experience in statistical analysis provides

Factors such as the uptake of industrial automation equipment,

you with reliable, trusted intelligence that enables you to

labour availability and eCommerce/warehousing growth,

make decisions with confidence.

were combined with data points collected from the primary

this research. This was backed up with the collection of real

research interviews to produce the forecasts. The research Interact Analysis aims to provide a holistic and comprehensive

was conducted by two experienced research directors: Ash

view of the Intelligent Automation industry with wide-

Sharma, based in the UK; and Maya Xiao, based in China. Ash,

coverage and yet detailed analysis and insight. Our current

who has led creation of the report, is an industry veteran with

coverage through market reports and subscription services

close to 20 yearsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; experience in technology intelligence. He

includes industrial automation, warehouse automation,

was previously a VP at IHS Markit where he led the power &

robotics and commercial vehicles.

industrial technology research practices.

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INDUSTRY NEWS

A.C.O. MARINE SUPPORTS VIETNAM MARITIME GROWTH 16 DECEMBER 201 019 9

WITH NEW SALES & SERVICE AGREEMENT

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eading wastewater treatment specialist ACO Marine has

Under the agreement, Seven Bridges Maritime will be responsible for

expanded its presence in Asia with the signing of a new sales

the country-wide sales and marketing of the ACO Marine portfolio,

and service agreement with Seven Bridges Maritime (Vietnam).

which includes the Maripur and Clarimar wastewater treatment systems, Lipator grease separators, grease traps, drainage channels,

The deal, aimed at leveraging ACO Marine’s position across the

pipework and vacuum pumps, toilets and sanitation systems.

region, follows similar agreements signed earlier this year with Turkey’s ESKO Marine and Pakistan’s Itech Chem Enterprises.

Seven Bridges will also support the supply of equipment with engineering services, installation approvals, system commissioning,

Seven Bridges Maritime is a marine equipment and servicing company with offices across the Asia-Pacific area. Its Vietnam office is based in Hanoi and the company is set to open an office in Hai Phong, close to the country’s northern shipbuilding and repair hub. It also has a presence in the south. China, Korea and Singapore are well represented by companies supplying wastewater treatment systems, but despite the country’s growing maritime importance, Vietnam remains under-supplied in this market. The agreement we have signed with ACO Marine will help ensure that the country’s shipbuilders and repairers now have the access they need for quality wastewater management solutions. Grant Welch, Managing Director, Seven Bridges Maritime (Vietnam)

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and equipment servicing and maintenance.


WANT TO KNOW MORE? Further information can be found at acomarine.com

Vietnam’s shipbuilding sector currently centres around nine major shipyards, divided into three clusters. In the south there are two facilities each with drydock capacity for vessels up to 50,000dwt. In the central area, four yards can accommodate larger vessels up to 30,000dwt, while three northern yards are capable of building and repairing vessels up to 70,000dwt. In total, the country has twenty shipyards, of which eight are state-owned. Eight yards are operated by foreign interests. Vietnam has and continues to invest in its maritime infrastructure, said Welch.

The country’s economic expansion is now positively

impacting the Vietnamese maritime industries as domestic owners look to renew and upgrade an ageing fleet. ACO Marine is now well positioned to serve this market. In Halong Bay, an area regularly visited by more than 500 domestic cruise ships each year, wastewater streams are currently discharged to barges for treatment shoreside.

There are tremendous

opportunities in Vietnam to retrofit our wastewater management solutions to these vessels and smaller day cruisers to reduce the costs associated with shoreside wastewater disposal,

We have been looking at establishing a sales and service position

said Beavis.

ABOUT ACO MARINE

in Vietnam for some time, so the initial approach by Grant was

Established more than fifteen years ago, ACO Marine is a

very timely indeed. Vietnam’s maritime industry is forecast for

member of the international German-headquartered ACO

rapid expansion in coming years, with the country expected to

Group and a leading supplier of advanced wastewater

become a maritime industry powerhouse by 2030. Analysts have

treatment systems to the global commercial, naval,

predicted that maritime-related business will account for 50% of

offshore and leisure marine sectors with a sales and service

Vietnam’s economy next year. The distribution agreement we have

network world-wide. Its unique environmental solutions

signed with Seven Bridges supports the country’s shipbuilders in

are used primarily in wastewater technology, wastewater

their commitment to delivering quality, competitive products for

management and drainage systems. ACO Marine develops

domestic and international markets.

in-house solutions from its ISO 9001 accredited production

Mark Beavis, Managing Director, ACO Marine

facilities, all of which are located entirely within the EU.

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BRITISH AIRWAYS DECKS THE ARRIVAL HALLS 16 DECEMBER 201 019 9

FOR SURPRISE FESTIVE CHOIR PERFORMANCE

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ritish Airways surprised unsuspecting customers as they

I was amazed by the dedication and talent from the British Airways

arrived home this Christmas. The airline’s choir wowed

choir. They really put their all into creating an amazing performance

thousands of people as they arrived at London Heathrow’s

for their customers. Working in West End theatre, we are used

Terminal 5 with a flying rendition of the quintessential Christmas

to training sessions, followed by dress rehearsals, followed by live

carol, Deck The Halls.

performances; it’s a very tiring process. Some of the British Airways choir swapped their day-jobs of flying a plane or servicing an aircraft,

As British Airways’ centenary year draws to a close, the airline

to performing in this choir, all without breaking a sweat. If any of them

wanted to thank its loyal customers for flying with the airline,

fancy a career change, they definitely have a place on my stage!

while wishing arriving customers a very merry welcome home. The

Richard Beadle, Musical Director & Composer

surprise performance was kicked off by cabin crew member Pippa Roblin. She stunned surrounding passengers as they collected their

Pippa was followed by her colleagues Peter Gentry, Xander Bird,

luggage from destinations including Japan and America.

and Vicki Garson who minutes before the rendition had stepped off a flight transforming from cabin crew to star alto.

During the weeks of rehearsals, the 15-strong choir worked around their schedules in the sky and office – all to create a pitch

The live performance begins in the Heathrow Terminal 5 baggage

perfect performance. The colleague choir brings together cabin

hall as unsuspecting passengers collect their bags. Pippa sings 'Deck

crew, an engineer, pilot and head office colleagues. Composer and

the halls with boughs of holly, flying home in style to see our kin.'

Orchestrator, Richard Beadle, swapped his role on the West End as

It culminates with the soloists joining their supporting choir in the

Musical Director of the award-winning Hamilton to Musical Director

Arrivals Hall, amongst reuniting families and friends.

of the British Airways Choir as he led the aspiring singers. Richard trained up the choir and re-wrote the carol for a personalised welcome home to passengers with Deck the Arrivals Halls.

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This Christmas, 210 British Airways flights will take to the skies on airline will deliver over 1.5 million bags across the network from

ABOUT RICHARD BEADLE

now until December 27, and not forgetting the 100,000 traditional

Richard is a composer, orchestrator and Musical Director.

Christmas dinners that customers will be served up by the award-

He is currently MD of Hamilton and has worked on musicals

winning cabin crew.

such as Calendar Girls, The Bodyguard, The Addams Family,

December 25 and 721 flights will operate on New Year’s Eve. The

Priscilla Queen of The Desert, Betty Blue Eyes, Grease, Fame The Deck the Arrivals Halls performance, as well as behind the

and Blood Brothers. He composes music for television such

scenes footage of rehearsals, can be found on British Airways’

as the recent highly acclaimed BBC documentary The Choir,

Instagram and Facebook.

Our School by the Tower and the theme music for Gareth Malone’s All-Star Music Quiz. He also conducts and arranges for bands and orchestras all over the world.

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WANT TO KNOW MORE? Further information can be found at abports.co.uk

16 DECEMBER 201 019 9

STRONG HARVEST SEASON

DOUBLES GRAIN EXPORT VOLUMES AT PORT OF IPSWICH A BP’s Port of Ipswich has more than doubled its grain

The month of October was also very strong for ABP customers

export volumes this harvest season, reporting 500,000

COFCO International. Speaking about the increased volumes,

tonnes exported from the port in the months of June to

Tim Capey, COFCO International Chief Operating Officer, said,

November 2019.

We were pleased to handle a record tonnage through Ipswich

Grain Terminal during the month of October. The business handled

This represents more than a twofold increase in tonnage volumes

140,000 tonnes of grain and animal feed, the highest monthly

when compared with the figures in 2018, which saw the port export

tonnage since the facility opened in 1983. This high level of activity

around 200,000 tonnes of grain. In addition, the month of October

reflects the leading role that COFCO International and Ipswich

2019 saw 161,885 tonnes of grain exported via the port, representing

Grain Terminal play in the food and feed supply chain.

the highest traffic in 11 years. Together with the ABP’s other port in East Anglia, Ipswich handles The month of October was also strong for ABP’s customers

over two-million tonnes of agribulks annually and plays a vital role

Clarksons Port Services, who reported record-breaking volumes,

in supporting the regional economy.

having exported 68,809 tonnes and beating their previous record held since September 2008 at 64,186 tonnes.

We would like to thank our customers for working with us to ensure smooth operations at the port during the busy harvest

We were pleased to work closely with ABP’s Port of Ipswich

season. We have been investing in expanding storage capacity at the

in order to ensure we had adequate stores and equipment to look

port to meet the requirements of the agricultural sector, with more

after our customers through this extremely busy period. At times

developments currently underway, which will be unveiled in 2020.

we were loading four vessels, using all eight of our conveyors!

Paul Ager, Divisional Port Manager in East Anglia, ABP

Andy Rham, Managing Director, Clarkson Port Services

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INDUSTRY NEWS

ELEMICA EXPANDS EXPERTISE INTO PHARMA SECTOR 16 DECEMBER 201 019 9

...IMPROVES SUPPLY CHAIN QUALITY & TRANSPARENCY

E

lemica, the leading Digital Supply Chain Network in the

Today 9 out of the top 10 pharmaceutical companies are already

chemical industry, has now extended its offerings to the

connected with the Elemica network, as they are already sending

pharmaceutical industry. Pharmaceutical Companies using

electronic purchase orders to Elemica clients.

Similar to our

Elemicaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s solutions will now benefit from improved collaboration,

clients, pharmaceutical key players can now achieve full supply chain

visibility, quality management, traceability, and speed of execution

digization benefits, e.g. precise, real-time control of formulation

across their global supply chains.

ingredients,

For more than 20 years, Elemica has been architecting digital solutions to address complexity within chemical industry supply chains; globalisation, outsourcing, regulatory changes, quality control, operational efficiency, market agility, logistics, and sustainable growth. Now, Elemica will offer their robust next-gen platform and solutions to the Pharmaceutical Industry. Chemicals are a prime input to the pharmaceutical industry. In addition, these industries share synergies in supply chain challenges. This makes Elemicaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s solutions a natural extension for pharmaceutical manufacturers. Arun Samuga, Chief Technology Officer, Elemica

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explains Samuga.


WANT TO KNOW MORE? Further information can be found at elemica.com

Upon joining the Elemica network pharmaceutical

• Elemica BUY connects, automates and visualizes the multi-

manufacturers can extend their digitisation efforts

enterprise procure-to-pay process reducing supply chain risks.

utilising the following solutions:

The solution realizes this by ensuring 100% digitization of all orders, advance shipping notices, and invoice documents for

• Elemica’s Digital Supply Network captures real-time event and

oversight and strong supplier relationships.

transaction data within the pharmaceutical ERP solution from formulation and raw material suppliers to its customers being hospitals, distributors and pharmacies.

• For medications like blood vials that have short shelf lives, Elemica MOVE optimizes the just-in-time-delivery, through insights impacting timeliness of deliveries, distribution costs,

• Elemica QUALITY achieves digitized control of supplier material

sales and customer satisfaction.

quality and compliance for clients. The solution captures data temperature from IoT and other sensors connected to the

• Elemica Sell automates the order capture of the multi-

network. As a result partners are able to react to supply,

enterprise order-to-cash process. The system updates all

demand changes and risks in time.

inbound customer orders to the pharmaceutical ERP.

ABOUT ELEMICA Elemica is the leading Digital Supply Network for the process manufacturing industries. Elemica accelerates digital transformation by connecting, automating, anticipating, and then transforming inter-business supply chain processes for the products they buy, sell, move, and comply. Launched in 2000, customers process over $500B in commerce annually on the network.

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WANT TO KNOW MORE? Further information can be found at qualityfreight.com

16 DECEMBER 201 019 9

QUALITY FREIGHT UK DELIVERS

MEGAMAX CRANES INTO LIVERPOOL2 CONTAINER TERMINAL L eading logistics specialist Quality Freight UK has overseen

This was a lengthy operation which started when the ZH25 left

the delivery of three megamax quayside cranes into the

Shanghai through to coordinating the pilots, tugs and berth positions

Liverpool2 deep-water container terminal.

involved in getting the ship into dock. As the ship owner’s agent, we were responsible for all of their requirements which included having

The company’s ships agency managed and coordinated the safe arrival

to organise the flight home to Shanghai for one of the crew members

and departure of the ZH25 transporter vessel. The vessel carrying

when a family member became ill.

the giant cranes set off from Shanghai on September 15 passing

Rod Kloezeman, General Manager at Quality Freight UK

south-east Asia, India, the Arabian Peninsula and Africa via the Cape of Good Hope en-route to Liverpool in a journey of over 30,000km

The safe arrival, unloading and departure of the ZH25 is a high-

(18,000m, 16,400nm). The super-structures were produced by

profile example of Quality Freight UK working closely with Peel

Chinese company, Zhenhua Heavy Industries Co (ZPMC), the

Ports. The integration of Quality Freight UK into the Peel Ports

largest heavy-duty equipment manufacturer in the world, as part

Group earlier this year means that we can now provide the complete

of a contract with Peel Ports worth more than £100m. Each crane

logistics solution to customers.

measures 92 metres high to the top of the frame, approximately

Sebastian Gardiner, Managing Director of Quality Freight UK

the same as Liverpool’s iconic Liver building, and 132 metres high when the boom is raised. Each crane weighs around 1600 tonnes.

