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US plans single Customs window for imports &
(March 14, 2014)
The trade association that represents the UK freight forwarding and logistics industry has welcomed plans revealed in the USA that are aimed at streamlining pro…
Severe Weather delays to Ocean Freight
(February 17, 2014)
Please be aware that due to continued high winds affecting UK trade routes and increased port congestion, we are currently experiencing disruption to scheduled…
International Freight Awards
(December 2, 2013)
Freedom Logistics are among thirty companies from across the North West which are set to battle it out at Insider’s third annual International Trade Award…
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At Freedom Logistics we hold a combined 60 years of experience in the freight management and import/export industry. Our customers have been kind enough to tell us how happy they our with our service and the benefits of using an experienced freight management company.
When we were first introduced to Anthony Norman of ATL Packaging he had very little practical experience of importing at all, but had identified a key business advantage to sourcing product from China and needed help in getting his plans off the ground. We were able to assist in setting him up with his EORI and provide information on freight options costs and schedules and consulting closely with him on product classification in the HM Customs Tariff to establish the Duty and VAT payable on arrival in the UK; so he eventually had a landed cost model to work with.
When this then led to landing a large contract requiring fixed prices in GBP for 12 months, we introduced him to Schneider FX who were able to provide him with forward orders for the purchases in USD currency alleviating the exchange rate risk.
Now regularly importing from the Far East and South America by air and sea, Anthony is another 100% satisfied Freedom customer:
I value the very personal nature of the service that we get from Freedom Logistics, they are friendly and flexible in their approach.Anthony Norman, MD, ATL Packaging.
TV Production Company
The Outside Broadcast Production Team at ARK won a contract to film Golf Tournaments around the world to provide nightly highlights for screening on multi national Sports News Channels. Freedom Logistics were able to support their full logistical requirements to get the mobile TV Production Unit including everything from cameras to blank tapes to each tournament site within strict timeframes. Using a combination of dedicated trucks and airfreight and taking care of Temporary Import Customs procedures with ATA Carnets we were able to get the equipment to each site on time and assist with unloading and loading and then return the kit after the tournament without delay.
They just get on with it and make things happen in a critical area for us.Mark Fulton, MD, Ark Productions.
Importer & Distributor of Industrial Equipment
Bringing order to multiple suppliers and shipping routes Freedom were able to assist Flowtech in gaining control of their global supply chain. Critical elements in our joint success were establishing routing preferences and procedures to streamline operations and remove bottlenecks and delays by managing these effectively using our experienced team. The results also gave freedom to the Flowtech buying team to concentrate on their sourcing and inventory planning responsibilities.
Freedom Logistics use the latest technology to enable me to track my freight and continually liaise with my warehouse to enable the whole process to run efficiently.Kevin McKullen, Supply Chain Director, Flowtech Ltd.
Global Supplier of Electrical and Instrumentation Construction Materials
The customer wanted to develop operational capability to source and supply a wide range of highly specified electrical and instrumentation materials worldwide. Since working with Freedom Logistics we have successfully moved Full Container Loads (FCL) and airfreight from Mexico to Japan, from Italy to the UK, from the UK to Abu Dhabi, from the Czech Republic to Netherlands and set up a staging warehouse facility in the northern Netherlands to facilitate deliveries to a highly regulated power plant construction site.
Freedom Logistics provides us with the ability to seamlessly fulfil the most challenging of client logistical demands with a World Class Service in safely moving product from factory to job site on a global basis; leaving us to focus our efforts on satisfying customer demands and expanding our portfolio.John McLaughlin,MD, Texpro.
America’s largest privately held medical supplier in the industry
The challenge when we first started working with Medline in the UK was to reduce cost and add value to their international supply chain from all their suppliers and factories across Asia and Europe to their UK distribution centre and direct to some of their larger customers.
Working closely with them we established competitive rate structures for Ocean Freight and European Road Freight and designed bespoke operational and communication processes to put them in the driving seat and 100% satisfy all their needs; which included 24/7 visibility of the current status of all shipments. Together, we carefully planned and executed the transition of all their open shipments to Freedom, and this was achieved in their timeframe and with no interruption to delivery schedules.
The highly experienced logistics team at Freedom also provided thorough advice and assistance to ensure compliance with European Customs requirements and establishment of their own Duty Deferment account saving them in terms of both cash dollars and cash flow.
