21-04-2016 MAERSK VESSEL TOUR

  On Thursday the 3rd March, members of Seafast Logistics Ltd were kindly invited to take part in a tour of the EBBA MAERSK, a vessel with the capacity of 15550 TEU which was berthed at The Port of Felixstowe. It was a very interesting tour and an excellent opportunity for staff to get a better understanding of how cargo is handled both on the port and at sea. A great day had by all. Special thanks to Gillian Thistlethwaite of Maersk Liverpool for arranging the tour and Dominic Miaoulis of Maersk Felixstowe for leading the tour. Please see below a few pictures from the day: –    ...

20-04-2016 National Apprenticeship Awards 2016

      Seafast are proud to announce that Jessica Da Silva & Curtis Wegg were recognised at this year’s National Apprenticeship Awards for achieving their Apprenticeships, hosted by the Felixstowe Trade and Enterprise College.   Curtis Wegg, Seafast Cold Chain Logistics – Business Administration Intermediate Apprenticeship Jessica Da Silva, Seafast Logistics Ltd – Level 2 COAST Certificate in Commercial Operations & Awareness of Shipping & Trade, Outstanding Achievement in English Jessica Da Silva was also nominated for an award for her completion of her Intermediate Apprenticeship in International Trade and Logistics Operations (ITLO).   The National Apprenticeship Awards recognise excellence in businesses that grow their own talent through apprenticeships and the apprentices who have made a significant contribution to their workplaces. Seafast CEO, David J Halliday, commented “Whilst Seafast are not a large organisation in respect of the number of employees, we nevertheless believe firmly in promotion from within and investment in our most valuable asset, our staff.  Curtis and Jessica are relatively new to the Company, and are young and hungry to learn the industry.  They excelled in their studies, and this is the work ethic and commitment we look for”  ...

13-04-2016 SEL ANNUAL GLOBAL NETWORK MEETING 2016 – SINGAPORE

                    Dear SEL Global Network Members Seaworld Express Lines held its 8th Global Conference in Singapore last week, and what was arguably the best event yet! The Conference focused upon some specific areas of opportunity, namely the further development of Reefer business and including Pharmaceuticals, besides our established presence in Seafood, Meat and Poultry sectors. Geographically the Conference focused upon “emerging markets” being Iran and Myanmar, where the last few months have seen dramatic and positive developments. We also covered East Africa, where SEL has via Seafast Africa, a very strong transport capability into the East Africa hinterland. More generally we debated the advantages that SEL has compared with Carriers and Large International Forwarders, who are often slow to respond and not delivering the personalised services we pride ourselves upon.  The shipping industry is going through significant upheaval, with supply too great for demand, and the reshuffling of Carrier groupings (again!) leading to conflicting objectives of rate improvement v market share growth to fill the ever increasing capacity. The relationship SEL has developed with a leading Global Carrier, and the presence of a Senior VP who addressed our meeting in person, underlined the opportunity for SEL in this challenging environment. During these uncertain times, there is considerable opportunity for our asset light, swift to respond, and personalised Customer Service approach. For those who attended there was a feeling of optimism as SEL enters its 9th year of operation.  For those who did not make it to this Conference we would warmly recommend that you attend the next event, which will...