Espace Freight Forwarders https://www.espaceglobalfreight.com Express and European Road Freight Thu, 22 Aug 2019 14:34:22 +0000 en-GB hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.1.1 https://i2.wp.com/www.espaceglobalfreight.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/cropped-espaceIcon-e1503476543464.png?fit=32%2C32&ssl=1 Espace Freight Forwarders https://www.espaceglobalfreight.com 32 32 112688637 Busy Bee https://www.espaceglobalfreight.com/tony-shally-busy-bee/ Thu, 22 Aug 2019 14:34:22 +0000 https://www.espaceglobalfreight.com/?p=4090 The post Busy Bee appeared first on Espace Freight Forwarders.

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Our MD, Tony, has been a busy bee over the last few months. Here’s some of what he’s been up to:

Tony talks Brexit


Tony was on Channel 4 news discussing Brexit and how It will affect freight going in an out of the UK.

As an expert on the subject tony was asked to come and explain what Brexit would mean in terms of customs, how it will affect shipping prices and what he Is advising for his customers. Watch Tony talk Brexit.

An evening with Lord Coe


He met Seb Coe at an Entrepreneurs Circle awards ceremony.

The Entrepreneurs Circle is a group that advises companies like Espace on how to help their customers in the best way possible.

One award winner to another

At another award ceremony, this time the BIFA awards, he met Dame Kelly Holmes.

Espace were shortlisted as a finalist for the BIFA Extra Mile Award. Finalists were chosen based on their ongoing pursuit of excellence in every area of their business. This isn’t the first time we have been shortlisted for an award either, visit our awards page to see more.

In the papers

Espace were also in the papers!

Due to Espace’s rapid growth as a company over the last 12 months, the express and star wrote a piece about us and how we are creating jobs and about us being an employee owned company. Espace is still growing too!

Transport Logistic Munich 2019


Tony and Geoff also went to Europe’s largest transport and logistics exhibition in Munich.

Transport logistic in Munich is the largest logistics fair in the world and having Espace in attendance as exhibitors puts us at the forefront of what we do.

Superhuman, we think so!

And on top of all of this Tony completed an Olympic distance triathlon.

1500m swim, 40km bike ride and 10km run in just over 3.5 hours!

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How To Move An Abnormal Load https://www.espaceglobalfreight.com/how-to-move-an-abnormal-load/ Fri, 26 Jul 2019 13:14:37 +0000 https://www.espaceglobalfreight.com/?p=4052 The post How To Move An Abnormal Load appeared first on Espace Freight Forwarders.

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Do you have an abnormal load that needs moving? Here at Espace we have experience organising the movement of all sorts of things from the urgent to the downright strange. Here are some of our favourite weird shipments!

Ferrari car shipment

It wasn’t Sebastian Vettel’s Ferrari but it was a £100,000
Ferrari California on board our car transporter on route
to the south of France.

Our car transporter driver collected the car at the Ferrari
dealership in Leeds and delivered it next day to Nice, France.
He met the lucky recipient, an American business man at Nice
airport and handed over the keys.

Pizza Oven

In April this year, we were contacted by a restaurant
owner in Barnsley with a big problem.

He’d been let down by a transport company bringing in a 2600 kilo pizza
oven for him from Naples. The oven installation had to take place on
Tuesday 10th April. It was still sitting in Naples at 11am on Friday 6th
April when he got a call to say “sorry no can do”.
In a panic he Googled “emergency freight “, found and called us just
before midday on the Friday. By 4pm we had a 7.5 tonner loading at
the factory in Naples and at 8am on Tuesday morning the driver was in
Barnsley in time for installation before the grand opening.

The turret loaded vertically

In September last year, we moved this turret on a low
loader from Tonbridge in Kent to Valencia. Initially we
were asked to move it as a 4m wide piece.

We suggested that the piece could be moved a lot cheaper as a
4 metre high rather than wide piece. After passing the drawings
onto our trusted abnormal supplier in Spain, they suggested
suitable restraining points and sourced the correct length chains
for their driver. Goods were collected and delivered on time and
in budget.

Festival Stage

In June last year, we were contacted by a specialist events
management company to quote for a UK logistics contract.

It included the storage and transport of a large mobile
stage around the UK to 7 food and drink festivals they were
organising. We started working with The Fair back in 2014 as
their preferred logistics supplier for a large number of music
festivals they were involved with.

