IMPORT LICENSING BRANCH (ILB) – CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR ARRANGEMENTS 2011 BIS Import Licensing Branch will be closed from 5pm Friday 23 December and will re-open at 9am Tuesday 3 January. Anyone intending to import during this period should apply for an import licence as soon as possible. On all other days the office will […]Read More →
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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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Christmas 2011 close out for ocean imports from China & Far East. We are advising customers to work on a latest sailing date for Full Container Loads (FCL) of 22-23 November to arrive UK 17-18th December latest. For Less than Container Loads (LCL) we would advise to plan for a latest sailing date of 15-16th […]Read More →
The Euro crisis; Credit Insurance on your export customers, we want to know what keeps you up at night? We’re here to help so why not contact us with any logistic issues – and get a decent night’s sleep.Read More →
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The art of the possible, is how we define the tasks we perform daily to make things happen for our customers. Booking the right slot for a container delivery to a third party warehouse, getting an urgent and extraordinarily large courier shipment from Mexico to Japan on time. We relish the challenge of making your […]Read More →
The pound gained nearly one and a half cents against the dollar and a full cent versus the euro on Monday afternoon (31Oct) as sterling reversed its losses posted at the end of last week. After an extremely choppy trading session the single currency saw aggressive selling across the board and the pound rose to […]Read More →