An increasing number of businesses are understanding that it makes

The megamax cranes can operate at speeds more than 30 moves

more sense to ship products closer to their end destinations. The

per hour and facilitate 1,500 moves in each tidal window. They are

investment we’ve made in these cranes and elsewhere at the port is

capable of twin-pick and outreach of 24 containers up to 10 high on

crucial to providing us with the capacity to meet growing demand.

deck, and safe working loads of up to 85 tonnes. They can operate

Mark Whitworth, Chief Executive Officer of Peel Ports

in wind speeds of up to 55 miles per hour (88kmph).

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VARTAN SCORES 100 NOT OUT

WHEN IT COMES TO AEO ACCREDITATION

S

ince the launch of AEO accreditation back in 2008, risk

Taking an average of six months to complete the process, each

management consultancy, VARTAN, has helped over 100

client works with a designated team at VARTAN. Miles continues,

companies work towards achieving this game-changing

The process involves being privy to some of a company’s most

‘trusted trader’ certification. Miles Vartan says,

confidential information, and so it’s essential there must be a dedicated team in place that a client can trust. Having gone through

In total, we’ve supported 100 companies

the process as many times as we have, we understand HMRC’s

achieve AEO, with two more currently being audited by HMRC.

expectations and can mitigate any risks or issues that could impede

And our 100% application success record speaks for itself. We’re

the project. We also only recommend clients apply when we’re

particularly proud of our AEO work as we’ve supported 10% of UK

100% confident they’re ready to be audited by HMRC.

companies applying for accreditation to reach their goal. Between 2008 and 2015, we guided just 17 companies through the process,

Like the England cricket team, Miles believes his company is in great

but in 2019 alone we worked with 40. And it’s not only logistics

shape for 2020. He adds:

companies looking to secure AEO’s advantages. We’re working with

Ben Stokes recently recognised for his efforts; I believe VARTAN is

research labs, metal finishers, food producers and manufacturers.

in its ascendency. Our reputation for AEO accreditation is growing

The benefits it brings are not just for the ‘big boys’, but any sized

fast, which is borne out by the fact we have seen an increase in

organisation smart enough to embrace the process. And, if you

companies registering their interest to work with us, month on

factor in the implications of Brexit at the end of January, AEO is

month. I’d urge anyone making plans for how they do business in

more critical than ever.

2020 to put AEO on their new year’s resolutions list.

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TWO TUNNELS & ONE WORLD RECORD F 5 DECEMBER 201 019 9

racht, the Global project forwarding specialist has successfully

Another Vertical Boring Machine (VSM) transported by Fracht from

completed the complex multi-modal transportation of one

Germany to a North Yorkshire mining site, has broken the VSM

515 tonne tunnel boring machine, Mary, from the recently

depth record by 43 meters. The 435 tonne machine is now being

completed River Humber utility tunnel to its home in Germany,

decommissioned by the Fracht team, before following TBM Mary

whilst a second has claimed a world record.

back to Germany.

Tunnel-boring machines are highly specialised vehicles used to

Fracht planned and executed the safe transportation of TBM Mary,

excavate tunnels.

from her German base in Baden-Wurttemberg to the River Humber site 18 months ago and now the same team is returning Mary to

The longer the tunnel, the more tunnel boring machines are sought

Germany, for servicing and refurbishment ahead of her next project.

by engineers, because they are so efficient, resulting in shortened completion times.

Starting with site and route surveys, the Project team at Fracht prepared every step of TBM Maryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s journey to and from the River

Comprising cutter head, shield and primary machinery, tunnel boring

Humber site, including lifts, lashing and load plans on specialised

machines are complex and expensive to construct and, given their

road transport equipment, on a chartered vessel for shipment

immense size and weight, difficult to transport.

across the North Sea to Rotterdam where Frachtâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s team waited to secure the components by floating crane to barge, for upriver

Fracht has been transporting tunnel boring (TBM), shaft boring

movement to Germany.

(SBM) and vertical boring (VSM) machines for over two decades and has immense experience in the safe handling of these engineering

Prior to transport, Mary was broken down to 21 pieces for

giants, which vary in size but are always cylinder-shaped and heavy.

decontamination, with particular attention to potential contaminates on the 30 tonne cutter head, 70 tonne shield, 95 tonne machine can

Transported from its German base to site by Fracht, TBM (Mary) recently completed a 5km tunnel under the River Humber, for a high pressure gas pipeline from Goxhill to Paull, for the National Grid. Weighing it at over 500 tonnes TBM Mary is more than 190 metres in length.

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MOBILE AWARENESS PRODUCTS

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VEHICLE SAFETY & COMPLIANCE SPECIALISTS obile Awareness Products was founded by James

MAP Ltd can fit the following...

Brownhill, an experienced auto engineer with a strong

• Camera systems, including our live-view system

vision of safety and reducing accidents in the workplace

• Side-scan system with sensors to warn of dangers

and on the roads. Using a team of qualified engineers, we provide

• Lights, including amber strobes, beacon bars and work lamps

safety solutions for operators of commercial vehicles.

• Alarms, including left-hand turning and reverse alarm • Kelsa bars for all manufactures

With a large customer base around the Midlands we have the ability and scope to offer national coverage. We believe strongly in

• 360-degree camera systems for construction equipment, such as excavators and diggers

customer service and strive to offer our customers the best service within the industry.

Our strength is our ability to react to the customers’ requirements and our policy of working with customers on their requirements,

We specialise in the fitment of camera systems for commercial vehicles

through our three-stage process:

and can design a solution to meet the operator’s requirements. From a simple, one-camera system to an eight-camera system to cover the load and driver, giving the owner the comfort that his vehicle, load and employees are equally protected.

1 Understand the customers’ needs and operation and propose a system to meet those needs 2 Install the system at an agreed date and location 3 Provide the customer with a full system handover and training

Our systems can help an operator meet the requirements of FORS, CLOCS, London Direct Vision or HS2.

Our previous customers include fleets of more than 50 vehicles and owner/drivers.

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We have worked with all manufactures in the UK and have

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no issue installing equipment before delivery of a new vehicle. Our product

Our MAP Live product allows the operator to have instant access

range is vast and can be tailored for your requirements; a summary is below:

to the cameras on their vehicle. This not only saves administration

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time but gives the operator more control over their vehicles once they leave the yard. Using our high-definition cameras with audio

Fitment of camera systems to vehicles with access to the footage

capability, the operator will be able to log in via a PC or their phone

via our online portal. Allows the operator to view and download

to view the footage.

the footage when required.

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They can then download any footage to their hard drive and use it at a later time to review incidents and prevent false insurance claims.

Full coverage of the asset, popular with construction equipment such as excavators.

MAPALERT Fitment of lights, including amber warning strobes, beacon bars and

Handover All of our customers receive an instructive handover with any camera systems we install, to ensure that they are confident in using the system.

work lights to improve the visual safety of the vehicle.

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INDUSTRY NEWS 13 DECEMBER 201 019 9

INNOVATION IN TECHNOLOGY TO POWER THE

EVOLUTION OF STRETCH WRAP MACHINES IN THE FORESEEABLE FUTURE

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tretch wrapping technology has witnessed a steady

Excessive market fragmentation to push

evolution since the time it was first launched in the

manufacturers to devise strong supply chain

industry. Smart technology and high-speed production

and pricing strategies

processes have been catalysts in the metamorphosis of stretch wrap

The global stretch wrap machines market is highly fragmented on

machines into more sophisticated engines driving automation in the

account of the presence of a large number of small and medium scale

global packaging industry. Designed with custom patterns, new-age

manufacturers spread across key geographies. This fragmentation is

stretch wrap machines ensure that minimum quantity of material

fueling the need for future ready growth strategies especially in terms

is used to protect products being loaded. Result â&#x20AC;&#x201C; reduction in

of an efficient global supply chain and enhanced retail networks to

materials, costs, and damages to the load, thereby bringing in more

reach the end consumer.

operational efficiency. Manufacturers are also making strategic modifications to their Technological innovations are catalysing rapid changes in the adoption

pricing strategies. Price optimisation along with an enhanced product

of stretch wrap machines across multiple industries and boosting

portfolio is critical to augment market share in the global market

sales in the global market as a consequence. A new research study

and manufacturers are fast moving along this route. Launching

pegs the consumption of stretch wrap machines at 231,810 units by

application specific products with a dedicated focus on research

the end of 2026. Revenue from the sales of stretch wrap machines

and development initiatives for product innovation has become the

is projected to touch US$ 1,356.0 Mn by 2026, exhibiting a robust

norm in the global stretch wrap machines market. Long-term supply

growth rate of 7.5% during the eight year period from 2018 to 2026.

relationships with key end-use industries is another growth strategy being adopted by manufacturers of stretch wrap machines to cement their footing in the global market.

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Key players in the global stretch wrap machines market

Global consumer packaging market to provide

eyeing the developing markets of the Asia Pacific

increased scope of growth for manufacturers

The market for stretch wrap machines currently shows high growth

of stretch wrap machines

potential in the regional markets of Europe, North America, China, and

The global consumer packaging market is anticipated to witness a

South East Asia & Pacific. Immense opportunities abound in the stretch

surge in revenue owing to a burgeoning demand and consumption

wrap machines market in China and India followed by South East Asia

of consumer goods especially in the developing economies of India,

& Pacific, which are expected to be the most attractive investment

China, Russia, and Brazil. This has led to the mushrooming of consumer

pockets for manufacturers of stretch wrap machines. The main factor

packaged goods (CPG) companies across the globe. The proliferation

boosting demand and adoption of stretch wrap machines in these

of e-commerce and online trading of consumer goods particularly

regions is the rapid growth of industries and warehouses. The markets

in urban areas is expected to boost the demand for sophisticated

in Europe and North America are anticipated to hold high value share in

packaging. This in turn will create lucrative growth opportunities for

the global stretch wrap machines market owing to a large manufacturing

manufacturers of stretch wrap machines, as these machines will be in

hub, enhanced industrial growth, and increased trade of goods.

more demand in the CPG sector in the coming years.

The growth scenario of stretch wrap machines in the markets of Latin America and the Middle East & Africa will remain stagnant throughout the period 2018 to 2028 owing to a poor manufacturing sector and lack of a well-defined stretch wrap machines supply chain structure. FORWARDER magazine

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INDUSTRY NEWS 16 DECEMBER 201 019 9

GAC NORTH AMERICA OPENS 17TH AGENCY OFFICE TO

PROVIDE SHIPPING SERVICES AT LAKE CHARLES G AC North America has responded to the commencement of LNG exports from the Lake Charles area by opening

an office at the port to provide ship agency, husbandry

and ownersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; protective agency services around the clock. It also

supports crude and products tankers as well as other vessels calling at the Louisiana deepwater port.

Located at the heart of the US Gulf Coast, the port of Lake Charles is the twelfth busiest port in the USA, according to the US Army Corps of Engineers waterborne statistics, with around 1,000 vessels calling annually. In light of growing exports of US-produced LNG and the

ABOUT GAC GROUP

continuing expansion of GACâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s core agency business, Lake Charles

GAC is a global provider of integrated shipping, logistics and

was the natural choice for the newest office to strengthen our

marine services. Emphasising world-class performance, a

nationwide network. Our team of experts have the local in-depth

long-term approach, innovation, ethics and a strong human

knowledge and global resources needed to deliver compliant, safe

touch, GAC delivers a flexible and value-adding portfolio

and world-class service to the LNG sector.

to help customers achieve their strategic goals. Established

Darren Martin, MD for shipping services, GAC North America

since 1956, the privately-owned group employs over 9,000 people in more than 300 offices worldwide.

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TIACA OPENS ITS DOORS TO NEW AIR CARGO PLAYERS 11 DECEMBER 201 019 9

AGREEMENT SIGNED WITH NEUTRAL AIR PARTNER

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he International Air Cargo Association or TIACA is

In another move to increase focus on stakeholders formerly not part

making significant changes in its approach to reach out to

of TIACA, an agreement is signed with Neutral Air Partner (NAP), a

all stakeholders in the air cargo value chain in a rapidly

premier global network of 250 leading air cargo architects and aviation

evolving and challenging global trade and commerce. It aims to truly

specialists from 150 countries. As part of the deal NAP members will

represent and unite the air cargo industry. TIACA has the ambition

automatically become a full member of TIACA. The partnership allows

to defend also the interests of members representing small, medium

both TIACA and NAP to work together on programs, conferences,

and start-up companies and support them through the challenges of

training and communication. Christos Spyrou, CEO of NAP, will as of

todayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s business environment.

January 1st strengthen the board of TIACA.

As a first step, TIACA is restructuring its membership fee by

TIACA wants to bring together all actors and stakeholders, so

introducing a separate category for these small, medium and

together we can take up the challenges our industry is facing today and

start-up companies allowing them to become a full member at a

tomorrow. Collaboration and partnerships are and should be part of our

reduced rate. TIACA is also widening its vision to work on new

DNA, so this deal with NAP is a very good example of a win-win situation

initiatives with members from sectors which are new and unique

for both our organizations. We have not done enough in the past for a

but very crucial to the future of our industry. Companies in the

big group of companies in our industry, so with this deal and the new

development of drones, autonomous vehicles and unmanned aerial

membership opportunity for small and medium sized companies, we are

systems/vehicles for example are creating new opportunities for the

reaching out to them to join forces and further build this very interesting

air cargo industry. TIACA intends to facilitate the interest of these

and fascinating industry. With Christos joining the board, he will be ideally

companies for greater reach and support them towards authorities

placed to defend the interest of his members and other small and medium

and governments.

sized companies. On top, he brings a wealth of experience in organising events and engaging members to an organisation. Steven Polmans, Chairman, TIACA

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TIACA under the new board of directors, led by Polmans, who is also

TIACA’s commitment to innovate the industry and to modernize

the Director of Cargo and Logistics at Brussels Airport Company, is

the process of air cargo transportation is impressive. We are

strengthening its position in the industry. Opening TIACA up to all

confident that working together with partners like these will drive

stakeholders in the air cargo logistics value chain and giving them a greater

direct value to our global customer base, and our members will

role is crucial both to the association’s development and to ensuring that

acquire extensive knowledge and industry-leading expertise.

the air cargo industry’s voice is heard more widely as a result.