Catamaran

This catamaran needed to be transported from Bordeaux to Perpignan.

We organised its shipment with our preferred abnormal agent in france. They’re specialists in boat transportation as you can see.

13.3m x 7.4m x 4.4m and weighed 15 tonnes.

With the assistance of this agent and a number
of other specialist European abnormal load
agents, we can get pretty much anything
delivered,

Fighter jet

we were asked to quote for the movement of a fighter jet.

With the help of our abnormal haulage partner in Holland, we quoted on the cranage, cocooning and transport of the jet from a naval base in Milan to one in Lyon. With an overall width of 4.1 metres, the jet was accompanied all the way by an escort vehicle. It arrived on time and in budget.

For more information about our abnormal load movement, visit our oversize page Here.

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European Truck Driver Shortage Update https://www.espaceglobalfreight.com/european-truck-driver-shortage/ Fri, 28 Jun 2019 11:40:20 +0000 https://www.espaceglobalfreight.com/?p=4043 Best estimates put a figure of 20% of tractor units standing empty all over Europe. Why? We simply haven’t got enough European HGV drivers. In the U.K and Germany alone, a shortage of 300,000 HGV drivers is predicted by 2020. With e-commerce having an increasing share of all retail sales in the uk, up from […]

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Best estimates put a figure of 20% of tractor units standing empty all over Europe.

Why? We simply haven’t got enough European HGV drivers. In the U.K and Germany alone, a shortage of 300,000 HGV drivers is predicted by 2020.

With e-commerce having an increasing share of all retail sales in the uk, up from 16.4-18% between 2017 and 2018, the demand for transport services is growing rapidly. Supply of transport on the other hand, is falling.

Basic economics has kicked in. The days of a forwarder or logistics company dictating rates to European and UK hauliers are long gone. UK and European haulage rates have been steadily increasing throughout 2017 and continue to do so.

To add to the existing crisis, the Freight Transport Association fears that the UK’s impending departure from the European Union will greatly exacerbate the problem of driver shortages and shortfalls of staff within the wider logistics sector, with concerns that this is already beginning to happen.

For more information about how Brexit will affect your shipment visit our Brexit page Here.

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In The Papers – Espace Creates Jobs Through Growth https://www.espaceglobalfreight.com/papers-espace-creates-jobs-growth/ Thu, 09 May 2019 13:37:36 +0000 https://www.espaceglobalfreight.com/?p=3853 Due to our rapid growth over the last 12 months, Espace have been making waves in the press. Read this extract from an article in the Express and Star: Freight forwarding company Espace Europe has taken on 10 people over the previous 18 months – as well as an apprentice – and is set to […]

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Due to our rapid growth over the last 12 months, Espace have been making waves in the press. Read this extract from an article in the Express and Star:

Freight forwarding company Espace Europe has taken on 10 people over the previous 18 months – as well as an apprentice – and is set to recruit again as it continues to grow.

“Our plan is to turnover £9 million this year and £10m next year; doubling our figure of £5m in 2017,” explained Lichfield-based Espace’s managing director Tony Shally.

It follows his decision in September 2017 to transfer 100 per cent of the shares of his company to his staff, making his then team of 17 the sole beneficiaries via an Employee Ownership Trust.

“Since the transfer, turnover has increased, the team has swelled to 27, profits have increased by 35 per cent, additional premises have been secured, and three new services are now offered to our clients. And importantly, staff engagement and motivation levels are at an all-time high. Our people are at the centre of Espace and they understand what customers want,” said Mr Shally.

The employee ownership model caught the attention of Solihull-based freight company, Westhaven Worldwide Logistics, which liked the concept so much, they sold their business to Espace in June 2018 and transferred their three employees to Espace’s Lichfield office.
“The switch to employee ownership and the purchase of WWL has been a ‘win win’ for everyone. My loyal staff are helping me to develop Espace into the Midland’s ‘go-to’ company for commercial freight delivery on a national, European and global scale. I couldn’t be happier with my decision to leave my company to them,” said Mr Shally.

