Christmas Jumper Day

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The staff at PSL Freight’s head office in Maldon decided to raise money for the local Farleigh Day Hospice by organising a Christmas Jumper Day.  Those that did not participate were made to pay a penalty.  Together they raised £65 which has been matched by the company, giving a grand total of £130.  A cheque will be presented to the hospice later in the week.

Thank you to all the staff that took part.

PSL Air/Ocean Manager wins Presidents Award 2016 at EGLN Conference

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Mark Boggis (PSL Manager, Airfreight/Seafreight) receives the Presidents Award at the Annual EGLN Conference in Thailand.
President Roy Stapleton chose Mark for his personnel contribution to the growth of the network and supporting the network in a professional manner.

The ELITE Global Logistics Network (EGLN) is a unique freight and logistics network where members are able to join by “invite only”.

The members are highly respected and financially secure organizations independently owned that specialize in the global logistics industry – including freight forwarders, transportation intermediaries and associated companies.

PSL’s Andy Byrom runs Vitality London 10000 for Charity

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Andy Byrom who works for SkanTrans PSL in Maldon completed the Vitality London 10k run in an impressive P.B. of 52:54 min. The start and finish were at Buckingham Palace – a Right Royal Affair !

Andy decided to run to raise money for The Brain & Spine Foundation in recognition of the great work this rehabilitation trust have achieved to date for Henry, the son of our colleague, Ted Mitchell. Their work is still on going but the progress has been nothing short of amazing!!

Having raised £365.00, Andy would be pleased if anyone added to this on his justgiving site: http://www.justgiving.com/andy-byrom

PSL Freight win “European Logistics Award 2015″ at the BIFA Freight Awards Ceremony.

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On Thursday 21 January, the British International Freight Association held its prestigious annual awards event at The Brewery Dining Rooms in London.

PSL Freight won the “European Logistics” Award which is highly sought after by UK Forwarders and Global Logistics companies.
John King, PSL’s Managing Director said; “It is a great reward for the amazing efforts which the sales and operational staff at PSL have put in throughout the year”

BIFA stated “The judges were particularly impressed by the investment PSL Freight made both in their staff, and in quality systems to deliver a new rapid response offering. As well as providing an improved service, with much faster turnaround times for existing customers, it has also generated new routes and new customers.”

The photo shows:-
Event Host: Sally ‘Traffic’ Boazman, BBC Radio 2 Travel Reporter (far left)
Winners (L to R): Richard Gibbs, Kevin Johnson, Mark Ford, Michael Douglas of PSL Freight
Sponsor: Brian Sullivan, TT Club (far right)

PSL named as Finalists in the BIFA 2015 Freight Awards

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PSL have been named as Finalists in the BIFA 2015 Freight Awards.
Reaching the shortlist of both the “European Logistics Award” and the “Extra Mile Award” is a reminder of the extraordinary efforts of our staff to keep the company at the forefront of the Logistics and Freight Forwarding Sector.

The Winners will be announced at the BIFA Awards Ceremony which will be held on Thursday 21 January 2016 at the Brewery, Chiswell St, London EC1.

PSL Freight and SkanTrans-PSL achieve AEO Status

AEO_final csAEO (Authorised Economic Operator), is issued to companies who have undergone stringent
audits of their operations and business compliance. Customs level compliance for both of the
PSL Groups component business entities is a reflection of the level of competence, integrity
and financial robustness PSL and SkanTrans-PSL offer.

PSL Freight Limited – AEO ref: GB AEO/00064/14.
SkanTrans-PSL Limited – AEO ref: GB AEO/00063/14.

This status is internationally recognised and in certain countries and corporations, has become
a pre-requisite when choosing business partners, and this is set to become more and more the
case as time moves on.

The other benefits Customs are moving to are priority treatment for certain Customs processes
and physical controls. Transit movements and declarations can in theory be processed quicker
with the reliance on accurate data and records from an AEO trader. The AEO accredited
trader having been audited and compliance confirmed, should see less intrusive checks and delays
when processing cargo and give access to additional simplified procedures all of which the PSL Group
will utilise for the benefit of their customers.

Freight Business Journal: North and South for PSL.

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The PSL Group has a long established service from the garment
producing area of Prato and FLorence to its UK terminals,
says commercial director Richard Gibbs. Together with its
partner Becosped it is now introducing a groupage service
between Milan, Maldon, Hinckley and Manchester. This will
initially start with departures leaving on Tuesdays and
Fridays for both import and export and will be supplemented
with daily departures using Paris as a hub.
With Prato able to service Rome, Naples and further south,
the Milan service will give the PSL Group total coverage of
Italy.
Volumes to and from Prato have remained constant over recent
years, Gibbs continues. He adds: “The decision to develop a
service to Milan shows that confidence is growing and that an
acceleration of current growth is around the corner.
The PSL Group had focused on Prato due to PSL’s strengths in
the fashion sector and, “over recent years we have seen
developments of other industry sectors moving into the
region. Prato allows us to bridge the divide between north
and south,” Gibbs explains.