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2018 sponsors





AAI Group are a Global Logistics provider who have been engineering supply chains on behalf of clients since 1989.

We offer a complete “Multi-Modal” logistics service which is often bespoke to meet each individual client’s requirements.

Having a network of offices and agents spanning the globe enables AAI Group to compete in the core trade lanes along with emerging markets.

The company offer a personal managed solution which is enhanced by the quality of personnel employed by the group and is the foundation for our success.




Bahri, one of the leaders in transportation and logistics solutions , is at the forefront of revolutionizing the global maritime commerce, provides versatile  and innovative services that include transportation of crude oil, oil products, chemicals, bulk, and general cargo through its diverse business units. Bahri is the largest VLCCs owner and operator globally. It is also the largest owner and operator of Chemical tankers in the Middle East, serving more than 150 ports worldwide.  

Bahri is the only company providing a unique direct liner multipurpose roro, breakbulk and containerised service from US and Europe to the Middle East through its RoRoConPlus vessels which are specially designed to carry heavyweight and over-dimensional loads.  

The company has partnered with Saudi Aramco, Lamprell plc and HHI to build the Middle East’s largest maritime yard in Ras Al-Khair Industrial City in KSA. The company performance.  

Bahri has witnessed solid growth in profits and market share in the first half of 2018, with the company reporting 20.47% growth in net profit at SAR 185.41 million for the second quarter of the year, as compared to a net profit of SAR 153.91 million during the same period in 2017.  

During 2018, Bahri is nominated with several awards during this year such as Shipping Company of the year and Ship Manager of the year award at TMS, ‘Shipping Line of the Year – Break Bulk Operator’ title for the third year running at the 9th edition of the All India Maritime and Logistics Awards (MALA) 2018.





DP World is the only terminal operator to provide a choice of two deep water ports in the UK – DP World Southampton on the south coast and DP World London Gateway, on the River Thames estuary.

Together they provide unrivalled, quick and easy access to the key consumer markets in the UK.

DP World Southampton has been voted the UK’s number one performing terminal and DP World London Gateway is one of the most modern state of the art port and logistics hubs in the UK

DP World in the UK can provide operational back up to cargo owners’ supply chains and reduce the risk of vessel delays.

So, change the way you think about your supply chain. Choose one operator and enjoy multiple benefits for your supply chain.











ECU WORLDWIDE is the leading global consolidator. With 200+ offices across 90+ countries worldwide, ECU WORLDWIDE offers neutral and bespoke sea freight solutions for LCL and FCL alongside a range of value added services including customs clearance, inland distribution, cross trades and warehouse handling.





Freightliner is a modern, dynamic logistics provider and a market leader in reliability and service. With a widespread national network, Freightliner moves maritime containers from the ports of Felixstowe, Southampton and London Gateway to all major cities in the UK.

Freightliner owns and operates 8 of the 12 inland terminals served, handling over 770,000 containers per year. We are the only UK rail freight operator with its own fleet of road vehicles, offering customers the complete logistics package and providing satisfaction at every step of the journey.

Freightliner’s skilled and knowledgeable workforce, continued investment, state of the art rolling stock, handling equipment and container handling IT systems ensure that each container is handled efficiently and quickly to exceed customer demand.






Globelink Fallow is a privately owned company offering shipping services of the highest quality to freight forwarders, exporters and importers. Established in 1989 as Fallow International Freight, the company can now boast over 25 years of trading experience and has built a reputation for competitively rated container groupage services, working with its own Globelink office network along with strategic agents throughout the world.

Our services include:

Weekly Export Container Groupage Services
Regional Cargo Receiving Facilities
Global FCL services
Import Groupage and Full Container Load services
Customs Clearance
UK Distribution
Global Logistics

The company owes its success to a stable and experienced management team providing personalised and tailor-made inter or multi-modal services. With an annual turnover in excess of ten million pounds sterling Globelink Fallow continues investing heavily in the ongoing training of staff at all levels to ensure it can provide the right services given the ever changing market conditions.



Hamburg Sud

   Hamburg Sud, founded in 1871, ranks among the world’s top container lines, offering worldwide ocean services, sophisticated logistics and comprehensive end to end cargo care.

Hamburg Süd operates a global network of interlinked liner services providing regular, reliable connections between the UK and the Mediterranean, the Americas, the Far East, South Asia, the Middle East, Australia and New Zealand.

Hamburg Süd, from 2017 part of the Maersk Line group, retains its unique brand and its own long established quality service proposition, also supported now by increased access to the market-leading 2M east-west network.

Hamburg Sud is proud to retain its special service characteristics~:

People. Clear commitment to the Hamburg Süd team: experienced sales and customer service representatives.

Passion. Clear commitment to Hamburg Süd’s core values: quality, reliability, service integrity and sustainability.

Performance. Long-standing expertise: ranging from crews on board to dedicated teams ashore.





