The fast train from China

Davies Turner reports that its fixed-day, weekly LCL rail import service from China is consistently delivering quicker than expected transits. The forwarder reported by the end of May, it was beating its schedule by around three days on around 75% of the weekly transits. It believes it is the only company to offer a direct service into the UK (Purfleet) via ferry from Rotterdam instead of devanning the container is ... [+]

Davies Turner sees slowdown ahead

The steady rise in European freight volumes of recent years could finally be slowing down. With reports that available road haulage capacity in Europe is at its highest level in a decade, chairman of the Davies Turner Group, Philip Stephenson said: “One year ago European haulage capacity was very tight, especially ... [+]

Ocean expert returns to Davies Turner

John Adams is rejoining Davies Turner as head of trade, Middle East, Indian Subcontinent, South Africa and emerging markets at the forwarder’s ocean management team. He spent seven years at shipping line, MSC, and is replacing Todd Moore, who retires this month. Previously, Adams spent five years at Davies Turner ... [+]

Trains run on time for Davies Turner

Davies Turner says that it is achieving record transit times on its Express China Rail weekly LCL import service. Last week’s box arrived and was unpacked after just 19 days, compared with a scheduled transit time from the Wuhan rail hub to the forwarder’s Dartford depot of 22-24 days. Tony Cole, ... [+]

The fast train from China

Davies Turner has made its weekly rail import LCL service from China more direct. When the service was introduced two years ago, multi country consolidation) containers were carried by rail from Wuhan into Warsaw in Poland, where consignments destined for UK were transshipped to a local bonded warehouse for a ... [+]

Davies Turner doubles Glasgow airport site

Davies Turner Air Cargo has moved to a new site at the Hillington Park business estate, doubling doubled the size of its Glasgow branch. The airfreight subsidiary of the freight forwarder, which has had a base on the estate since 2004, now has a 10,000 sq ft, fully refurbished CAA-accredited ... [+]

Davies Turner sees warehouse demand surge on Brexit fears

Freight forwarder Davies Turner says it is seeing an upsurge in enquiries about the availability of warehousing space, driven by customer concerns about the outcome of the Brexit negotiations and the future of UK trade with the EU after March next year. Normally, warehousing demand often reduces in the early months ... [+]

Davies Turner adds more apprentices

UK independent freight forwarder and logistics company Davies Turner has recruited another 11 youngsters for this year’s trainee scheme, now in its ninth successive year. The new recruits will learn all aspects of Davies Turner’s business during the two-year apprenticeship and can be confident that like many of their predecessors who ... [+]

Turkish trade still a delight for Davies Turner

Freight forwarder Davies Turner remains positive about the trading outlook for Turkey despite the country's ongoing economic crisis and depreciating currency, according to chairman, Philip Stephenson He says that while the weakened Turkish lira and escalating tariff war between the US and Turkey might make life harder for British exporters it ... [+]

Davies Turner hits the heights in Bristol

Independent freight forwarder Davies Turner has fully opened its new multi-user distribution centre  near Avonmouth, Bristol. The 150,000sq ft building at Western Approach has a high bay fully racked area, and with an eaves height of 19 metres, is one of the highest in Europe for very narrow aisle (VNA) forklift ... [+]

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