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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!

our services

All about us

We have recently made some changes and upgrades to our website, and with that in mind thought it was a good time remind you of the services we can offer you.

We pride ourselves in dealing with all aspects of the domestic and international shipping market whether the shipments are large or small anywhere around the globe on a next day, sameday or on an import or export basis.

We are 100% committed to customer service with a focused in house team, an online booking system that keeps you in control of your shipments and a dedication to always go the extra mile.

Collections are booked on line and all shipments are fully trackable coupled with a comprehensive feedback programme giving you complete peace of mind that your shipments have been delivered successfully. Proof of deliveries are all accessed on our website and informed to our customers by an automatic email.

The services we can offer are as follows:

International Courier

International Express is a Think Worldwide Service that can deliver documents and parcels door-to-door worldwide, whether you need to export or import we can offer a solution to your requirements at a competitive rate.

We have many of your requirements at a competitive rate. We have many of our agents around the world which gives Think Worldwide the flexibility to adopt to your every need. All major European Cities are delivered next day and we can offer many timed delivery options.

European dedicated express

No Consignment is too small or large for our dedicated delivery service. Within Europe our customer representative will help you through the process and advise you on the most efficient and cost effective delivery service to suit your requirements, whether it is just a small envelope or a 24 tonne trailer load, we will ensure that your goods are taken care of from start to finish. We offer a sameday collection service and have dedicated vehicles throughout Europe. We operate 24 hours a day 7 days a week.

Pallets

We have a UK and European network for all our pallets which has a full track ‘n’ trace and confirmation via e-mail upon delivery.

Uk same day

We have the capacity to offer and sameday solution for your business nationwide. For important and urgent packages you need delivered today, our sameday courier service guarantees same day delivery. Collection made within 30 minutes of booking, available 24/7, signature on delivery, E-mail delivery confirmation.

Economy service

We can offer a secure consolidated economy service. For those shipments that are non-time critical into Europe and worldwide which allows deliveries to be very competitive with a transit time of 2-6 working days.

Pick Pack N Ship

Think Worldwide offer a Pick ‘N’ Ship service, If you sell products either via your website or via your catalogue or sales flyers, then we can really help you with a complete fulfilment service. First of all, we can hold your stock in our fully alarmed and secure warehouse where we also operate our Pick ‘N’ Ship service, so everything is under one roof. Then, we can dispatch your items from as little as one order per week to dozens of orders per hour. You simply provide us with your order details and we will do the rest, making sure that your customer orders are processed, securely packaged and despatched, all within agreed timeframes and to agreed quality standards. So, there’s no need to find a warehouse to store your items and a fulfilment house to despatch them. We can provide you with a complete end-to-end solution. This service is proving really popular with small entrepreneurial businesses that are building an online presence to sell their products and services. Unlike many warehousing and order fulfilment and distribution businesses, we do not impose either a minimum charge or a minimum number of orders.

If you think you can make use of any of these services please contact us today on 02380 697000 or email at [email protected] Also, you can like us on Facebook here to keep up to date with our services and announcements.

traffic

Delivery firms and increasing traffic congestion

The rise in e-commerce and internet ordering has meant that for retailers and their customers, getting their deliveries to their home or place of work has never been easier. One click of a button and you can chose from same day or next day delivery, or even specify a day. Retailers are falling over themselves to deliver to you as quickly as possible, and this in turn means that some of the more traditional courier services will find it harder and harder to keep up with demand.

Delivery of an item has always been the most costly part of the process for retailers, and in an age where pollution and carbon footprint are of paramount importance, companies are going to need to look at new ways to get their parcel to its destination on time.

Pollution caused by vehicles, the number of cars and lorries on the road, and the strain it puts onto our infrastructure is something that is only going to get worse as time goes on. Sadiq Khan, Mayor of London, is for example hoping to cut 3 million car journeys a day into the city, with a potential pay per mile pricing. Congested roads lead to delays and cause excessive pollution. Southampton itself s well known as a city that has poor air quality, and has been named as one of the 40 places across the UK as breaching safely levels by the World Health Organisation.

As we shall see next week in our news article, Amazon have patented a new era of what look like Beehives in urban areas, with the ability to fly drones. The cost of a drone delivery however is expected to be very high, and may not be a long term economic ideal. Noise pollution and the aesthetics of the drone will also be called into question.

So, for those delivery vehicles that still rely on roads and wheels, what will become of them? Well, firstly they must become as carbon neutral as possible to heavily reduce the carbon footprint. There is always the possibility that vehicles will become driverless and operated remotely. Technology is always evolving but the obvious differences will be gradual.

