Davies Turner names new senior management

UK independent freight forwarder Davies Turner has added to its board of directors at its surface freight and logistics subsidiary Davies Turner & Co.Head of ocean Tony Cole joins Darren McLaughlan who heads up the subsidiary’s operations in Scotland along with Jason Edwards who is head of freight services for the company in South West England.Tony Cole joined Davies Turner in 1990 as ocean import manager and subsequent positions have ... [+]

China rail gets back on track

Davies Turner says its Express China rail freight service to the UK is getting back on track after a difficult 2021, and is achieving a 29-day transit time from departure in Wuhan to arrival at UK depots. Soaring demand created by the extreme air and ocean freight difficulties contributed to operational ... [+]

Mainfreight boosts Davies Turner in Benelux

Davies Turner says its business in the Benelux region has gone from strength to strength since starting a daily trailer service with partner Mainfreight between the Netherlands and the UK in June last year.Head of European network at Davies Turner, Danny Southby says that the exclusive cooperation agreement with the ... [+]

Davies Turner strikes gold in safety awards

UK freight forwarder Davies Turner has received a RoSPA Gold Award in recognition of its high health and safety standards throughout 2020. Every year, nearly 2,000 entrants compete to achieve the highest possible accolade in what is the UK’s longest-running awards for health and safety and organisations receiving a RoSPA Gold ... [+]

No fare increases on this train service

Rail fares in the UK may be about to go up again, but a softening of the market following Chinese New Year has enabled Davies Turner to reduce rates for  its Express China rail freight service, the only direct weekly fixed-day intermodal service to the UK.Also, with new rail services ... [+]

Davies Turner reveals a winning hand with new customs suites

Davies Turner has opened a new customs services floor at its regional freight hub at Dartford.This, together with similar, slightly smaller centres at some of its other UK freight hubs including Avonmouth and Manchester, houses one of the company’s newly created national customs processing teams set up in 2020 in ... [+]

ISO9001 for Davies Turner Ireland

Davies Turner Ireland has added ISO9001 accreditation to help reduce the risk of disruption following the end of the UK’s Brexit transition period. It also brings Davies Turner Ireland into line with DT Group’s UK operations, all of which are also ISO9001: 2015 accredited. Airfreight and customs manager in Dublin, Joe ... [+]

Cole to be king of Davies Turner ocean freight

Davies Turner has promoted Tony Cole to head of ocean to lead on its ocean freight forwarding services. He replaces Kieron Larkin who is to lead a strategic review of the company’s computer systems and software that will underpin all its freight forwarding services. Cole joined Davies Turner in 1990 ... [+]

Davies Turner director turns film star for HMRC

“Get ready for January 2021 and find a freight forwarder to help you,” says a new film starring Davies Turner & Co director Alan Williams.Davies Turner, one of the UK’s largest independent freight forwarding companies was approached by HMRC to help with the public information broadcast for social media.The film ... [+]

Not all plain sailing from China

UK importers are facing a “tsunami” of container shipping issues at present, says Tony Cole, head of supply chain services at freight forwarder Davies Turner. He cited: “Schedule disruption; ongoing delays in vessel discharge and loading, which is leading to ships ‘cutting and running’ or diverting; prolonged turnaround times on ... [+]

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