Steve Swinburn, General Manager of Harbour International Freight based in Manchester, looks at more issues brought to light in the aftermath of Brexit. “The Government have spent many millions on various TV ads, Radio ads, and Motorway Matrix signs advising UK Business to get ready for change. What it has not mentioned is it has been hard to prepare and adapt for the unknown. Whilst preparing my own customers and clients for the unknown has been challenging and at times quite fraught,
Harbour International Freight has a tradition of offering specialist trailer services to and from Ireland and the UK. Following continued development over the past decade they now provide a full freight forwarding service via their integrated European Network. They are based in 16 locations throughout the UK and Ireland, and GM Business Connect caught up with Steve Swinburn, UK General Manager at their head office in Eccles:
What services do you offer to/from Ireland or in the Irish market?
Manchester-based Harbour International Freight has joined over 700 logistics businesses, all members of the UK’s eight major Pallet networks, to put their combined fleet of 23,500 vehicles at the government’s disposal. In an unprecedented move headed by the Association of Pallet Networks (APN), the networks have joined forces to offer their services for the express distribution of critical emergency and food supplies. Between them they have 30,000 employees, over 750 depots, and offer 100 per cent national coverage by postcode.
Harbour International Freight, the Manchester based transport & logistics business is going from strength to strength and is one of the fastest growing logistics companies in the North West and Ireland. As a long standing Irish Sea operator and the first in the market offering overnight palletised services between Manchester and Dublin in the 1980’s as well as being a key member of the Pall-Ex pallet distribution network in the UK, they have the experience, knowledge and strong belief in putting the customer first that unfortunately is lacking these days.
Long-established Manchester based Harbour International Freight has been branching out lately, says UK General Manager, Steve Swinburn.
“Having only joined the UK distribution Pall-Ex network two years ago, in February this year we won the network operators business development award which for a fairly new member is quite an achievement.”
Harbour International, which is based in Eccles, represents Manchester for the network and offers customers of its Irish Sea services a collection and delivery service all over the UK.