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marine freight

Did you know…..?

Here at Think Worldwide we are specialists in the Marine Industry.

We are currently the preferred supplier for Marine companies such as:

• Ocean Safety

• Alex Thompson Racing

• CJR

• Ostmatech

• Superyacht Shop

Our specialist knowledge of global logistics in the Marine Industry could help us deliver a really strong service to your company and hopefully develop a long term partnership like we have with the companies mentioned above.

We’re a small independent company so not only can we use any available agent on the market to ship your goods and keep costs to a minimum, we will get to know your company inside and out. There are no call centres or middle men, so when you pick up the phone you will be speaking to the guys doing the work for you. Many of our long standing clients describe us as their in house logistics team!

We undertake every aspect of Global shipment administration from paperwork to pick and pack, from our warehouse or direct from you to your customer. We take care of all the international paperwork and admin (including commercial invoices).

In short, we could make global logistics really simple for you!

Is rail freight a real solution?

According to the Rail Technology Magazine (RTM) sending more goods by rail has the potential to dramatically reduce road congestion, road collisions, CO2 and NOx emissions. Consumer rail freight, which has consistently grown this year, is well-placed to offer the long-distance trunk haul.

In fact, government figures show the potential for modal shift to rail as the largest HGVs (5+ axles) make far more longer distance journeys than the smaller lorries. A quarter of all their trips are over 300km so some of this traffic should be captive to rail if there is enough rail capacity.

Freight on Rail – a partnership of the rail freight operators, Rail Freight Group, Network Rail, the transport trade unions and Campaign for Better Transport, state that almost two thirds of the public (61%) want more freight on the railway, with only 2% wanting to see more on the roads.

Britains exit from the EU means that there are more trading opportunities with countries further afield, and the recent link created between the UK and China via the silk road railway shows that far away destinations could be well within reach.

Seven key targets were created by the FTA, after discussion with existing and potential customers, they were as follows:

1 Cost reduction by 15% based on current costs plus innovation
2 Six-hour response time to service and alteration requests
3 Seven-day railway capability
4 Standard train lengths should be increased by 17.5%
5 400% increase in terminal capacity
6 Reduce intermodal transfer costs by £50
7 Reduce Channel Tunnel rail freight charges and rates by £50

Rail freight is still in its infancy compared to other means, and it certainly isn’t going to be quick fix. Existing infrastructure would not support such change at the moment, and its something to look to as more of a long term plan to ease the burden, but not take over from the more traditional approaches that are tried and tested. Rail freight can only be part of the supply chain and cannot be a complete solution, but it could go a long way to ease other areas from over use, especially post brexit.

Our new lorry is good news for our customers!

We have recently taken delivery of a new 7.5 tonne lorry. This allows us to make dedicated deliveries just for you, and is a good option for more bulky items that would not be able to go through a network.

There are many benefits to this way of transporting your package. The first is that there is always only one driver controlling the job – creating a more personal service and ensuring that every aspect of the delivery is known by the driver. No passing on to third parties and other drivers, its all through us so we know exactly where it is all the time.
The other benefits include your cargo not being mixed with any other freight, no risk of it getting lost or sent to the wrong place! It can be a completely time specific delivery – we liaise directly with you and you are in control. There is also much less risk of damage this way, as our only priority is you.

There is a large load space, and weight of up to 2400 kilos is available.

If you think that this could be of interest, please contact us at your earliest convenience and see if our new method of transport works for you!

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