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Rhenus Logistics and The PSL Group

On the 15th August 2019, Rhenus Logistics Limited acquired 100% ownership of The PSL Group Ltd. The acquisition will open up new opportunities, services, and expertise to the customers of both businesses, enabling further growth opportunities.
The PSL Group has a history dating back over 35 years and currently operates across seven locations in the UK, including a head office in Maldon, Essex. The PSL Group’s established services, such as the Scandinavian services through The SkanTrans-PSL brand seamlessly complement the current Rhenus network. The synergies between Rhenus Logistics and The PSL Group will bring an increase in freight volumes, facilitating growth and providing a unified approach to both businesses.
In the UK, Rhenus Logistics has 8 strategically situated locations throughout the UK, with a Head Office at its Port Salford Hub in Manchester. Further afield, Rhenus Logistics UK is part of the wider Rhenus group which employs over 31,000 people across 660 locations worldwide. The Rhenus group provides solutions for a wide variety of different sectors along the complete supply chain; they include multimodal transport operations, warehousing, customs clearance as well as innovative value-added services.

John King, managing director of PSL Group, said: “Becoming part of the Rhenus group enables us to present new opportunities and services to our clients. With our joint experience, international contacts and expertise in road freight, there is significant scope for growth.”

On the acquisition, David Williams, managing director of Rhenus Logistics Limited added: “The PSL Group acquisition is an important point of growth for the Rhenus UK portfolio, and we are delighted that we can share this exciting news.”
“There is a unified goal to ensure the acquisition is not only a success for all parties but also to enable Rhenus to further solidify its place within the forwarding sector. The next few months will be a crucial time for both companies as new projects arise and the two teams begin working together.”

PSL are Finalists at the BIFA Awards 2018

BIFA_FSA_FINALIST_SS_COLThe PSL Group have been shortlisted for this year’s BIFA (British International Freight Association) Awards in the Specialist Services Category. The winners will be announced in January at BIFA’s annual ceremony in London which is being hosted by Dame Kelly Holmes.

PSL have for over 30 years, focused on putting their customers first. As Industry Award winners on numerous occasions we are never complacent, and this shortlisting is testimony to the efforts of all of our magnificent staff.

PSL move to Brackmills Industrial Estate

PSL Freight have moved their Buckinghamshire office to the prestigious Brackmills Industrial Estate in Northampton.
With the continual increase of our European Operation, this allows us to improve domestic transport links, and also to provide storage and fulfillment services in parallel with our other major depots.

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PSL win “Customer Care Award” at 2017 “Global Freight Awards”

The Lloyds Maritime “Global Freight Awards” took place at the beautiful Lancaster London Hotel on Thurs 16 Nov, and what an outstanding night it was. The PSL Group were acknowledged by the expert judging panel as one of the very best in the global freight and logistics industry – awarding them the “Customer Care Award” for their clear methodology and involving staff at all levels.
Richard Gibbs, PSL’s Commercial Director (centre) received the award from comedian Rob Beckett (right) and Ian Gill (left) of the Sponsors Vanguard Logistics.Customer Care Award web

PSL Hinckley’s Josh Leeson goes for a ride !

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PSL Freight in Hinckley are always up for a challenge. One of our operators, Josh Leeson, recently burned a few calories by cycling 191 miles and more importantly he helped to raise £1800 for Rotherham Hospice.

Josh and his crew Started in Ravenglass, Cumbria on Saturday lunch time and followed Hadrian’s cycle way for 191 miles, finishing on Monday night in South Shields, Tyne and Wear.

Josh said “We had good weather on Saturday and Sunday, but torrential rain made Monday very difficult, however all five of us made it (albeit with some serious saddle-soreness!). So far we have raised more than £1800 for Rotherham Hospice in memory of Dave ‘Yellowman’ Middleton.

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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.