Christos Spyrou, Chief Executive Officer, NAP

ABOUT NEUTRAL AIR PARTNER (NAP)

ABOUT TIACA

Neutral Air Partner is the premier global network of leading

The International Air Cargo Association (TIACA), launched

air cargo architects and aviation specialists. Our aim is to

in the early 1990s, is the only organization that represents all

inject a greater degree of advanced air cargo expertise into

segments of the air cargo supply chain. TIACA’s origin is traced

the logistics industry, revive specialization, and to drive

back to 1960, when a committee of the Society of Automotive

airfreight and express buying power across the air cargo

Engineers in the USA launched the first Air Cargo Forum to

supply chain.

explore the needs of the emerging air cargo industry.

The organization was founded in Hong Kong on 2016 by a

A not-for-profit association TIACA supports, informs, and

group of logistics entrepreneurs and consultants sharing the

connects companies and organizations of all sizes with the

common goal of creating an innovative platform of air cargo

aim of developing an efficient, modern, and unified air cargo

specialists, to service the logistics and aviation community.

industry worldwide. TIACA champions businesses of every

Our objective is to build competitive advantages through a

size and helps shape policies which affect all of its members.

platform of like-minded air cargo experts , customized cargo

It provides a unifying voice for the industry and constantly

community tools, and by setting new standards of excellence

works for global standards.

for our business. TIACA aims to inform both the public and its members about The network presently counts over 250 like-minded air cargo

the role and importance of air cargo, and latest industry

specialists from 150 countries (by invite only) dedicated to

and technical trends. TIACA hosts to major events for the

providing innovative air cargo solutions to the international

industry – the biennial Air Cargo Forum (ACF) and the

freight logistics & aviation community, placing the group as

biennial Executive Summit. It regularly organizes training and

one of the largest air cargo services providers worldwide.

career development programs.

For more info www.neutralairpartner.com

For more details, visit the TIACA’s website and download the Press Kit.

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WANT TO KNOW MORE? Further information can be found at ferrettogroup.com

DECEMBER 201 019 9

THE FERRETTO GROUP TO SUPPLY THE

FIRST AUTOMATIC STORAGE SYSTEM IN THE PAPER & PACKAGING SECTOR IN RUSSIA

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he first automated storage system for the paper and packaging

Specifically, the new automated storage system will be housed in a

sector in Russia will bear the name of the Ferretto Group.

34 m high building next to the production facilities and will occupy

The Italian company has in fact signed an agreement for the

an area of 3,000 square meters. The system will be equipped with

construction of a material storage and handling plant for NKBK, a

stacker cranes for picking and storing pallets, while the handling

top Russian player in the paper market based in Naberezhnye Chelny,

operations at the head positions will be carried out by the shuttles

Republic of Tatarstan. Construction work on the storage system, which

included in the Fast Ring monorail transport system. The solution

will have a capacity of 16,000 pallets, is scheduled to start in April 2020.

designed by the Ferretto Group will enable NKBK to automate warehouse operations, solving all space problems and optimising the

This is a significant job in the Russian market, a project that is of great interest to us, also considering that we are already engaged in the creation of a self-supporting automatic pallet storage system at a controlled temperature of -20°C for a large Moscow-based company operating in the food industry. Going back to the paper project, together with the client and SIKO, our partner in Russia, we have carried out the studies and analysis needed to develop a design which enables us to meet the client's needs and is the result of our extensive experience and innovative solutions. With this project, we continue and reinforce the internationalization that increasingly characterizes the Ferretto Group activities. Riccardo Ferretto, Chairman, Ferretto Group

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production and shipment process. The automatic storage system will be completed by the end of 2021.


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FRATELLI COSULICH UK JOINS

EXPRESS GLOBAL

...THE FREIGHT & LOGISTICS DIVISION OF THE FRATELLI COSULICH GROUP

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or over 160 years the Cosulich Family has led the Fratelli

In January 2020 Fratelli Cosulich UK join the freight & logistics

Cosulich Group and is now in its 6th generation.

division of the Fratelli Cosulich Group, Express Global.

From its beginnings in 1857 as a ship owner the Fratelli

Founded in 1999 and headed by Managing Director Alessandro

Cosulich Group has diversified to offer services ranging from bunkering

Giuliani, Express Global are strategically based in New York,

to catering, travel to insurance and yachting to freight forwarding.

Shenzhen, Shanghai, Genova, Milan, Naples, Venice, Ravenna, Koper and Belgrade.

Throughout this time the company has remained true to its core values: shipping cargo and focusing on customer care that only a

A new management team is in place to oversee the change and to

family-owned business can deliver.

deliver Express Globalâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s vision to become the logistics partner of choice in the UK.

Fratelli Cosulich as a group has a proud history and heritage and continued success by always looking forwards, pre-empting industry

Steve Townley joined as Branch Manager in July, having spent over 20

changes and adapting to meet customer needs.

years working in supply chain, shipping and digital freight forwarding.

In 2004 Fratelli Cosulich established its UK freight division in

For over 160 years Fratelli Cosulich has provided a first-class

Felixstowe to provide support to their UK customers trading from

service in all areas they have invested in. We have been proud to

Europe to the UK.

represent them in the UK and are excited to lead the next era as Express Global. We are committed to delivering the highest

From three staff in 2004 the company has grown to a multimodal

service levels and exceeding our customersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; expectations at every

service provider offering import, export and cross trade by air, sea

opportunity. First and foremost we retain the core family values of

and road, customs clearance and transportation.

the Cosulich Group whilst embracing digitisation and the challenges facing the logistics industry.

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WORLD’S BIGGEST BREAKBULK PLAYERS TO EXHIBIT 16 DECEMBER 201 019 9

AT ANTWERP XL 2020

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ntwerp XL, the world’s only event dedicated exclusively

Antwerp XL will also host Belgium’s leading forwarders, including

to maritime breakbulk, returns to the Antwerp Expo on

Aprojects and Challenge International Belgium, both of whom

21st-23rd April 2020 with an expanded show floor filled

exhibited at the debut show.

with 150 major players from around the globe and operating across the breakbulk supply chain.

The event is expanding its international reach. New exhibitor, Finland-based Danir 19, for instance, will showcase its expertise in shipping and chartering,

While the majority of 2019’s exhibitors will be returning, plenty

RoRo, heavy lift vessels, barges, floating cranes, sea-river solutions and

of ports, freight forwarders, ocean carriers and shipping agents

port operations. Also exhibiting will be M-STAR PROJECTS powered

will be exhibiting their services at Antwerp XL for the first time.

by Herfurth Logistics, the forwarder that operates all over the world,

These include two of Europe’s leading port complexes, the Port of

including in France and Turkey. The organisation specialises in the handling

Dover and HAROPA. The former handles 300,000 tonnes of project

and shipping of part loads with exceptional dimensions and weights.

cargo on an annual basis, facilitated by reefer ships, geared and RoRo vessels. HAROPA handles the largest bulk carriers in the world,

Visitors to Antwerp XL’s exhibition will be able to connect with

serving the construction and building materials industries. The port’s

the best-known ocean carriers from North America, such as

infrastructure is adapted to enable it to receive ships that measure

Höegh Autoliners and Canada’s Blue Water Shipping. The latter

over 20,000 TEUs.

specialises in providing transport and logistics solutions to oil and gas and renewable energy projects. Its services range from small

The Egyptian Maritime Consultant Office (EMCO) is another new

courier shipments to transporting complete oil rigs from one

exhibitor. The agency covers all major Egyptian ports, handling all

continent to another. It also presents short and deep-sea solutions,

types of vessels, such as timber, general cargo, heavy lift and offshore

allowing the transportation of turbines, foundations, cables and

petroleum service vessels. The organisation specialises in freight

other wind components. Fednav, Canada’s largest ocean-going bulk

forwarding, project cargo and sea freights.

shipping company, also returns to Antwerp XL in 2020. The leading international user of the Great Lakes St. Lawrence Seaway System will be promoting its modern fleet of close to 100 bulk carriers.

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Other shipping agents booked to attend include Boeckmans België

Antwerp XL takes place from the 21st to the 23rd April 2020

and Belgo-Iberian Maritime. The former is involved in linear services,

at the Antwerp Expo, with early bird tickets available until 31st

parcel services, full charters and project cargoes. Visitors to Belgo-

January 2020. For more information on visiting the exhibition,

Iberian Maritime’s stand will learn how it specialises in transporting

booking as a delegate for the training, or exhibiting, please call

steel loaded in Antwerp to the US East Coast, the US Gulf and Mexico.

+44 (0)20 3196 4300 or visit www.antwerpxl.com

The organisation works in close co-operation with local stevedores, adjusting to the ever-increasing needs of a competitive steel market.

To see the vast majority of exhibitors not only returning but being

ABOUT EASYFAIRS

joined by even more of the world’s ports, freight forwarders, ocean

Easyfairs organises and hosts live events, bringing communities

carriers and shipping agents, shows that the event has quickly

together to visit the future.

We were thrilled with the support our debut show had in 2019.

become an important date in the breakbulk calendar. Mark Rimmer, Division Director, Antwerp XL

The company currently organises 220 events in 17 countries (Algeria, Belgium, China, Denmark, the Emirates, Finland, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and the United States) and manages 10 event venues in Belgium, the Netherlands and Sweden (Antwerp, Ghent, Mechelen-Brussels North, Namur, Gorinchem, Hardenberg, Venray, Gothenburg, Malmö and Stockholm). Easyfairs employs more than 750 people and generated revenues exceeding €171 million for its financial year 2018-2019.

ABOUT ANTWERP XL

Easyfairs strives to be the most adaptable, agile and effective

Antwerp XL is a three-day exhibition and conference for the

player in the events industry by employing committed

breakbulk industry. Industry leaders will meet to discover,

individuals, deploying the best marketing and technology

innovate and connect at the Antwerp Expo, Belgium, from

tools and developing strong brands.

the 21st to the 23rd April 2020. Breakbulk professionals will attend to exhibit, network and learn from the experts.

In 2018 Easyfairs was named Belgium’s 'Entrepreneur of the Year ®' and in 2019 it was named a 'Best Managed Company'

AntwerpXL – shaping the future of breakbulk...

by Deloitte. The company is ranked 18th in the list of the

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INDUSTRY NEWS 17 DECEMBER 201 019 9

TPN DRIVER IS PRAISED FOR HEROISM AFTER

PROTECTING AN ELDERLY CUSTOMER A driver for TPN Member Pallet Network Anglia has been

The lady’s family wrote to TPN almost immediately to thank Wayne

praised by a customer’s family after he rang an ambulance

for his heroic actions.

and stayed for two hours sheltering an old lady from the

pouring rain.

During the delivery my mother tripped when coming out of her

bungalow and fell and broke her hip. Wayne phoned an ambulance

Driver Wayne Betts was delivering a tree to a bungalow in

and stayed with her in the driving rain for at least two hours waiting

Dersingham, Kings Lynn, last week, when the 86 year old recipient

for help which eventually did arrive,

tripped as she left her property and broke her hip. Wayne instantly

mother is now recovering in hospital.

wrote her son, who says his

called an ambulance and, knowing that it was unsafe to move her, stayed with the lady for two hours in the pouring rain waiting for paramedics to arrive.

This is a true example of human behaviour above business and I would hate to think that Wayne got into trouble for doing so. If Wayne is typical of your company, then that is a massive credit to

Wayne phoned the office and the whole team rallied around to

your culture.

get all of his deliveries shifted to other vehicles so that he could stay with the lady until we knew she was safe and cared for.

Needless to say, Wayne did not get into trouble for his actions

Matt Gilbert, Operations Manager, Pallet Network Anglia

but has been praised by everyone in the network. Another TPN driver, Dan Binns, recently won a commendation from the Chief

The PNA traffic team comprising James Judge, Kelly Wilding and

Superintendent after halting his collection round on the Halifax

Gareth Turner worked tirelessly to ensure that other customers

flyover to save a man who was attempting suicide.

would not be inconvenienced while Wayne sheltered the injured lady. TPN MD Mark Duggan says: I wouldn’t have dreamed of leaving her,

I didn’t

and Dan and the teams that supported them. They embody everything

know how long the ambulance would take but she was lying in the

that is great about TPN – a commitment to integrity, excellence and

pouring rain. I tried to reassure her while keeping her as warm and

doing the right thing. Our OneTeamTPN culture is all about looking

dry as possible.

after one another, and these drivers are a credit to that.

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says Wayne.

