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Sea freight – Peak season is approaching


July to September is a busy shipping period, don’t get caught out. This is peak season to ensure all stock arrives in time for the build up to Christmas.

Whoops we’ve said the C word in June! But if you happen to be a Christmas retail business, it will be on your mind already, and hopefully your plans are underway.

If you’re not quite there with your shipping and storage arrangements don’t panic, we’ve got some competitive sea freight rates held on FCL or LCL and we specialise in final mile or last mile shipping solutions. We also offer secure warehousing and experienced pick and pack teams at our Kent based, Aylesford warehouse and distribution facility.

Transporting goods via container ships and freight rail networks are the most efficient and cost-effective way of shipping goods to and from the Far East. However, when goods then arrive at a high-capacity freight station or port, they need to be transported onwards to their final destination. This last mile or final leg of the supply chain is an important consideration for businesses as it can the most expensive and least efficient part of the journey. In some cases, costing up to 28% of the total shipping costs.

Final mile deliveries are often into urban areas for retail stores, restaurants, consumers homes or businesses. This requires flexible, knowledgeable domestic transportation solutions. We use our own domestic delivery service, we have a fleet of our own vehicles and drivers and can distribute any size of consignment using our Luton vans, tail-lift, 2-man team or our Artic as necessary. Our services cover everything from kerbside to de-palletisation, we can install at point of use and remove all packaging.

We offer bespoke scheduled services allowing you to specify a delivery time to suit you or your customer, the destination can be local, national or European.

Please contact our Sea Freight Manager David Stansfield for ocean rates and shipping, our Domestic Services are overseen by Manager Toby Smith and our sales team will respond quickly quoting on all routes, rates and storage requirements. Call us for more information +44(0)1622 237979

Happy Christmas planning from all of us!

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