To read more visit the Express and Star website here

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Brexit Update – Postponed VAT Accounting for imports https://www.espaceglobalfreight.com/brexit-update-postponed-vat-accounting-eu-non-eu-imports/ Thu, 04 Apr 2019 14:29:37 +0000 https://www.espaceglobalfreight.com/?p=3828 Postponed VAT In the event of a no deal Brexit the UK government have announced they will introduce Postponed VAT Accounting (PVA) for both EU and non-EU imports by UK registered businesses. This will enable VAT registered businesses to declare and recover import VAT on their VAT returns, rather than having to pay it upfront […]

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Postponed VAT

In the event of a no deal Brexit the UK government have announced they will introduce Postponed VAT Accounting (PVA) for both EU and non-EU imports by UK registered businesses.

This will enable VAT registered businesses to declare and recover import VAT on their VAT returns, rather than having to pay it upfront and subsequently recover it on their VAT return.

How will this work?

Registration will not be required for importers to use PVA. The intention to use PVA for an import will be declared on the customs entry.

This will come into effect from Day 1 of a no deal Brexit, however it will be optional. VAT can still be paid upfront if an importer wishes to do so.

What statements will be issued?

C79 VAT certificates will not be issued for goods declared using PVA. Instead a monthly postponed import VAT statement will be made available for importers via the government digital service.

This statement will indicate the total VAT postponed for the previous month in order to declare this on the quarterly VAT return.

PVA currently does not exist in the UK. More details on this service will be published by the government in due course.

Other VAT deferral methods.

The currently allows two systems for import VAT deferral (standard deferral and SIVA).

SIVA (Simplified Import VAT Accounting) requires a lower level of financial security than standard import VAT deferral. We therefore suggest importers seek SIVA approval first. VAT registered businesses can apply for SIVA online
 

Need more help on Brexit?

For more information on how the UK’s attempts to leave the EU will affect your business visit our Brexit Import & Export Guide.

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Brexit Update https://www.espaceglobalfreight.com/brexit-update/ Thu, 21 Mar 2019 13:00:22 +0000 https://www.espaceglobalfreight.com/?p=3677 BREXIT UPDATE 28th February 2019 No doubt you will have had a barrage of emails from freight forwarders over the last few months telling you what steps you need to take now in the event of a ‘No Deal’ on 29th March. If Parliament cannot agree on a deal, it now looks like we will […]

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BREXIT UPDATE 28th February 2019

No doubt you will have had a barrage of emails from freight forwarders over the last few months telling you what steps you need to take now in the event of a ‘No Deal’ on 29th March.
If Parliament cannot agree on a deal, it now looks like we will be heading towards an extension as it’s clear that there is a Parliamentary majority for not crashing out without a deal. Needless to say at the end of any extension period, if an agreement cannot be reached, the default position would still be ‘No Deal’ so we all still need to be making plans to deal with this eventuality.
Whatever happens; deal or no deal, how we trade with the EU will change in the future when we exit or get to the end of an agreed transition period. Customs intervention will be needed. Things cannot stay as they are as we will be out of the single market the Customs Union.
There is a possibility of an extension to Article 50 and transition period if we get a deal agreed. However, at some point export and import declarations will need to be made and new procedures in place for the collection of any UK import VAT and duty. Our advice would be to look at these points now. Nobody knows what’s going to happen and when it will.
As there are very different implications for exporters and importers, I have summarised what I see to be the priority action points in two sections.
UK EXPORTERS
1. Register for a UK EORI number.
2. Choose an agent/broker to make your customs declarations for you if you cannot make them yourselves. Prices for basic entries have dramatically increased recently as demand is far outstripping supply. We can offer this service for you for both exports and imports.
3. Select a commodity code for your goods. Commodity codes classify goods and are a requirement for the customs entry.

