Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Cloud Based Multimodal Specialist Broker Teams with Deep Water Container Port

London Gateway now Served by FreightArranger System
Shipping News Feature

UK – Online cloud based multimodal broker FreightArranger which last month announced new routes between Southampton and Leeds and Manchester respectively has done it again with three new routes running to and from London Gateway giving access to deep sea import and export traffic. The new services to and from the Thames side container port will also serve Daventry as well as the other two northern cities and transport will incorporate both rail and road haulage to final destination should customers so require.

The FreightArranger system already provides trains between Purfleet and Daventry, and from Southampton, making it ideally placed for forwarders who are moving containers to and from the ports. The online system is intended to reduce road congestion and help companies produce less carbon by finding money-earning uses for the spare capacity of both road and rail hauliers. It allows smaller firms to transport goods across the country by allowing them to piggy-back existing journeys, which it says produces ‘huge’ cost savings.

FreightArranger can be used for one-way container movements and all containers booked through the system are tracked during their transit by real-time container tracker. FreightArranger Managing Director Nick Radcliffe said:

"This announcement is a milestone for our system. We successfully arrange for goods to be transported around the UK but having access to this new and expanding port gives our system so much more potential. Opening up London Gateway should give existing customers plenty more options, and should also attract a whole new range of businesses to our service."