Monday, November 26, 2012

Freight Forwarder Reinforces Container Shipping and Air Cargo Options with New Office

Full Range of Services Now Available via Airport Facility
Shipping News Feature

UK –F.S. Mackenzie, a UK member of the network of freight forwarders which comprise the Famous Pacific Shipping (FPS) Group, this month opened its fifth office, located at East Midlands Airport’s cargo terminal. This new office will provide a full range of air and ocean forwarding services to local customers and other members of the FPS network, with particular emphasis on the company’s well-established NVOCC services, Mackenzie currently offers import and export LCL (less container load) services to and from over one hundred and twenty global ports.

The new operation will also work in close collaboration with the logistics group’s Heathrow counterpart, to generate airfreight business through East Midlands Airport. The company’s Midlands office is headed by Steven Alder as Regional Manager, who has 20 years experience in freight - largely gained in operating ocean consolidation services. F.S. Mackenzie Managing Director Alfred Stienen, commented:

“We chose the Midlands for the next stage in our UK expansion, due to its strong manufacturing bias. This new office enables us to service our existing client base better, and to appeal to new customers throughout the Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire and South Yorkshire areas. We see the Midlands as an area with great potential for our company, not just for ocean consolidations, but also air freight, and road freight into Europe and to our specialist areas such as Russia, Ukraine and Eastern Europe.”

Founded over seventy years ago, in addition to its latest office F.S. Mackenzie has UK branches at Basildon (headquarters), Heathrow, Liverpool and Dover. It specialises in the retail sector, FCL and LCL, project and outsize cargo, hazardous shipments, books, wheeled cargo (rolling and containerised), hanging garments, glass and ceramics, metals and personal effects.

Photo: Cargo Terminal 3 East Midlands Airport