4. Choose the correct CPC (Customs Procedure Code). CPC’s identify the customs regimes to which goods are being entered to or removed from. If it is a permanent export to EU it will be code 10 00 001. For other regimes such as; temporary export for an exhibition or for repair in the EU, it will be a different CPC code. More information on CPCs can be found at … https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/uk-trade-tariff-customs-procedure-codes/customs-procedure-codes-box-37
5. Review your contractual Incoterms as they will determine who is responsible for customs declarations and any EU import VAT and duty. Our advice would be that if you are exporting on Ex Works terms, as a bare minimum you take over control of the UK Export declaration. You may find FCA is a more appropriate incoterm to use.
6. The export declaration, sometimes known as a COPY 3 SAD, provides safety and security declarations along with permission for the goods to leave the UK territory.
7. Leaving the organisation of this HMRC requirement to the EU importer could result in delays trying to obtain clearance resulting in delays. The export declaration is your proof of export and should be retained in your records for 6 years. If you sell on DDP, Delivered Duty Paid terms, be careful, many people can interpret DDP terms as including EU VAT which you will not be able to recover. DAP Delivered at Place is another alternative INCO term which allocates responsibility for Import VAT and duty to the EU importer.
8. Consider Authorised consignor status. An authorised consignor is a person / entity authorised by HMRC to carry out customs transit operations. This allows goods to travel under bond to and from authorised premises. The Common Transit Convention (CTC) allows you to move goods across certain borders without paying import duties, until the goods arrive at their final destination where any duties and taxes will be accounted for. A transit declaration is raised and submitted electronically, it will indicate the transit points the goods will be travelling to and from e.g. Birmingham – Rotterdam. After the UK leaves the EU, the UK will stay in the CTC. There’ll be little change to the current process for using CTC after 29 March 2019. Further information can be found in the following link: https://www.revenue.ie/en/customs-traders-and-agents/transit/index.aspx.
9. If you wanted to look at this in more detail, we’d advise you engage a customs specialist. We can recommend a very good one.
10. EU Customs agent will be needed to perform customs clearance of any goods inbound from the UK. Your European customers will need to appoint a preferred agent to do this for them. The process is a lot quicker if they have a VAT and duty deferment account. We have access to a network of European customs agents. However, the normal procedure is for the EU importer to appoint their own agent and agree fees in advance.
11. WTO Tariffs. With a ‘no deal, no transition period’ we would not have a Free Trade agreement with the EU and our exports could have tariffs levied on them. Enter your commodity code into this website to see what the current EU tariff is on your goods for shipments from outside the EU. https://www.trade-tariff.service.gov.uk/trade-tariff/headings/0707?currency=EUR&day=8&month=1&year=2019
12. Pallets. Currently for non-EU countries exporting goods to the EU, the EU require pallets to be heat-treated or cleaned to prevent contamination and specifically marked. As there is a huge shortage of these specific pallets in the UK, the likelihood is that the EU will waiver this requirement for a period of time. Also, if you return pallets or any sort of packaging to an EU customer, this could be classed as an UK export and need an export declaration. UK customs experts are currently discussing this return packaging issue with UK Customs.

UK IMPORTERS
1. Apply for TSP (Transitional Simplified Procedure). It takes a few minutes only. https://www.gov.uk/guidance/register-for-simplified-import-procedures-if-the-uk-leaves-the-eu-without-a-deal. This appears to be the best solution for many traders. Only available to UK Importers. Applicants must be a UK registered company. The main benefits are (1) the application process is simple, (2) the importer pays duty (if any) by direct debit and (3) the import process does NOT require any form of entry at the UK Port of arrival; you need only present the importer’s EORI number, if asked. Final import entry is not due until the 4th working day of the following month. It is unclear at this point if your customs agent / broker can make this final import declaration for you. However, TSP is not available for all classifications of goods. The import of all non-controlled goods can be done via TSP. Traders using TSP will need their own duty deferment account in place by 30th June 2019
2. Make sure your EU supplier is aware of their responsibilities. They will need to have an export declaration made via their country’s Customs system. Goods cannot leave their country before permission to proceed has been granted by their Customs authority. They need to partner with a preferred customs agent / forwarder and contact their authorities for full governmental requirements.
3. If they do not have an EU EORI number they will need to apply for one.
4. More information will be needed on their invoices. Values and weights of goods for each commodity code, CPC codes and office of exit from EU. As with UK exports, you will need to pay attention to the INCO terms agreed with your supplier and these must be stated on their invoices.
5. Consider how you will pay VAT. The Government has stated that they will introduce Postponed VAT Accounting (PVA) in the event of a ‘no-deal’. VAT will not be applied on Imports at the point of UK entry. C79 VAT certificates will not be issued for goods using PVA. Instead a monthly postponed import VAT statement will be made available for importers via the Government Gateway service. The statement will indicate the total postponed VAT from the previous month in order to declare this on the quarterly VAT return
6. Consider how you will pay duty. For duty, there are a few options; a duty deferment account, FAS (Flexible Accounting System) payments or use an Agents Deferment account. Under TSP, duty will be taken by direct debit initially. By 30th June 2019, a financial guarantee will be needed for any duties deferred. As we will no longer be part of the EU, our Government has total control over UK import tariffs for imported shipments from EU and non-EU countries. They have confirmed that the new UK import tariffs will be issued soon and once available, UK importers should no longer use the current EU version. (See exports point 4.)