We are extremely proud of Wayne


WANT TO KNOW MORE? Further information can be found at thepalletnetworkltd.co.uk

A

TPN driver who works for Halifax-based Claude Hellowell

award spells out that I saved someone’s life. And I guess that means

recently received a commendation for saving the life of

his loved ones were saved a whole lot of heartache too.

a man intent upon suicide on Halifax flyover last spring. Dan was awarded a District Chief Superintendent’s Commendation

27-year-old Dan Binns, who has been a truck driver for 18 months,

which reads: For your courageous and selfless actions in intervening and

was returning to base after collecting palletised freight from local

restraining a male who was intent on committing suicide. Your actions

undoubtedly saved the man’sSOLUTIONS life. PROFESSIONAL UK WAREHOUSING

customers. He saw a man standing at the edge of Burdock Way flyover, and stopped his vehicle to check everything was OK.

n Advertise space n simply Finddrove space Most people past. Maybe they didn’t realise what was happening or they were just focused on getting home. n Extensive UK

coverage n All types of When he realised the man was sobbing, Dan put his arms around him and held him, warehousing both for comfort and so that he couldn’t jump. I just talked n to him, saying we could go for a walk, or for pizza Handling & order or beer. Anything to keep him focused on something positive until management the police arrived. n Flexible terms n Pay asdidyou Unfortunately when the police arrive, go things didn’t go to plan. The man panicked and away from advice the police, racing down the bridge nbroke Leasing and toward the railing. He was half way over the railing when I caught support But I needed to check.

Unfortunately Dan couldn’t attend the ceremony.

I was flying to

Valencia that day. The Under 16s football team I coach had a Spanish tour. But getting the award meant a lot to me. It brought home what I’d done that night. Dan says he loves his job, but when he first qualified as a truck driver he found long distance work was not for him.

I gave up trunking

and went back to my rigids. I’m a people person and I love meeting my customers every day and being part of my community. Dan is a great part of our team. He’s a lovely lad, and he’s won Employee of the Month twice in the past year. He’s also very fond of his TPN caps. He usually has at least three in his cab! Chris Lord, MD, Claude Hellowell

him, grabbing a fistful of his coat...you’re not jumping on my watch, mate,

TPN MD Mark Duggan says: We’re very proud of Dan and NETWORK - FLEXIBILITY - SERVICE

says Dan who hauled the man to safety and kept him pinned to the

ground until the police could safely collect him and take him to hospital.

the selflessness and bravery he showed. We’d like to think he

reflects the very best of our values as a network. I hope he’ll be CALL TODAY Due to confidentiality I can’t know any more about him, but I’ve an inspiration to other young people who might consider joining been told he’s still alive and I hope he’s OK. It was a01604 very surreal 842244 the logistics industry. experience. I didn’t think about what I was doing at the time but the info@warehouse-space.co.uk 17 DECEMBER 201 019 9 www.warehouse-space.co.uk

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How businesses can profit from a dedicated Customs specialist

Thomas Holton, Customs Director at Gerlach UK outlines the top 5 benefits for working with a customs service provider and shares helpful insights. The recent attention around Brexit has brought Customs to the fore front of everyone’s mind and as the head of Gerlach Customs Services in the UK I have been inundated with Customs support requests from small single traders to billion pound multinational companies. These conversations always start with a discussion around Brexit and how they minimise logistical delays of product to keep the supply chain moving. At Gerlach, I think we perhaps handle such requests in a different way to most. As we are the largest neutral Customs service provider in Europe and because of our span and coverage we do not just offer to mitigate Brexit risk in the UK but are able to offer a single solution to mitigate a company’s Brexit risk for all of their trade in all of the European countries. Our ability to offer a one stop solution for Customs for Brexit has raised some questions from our Customers around capability and capacity “if you can do this for Brexit can you do it for our rest of world imports/exports?” and our simple answer to this, is yes.

So what are the benefits of using one Customs broker to handle all imports and exports, why should you look to use a dedicated Customs specialist?

There are many benefits of having one single Customs broker and I think although not an exhaustive list some of the most important ones are: 1. You have a single point of contact to understand the status of all of your shipments regardless of who is carrying them, the benefit being audits are made easier to track. 2. By reducing the amount of companies completing entries you reduce the possibility of variance in your process which reduces risk (different companies complete formalities in different ways with different systems). It also means that the broker will become more familiar with your products and processes and can therefore identify anomalies more easily. 3. You are able to negotiate a more competitive rate for clearance; increased volume normally means decreased rates. With this in mind you will also only receive one set of invoices for your Customs formalities, which is beneficial for accounts but also in understanding your TCO (total cost of ownership). 4. You only need one set of SOP’s (standard Operating Procedures) and one set of KPI’s (Key Performance Indicators). 5. Integrating with your systems, should you currently or at any point in the future want any data interfaced (either way); this would only need to be done once.

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27 countries

170 offices

750 customs experts

What do I see as the benefits of using a dedicated and specialist Customs Broker? • One of the main benefits is the knowledge and experience; a specialist Customs brokerage firm will employee highly experienced people and is able to call on their experience and skills to help improve both internal and customer processes. • Another significant benefit is the impartiality; a specialised Customs brokerage focuses solely on Compliance and Customs regulations. They ensure that your goods are free to move when you need them. They do not get involved with your company’s decision on who and how you want to move your product, only that it is done in a compliant way. • Specialist brokers, tend to have large teams so this means that your goods are never held up in the event of absence or in holiday season.

Where does Gerlach stand out against all others offering Customs services? The Gerlach brand is synonymous with quality and Customs compliance. The company was founded over 100 years ago and has continued to go from strength to strength. Gerlach has grown to in excess of 750 Customs experts, specialising in Brokerage and Consultancy. We pride ourselves on employing only the highest calibre of staff who are able to help you improve compliance, reduce risk and where possible cost in your processes. We have a very strong and established Customs brokerage network and we are now growing it even further and developing capabilities to support with wider Customs Consultancy. This year alone we have supported businesses with internal awareness trainings, process creation and documentation and have guided multiple companies through the challenges and changes required to gain AEO accreditation as well as various other authorisations.

Customs. Simply cleared.

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FOCUS ROUNDUP

CUSTOMS CLEARANCE

BIFA CUSTOMS-RELATED TRAINING COURSES FEBRUARY 2019

NOW CPD ACCREDITED

T

he British International Freight Association (BIFA), the trade association for UK freight forwarding and logistics companies, has announced that both of its Customs-

related training courses now have official Continuous Professional Development (CPD) accreditation.

ABOUT DACHSER A family-owned company headquartered in Kempten,

CPD accreditation is one of the highest standards for both

Germany, Dachser offers transport logistics,

academic and practical qualifications, ensuring teaching and learning

warehousing, and customer-specific services in two

remain up to date.

business fields: Dachser Air & Sea Logistics and Dachser Road Logistics. The later consists of two business

Getting your courses CPD accredited to prove that they have

lines: Dachser European Logistics and Dachser Food

a structured, practical and methodical approach is essential.

Logistics. Comprehensive contract-logistics services

It indicates to employers and HR practitioners that the courses have

and industry-specific solutions round out the company’s

reached a certain standard. It gives them confidence that by sending

offerings. A seamless shipping network—both in Europe

their staff on one of our courses those employees will be obtaining

and overseas—and fully integrated IT systems ensure

and developing the skills to maintain a sustainable and competitive

intelligent logistics solutions worldwide.

advantage. As you would expect, we have seen a massive surge in Customs training enquiries so to have both courses accredited is

Thanks to some 30,600 employees at 399 locations all

fantastic news. We also have our one-day Introduction to Import

over the globe, Dachser generated consolidated net

and Export course accredited and will also have accreditation for

revenue of approximately EUR 5.6 billion in 2018. That

all apprentice activities as well, such as behind-the-scene tours and

same year, the logistics provider handled a total of 83.7

networking events.

million shipments weighing 41.3 million metric tons.

Carl Hobbis, Training Development Manager, BIFA

Country organizations represent Dachser in 44 countries.

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G

lobal logistics provider Dachser is proud to announce

Monitoring the processes, identifying bottlenecks and improving

that its optimised customs clearance process was key

methods were the determining factors to ensure the company's

to Tetra Pak – the multinational food packaging and

position in the ranking, according to the Tetra Pak executive.

processing company – being recognised with a first-place airport efficiency ranking by the Viracopos Airport in Brazil. The specific

Optimised and co-ordinated internal processes, articulated

award acknowledges Tetra Pak as number one in the Special

and timed with the customs procedure at the airport are key to

Regime Segment of the Logistics Efficiency Ranking of Linha Azul

success. Together with Tetra Pak, we focus on operational and

in Viracopos/Campinas (SP) in the 'Immediate Boarding' category.

communication processes and increased efficiency, concludes Caldana.

With an exclusive customer-oriented team, Dachser is responsible for 100% of the company's import and export authorisations in Brazil. We have a dedicated team of professionals focused on the operations of our customer, TetraPak. Our goal is to properly forecast and anticipate opportunities and challenges prior to the arrival of the cargo, reducing the release time and ensuring better logistic efficiency. João Paulo Caldana, Managing Director, Dachser Brazil

DACHSER BRAZIL OPTIMIZES

TETRA PAK’S CUSTOMS CLEARANCE PROCESS

Tetra Pak noticed progress in the efficiency of its operations, achieving the best time in customs clearance for several months in a row.

NOVEMBER 2019

There are great challenges to the operations, but we can, in our partnership with Dachser, optimise them increasingly. We are confident that excellent results such as these will continue to be achieved. Fernanda Gomes, Foreign Trade Manager, Tetra Pak

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CUSTOMS CLEARANCE

CUSTOMS CHECKS BAD FOR BUSINESS OCTOBER 2019

IN NORTHERN IRELAND, SAYS RHA either side of the Irish border would harm the economy.

T

ABOUT RHA

he Road Haulage Association warns that customs posts on

This follows reports that the government proposes that

The Road Haulage Association is the only UK organisation

customs clearance zones be set up to check goods and paperwork.

solely dedicated to those with responsibility for the

Businesses on both sides of the border currently benefit from

movement of goods by road. Members range from owner-

free access; customs formalities would simply lead to delays and

operators to those with fleets in excess of 1,000 vehicles.

increased costs.

The Association has over 7000 operators in membership who between them account for 250,000 UK registered heavy

RHA Northern Ireland policy manager, John Martin has urged the Government to strike a deal with the EU which will keep goods flowing freely across the border. All parties need to take stock, drop the red lines and compromise to solve the problem. Time is running out and all parties around the table need to stop political posturing and make a deal. If reports that the Government proposes customs posts are true it’s clear they haven’t been listening to businesses in Northern Ireland. It’s crucial we maintain unfettered access both ways to ensure the continued and efficient movements of goods.

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APRIL 2019

PEKAES DEVELOPS A

NETWORK OF CUSTOMS AGENCIES P EKAES, Pangea Member in Poland and a leading logistics

PEKAES observes a steady increase in interest in customs services

service provided, opened a Customs Agency in Białystok,

among Clients. At the Customs Agency in Błonie, among other

which ensures efficient clearance of imported and exported

things, diplomatic packages are cleared. In the office in Czechowice-

goods handled by PEKAES distribution network. Its opening stems

Dziedzice, the company provides export clearance services for

from growing demand for customs services and the development

goods to the Republic of South Africa, Chile, Afghanistan, as well as

of cooperation with countries such as Belarus, Ukraine and Russia.

electrical equipment to Vietnam, Nigeria, New Zealand and various

The company is already announcing further investments in this area.

products to Bahrain.

The new customs services location in PEKAES distribution

PEKAES strengthens its network of customs agencies with a

network is a reaction to the Client’s demand. Currently it is

view also to the changes that will result from Brexit. We have all

possible to make customs declarations in standard procedures in

the necessary permits and procedures in place necessary to handle

Białystok. PEKAES plans to launch further services in the customs

the exchange of goods with non-EU countries.

area for Clients in Białystok – first of all simplified procedures and

Marek Tkaczyk, Director, PEKAES International Network

temporary storage warehouse. The PEKAES Group currently has three customs agencies, and The development of customs services in PEKAES results not

additional customs orders are processed also by Maritime Forwarding

only from a constant increase in the number of cargoes entrusted

Departments in Gdynia and Szczecin and the Air Freight Forwarding

to us by our Clients, but also from expanding cooperation with

Department in Warsaw.

our business partners from all over Europe within the international general cargo services. Our company provides professional advice, and represents clients before customs authorities and other state institutions, such as SANEPID, WIJHARS. We also provide a number of additional services, such as handling TIR and ATA carnets and security measures for the transport of goods under Community transit procedures. Maciej Bachman, President of the Management Board, PEKAES

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WANT TO KNOW MORE? Further information can be found at pangea-network.com

ABOUT PEKAES GROUP PEKAES Groupis a leading logistics group comprising the following companies: PEKAES Sp. z o.o., Chemikals Sp. z o.o., Spedycja Polska SPEDCONT Sp. z o.o.

service throughout the entire supply chain - it offers a

ABOUT PANGEA LOGISTICS NETWORK

full package of warehouse logistics services, domestic

Pangea Logistics Network was launched in December 2010

and international groupage distribution and domestic,

and comprises strong, well-established air- and ocean freight

international, sea and air, rail forwarding, as well as bulk

forwarders and consolidators. It now has 180 members

logistics and intermodal services.

operating from 400 bases in 95 countries, collectively

PEKAES Sp. z o.o. is one of the largest companies in the TFL sector. PEKAES provides comprehensive customer

handling over 1.5 million bookings per annum. PEKAES has one of the most effective networks of domestic distribution terminals, rail container and transhipment

Pangea members benefit from a financial incentive program

terminals in Poland and a network of a dozen of foreign

covering all shipments routed between members, supported

partners in all key European countries. The company employs

by a centralised payment protection system. They also

over 1,100 people in 19 Polish branches, 3 railway container

have access to CHAMPâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s web-based freight forwarding

and transshipment terminals and 6 logistic warehouses.

system, Logitude, which enables them to manage quotes, shipments, bookings and consolidations more efficiently and

PEKAES invests in the latest IT solutions and continues to

cost-effectively, without major financial outlay. Logitude

improve its logistics operations, thus ensuring the highest

supports the IATA e-AWB and e-freight initiatives, facilitating

quality of provided services. More information about the

electronic data interchange with some 100 airlines.