There is no substitution for the personal touch and the knowledge that small, well run companies are very efficient and therefore are reducing their omissions as much as possible. Here at Think we are always trying to be as carbon neutral as possible and operate in the best possible way to ensure that our deliveries are as well organised as possible. We look forward to the changes that the digital age can bring, but will always enjoy delivering to our customers with the personal touch!

denied party screening

Information on denied party screening

A denied party is an individual or Organisation that is subject to sanctions imposed by the United Nations, European Union, United States or another relevant authority. It is strictly prohibited to transport goods or documents on behalf of or directly to these individuals or organisations.

Lists are created and compiled by government authorities and agencies to either beware or refrain from interacting with those individuals or entities on the lists. These lists can then be compared to internal delivery lists to ensure that there is no cross over.

If a match is found, further information may need to be provided. It could be a case of an address/shipper/receiver is similar to one on the watch list. Making sure that names and addresses are correctly filled out, receiver details are correct, and as much information is provided at the time as possible with regards to the delivery should minimise delays. Rescreening can be done daily, and with government watch lists changing regularly, it is important for us to keep on top of.

Compliance in this area is very important. It has only just recently come into effect, and means that we are working hard to ensure that we can deal with the changes quickly and efficiently.

Startups

Starting a new business or growing one?

Think Worldwide’s Pick and Ship service may be for you.

Here at Think Worldwide we are always looking at ways to expand our business and bring even more services to our customers.

Starting a new business can be stressful and time consuming. Having somewhere to store your stock and making sure that parcels are posted in a time efficient manor is something that many small businesses can find hard when just starting out. With the growth of websites such as Ebay and Etsy, and with Amazon now offering a selling service, starting your business, or growing it, can reap rewards.

To that end, we are now offering a Pick and Ship service. This is a complete fulfilment package. Your precious stock will be stored at our fully alarmed and secure warehouse, and we will then dispatch your orders for you as and when they arrive. This means that you no longer have to process your orders or package or dispatch them, so you can concentrate on other aspects of the business.

It doesn’t matter if you are dispatching one order a week or dozens of orders per hour, our bespoke service can cater to each businesses needs individually. A complete end to end solution!

Pick and Ship is proving very popular with small entrepreneurial businesses that are building an online presence to sell their products and services.

Please contact us and our friendly staff can arrange a package that suits you.

couriers

Couriers – How can they make your life easier?

International Express is a Think Worldwide Service that can deliver documents and parcels door-to-door worldwide, whether you need to export or import we can offer a solution to your requirements at a competitive rate.

We work with a large portfolio of agents around the globe allowing us the flexibility to adapt to your specific needs. All major European Cities are delivered next day and we can offer many timed delivery options.

Offering courier services is an integral part of our business. We have the capacity to offer a same day solution for important and urgent packages for your business nationwide and collection can be made within 30 minutes of booking, available 24/7, with a signature on delivery and an email delivery confirmation.

So, why use a courier for your business?

Firstly, courier services are a faster alternative to traditional mail services. These services can be time consuming and costly, charges can occur if items are bigger or heavier than paid for, and they don’t always arrive at the destination when they say they will. The demand for receiving their products within at least a day or two is now the expected norm for many businesses.

With the continued growth in the internet shopping over the last few years, companies need a reliable and efficient way to get their goods to their customer as fast as possible. With this in mind, courier services can offer deliveries that are tailor-made to their customer and their goods. Couriers can collect the goods at a time to suit you, not necessarily within normal business hours.

Using a courier is more affordable than you may think. With the ease of transporting large and bulky items, your business could save a substantial amount of money, especially if the delivery is heavy. The post office charges by weight, courier services only charge by distance. Last minute emergencies can be avoided! Online tracking is also an important factor, so that your delivery can be viewed in real time, and customers can constantly be updated.

One item is just as important as a thousand. Just because you only have 1 to send doesn’t mean that a courier isn’t for you. Rates and prices are very competitive, and with your package being able to be collected from wherever you want, its an easier option. No need to drag it to the post office anymore! Your package is important – we don’t have endless shipments that mean you are low on our priority list. We are fast and efficient – the parcel can even arrive at a specific time if you need it to.

Courier services are a growing industry, and one that we at Think Worldwide strive to make as competitive and reliable as possible. Please contact us to find out how our courier service can benefit you. We have many different packages available to ensure the smooth and effective delivery of your goods.

International Courier

International Express is a Think Worldwide Service that can deliver documents and parcels door-to-door worldwide, whether you need to export or import we can offer a solution to your requirements at a competitive rate. We have many of your requirements at a competitive rate. We have many of our agents around the world which gives Think Worldwide the flexibility to adopt to your every need. All major European Cities are delivered next day and we can offer many timed delivery options.

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