If you need any help or further advice please just get in touch. There’s a lot to take in for both exporters and importers. As far as customs is concerned, I’m very much self-taught. I have a couple of expert customs training / advisory companies that I have been working with. Anything I cannot help with, I’d be happy to pass their contact details on.
Best regards,

Tony Shally
Managing Director


M:07947 641017
DD:01543 412311
E: TonyShally@espaceglobalfreight.com
W:www.espaceglobalfreight.com

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The Weirdest Illegal Imports Laws https://www.espaceglobalfreight.com/weirdest-illegal-imports-laws/ Tue, 07 Aug 2018 14:26:26 +0000 https://www.espaceglobalfreight.com/?p=3331 Whilst most imports bans make a whole lot of sense when it comes to things like weapons and drugs. Other import bans can be a little harder to understand and come across as somewhat bizarre. Below are a few of the bizarre import bans from around the globe.   Chewing Gum Is Not Allowed in […]

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Whilst most imports bans make a whole lot of sense when it comes to things like weapons and drugs. Other import bans can be a little harder to understand and come across as somewhat bizarre. Below are a few of the bizarre import bans from around the globe.

 

Chewing Gum Is Not Allowed in Singapore

Chewing Gum

People who are found to be with chewing gum face fines of up to $100,000 (SGD) and a prison sentence.

Banned Baby Walkers in Canada

 

Canadians caught with baby walkers or caught selling baby walkers can face fines up to $100,000 (CAD).

Haggis Banned in The United States

Haggis

Since 1971 haggis is illegal to import in the US. Sheep’s lungs, a key ingredient of haggis is banned by America’s food standards agency.

Lightbulbs in Australia and Cuba

Lightbulb

Incandescent lightbulbs are banned in Australia after a law was passed in 2007. Similarly, Cuba banned all import of the lightbulbs in 2005.

Fancy Dress Masks in Saudi Arabia

Guy Fawkes Mask

Due to the movie ‘V’ for Vendetta Saudi Arabia in 2013 have banned Guy Fawkes’ masks. The mask became a popular way for protesters to protest and retain their anonymity.

 

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Clean Air Zones… Toxic For The Freight Industry? https://www.espaceglobalfreight.com/clean-air-zones-toxic-freight-industry/ Tue, 17 Jul 2018 10:10:04 +0000 https://www.espaceglobalfreight.com/?p=3292 What are these proposed Clean Air Zones? Birmingham City Council defined a Clear Air Zone as “an area where a targeted action is taken to improve air quality. Clean Air Zones aim to reduce all types of air pollution, including nitrogen dioxide and particulate matter, so that people breathe in less of all these pollutants.” […]

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What are these proposed Clean Air Zones?

Birmingham City Council defined a Clear Air Zone as “an area where a targeted action is taken to improve air quality. Clean Air Zones aim to reduce all types of air pollution, including nitrogen dioxide and particulate matter, so that people breathe in less of all these pollutants.”

The measures proposed to create these Clear Air Zones involve improving the flow of traffic or introducing a  new scheme like park and ride. Councils will also consider the charging of most polluting vehicles which enter the zone; This will most certainly mean the charging of HGV’s Vehicles.

These Clean Air Zones have been planned for a couple of places which are:

  • Aberdeen – Planned by 2020
  • Bath and North East Somerset – Planned for 2020
  • Birmingham – Planned for 2019
  • Southampton – Planned for 2019
  • Leeds – Planned for 2020
  • Glasgow – Rolling out between 2018 and 2022
  • Dundee – Planned for 2020
  • Edinburgh – Planned for 2020

However, Clean Air zones are currently present in London and Oxford.

The Impact It Will Have

The proposed HGV charge for trucks is about £100 a day; However, Euro VI trucks will be exempt from these charges. These daily charges on trucks will only raise the rates within the freight industry which will likely be passed on to the customer which will cause a rise in inflation – Around 90% of goods have been transported by truck at some point in the supply chain.

The Clean Air Zone charges will push haulers to upgrade their fleet to Euro VI trucks; This will impact on smaller SMEs the most. The practical solution is to this is to give businesses a practical timescale to comply. Many companies will be in lease agreements on their fleets which will go beyond 2019; These agreements are not easy to get out of and can be costly.