PEKAES Group can be found on their websites: For a list of members, visit pangea-network.com/members www.pekaes.pl www.spedcont.pl

Pangea Logistics Network, is part of the Pangea Group that

www.chemikals.pl

also includes Connecta Airfreight Network.

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WELCOME TO FREIGHTABASE

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reightabase is an online digital platform for sourcing specialist

At Freightabase we understand that consumersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; needs are changing,

carriers to or from any part of the globe. You can source

and with constant time constraints freight buyers need to make

all carrier types, ranging from airlines, shipping lines, freight

educated decisions quickly. The idea of a shipping manager being able

forwarders and parcel carriers.

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The ‘Quick Quote’ is designed to assist busy cargo owners who may not have the time to do an advanced search. Simply complete a very simple form and our customer services team will do the rest for you. The service is available on desktop and mobile and the app is being released soon.

DIRECTORY

The ‘Directory’ is recommended if you are looking for a carrier by name or in a specific location. You can also select carriers by key words, e.g. ‘perishables’ or ‘project cargo’. The Directory also lists service suppliers to the industry, e.g. marine insurance or mergers & aquisitions.

LOADING LIST

The ‘Loading List’ is a more advanced search where users can find carriers that specialise in a specific trade lane or shipping route. You can select mode of transport, collection and delivery point. This will then produce a list of specialist carriers to consider for your shipment.

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COVER FEATURE

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CELEBRATING

IN THE BUSINESS & STILL GOING STRONG Dave Hughes (Managing Director), Dave Lewis (Director) and the team are celebrating the 20th year of Retail Transport Services Ltd...

I

n December 1999 when we were all fretting about the impact of the Millennium would have on our computer systems and cars, Dave Hughes set up Retail Transport Services Ltd (RTS) from a small offi ce in Coventry armed with the technology of the day; a computer, Nokia phone and fax machine.

In the course of their 20 years, the company have been through a lot of changes, thankfully technology investments (the fax machines and Nokiaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s have gone).

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COVER FEATURE

L

DAVE SAYS... We take our quality seriously; it’s like a badge of honour... yes, we are this good.

ogistics is a job that requires immediate answers, the best

RTS now have a combined total of more than 250 years in the business

way to do that is to be contactable 24/7, whether that is by

(this is just the operators on the desks) and rely on the vast knowledge

a call, text, email or skype we have to be available.

the staff encompass from their varied range of logistics backgrounds.

Dave Lewis, Director

Not content with standing still, the company forges forward to expand services, invest in new computer systems, training and quality standards.

Today the company is a very different set up: their Express service is the core of the business. From the small office they have moved

With an increase in non-GDP pharmaceutical shipments,

several times and have now settled into a much larger brand-new

GDP (Good Distribution Practice) compliance seemed

office development on Corporation street (the old Co-op building)

like a natural step, it is now supported with ISO9001:2015.

staying in the city of origin and soon to be the city of culture.

We take our quality seriously; it’s like a badge of honour... yes, we are this good.

The company has evolved with year on year growth and new staff

Dave Hughes, Managing Director

in Coventry. Yet RTS were set for more expansion when their satellite office launched in Manchester in 2014 expanding services

Their quality-management system is compliant with EU guidelines on

and logistical knowledge even further.

GDP (2013/C 343/01), MHRA Rules and Guidance for Pharmaceutical Distributors 2017 which is supported with ISO9001:2015 UKAS. They

The Manchester team have been an important and valued

are very proud to still hold the same values 20 years later, to offer their

addition to RTS, providing the same high level of quality and service.

clients an open and honest approach to transport with knowledge and

It’s important to us that we all have the same ethos to keep the

experience, albeit with a bit more back up and procedures. With the

company consistent and happy.

increase of exports and imports into Europe year on year they hope

Dave Hughes, Managing Director

it won’t be long before the company will expand further...

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ASK THE EXPERTS

CUSTOMS CLEARANCE

B

rexit – specifically the risk of a no-deal Brexit – has

Before the creation of the European Single Market in 1993,

propelled customs clearance into the forefront of the

there were 105 customs agents operating in the port of Dover.

industry’s minds for much of 2019. With three Brexit

However, because of reduced demand since free movement of

deadlines missed and another scheduled for 31st Jan 2020,

goods in 1993, Dover has been operating with just 5 port agents

the issue looks set to continue into yet another year. In this

dealing with imports and exports outside of the EU. And while

article John Lucy, Manager of International Transport & Trade

currently, there are 55 million customs declarations made in the

Procedures at FTA, the voice of logistics, outlines how Brexit

UK each year, post-Brexit the number of customs declarations

may impact customs clearance procedures.

is expected to rise above 200 million. As a result, the number of customs agents in both the UK and connecting EU RoRo

Currently, trade between the UK and EU operates across

ports will need to increase significantly to meet industry needs

a frictionless border with no barriers to movement. If the

post Brexit. In FTA’s opinion, this is particularly important given

withdrawal agreement is ratified, there will be few changes

that volumes of traffic are far higher today than they were in

until a trading agreement is, or is not, reached at the end of

1993 and are forecast to continue increasing. The government

December 2020. However, under this new trade agreement, or

has recognised this need and has released a series of customs

in the event of a no-deal Brexit should the withdrawal or trade

training and IT equipment grants to allow industry to upskill and

agreement not be passed, the frictionless border will change.

increase capacity as part of their Brexit preparations, a decision

The fact is, any type of Brexit arrangement which involves leaving

welcomed by the logistics industry.

the EU customs union and/or single market will result in new procedures for traders as freight crosses customs territories.

Post-Brexit driver-accompanied freight will involve drivers

It is also important to note that there will be checks of some

stopping at designated offices of departure to have their transit

kind operating in both directions, particularly from the UK

customs documents either scanned or wet stamped when they

into the EU. It will be essential that customs authorities know

leave the UK and enter the EU, or vice versa. As a result, there

what goods are passing through their borders and as such, pre-

are expectations that any future border architecture in the UK

import or export information will be required for processing all

beyond Brexit will become increasingly digital and automated,

import and export movements. All UK exports will require the

with data integration and traceability at its core to enable a so-

relevant customs, safety and security declarations, in addition to

called 'drive through,' smart border. This in turn will accelerate

any necessary agricultural products or controlled goods licences

the development and digitalization of customs documentation,

or specific cargo certificates. The EU has also noted that there

an area that the EU is actively promoting.

will be 100% documentary checks on all animal or plant-based products being imported, as well as 20-50% physical checks on certain products such as meat or honey.

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WANT TO KNOW MORE? Further information can be found at fta.co.uk

While digital documentation is still in trial stages, in order to

Efficient logistics is vital to keep Britain trading, directly having

be a viable solution, all trading nations would need to legally

an impact on more than seven million people employed in

adopt the strategy. The switch would be a lengthy process and

the making, selling and moving of goods. With Brexit, new

would not take place overnight to suit the UK’s immediate needs

technology and other disruptive forces driving change in the

post-Brexit. Furthermore, digital documentation would still

way goods move across borders and through the supply chain,

require a significant capacity increase in both customs officials

logistics has never been more important to UK plc. A champion

and customs agents.

and challenger, FTA speaks to government with one voice on behalf of the whole sector, with members from the road, rail,

In the view of FTA, there are still many questions regarding

sea and air industries, as well as the buyers of freight services

customs clearance procedures and processes that need to

such as retailers and manufacturers.

be addressed. The UK government needs to give careful consideration to the impacts of a no-deal Brexit, which still

John Lucy,

remains a possibility, as well as look ahead to the longer-term

Manager of International Transport & Trade Procedures, FTA

EU trade agreement. The logistics industry is highly adaptable however to know what it is preparing for, questions need to be answered in advanced.

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W

ith the UK’s imminent departure from Europe, UK

Commodity codes are a number broken down into chapters

companies will need to prepare for the UK becoming

with paragraphs and sub paragraphs as they become more

a ‘third country’ to the EU. The term ‘third country’

detailed. You will need to classify your goods accurately – this

simply means a country that is not a member of the European Union.

determines the duty rate and if there are any restrictions or

As a third country UK importers may be required to make UK

additional duties (such as excise or anti-dumping duty) on the

customs declarations depending on the final trade deal. It has been

goods entering the country.

estimated that approximately 180,000 traders will make customs declarations for the first time when the UK leaves the EU. So what is required for an import Customs Declaration?

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Reason for Import / Customs Procedure Code Probably the most obvious point is: you will need to declare why you are importing the goods. This is extremely

important, as it will affect how UK import duty and VAT would apply to the shipment (if at-all). There are many different reasons on why

Supplier Commercial Invoice

you would import goods such as...

A commercial invoice is the invoice most suited for international trade, as it is the most comprehensive. It should state

‘Commercial Invoice’ and contain all the required information such as...

• A commercial purchase • Samples • Goods return for repair

• Invoice number and date generated

• An exhibition or trade show

• Payment terms e.g. 30 or 60 days etc.

• Gift

• Name of seller & company address details • Name of buyer & company address details

Each reason has a different and specific customs procedure code (CPC).

Plain language description of the goods/

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commodity code

clearance for both import and export shipments travelling to or from

This is referred to as ‘goods classification’ – what are the

the EU and countries outside the EU. If you are a VAT registered

goods, what are they made of and what are they for? When the goods

company you should apply for an EORI number as soon as possible

have been classified with HMRC they will be given a commodity

to avoid any delays. You will need the EORI number before the goods

code. Commodity codes are also referred to as tariff codes, tariff

arrive in the UK. It generally takes three to five working days for

number or tariff headings. They are all referring to how your items

HMRC to process an EORI application and the number becomes

are classified for customs purposes.

active for you to use the day after issue.

• Description of items purchased and part numbers • Total cost including any Tax payable • Incoterms • Country of Origin declaration • Harmonised tariff / commodity code information

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Company EORI number and VAT number EORI is an acronym and stands for Economic Operator Registration Identification. The system began in July 2009

and replaced the Traders Unique Reference Number (TURN). An EORI number is assigned to importers and exporters by HMRC, and

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Deferment Approval Number (DAN)

Customs Clearance Delays

A deferment account is used for the payment of import

A delay in customs clearance can work out costly due to bonded

duty and VAT allowing duty to be deferred for up to 1

warehouse storage fees. Warehouse storage is normally charged after

month. A deferment account is set up with Customs, subject to an

three working days but check with your shipping agent as this can vary.

agreed maximum limit. The limit is usually sufficient to cover a full monthâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s customs duty and import VAT. If your company does not

Keep in mind you can prepare all the required information for an

have a DAN you can normally use your shipping agents but be aware

import customs declaration as soon as you have the copy commercial

there is normally a percentage charge so if you import regularly

invoice from your supplier. The more prepared you are the smoother

you own DAN will avoid this extra cost. Deferment accounts are

the process will be.

available to companies with 3 years VAT records. Andrew Kennedy CMILT ESCM, Logistics Manager, Kitagawa Europe Limited

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REGIONAL FOCUS

FELIXSTOWE & IPSWICH

O

ne of the significant benefits of shipping to and

arrived in and get distributed from that same location you avoid

from Felixstowe is the availability of port-centric

any wasted freight miles – which is excellent for the company’s

logistics, which is the term used to describe logistics

bottom line and also good news for the environment too.

and distribution services based at the port where goods arrive. A brilliant alternative to inland depots and centrally located

As well as reducing costs, port-centric logistics can also

national distribution centres, port-centric logistics allow you

streamline operations and improve customer service because

to store your shipment at the port thus reducing the number

containers are unloaded, checked, stored, picked and

of handling stages throughout your storage and distribution

distributed from a single port based location. As a result,

process, saving both time and money. Favoured by some the

customers benefit from lower costs, shorter lead times, a

UK’s largest retailers such as Tesco and Asda, port-centric

more efficient supply chain, reduced carbon footprint and cost-

logistics is rapidly gaining popularity as businesses look for ways

effective logistics and distribution.

to streamline their supply chains and reduce their impact on the environment.

To make managing a supply chain simple, companies offering portcentric logistics, such as John Good Shipping, utilise innovative

For many businesses, port-centric logistics aims to remove

warehouse management systems to ensure seamless handling of

unnecessary freight miles. For example, if goods arrive at a port

goods from start to finish, from unloading and storage to pick

in the South, then travel to the distribution centre in the North,

and pack for onward distribution. This gives customers peace of

the goods essentially retrace their steps if they’re distributed to a

mind that their products are in safe hands and gives customers

customer based in the South. If the goods remain at the port, they

complete control and traceability of their stock in real time.

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JOHN GOOD SHIPPING

We provide a host of value-added services such as decanting,

John Good Shipping provides cost-effective storage and

quarantine cargo if required.

labelling, repackaging and quality control and have the ability to

distribution for both palletised and bulk cargoes from our warehouses located at the Port of Felixstowe and the Port of

Our highly trained teams have experience working with all

Ipswich. Our location means that goods arriving on container

types of cargo, and we have a dedicated area for food grade

shipping services are transferred swiftly into dedicated and secure

warehousing, which holds accreditation from both the British

racked spaces in our warehouse. We also have dedicated bulk

Retail Consortium and Organic Farmers and Growers.

storage areas where we handle a variety of different products including paper reels, automotive parts and big bags. We offer a

With full visibility and control of goods via our industry-leading

full service from unloading, palletising, storage and distribution, to

Warehouse Management System, customers can be sure that

pick and pack services.

their stock will be managed efficiently and securely, with access to real-time stock level data whenever they need it.

