As part of our buildup to the next Going Global at ExCel, London on May 17-18, we’ve interviewed some of the brilliant speakers who will be on the show’s roster. In the third of four interviews, we talk to EMS Cargo who are speaking on ‘Choosing your freight forwarding company – Independent v Multinational.
Going Global Live is Europe’s premier event for anyone who is looking to extend their business overseas or increase their foothold in the international market.
Who are EMS Cargo?
EMS Cargo are a full freight forwarding company, who have been in business for 40 years (our anniversary is this year !).
We offer export and import services on all modes of transport, and we specialise in assisting new exporters (and importers) as we find that we can provide an invaluable service to them. They also become loyal to our company once our services are provided.
We are part of WCA (founder member), which is one of the largest agency networks in the world. This gives us a tremendous benefit to offer worldwide coverage and enables us to offer our customers delivered costs, and services.
We are members of BIFA (British International Freight Association) and we have links with HM Customs at all major airports and ports in the UK
We have a strong network of UK transport providers which means we can arrange freight from our customer’s door, and can arrange cargo from a small parcel up to full size shipping containers.
We have recently opened a personal removal department, which enables us to offer these services both export and import for both individuals, as well as removal companies.
Our staff are fully trained, in all aspects of freight, including hazardous goods, and food and beverages.
This is the 2nd time exhibiting at Going Global, and look forward to discussing requirements of our visitors.
What are you talking about at Going Global?
I am holding a seminar on choosing your freight forwarder. I am looking at the main differences between independent and multinational freight forwarders.
I have over 35 years experience in the industry, having worked for freight forwarders, large and small.
What tips would you give to first-time exporters using a freight forwarder for the first time?
My tips for new exporters :
- Research your freight forwarding company
- Compare costs, and check for any hidden extras
- Ask questions which are pertinent for your requirements
- Visit your freight forwarder
- You can always change your freight forwarder, if not happy
Going Global – an unmissable event
Going Global is an absolutely unmissable event for those working or trading overseas. If you are thinking about taking your business overseas, or are looking to expand your foothold internationally, then you need to be at Going Global. In this current economic climate, it has never been more relevant or important to take control and advantage of trading in an international market. What makes this event even more spectacular? It is free to attend! To register for tickets visit, www.goinggloballive.co.uk.