KestrelKestrel is licensed by the Federal Maritime Commission as both a Non-Vessel Operating Common Carrier (NVOCC), also known as a forwarding agent, and an Ocean Transportation Intermediary (OTI). We pride ourselves on our unique ability to handle all forms of cargo and all aspects of our customers' shipments. Although our core business entails the management of containerised loads, both Less than Container Load (LCL) and Full Container Load (FCL) we distinguish ourselves by also offering out of gauge and breakbulk cargo shipping. We provide bespoke logistical solutions to enable shipments to the Caribbean and Latin America from all over the world, as well as offering global importation services into the Southeastern United States.

Our commitment to the highest possible standard of service means we have forged excellent alliances with like-minded companies, representing liner agencies such as Tropical Shipping and South American Independent Line. We also act as LCL agents for Great White Fleet and in January 2017 were appointed USA, Africa and European General Agent for Carpenters Shipping. We utilise these alliances to offer you the best destination connections for your shipping needs.





KontainersKontainers is an Enterprise Software company revolutionising how carriers and forwarders  interact with their customers.

Kontainers build bespoke, client facing platforms to allow end customers to complete, monitor  and manage entire bookings, on any internet enabled device. With some of the most well known shipping brands as clients, Kontainers will soon empower the entire industry with cutting edge digital tools and world first freight technology.






Mediterranean Shipping Company (UK) Ltd. is proud to celebrate 40 years of trading in the UK. We would like to thank all our customers and supplier partners that have supported us in this time.

Over the years we have committed to investing in both our people and our products. Our integrated network of road, rail and ocean freight services provides customers with the most comprehensive UK port offering, delivering a full door-to-door service to and from destinations across the globe.

Our award-winning UK-based teams are committed to delivering the highest levels of customer service; applying expert trade knowledge and local expertise to meet our customers’ requirements. Whilst MSC offers all the advantages and security of a major global business, we’ve maintained our personal, solutions-led approach, working closely with our customers, locally, to build stable, long-lasting relationships.







NMT International Shipping UK Ltd (part of the NMT Group) is proud to be sponsoring for the second consecutive year.

The NMT Group specialises in the worldwide shipment of cars, trucks, trailers and all other self-propelled or rolling cargo.

Operating on the world’s most important trade lanes, NMT moves cargo worldwide on modern and technically advanced deep-sea and short-sea RoRo vessels. With the large fleet of flexible vessels used, NMT is able to transport all types rel="noopener noreferrer" of vehicles, and also oversized static pieces worldwide. Think RoRo, Think NMT.






NNR Global Logistics is a premium brand within the highly successful Nishitetsu Group, a unique Group that has supported businesses and communities for over 100 years. Our “Connecting your Dreams” philosophy focuses on the belief that we must be innovative, offer extra value and unite societies.

With over 18,000 highly trained staff in hundreds of locations, you can be assured that thousands of years of combined experience will deliver you confidence, comfort and enjoyment through a range of products and services that are customized for you;

When travelling for business or leisure, you can choose between a Nishitetsu Bus, Tram, Train or Taxi for your journey and be assured that it will be cost-effective, comfortable and efficient.

When choosing a hotel, you can decide what best suits your purpose and budget; from Nishitetsu Inn convenience hotels, Solaria boutique hotels or a 5-star Grand. Whatever you decide, it will be cost-effective, comfortable and convenient.

When shopping, you can buy groceries at your local Nishitetsu Store or fashion items at Nishitetsu Stage shopping plaza; there is something for everyone. Whatever you decide, it will be cost-effective, convenient and satisfying.

When selecting your Supply Chain partner, NNR Global Logistics adopt the same approach to provide a flexible suite of options. Beit multi-modal transportation services, complex inventory management and distribution, or consultation services – your expectation will be exceeded.





UCARGOUcargo LLP are very privileged to be sponsoring Break Bulk Operator of the Year.
Ucargo LLP specialises in the Entertainment industry and Project Cargo worldwide and Cross Trade, offering a bespoke service and our office operates from 6am to 10pm 7 days a week with a contact available 24/7.






Vanguard Logistics Services provides a global network of owned and third-party internationally renowned Non-Vessel Operating Common Carrier (NVOCC) brands. This facilitates a well-developed, integrated and seamless network of transportation solutions to the freight forwarding industry including ocean, air and land transport consolidation along with a range of ancillary services covering warehousing, logistics, inventory management, information and consultation services.

Vanguard’s forward-thinking approach to global expansion is best exemplified by its continuous corporate investment in strategic markets. Through a combination of acquisitions and organic growth, the group has firmly established wholly-owned offices in major trade routes and locations around the world. This regional strength enables us to deliver our core competencies to each individual market without compromise, further enhancing our position as a leading and global freight consolidator. Vanguard’s global coverage now extends to over 525 points of presence with an extensive agency network operating in more than 100 countries. Vanguard’s global ocean freight volumes make the organization one of the largest global sea-freight consolidators in the world. Extensive pre-carriage, ocean freight, and destination services allow the organization to operate one of the most comprehensive point-to-point transportation services worldwide.




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