FELIXSTOWE & IPSWICH

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n easy reach of the UK, France is the UKâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s fourth-largest export market (ONS, 2019) and the worldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s sixth-largest economy (World Bank, 2019). For UK businesses offering innovative,

quality products, the country offers many export opportunities. Opportunities across sectors With a population of 64.7 million (IMF, 2019), a strong industrial base, and many large national businesses, France offers good export potential. Aerospace, automotive, energy, transport, agriculture and food are all large sectors. France hosts some of the biggest international trade fairs, offering access to French and international buyers. Broad and sophisticated consumer base The French consumer base is varied and sophisticated with high spending power. There is good potential for quality, carefullypackaged and competitively-priced products. Growing interest in responsible consumption as well as healthy and sustainable products also presents opportunities.

Ease of doing business

32ND

Currency

EURO

(World Bank, 2019)

Business language

FRENCH

Expanding online sales potential France is the third-biggest e-commerce market in Europe after the UK and Germany. Amazon receives on average 28.8 million unique visits by French shoppers each month (FEVAD, 2018). eBay, La Redoute (fashion), Cdiscount (electronics) and other on-line retailers

EXPORT also offer popular and established routes to the consumer.

GDP per capita

Economic growth

(IMF, 2019)

(IMF, 2019)

$42,953

TO FRANCE

1.7%

Time zone

GMT +1

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PREPARING TO EXPORT

OPERATING THERE

Taxation

Intellectual property

The UK and France have signed a double taxation agreement,

As a first step, we advise you to speak to an intellectual

meaning the same income is not taxed twice. The French tax

property lawyer if you think you need patent protection

service for foreign companies is the Service des impôts des

when exporting.

Entreprises Etrangères (SIEE, website in French). Patent protection law is not standardised in the EU. You can VAT

apply for a French patent at L’Institut National de Propriété

If you’re registered for VAT in the UK, it may be possible to

Industrielle (website in French), or for a European patent

zero-rate the goods you export to France, provided certain

through the European Patent Office. A European patent needs

conditions are met.

to be validated by L’Institut National de Propriété Industrielle.

VAT is known as Taxe sur la Valeur Ajoutée (TVA). French

Payment terms

VAT rules are based on EU regulations and the standard

Your contract should specify terms for payment. If there’s any

French rate is 20%.

dispute you will need to go through the French legal system for resolution. French customers may require credit to buy

Advice can be sought from France’s tax authority – the

your products. Payment conditions must be factored into

Direction régionale des finances publiques (website in French).

prices. For business-to-business transactions these can range from immediate payments on receipt of goods (often with a

Regulations

negotiated small discount) to a negotiated 60-day payment.

Packaging must conform to EU legislation on health risks to consumers and environmental protection. Labelling in French

Routes to market

should be visible. Certain products such as foodstuffs and

If you don’t speak French, you might want to use a local

textiles have specific labelling requirements.

representative. The Department for International Trade (DIT) can help you find one.

The Franco-British Chamber of Commerce & Industry is a good source of advice and information. It offers insight from

Selling online can be easier and DIT can suggest online

members who themselves have set up a business in France or

marketplaces to help you get started. DIT’s E-Exporting

have specialist expertise in supporting that process.

Programme can also help. Representation in different regions may be necessary for national reach. Business culture Regular meetings and visits are important to build relationships. The market is competitive and a strong unique selling point is helpful. Speaking French can be an important step in building relationships.

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ECO 2020

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WANT TO KNOW MORE? Further information can be found at enlightedinc.com

eeco Services, a leading, full-service logistics provider,

The new design gave us the ability to space the new fixtures as far

boasts a 615,000 square foot warehouse in North

apart as possible and still achieve the ambient lighting level results we

Bergen, NJ. More than 14 football fields in size, Veeco’s

wanted, reducing the total number of LED fixtures needed. It was

warehouse is equipped with 117 dock doors and 34,000+ pallet

critical to the success of this project that we installed a high-quality

locations, and the operation is unrivaled in speed and accuracy.

lighting control system. We selected Enlighted to further support the needs of the warehouse and maximize energy savings.

It became clear there were a variety of challenges with the

Ray Sizer, President of National E Solutions

warehouse lighting after National E Solution (NES), an energy management company and Enlighted partner, conducted a lighting

Each light fixture was equipped with a smart sensor. Built on

audit in January 2019. The current high-intensity discharge (HID)

the leading Internet of Things (IoT) architecture, the Enlighted

fixtures were emitting poor lighting levels, wasting energy and

system consists of a network of patented sensors, connected to

were expensive to maintain. Additionally, Veeco upgraded to a

an advanced analytics platform. Data is collected 65 times per

new racking system that added more rows and narrow aisles.

second to monitor environmental and occupancy changes and adjust lighting in real time.

The old lighting included 366 HID and fluorescent lighting fixtures that drew a 150,825-watt load. Based on the warehouse’s

With the Enlighted system, each fixture has its own address,

operating hours, the lighting was using 1,062,500 kWh annually

allowing us to group fixtures as needed. For example, when the

to deliver poor lighting levels.

Veeco staff is working in an aisle, we wanted the aisle behind that to be the backlight for safety reasons, which we were able

Tackling the warehouse redesign

to accomplish. Because of the density of the sensors, occupancy

National E Solution redesigned the lighting for the new aisles to

sensing is extremely accurate. It allowed us to further reduce energy

improve foot-candles and the quality of lighting while reducing

use and unnecessary wear and tear on the lighting fixtures.

the operating cost and maintenance. To achieve optimal lighting levels, they selected 168-watt high bay LEDs that produced

Veeco was able to fine-tune the power output to the fixtures

23,000 lumens each with a color temperature of 5000 Kelvin.

using the Enlighted control system. This allowed Veeco to reduce

The new aisle lighting was created to achieve lighting levels that

overall energy use and still achieve acceptable lighting levels. The

met the Illumination Engineering Society minimum standard for

team set the lighting system power load to 75 percent of the

this work application. The customer’s target was an average of

rated LED fixture load, which still provided excellent lighting for

25- to 30-foot candles.

the warehouse crew. This reduced each fixture from a 168-watt load to 126-watts. Reducing the light output also extends the life of the LEDs and drivers far beyond their rated life. Multiply the savings of 388 fixtures for 365 days and the Enlighted systems begins to deliver real dollars saved.

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We can group the fixtures and control them beyond a

Results

traditional on/off occupancy sensor. This allows for entire

After one year in operation, Veeco reduced its lighting energy

aisles to be lit only while in use for optimal savings and safety.

load by 59 percent by merely converting to LED fixtures, even

The system is very easy to work with. I can easily highlight the

though the fixture quantity increased. By controlling the lighting

fixtures, make changes to the lighting groups and also update

with Enlightedâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s system, the facility achieved an 804,725 kWh

the lighting profiles. The ability to upgrade the Enlighted system

savings for the year that resulted in reducing energy costs by

and unlock additional IoT features like facility mapping and

$122,318, a 75 percent total reduction in energy compared to

asset tracking is a win. While we are not currently using these

the previous system. The new lighting and wireless control system

features, we have the ability to upgrade when the time is right.

reduced greenhouse gases and CO2 emissions by 554 metric ton,

Orlando Ortiz, Director of IT, Veeco

equivalent to removing 93 cars from the road annually. Veeco will save an additional $14,000 per year on annual lighting maintenance. Veeco Services

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ustainability has become a significant issue for most

below the ground. Be sure to insulate all pipes and storage tanks.

industries, and logistics is no exception. Yet companies

When water pipes aren't insulated properly, people wait longer for

direct their efforts at other points in the supply chain, such

hot water flow from faucets, resulting in significant waste. Immediate

as distribution and manufacturing. Warehouse managers may not

access to hot water will generate considerable savings.

Metal buildings can benefit massively from insulation. Without

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it, the material conducts heat away in winter and transfers

fewer bulbs. They also tend to last longer than traditional ones.

it in during summer. Proper insulation — plus upgrades to doors

You'll save by replacing lights less often. You can also save energy

and windows — will stabilize the temperature in your warehouse,

by investing in skylights. These windows allow sunlight to stream

reducing the amount of energy needed for climate control. Stabilized

directly into the warehouse, reducing the need for lighting and

temperatures will keep working conditions consistent throughout

heating. As a bonus, workers will love the access to natural light.  

know how to make operations environmentally friendly. Warehouses consume vast amounts of resources to create goods and keep the supply chain moving. However, that can change. Managers can implement solutions to reduce waste and carbon consumption. 

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Invest in eco-lighting LED lights are brighter than traditional bulbs and use less energy. Switching to eco-friendly LEDs can reduce the

power you need to keep your warehouse lit by as much as 80%

Keep the heat in

over conventional options. These lights are brighter than their counterparts, meaning you can light the same amount of space with

Warehouses have a reputation for eating up resources,

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the day. You can prevent slowdowns and save money on heating and cooling costs. Better warehouse insulation can also help you manage humidity levels — ideal if you're working with goods that need to stay in a dry environment.

Implement lean principles Lean operating principles started in manufacturing, but they can apply to warehouses, too. It's all about minimizing

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waste — time, talent and resources. Better floor planning and

Reduce water waste

policies that improve picking efficiency can reduce your warehouse's error rate and the amount of energy needed to move goods. A

including water. Many managers don't realize they can reduce

paperless ordering system can reduce or eliminate the amount of

waste and save. Install low-flow plumbing fixtures, including faucets

paper your warehouse uses. When applied to your operation, lean

and toilets. You should also look into aerators for flush valves. While

principles ensure you make every watt of energy count.

more. Warehouse operations might stay inside. However, you can

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consider ways to save outside, too. Commercial rainwater harvesting

plastic waste. You can also save resources — and money — by

systems are ideal for buildings with a large roof. Collecting and storing

getting the most out of your materials and packaging. This notion is

rainwater is an easy way to go green. You can store tanks above or

especially true for equipment like pallets, which have long lifespans

these implementations require installment costs, you'll easily rake in savings within a year. Start collecting grey water — tap water used in washing machines, tubs, showers, bathroom sinks, etc. It's not sanitary, but it's non-toxic and disease-free. Instead of piping this water into the sewage system, warehouses can reuse it. Once treated, you can use this water to flush toilets, irrigate landscaping and much

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Reuse and recycle Single-use packaging, like plastic pallet wrap, doesn't need to go to the landfill. Some recycling companies specialize

in industrial and warehouse recycling. They're experts in the different packaging materials you can recycle once used. In some cases, warehouses can make money by collecting and recycling


and consist of easy-to-recycle materials. Your warehouse can

The closest source of wood pulp may be foreign. Without access

implement a packaging return program in which distributors return

to a bonded warehouse, that mill can only use domestic pulp. The

used packaging. After, you can reduce or reuse materials as needed.

result may be increased travel time and carbon consumption. Access

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to foreign markets can also give logistics companies flexibility in

Consider green packaging

sourcing materials. In most countries, bonded warehouses can hold

A few different packaging companies offer reusable or

imported goods indefinitely. Typically, no duty is paid on imported

biodegradable alternatives to single-use materials. These

goods until they are released to a buyer or enter the market. In

alternatives reduce the amount of plastic – one of the most damaging

the United Kingdom, if you can't find a buyer, you can export

elements to the environment – you send to the landfill. Warehouse

imported goods without needing to pay a duty. This news is good

managers should consider implementing popular green packaging

for warehouse managers who don't want to wastefully release

trends, such as innovative packaging you can eat or clear materials

goods. Warehouse managers and logistics companies can use bonded

that require less energy.

warehouses to increase supply sources and reduce waste — even if

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you can't find a buyer.

Establish a bonded warehouse When companies import goods into the U.S., they must

How to create an environmentally friendly warehouse

store them in some type of customs-bonded warehouse –

Warehouses consume vast amounts of resources to prepare and

also called simply a 'customs' or 'bonded' warehouse. If a company

handle goods. However, sustainability is possible.  Warehouse

doesn't have a bonded warehouse, they have no access to foreign

managers can implement new policies — such as green packaging

goods. This issue may not seem like it relates to sustainability.

materials, lean principles, eco-friendly lighting and bonded

However, access to international goods can make supply chains

warehousing — to lower their carbon footprint and save money

simpler and sustainable. In some instances, an eco-friendly supply

on operating costs.

chain requires goods or materials sourced from foreign markets. For example, consider a paper mill near an international border.

Megan Ray Nichols

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F R E I G H T

WITH

WISETECH GLOBAL ACQUIRES SOUTH KOREAN CUSTOMS SOLUTIONS PROVIDER

READY KOREA G lobal logistics solutions group, WiseTech Global, has

Ready Korea is a leading customs and trade compliance provider in

announced the acquisition of Ready Korea, a leading

South Korea and an official partner of the Korean Customs Brokers

customs, bonded warehouse and trade compliance

Association. Together we will create cross-border logistics management

solutions provider in South Korea.

benefits for companies trading with South Korea and improve productivity potential for co-ordinating trade flows in this region.

Headquartered in Seoul, Ready Korea offers a cross-border

Vlad Bilanovsky,

compliance solution, which facilitates the lodgement of electronic

Global Head of Corporate Development, WiseTech

transactions to the Korean Customs Service, including customs brokerage and refunds and Free Trade Agreement verifications, along

We are happy to become part of the WiseTech Global group

with bonded warehouse management. Ready Korea also provides

which is well known around the world for its high growth, large global

a trade administration solution to facilitate the generation and

presence, powerful logistics solutions and development capabilities.

submission of electronic import/export documentation. Customers

We will work well together to improve logistics and we welcome

of Ready Korea include FedEx, Bayer Korea, Korea 3M Corporation,

this opportunity for our people, South Korea and our customers.

Samsung, Siemens, Johnson & Johnson, and many other organisations.

