Port-Centric Logistics

In 2012 Import Services commissioned a report into port-centric logistics, undertaken by Southampton Solent University. The report examined international supply chains with origins in the Far East and deliveries in the UK/Continental Europe identifying three principal challenges of Time, Cost and Carbon. The Port-Centric logistics model scored highly (read original report here)  With a further 8 years of operations, growth […]

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COVID-19 EUROPEAN NETWORK UPDATE

General Guidlines Updated 25/03/20 During this time may we request please our Clients contact our end customers to seek guidance they will be able to receive orders placed. Our carrier partners also report a change to POD activity. Our customers are understandably shy of handling driver paperwork or signing PDA’s. Instead our customers are asking […]

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2019 Christmas Shoebox Appeal

For the third year running Import Services has donated shoe boxes filled with food and useful items, such as toiletries and clothing for the homeless. Delivered on the 23rd December were 58 shoe boxes in total made up for the homeless, 1 large full bag of dog treats plus 1 bag of essentials. The recipient […]

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Staff Spotlight: Christine Newman

STAFF SPOTLIGHT: CHRISTINE NEWMAN Christine Newman, Warehouse Manager, Nursling Christine joined Import Services as a warehouse op at Shed 41 located in the original Southampton Docks facility. Moving through Nursling, Hedge End after a maternity break and back to Nursling – all through a 19-year career with the company. Nursling’s success under Christine is built […]

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Staff Spotlight: Emma Newman

STAFF SPOTLIGHT: EMMA NEWMAN Emma Newman, Operations Manager, Southampton Docks Distribution Centre Emma began her career with Import Services in 2011 as a Fork Lift Driver, initially for 6 months before progressing to perpetual inventory then Operations Manager. Emma credits her skills developed in the British Army, Royal Logistics Corps as key to her leadership […]

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Taking retail logistics to a new dimension

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We’re delighted to be working with Import Services, having seen first-hand the advantages of their port-centric location and in-depth retail knowledge

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Richard Wells

University Games + Paul Lamond

‘Our expanding multi-channel networks demand speed to market from bonded DC facilities, this criteria was met by Import Services.’

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Jodie Thorpe

Co-Founder & Managing Director, The Little Birdy Group

“Our previous experience with other logistics firms made us focus upon the importance of finding a contractor with a management team which can maintain a true ‘hands on’ approach”.

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Mike Weiss

Operations Manager, Melissa & Doug

“Our decision to work with Import Services is based on their impressive knowledge of UK retail logistics which, combined with web enabled systems and their port-centric location in Southampton, presented us with a compelling business case”.

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Mark Hyndman

Alpha Animation

‘The strength of our relationship with Import Services is based on their information systems.’

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Jon More

Learning Resources

“You have provided us with a robust start to the year with the consistent shipping of high numbers, your output was hard, fast and relentless, thank you very much.”

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Darren Runnette

Art Marketing

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