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The Biggest Risks Facing The Freight Industry https://www.espaceglobalfreight.com/biggest-risks-facing-freight-industry/ Mon, 18 Jun 2018 09:38:15 +0000 https://www.espaceglobalfreight.com/?p=3170 Technology Technology has changed the way we work in such short period of time; for the most part for the better. Technologies like GPS mapping have helped drivers create more efficient routes which have allowed drivers to make deliveries on-time. However, the introduction of new technologies presents new hurdles for companies. There are a number […]

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Technology

Technology has changed the way we work in such short period of time; for the most part for the better. Technologies like GPS mapping have helped drivers create more efficient routes which have allowed drivers to make deliveries on-time.
However, the introduction of new technologies presents new hurdles for companies. There are a number of barriers when introducing a new technology such as:

  • People Fight Change – Whenever, a new technology is introduced there is always a bit of animosity. This animosity can be caused by the fear of the unknown; it is important that people are given a good standard of training and information to combat the animosity.
  • Data Security – It would be ignorant to believe that any digital system is invulnerable to cyber-attacks. The problems cyber-attacks can cause can be seen recently with the notorious WannaCry ransomware which crippled large organisations like the NHS.

Technology presents a great opportunity for the freight industry; But, it is clear that the more jobs we digitalise increase the risks of a cyber-attack which can cause disruption which costs companies millions.

Skills shortages and the aging workforce

There is a growing concern within the freight industry that there are too few young people entering the industry. In 2017, the FTA reported that the average age of HGV drivers rose to 48.3. It is inevitable that as the workforce grow older and start to retire, employers will have a void to fill. It is important that the FTA and employers make the industry look appealing to the younger generations in order to fill in the gaps.
Currently, the FTA is looking to combat this by campaigning for reform in the training process to make it easier to train new workers with less restriction.

UK international connectivity

It is important to invest in the UK’s transport infrastructure. For the UK that we can trade with Europe and the rest of the world without delays and other burdens being imposed. There are three sections in which need improvement such as:

  •  Air Cargo – According to the FTA, About 40 percent of UK imports and exports by value are dependent on on-air freight. Air freight to long-haul destinations is mainly carried in cargo holds of passenger aircraft flying in and out of Heathrow Airport. There is a limited cargo capacity which has stalled air freight.
  • Deep sea cargo and short sea shipping – UK ports will need to accommodate for the new mega-vessels which are being developed so that cargo can be trans-shipped in the UK rather than in the EU where there will be a longer and more expensive passage to the UK.

It is important now, post-Brexit, that our infrastructure is well invested so that as a nation we do not get left behind.

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Espace Acquires Westhaven Worldwide Logistics https://www.espaceglobalfreight.com/espace-acquires-westhaven-worldwide-logistics/ Mon, 11 Jun 2018 08:58:00 +0000 https://www.espaceglobalfreight.com/?p=3144   On 3rd May 2018, Espace acquired the assets and staff of Westhaven Worldwide Logistics (WWL) in Solihull, Birmingham. WWL are a specialist sea and air freight forwarding company who are members of the world’s largest forwarding partner network, the World Cargo Alliance (WCA). The WCA has 6897 independent freight forwarding members in 190 countries and […]

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On 3rd May 2018, Espace acquired the assets and staff of Westhaven Worldwide Logistics (WWL) in Solihull, Birmingham.

WWL are a specialist sea and air freight forwarding company who are members of the world’s largest forwarding partner network, the World Cargo Alliance (WCA). The WCA has 6897 independent freight forwarding members in 190 countries and 817 cities and ports around the world.

The 3 members of WWL’s staff joined the Espace team in Lichfield on Monday 4th  June 2018. Their General Manager, Rob Taylor said, “We’d heard of Espace by reputation. Having now met the whole team, I am very confident that we have made the right choice and that our staff and customers will flourish at Espace.”

WWL researched several potential purchasers in the Midlands but chose Espace predominantly due to its Employee Ownership status and good cultural fit.

 

Tony Shally, Espace’s MD commented, “This is a great opportunity to get our brand known around the globe via the WCA network. With the current uncertainty surrounding Brexit, diversification into sea and air freight and inheriting a team of specialist global freight forwarding professionals can only further assure the company’s successful future. It was particularly gratifying that we were the purchaser of choice selected by WWL due to our Employee Owned status. “

If you have any sea or air freight shipments, why not give us a call?

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