Tom Kim, Managing Director, Ready Korea

As the 8th largest export market and 10th largest import market1

Remaining under the leadership of Tom Kim, Ready Korea’s

in the world, South Korea plays a key role in Asia’s, and the world’s,

operations will be integrated within the WiseTech Global group

supply chains. Bringing Ready Korea’s regional customs and trade

and Ready Korea will continue to deliver its customs and trade

management expertise into the group now expands our innovation

management solutions directly to its own customers, along with

and development capabilities in this important region as we continue

CargoWise One over time.

to build-out our global customs footprint. This is a further step in strengthening our international reach deeper across Asia and together we will develop even more productive and valuable crossborder logistics solutions for our regional and global customers. Richard White, Global Founder & CEO, WiseTech

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Source: World Bank 27 Sept 2019


WANT TO KNOW MORE? Further information can be found at wisetechglobal.com

CargoWise One global platform enables logistics service providers forwarding, customs clearance, warehousing, shipping, tracking,

ABOUT WISETECH GLOBAL

land transport, e-commerce, and cross-border compliance and to

WiseTech Global is a leading developer and provider of

manage their operations on one database across multiple users,

software solutions to the logistics execution industry

functions, countries, languages and currencies.

globally. Our customers include over 12,000 of the world’s

to execute highly complex transactions in areas such as freight

logistics companies across 150+ countries, including 43 of This transaction follows WiseTech’s other recent logistics solutions

the top 50 global third-party logistics providers and 25 of

acquisitions in Argentina, Australasia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada,

the 25 largest global freight forwarders worldwide2. Our

France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, North America,

flagship platform, CargoWise One, forms an integral link in

Norway, Spain, Sweden, Taiwan, Turkey, the UK and Uruguay, and is

the global supply chain and executes over 50 billion data

in line with WiseTech Global’s clearly stated strategy of accelerating

transactions annually. At WiseTech, we are relentless

long-term organic growth through targeted, valuable acquisitions.

about innovation, adding ~3,500 product enhancements to our global platform in the past five years while bringing meaningful continual improvement to the world’s supply chains. Our breakthrough software solutions are renowned for their powerful productivity, extensive functionality,

ABOUT READY KOREA

comprehensive integration, deep compliance capabilities, and truly global reach.

Founded in 1989, Ready Korea is a leading customs, bonded warehouse management and trade compliance solutions

The WiseTech Global group includes CargoWise One,

provider in South Korea, with customers including FedEx,

ABM Data Systems, ACO Informatica, BorderWise, Bysoft,

Bayer Korea, Korea 3M Corporation, Samsung, Siemens,

Cargoguide, CargoIT, CargoSphere, CMS Transport Systems,

Johnson & Johnson, and many other organisations.

Containerchain, CustomsMatters, DataFreight, Depot

Headquartered in Seoul, Ready Korea has a team of

Systems, EasyLog, Fenix, Forward, Intris, LSP Solutions,

over 60 people, providing customs, trade and technical

Microlistics, Multi Consult, Pierbridge, Prolink, SaaS

expertise along with software development capabilities.

Transportation, SmartFreight, Softcargo, Softship, Systema,

Ready Korea is an official partner of the Korean Customs

Taric, Trinium Technologies, Ulukom, Xware, zsoft and znet

Brokers Association.

Group.

For more information on Ready Korea visit

For more information about WiseTech Global or CargoWise

readykorea.co.kr

One, please visit wisetechglobal.com

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F R E I G H T

WITH

A NEW ERA FOR

PALL-EX GROUP P all-Ex Group is now collectively owned by its UK network

The senior management have bought into a five-year vision to

membership and senior management team. Since distributing

build Pall-Ex, which is already an outstanding brand, into a market-

117 pallets on its first night on 29th November 1996, Pall-Ex

leading European network. We are already in discussion with our

has grown into a quality European network that handles thousands of

International partners to invest further into Pall-Ex Group to deliver

pallets every night, with partnerships established across the continent.

an ambitious development programme. We are also actively growing our UK network membership, to further increase our shareholder

Run D.M.C Investments Limited, a company created by Dave

members within Pall-Ex UK. I am excited about this journey and

Fairbrother, Maggie Larimore and Craig Stevens, founder members

how far we can take the business, we have some key developments

of Pall-Ex, funded the initial membership part of the acquisition.

happening in the next few weeks, and so will be releasing information about these in due course.

Pall-Ex has become the first UK network to be owned by industry

Kevin Buchanan, CEO, Pall-Ex Group

personnel from within the business and throughout the membership. All have decades of experience running successful logistics businesses

The new owners are also discussing shareholder options with Pall-

and are looking forward to working together to take Pall-Ex to the

Exâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s International partners, to further grow the European arm of

next level of palletised freight delivery.

the business.

We are delighted that more than 70% of Pall-Exâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s UK membership

The new ownership comes after Pall-Ex recently won a Global Freight

will be shareholders and that the senior management have chosen

Awards for its MyNexus system. Technology is now at the forefront

to commit their long-term futures to help us grow.

of the business, with major advancements anticipated in the next few

Maggie Larimore, one of the founder-directors of Run D.M.C

months, including a pioneering Transport Management System (TMS). Pall-Ex Group is an award-winning network of hauliers formed in 1996. As the No.1 network for quality, Pall-Ex is a renowned name in logistics, delivering an efficient and reliable service backed by innovative technology and a first-class network of established SMEs. With its headquarters and central UK hub located in the Midlands, Pall-Ex is the beating heart of the logistics industry, transporting more than 30,000 pallets across the globe every day with support from its carefully selected international partners.

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Key business features

Key business features

• Established in 2004

• International air & ocean freight forwarder

• Privately owned

• Privately owned – one shareholder

• International air & ocean: 70%

• 3 offices across Germany

• Logistics & road freight: 30%

• 19 staff

• 46 staff (2 locations)

• 50% air freight, 50% sea freight | 70% export, 30% import

• Clearly defined 2nd-tier management structure

• Sectors: events logistics and general cargo

• Export: 66% (China, India, S.E Asia) | Import: 33%

• Export to China, South America, North America

• Sectors: aerospace, events, AOG, general cargo

• Import from China

• Turnover €16m

• Turnover €7.0m

• EBITDA €1.0m

• PBT €1.0m

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Key business features

• Established in 1980

A licensed, national customs broker, freight forwarder and NVOCC

• Privately owned

• Established 20 years ago

• 2 offices across Europe, 44 staff combined

• Privately owned – looking to continue under new ownership

• 90% sea freight – Asia, EU, Far East | 10% air freight

• 20 staff across 3 locations

• Imports: FAK Cargo, consumer, textiles, industrial

• Sector: focus on moving large mining, construction and oil/gas machinery, also moving general freight

• Exports: Automotive, chemicals, industrials

• 60% ocean | 30% road | 8% air | 2% rail

• Owner would look at retaining a minority stake in the business

• Turnover $10m

• Turnover €20m | PBT €200k • No debt

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bbey Logistics Group, one of the UK’s most recognised

how drivers perform day to day and actively take a role in

bulk road tanker companies, has upskilled its Lead

maintaining standards or intervening when necessary. Lead

Drivers with high quality LGV Fleet Instructor training

Drivers are also skilled to provide both in-cab and classroom

at the RTITB Instructor Academy, increasing both Instructor

training and to conduct important assessments, such as

confidence and training efficiency.

following up after absences.

With a nationwide depot network, Abbey Logistics Group

The RTITB Instructor Academy course gives our Lead Drivers

employs around 380 LGV drivers with five regional trainers

greater confidence for delivering classroom training, as well as

and eight Lead Drivers with training responsibilities. It is the

the skills for keeping their trainees engaged

UK’s largest bulk liquid and powder food transport provider, serving some of Europe’s largest manufacturers, as well as many

, says Matthew.

Feedback has universally been that the LGV Fleet Instructor course is enjoyable.

other industries. The RTITB Instructor Academy approach to training is Transporting materials in tanks is very specialist so our

about confidence as well as competence. Being an Instructor is

LGV drivers require long inductions. With the LGV Fleet

about more than just ‘knowing your stuff’ so our courses coach

Instructor course from the RTITB Instructor Academy,

candidates in the skills and knowledge they will really need to

we’ve been able to train our Lead Drivers with the relevant

deliver exceptional workplace transport training.

knowledge to get our new recruits up to standard in a cost

Simon Docherty, Instructor Academy Manager, RTITB

effective and time-efficient way. Matthew Parry,

Previously, Abbey Logistics Group outsourced a lot of classroom

Driver Training Manager, Abbey Logistics Group

training. However, with Lead Drivers trained at the RTITB Instructor Academy, they can now deliver better quality training

The LGV Fleet Instructor Course was introduced by the RTITB

which more fully encompasses company values and knowledge

Instructor Academy in 2018 to meet the demands of the industry.

of its specific operation. Working with the RTITB Instructor

It is designed to equip candidates with the necessary knowledge

Academy has also proved more time and cost efficient than

and skills to deliver LGV driver inductions, carry out driving

developing their own LGV Fleet Instructor course.

assessments and deliver Driver CPC Periodic Training as well as remedial driver training. So far, eight of Abbey Logistics Group’s

All our Instructor courses are designed to help transport

Lead Drivers have undertaken the course, with training planned

and logistics businesses to achieve the measurable benefits of

for four others in the coming months.

delivering the right training, from cuttings costs to improving safety. What’s more, all candidates on our courses must complete

With Lead Drivers trained to Instructor level, Abbey Logistics

an independent, internationally recognised examination to become

Group has a team of people in each depot that can see

qualified, keeping standards high and supporting compliance.

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ABBEY LOGISTICS GROUP BOOSTS EFFICIENCY WITH

LGV INSTRUCTOR TRAINING FROM RTITB INSTRUCTOR ACADEMY The RTITB Instructor Academy is completely focused on

With the RTITB Instructor Academy, you get the best

delivering workplace transport ‘train-the-trainer’ and assessor

training for your Instructors, and in turn, the best training for

courses, with Instructors who all come with years of real-world

your drivers. This has benefited our business, creating safer,

transport and logistics experience. As well as the LGV Fleet

more efficient drivers and helping us to reduce costs,

Instructor course, it offers a wide range of training which can be

Matthew.

delivered at its custom facility in the West Midlands, UK, or on

the-trainer courses.

says

That’s why it is always my first choice for train-

customer site, with both practical and theory elements.

ABOUT RTITB INSTRUCTOR ACADEMY

those candidates meet the required standard leave us with an

The RTITB Instructor Academy is the only centre in the UK and

RTITB qualification. Courses available include: LGV Instructor,

Ireland that is dedicated to training transport, warehousing and

Lift Truck Instructor, Driver CPC Instructor, Yardshunter

logistics instructors to deliver training that makes a real difference

Instructor, Banksman Instructor, Crane Instructor and MEWP

to the needs of their leaners and industry. RTITB trained instructors

Instructor. Courses can be delivered on your premises, anywhere

are trained to deliver courses that improve efficiency, reduce risk

in the world, or at the RTITB Instructor Academy in the West

and, can cut costs. All RTITB Instructor Academy courses are

Midlands, UK, giving you complete flexibility to get the training

objectively examined at course conclusion ensuring that only

and results you want.

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SOLUTIONS TO COMBAT LOGISTICS SKILLS SHORTAGE P all-Ex has teamed up with De Montfort University Leicester

Despite being the UK’s fifth largest employer, responsible for moving

(DMU) to help tackle the logistics industry’s nationwide

1.41 billion tonnes of goods in 2018 according to figures from the

skills shortage.

Department for Transport, the logistics industry continues to face recruitment issues.

The palletised freight network has tasked second year marketing students with developing creative ideas to promote careers in the

Rachael Mabe, who runs the Advertising & Promotion module at

logistics sector to young people aged 16 to 24.

DMU, comments:

It’s fantastic that one of Leicestershire’s largest

companies wants to work with our students on this important The Ellistown firm has provided a live brief for an integrated

marketing campaign. We’re so proud of the talent and work ethic

marketing campaign, using market research, social media, influencer

our students show, and working on live projects like this gives our

marketing and PR.

students invaluable first-hand, practical experiences which enable them to develop the skills and qualities required in the workplace.

Campaigns will promote HGV driving roles and other careers,

I’m looking forward to seeing what ideas they come up with.

encouraging applicants from under-represented groups, such as women and BAME communities.

Abby Langley, Marketing Manager at Pall-Ex and DMU Alumni spoke to the students about the project:

It’s great to be back at DMU,

The industry is facing a growing shortage of drivers due to an ageing

I loved my time here. Pall-Ex are passionate about promoting the

workforce; research from workers’ union Unite shows that just 1%

logistics industry to the younger generation and I cannot wait to

of HGV drivers in the UK are aged under 25, while the average age

hear the ideas the students come up with.

of drivers was recorded at 48 in 2016 – up from 45.3 in 2001 – with 13% aged over 60.

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Attracting the younger generation has become more challenging as

Pall-Ex Group is an award-winning network of hauliers formed

they are unaware of the scope of jobs available and the opportunities

in 1996. As the No.1 network for quality, Pall-Ex is a renowned

for progression. We see this as a learning opportunity for ourselves,

name in logistics, delivering an efficient and reliable service backed

as well as the students, as it will enable us to get a fresh perspective

by innovative technology and a first-class network of established

from young people themselves and better understand how to inform

SMEs. With its headquarters and central UK hub located in the

them on the great opportunities within the logistics sector. We want

Midlands, Pall-Ex is the beating heart of the logistics industry,

logistics to be a talking point in schools, so we can educate young

transporting more than 30,000 pallets across the globe every day

people on the positives of not only driving, but other roles in the

with support from its carefully selected international partners. For

industry and the important role logistics plays in all of our lives.

more information on Pall-Ex, visitâ&#x20AC;Żwww.pallex.co.uk

Kevin Buchanan, Group CEO, Pall-Ex

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WAREHOUSE TEAM MANAGER

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT MANAGER

FELIXSTOWE, UK £40,000 PLUS COMMISSION & CAR OR CAR ALLOWANCE penny@headfordgroup.com | +44 (0)161 696 1738

LONDON HEATHROW, UK £40,000 PLUS COMMISSION & CAR OR CAR ALLOWANCE john@headfordgroup.com | +44 (0)1454 275 932

About the Company

The role • Selling air & sea services to companies across the UK • Manage full sales cycle from start to finish • Worldwide trade-lanes • Attending customer visits • Managing and growing existing clients • Providing tenders for new business • Must have a freight forwarding background

I am recruiting on behalf of a major freight forwarder, for an experienced, loyal Warehouse Team Manager based in Felixstowe. It is an opportunity for a supervisor that is from a process-led background and is commercially focused.

