Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Freight Forwarder Celebrates 20 Years Of Air Cargo

Davies Turner Still Moving Forward
Shipping News Feature

UK – Having been established in 1870 it took another eighty years for Davies Turner to officially form Davies Turner Air Cargo Ltd (DTAC) but now the logistics and freight forwarding company can this month celebrate twenty years of dedicated service to air cargo customers with news of a triple success. Recently DTAC have been re-accredited with their Investors in People status (IIP) as well as ISO 9001 2008 quality assurance along with HM Revenue and Customs completing the audit and revalidation of its status as a fully Authorised Economic Operator (AEO).

Davies Turner Air Cargo became one of the first AEO-accredited companies anywhere in the European Union when it received full accreditation in April 2008 and the company was one of the first to become a Designated Export Place for NES similarly taking part in the Airfreight Minimum Security Standards Scheme (AIMSS) established by London’s Metropolitan Police.

These three awards recognise the large number of people-based initiatives, Customs compliance and best practice operated by Davies Turner Air Cargo according to the company’s Managing Director, Denham Baxter who said:

“I am delighted that we have retained the Investors in People standard. This reflects the hard work that all staff put in to ensure our internal processes for the development and management of people meet the required standards. I place great importance upon our IIP status, because it sends an important message to staff that they are valued and we aspire to continually improve our organisation. This is something that does not go unnoticed by the outside world."

“Revalidation as an AEO reflects our continuing improvement in maintaining supply chain security and customs compliance as well as our financial strength and robust systems. When we founded Davies Turner Air Cargo, Mrs Thatcher was Prime Minister and it was a very different business environment. One thing that has changed since then is the concern many stakeholders in the global supply chain have over green issues and transport’s carbon footprint. We were only beginning to think of it then, but now we have such concerns very much in the forefront of our business decisions.”

Davies Turner Air Cargo is currently working on obtaining ISO 14001:2004 accreditation, the internationally recognised audit of a company’s green credentials. The company has recently built up additional specialist services in aviation parts logistics, fine wine exports and aquatics/transport of live fish, as well as film and media work.