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New member blogpost: WS Logistics

By 25 November 2019June 16th, 2022No Comments

OTB is delighted to welcome WS Logisitics as a new member.

They are freight forwarders (AEO approved) and WCA freight network members and work as agents for importers and exporters. So they take care of reporting all declarations via the appropriate Customs Declaration process and can manage all aspects of import and export customs.

The company was founded in 2003 as a privately-owned company with offices in Felixstowe and Liverpool.

Countrywide direct customs clearance
WS Logistics provide direct customs clearance facilities at all major UK and Irish ports, including non-inventory linked hubs in:

Felixstowe, London Gateway, Tilbury, Dover, Southampton, Bristol, Liverpool, Immingham, Teesport, Grangemouth, Belfast and Dublin.

Ocean Freight
The company is a member of WCA, which is the world’s largest and most powerful network of independent freight forwarders across the globe. It allows them to collaborate with their WCA global partners to offer competitive ocean freight rates for import, export and cross-trade.

Their team has a combined wealth of experience with all aspects of shipping and logistics.

Domestic & European Distribution
They work with a trusted, dedicated network of hauliers offering competitive, premium service for road transportation across UK and Europe.

From single pallets to containers or out-of-gauge cargo, they can help customers with their freight needs. Their operations team can provide a solution tailored to customer requirements on time, cost, loading specifications and equipment.

Soft commodities
The company’s soft commodities department specialise in a wide variety of organic products including dried fruit, nuts, vegetables, seeds, pulses, cereals, grains and sugar.

They can offer peace of mind that commodities will be handled professionally and efficiently, allowing our customers to focus on the core aspect of their business.

Over the years the team at WS Logistics have built a solid reputation with Port Health Authorities, due to their attention to detail, timely and accurate submission of documents and knowledge and experience of the products they handle.

We asked Andrew Osborne, Commercial and Forwarding Manager at WS Logistics a few questions about organic, Brexit and more:

How have you seen the organic market in imports and exports grow?
Over the past 10 years, I have seen a steady increase in organic products imported to UK. Consumers in the UK continue to search for cleaner, healthier alternatives to conventional ingredients. Naturally, the demand for organic has grown and the spread of different products continues to widen.

What are your reasons for joining the OTB? 
I have been working within the soft commodities industry since 2004, just over 15 years. My passion has always been to deliver the highest level of services to my fellow customers. In order to do so, I’ve understood the importance of knowing the products I am figuratively handling. We have recognised a growing concern within the organic sector with regards to Brexit. Therefore, we hope to support the industry in managing their concerns.

How can you help your organic clients prepare for Brexit?
Over the past few years, Brexit has undoubtedly been the hot topic across UK and Europe. As a Freight Forwarding & Customs Clearance Broker, it is essential for us to stay on course and ensure our customers are kept fully abreast with any important and vital information that may affect how their business would operate. WS Logistics would like to extend this free information service & support to all OTB Members.

To help OTB members better prepare for Brexit we have created a blogpost on our Members Resource area of the OTB website with information and guidance from WS Logistics, you can access it here. and if you need the password, please email Annie Seeley.

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