Rewards • Highly competitive salary • Great training and development opportunities Requirements • A reliable and organised individual from a fast moving,

large-scale distribution background. • Able to demonstrate a genuine passion for delivering great service • A real self-starter with tonnes of enthusiasm and a sense of individuality • A good motivator that gains the respect of colleagues • A passion for process improvement and experience of continuous improvement policies. • Worked for a large commercial distribution company and understands the culture that comes within these environments • Flexible shift requirements • Somebody that wants to make a name for themselves within a company and in return be given authority in their area • An individual with a long-term mindset that can visualise the end goal and show commitment

Responsibilities • Supervise and manage a large operational team to achieve KPI targets. • Responsibility for on-site Health & Safety • Motivating your team, driving passion for a World Class customer experience and a commercial ethos.

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ROAD & AIR FREIGHT FORWARDER LEEDS, UK penny@headfordgroup.com | +44 (0)1454 628 788

Job requirement Must have experience with either Air or road and be happy willing to train to become proficient with both.

• Continually drive standards • Get heavily involved with all levels of the day to day

distribution processes • Work with Shift Operations managers to identify areas of improvement • Work with Shift Operations Managers and Operations managers to identify high potential individuals within the operative work force. • Follow stringent detailing and recording processes from start to finish • Drive manual processes


VACANCIES UNITED KINGDOM

DEEP SEA EXPORT OPERATOR

IMPORT AIRFREIGHT OPERATIONS CLERK

BRADFORD, UK £COMPETITIVE

COLNBROOK, UK £COMPETITIVE, D.O.E. HOLIDAY: 22 DAYS MONDAY TO FRIDAY 9AM TO 5PM (SOME EVENING & WEEKEND WORK, OVERTIME PAID) vac@headfordgroup.com | +44 (0)1454 275 951

penny@headfordgroup.com | +44 (0)1454 628 788

Job role Happy to consider candidates across the spectrum, from a junior candidate to someone more experience (salary will reflect this).

Minimum experience: 5 years Import entry experience Working in a team of 4, the successful applicant will be responsible for day-to-day operations of an import airfreight department based in Colnbrook.

IMPORT OPERATOR LEEDS, UK £COMPETITIVE

Responsible for quoting, liaising with customers, routing of shipment with overseas offices/partners, import customs clearance, arranging airline collection, arranging delivery and invoicing the consignment to customers/partners.

penny@headfordgroup.com | +44 (0)1454 628 788

MUST have experience with airfreight import entries.

Job role

Experience with aerospace and ships' spares would be an advantage but not essential.

Full import knowledge from start to finish, customs clearance knowledge, Cargo Wise system would be helpful but not essential.

EXPORT AIRFREIGHT OPERATIONS CLERK IMPORT OPERATOR ESSEX, UK £18,000–£25,000 D.O.E. penny@headfordgroup.com | +44 (0)1454 628 788

Job role Excellent opportunity has become available for an ocean/ air import/export clerk required to join established friendly forwarder based local to Chelmsford, Essex. Our client is seeking candidates with a minimum of two years' experience within seafreight and airfreight, but would consider candidates who are experienced with one mode.

COLNBROOK, UK £COMPETITIVE, D.O.E. HOLIDAY: 22 DAYS MONDAY TO FRIDAY 9AM TO 5PM (SOME EVENING & WEEKEND WORK, OVERTIME PAID) vac@headfordgroup.com | +44 (0)1454 275 951

Minimum experience: 5 years' export airfreight experience Working in a team of 3, the successful applicant will be responsible for day-to-day operations of export airfreight department based in Colnbrook, working within the AOG department. Responsible for quoting, liaising with customers, airline bookings, arranging collections, NES customs entries, completion of airway bills, working with overseas offices and invoicing customers. Must have minimum 5 years' operational experience working within airfreight exports. Experience with aerospace and ships' spares would be an advantage but not essential.


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EXPORT MANAGER, FREIGHT FORWARDING COLNBROOK/HEATHROW, UK FULL TIME: MON TO FRI 9AM–5.30PM SALARY: £38,000–£43,000 BASIC D.O.E. PROFIT SHARE COMPANY CAR FOR CLIENTS VISITS vac@headfordgroup.com | +44 (0)1454 275 951

We are working on behalf of a freight forwarder who requires an export manager in a full-time role based in Colnbrook/Slough.

Job Description The focus of the job entails that objectives are established for the storage and/or distribution of products to maintain product safety, quality and legality in accordance with the quality policies of the BRC Standard.

• To manage the export department and staff • To arrange the export of cargo by air, and ocean • Liaise with airlines • Liaise with HMRC, Port & Plant Health and other

government bodies • Organise export clearances, and correct documentation relating to the movement of cargo • Create export documentation required for the shipping of cargo • Provide a high level of customer service • Liaise with overseas offices, partners and agents • Strong Administration skills • To sort, filter and distribute documentation, and create and maintain job files in an accurate and timely manner. • Arrange the X-ray screening of cargo in line with CAA/DFT regulations • Arrange bookings with airlines, shipping lines and transporters

Compliance duties • Control and maintenance of quality management system and procedures • Management of internal audit program • Undertake warehouse hygiene inspections

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OCEAN IMPORT OPERATOR LEEDS, UK £COMPETITIVE penny@headfordgroup.com | +44 (0)161 696 1738

I am recruiting for a well known, local and independent freight forwarder looking to add to their expanding team in Leeds. This has client has been operating for over 30 years assisting their clients with their logistics requirements from a wide range of industries including aerospace, manufacturing, engineering, events and exhibitions, chemicals and oil and gas. The position is for an experienced Air and Sea Operator with customs experience.

Responsibilities • Liaising with clients / overseas partners / agents. • Speaking with customers and clients on a regular basis, negotiating rates and providing quotations.

• Contacting clients, making sure all information

and paperwork has been received for the shipment. • Working on key accounts and general imports (LCL/FCL) from global destinations. • Dealing with import documentation from start to finish including customs entries. • Making sure all documentation is processed and input into the system.

Export duties • Management of export operations • Administration of warehouse systems (WIRES) • Management of internal controls • Forward planning of resources to ensure effective delivery of products and services • Assisting with BRC documentation • Ensuring compliance with relevant EU legislation • Member of Food Safety / HACCP team


VACANCIES UNITED KINGDOM

NETWORK CONTROL GROUP SUPERVISOR – TRANSPORT MANAGEMENT

COLNBROOK/HEATHROW, UK SALARY £29,000 BASIC + £4,000 SHIFT ALLOWANCE SUNDAY TO THURSDAY, 7:30PM TO 4:30AM 22 DAYS ANNUAL LEAVE, RISING TO 26 IN TIME ACCESS TO COMPANY BENEFITS PORTAL STAKEHOLDER PENSION EXCELLENT PROGRESSION OPPORTUNITIES ACCELERATED DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITIES vac@headfordgroup.com | +44 (0)1454 275 951

We have an opportunity for a Network Control Group Supervisor with one of the biggest freight forwarders in the world. This is a Management role, based at the Southern Distribution Centre in Colnbrook. Managing 6 direct reports of varying experience levels, we are seeking a proven manager with experience in transport management and analysis of technical data. The NCG team are responsible for monitoring all fleet vehicles to ensure timely delivery of shipments and customs clearance of shipments in the air to ensure our time definite delivery services can be achieved. We are seeking a candidate who has experience working with Customs systems, transport or warehouse management systems, technical ability is key for this role and proven experience working with and training staff on complex IT systems is a necessity.

CUSTOMS CLEARANCE CLERK HEATHROW, UK – £22,000–£30,000 vac@headfordgroup.com | +44 (0)1454 275 951

• Completing a high standard of air/sea import entries • Working accurately in fast-paced environment • 3 or more years’ experience with customs entries

Role

• To implement and support departmental strategies. To assist in managing the day to day operation and staff within the NCG, in order to effectively monitor all elements required for successful network operations. Reporting any detriments to service, highlighting root cause and analysis with short/long term solutions. To monitor and communicate all departure and arrival times within the SDC/ Customer Collections/Deliveries. • The Network Control Supervisor is responsible for the performance of his shift or function within the network group. He/she must ensure that all operational problems are resolved/ or escalated to direct report, so that customer expectations are achieved and resources optimised, within operational cost performance, agreed budgets. • Must be able to lead, manage, motivate and communicate effectively to all areas and levels of operations staff within the team. • Key focus on achieving service excellence within agreed cost parameters while maintaining a strong customer facing position and driving improvement in customer satisfaction. • • Must be organised and facilitate staff Rosta coverage as well as holiday/Overtime approvals. • Successful candidate will be required to work flexible hours around the operation to ensure departmental needs are satisfied. • Successful candidate must be committed to travel away on management training courses and events. • Skill/Experience required • Minimum 3 to 5 years of man-management experience within or a similar industry. • Higher level of education with additional qualifications specific to this role. • High level of Microsoft office knowledge/experience. • Dangerous Goods by road and by air • Health and safety • Man management • Knowledge of the UK Road Maps would be an advantage


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OCEAN EXPORT SPECIALIST ATLANTA, GA tom@headfordgroup.com | +1 (470) 558 2953

Key info • $40k-$50k • Minimum of 2 years in ocean export role • Full documentation A-Z

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SALES REPRESENTATIVE/MANAGER – HUNTER MENTALITY LOS ANGELES/RANCHO DOMINGUEZ OCEAN/AIR/IMPORT SALES $100k–$150k BASIC, PLUS CAR & BENEFITS 10% COMMISSION ON ALL NEW BUSINESS 5% COMMISSION ON EXISTING BUSINESS COMMISSION PAID MONTHLY CHINA, VIETNAM, UK, GERMANY, BRAZIL, COLUMBIA... GARMENTS, HOSPITALITY, BIG BULK, TEXTILES... jason@headfordgroup.com | +1 (470) 481 5364

Position summary AIR EXPORT MANAGER CHICAGO, IL tom@headfordgroup.com | +1 (470) 558 2953

Key info • Salary based on experience • 5+ years managerial experience • Working for a top 25 global freight forwarder

GATEWAY SUPERVISOR CHICAGO, IL tom@headfordgroup.com | +1 (470) 558 2953

Key info • $60k-$70k • 2+ years freight forwarding industry experience • Supervisory experience in a freight forwarding environment

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The Sales Representative responsibility is to source new sales opportunities and maintain existing clients. The new incumbent would need a book of business they could bring over to hit the ground running.

The day to day • Ability to represent the company with pride and

distinction in comparison to our competitors. • Manage customer interactions including fostering relationships, making customer calls and closing deals. • Participate in face-to-face client meetings independently as well as partnering with other sales personnel may occur at times. • Manage accounts and act as a liaison between the customer and our company. • Requires a minimum of 3-5 years field sales in freight forwarding.


VACANCIES USA

GERMANY

FRANCE

INTERNATIONAL

FREIGHT FORWARDING SENIOR OPS

OCEAN IMPORT OPERATOR

HAMBURG €70.000

LE HAVRE, FRANCE £COMPETITIVE

matt@headfordgroup.com | +44 (0) 1454 62 8787

becky@headfordgroup.com | +44 (0)7843 906 423

Key info • Ambitious candidates required to help build small team

Seeking an ambitious station manager to join an international logistics organisation in Le Havre, France.

to Country Manager role

• 80% Sea, 20% Air • Should be 'hands-on' operations with commercial mindset • Support from global organisation to grow the territory

The company A well-established, international logistics organisation with expertise in specific fields. They pride themselves on providing a high-quality service. Customer service and satisfaction are at the core of all they do. Originating in Germany, the company has grown quickly, having a presence in France since 2015.

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT / SALES FRANKFURT, MUNICH, STUTTGART €80.000 matt@headfordgroup.com | +44 (0) 1454 62 8787

Key info • Hunter sales in freight forwarding multimodal • Top-five organisation with backing and support from brightest in the industry

• 100% commission guarantee for 1st three months • Real prospects for career progression

GLOBAL OCEAN PROCUREMENT MANAGER BARCELONA €90.000 matt@headfordgroup.com | +44 (0) 1454 62 8787

Key info • Ocean Freight Sourcing on a volume of 500,000 TEUs • Manage a team of 6 direct reports • Analyse, anticipate and manage global procurement • Supplier Screening, benchmarking, performance mgmt...

The role • As Station Manager you will have management

responsibility for two employees, with the possibly of more in the future. We are seeking an experienced individual with proven skills in international sea freight export and import. • You must have experience in a forwarding agency and a solid operational background. • Longevity as a sea freight import/export clerk at a forwarding agency is a must, as well as logistics knowhow. • Sales contacts would be desirable, but plays a subordinate role. • This role does not require a senior manager with longevity in management but an experienced clerk with some leadership skills and ambition to be a future managing director of a small branch. • The main task of the new person would be the operative running of the office and communication with the higher management in head office. • A driving licence and very good English is a must; German is beneficial but not essential.

Benefits and Package • A salary package will depend on the person but is competitive.

• 35 hours per week • 30 days of holiday per year


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