Medline is America’s largest privately held medical supplier in the industry, manufacturing and distributing over 125,000 medical and surgical products to healthcare institutions and retail markets around the globe.
From the outset we were delighted by the way Chris and his team enabled a smooth transition of our international freight across to Freedom. They then worked seamlessly with our supply chain team in a process of continuous improvement to deliver an outstanding service.Andrew Chandler, Procurement Manager, Medline Industries Ltd.
Award Winning Children’s Retailer
We were tasked with controlling their freight spend on samples of products from suppliers in the USA & Asia. This had got out of hand with separate shipments arriving almost daily into their London head office.
Our challenge was to reduce cost and add value to their international supply chain from 20 different supplier factories across China India and the USA.
Working closely with them we established operational and communication processes to provide local consolidation arrangements and protocols for authorisation for shipment.
The highly experienced logistics team at Freedom also provided thorough advice and assistance to ensure saving them in terms of both cash dollars and cash flow.
GLTC, The Great Little Trading Company, began life in 1997. Our vision was, and is, to help parents create happy, organised homes for their families. We’ve done this by broadening our range to include storage, furniture, room accessories and toys as well as all the practical stuff. For the third year running, we’ve won the Best Children’s Retailer at the UK’s mail order industry awards (ECMOD – our version of the Oscars!). We’re very proud and couldn’t have done it without the fabulous support of our customers and suppliers.
We enjoy a first class service from Chris and his team who take care of us and all our international freight requirements. They work seamlessly with our suppliers and merchandisers in a complex global supply chain adding value to the process.Tracy Thomas, GLTC Ltd.
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The European Commission has submitted a proposal to Member States to start negotiations with Japan on a bilateral Free Trade Agreement (FTA). Priority in the negotiations will be the elimination of non-tariff barriers to trade on the Japanese market, as well as access to Japanâ€™s public procurement market. Japan is the EUâ€™s second biggest trading […]Read More →
FIATA (International Federation of Freight Forwarders Associations) has recently received a valuable tool from the United Nations: Trade Facilitation Terms: An English-Russian Glossary (revised second edition) The text offers concise definitions of trade facilitation terms in English and Russian. It has been developed by the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe and the Commission of […]Read More →
New for Christmas…..The first ever St Roccoâ€™s Santa Dash will take place in Warrington on Sunday 2nd December at Orford Jubilee Park The St. Roccoâ€™s Santa Dash is a 5k sponsored run open to anyone and everyone- families especially are encouraged to take part and do something different together on the run up to Christmas. […]Read More →
Since 1971, the Generalised System of Preferences (GSP) has allowed developing countries to pay lower import tariffs on some or all of their exports to the EU. In 1997, Myanmar/Burma was suspended from the GSP scheme as a result of the countryâ€™s serious and systematic violations of core international conventions on forced labour. Today, following […]Read More →
Threats have faded of a strike closing ports on the US Eastern seaboard after it was announced today that the ILA and USMX have agreed to extend the existing labor contract for 90 days while they continue to negotiate a new, 10-year contract. As such, there is no longer a risk of a strike on […]Read More →
Freedom Logistics is taking part in the UKTI ‘Time To Go Global’ international workshop event in Stockport on the 20th September. We will be making a presentation on Freight Forwarding, the help, advice and services they provide to Exporters. According to a recent survey, businesses in Greater Manchester that sell their goods or services abroad […]Read More →
To help you prepare for signing new overseas business the ICC is now offering you an exclusive 50% discount on its acclaimed publication Drafting and Negotiating International Commercial Contracts! In this practical guide, Professor Fabio Bortolotti, a world-renowned expert on contract law, provides solutions to the thorny problems cross-border contracts may raise: â€¢ choice of […]Read More →
Speaking at Insider’s ‘Doing Business in South East Asia’ breakfast event, which took place in Manchester on 11 September 2011, commenting on the latest trade figures for exports to the US and India, UKTI Director Clive Drinkwater said: “I have set up two working parties to look at India and the US, and they are […]Read More →
Driving to work this morning, still glowing from the incredible Who closing the show at Stratford last night (can I mention the Olympics) I noticed a local business opening up their warehouse. Their first job of the day was to bring out all the equipment, empty crates, pallets of orders waiting for despatch and stock […]Read More →