Our Services Follow us on Twitter @GrangeShipping Vessel Agency. Offshore Support / Vessel Chartering / Project Cargo Management. Freight Forwarding. European & International Road Freight. Customs Brokerage – Import / Export / Transhipment. Specialists in Explosive / Hazardous & Reefer Cargoes. NVOCC & ERTS Operators. Bespoke Track & Trace Facilities.
Background / History Private Limited Company established in 1979. Totally independent. Founded on the handling of Scandinavian forest products. Vessels & cargo handled through all U.K. ports. Highly professional, qualified & dedicated staff. Customer driven focus, standard of service is paramount. We focus on our areas of expertise: Refrigerated Produce; Dairy, Meat, Fish, Fruit & Vegetables. Explosive & Hazardous Cargoes. European & International Road Freight.
Accreditations & Associations The Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers (Company Member Reg No. 0266) Authorised Economic Operator Customs, Safety & Security (GB/AEO/F/0051/10) FONASBA – Quality Standard Approved British International Freight Association (Registered Member No. 0145) Member of the Explosives Industry Group UK Home Office Section 5 Approved Felixstowe Port Users Association
Pedigree Our belief in professional standards is rewarded by a loyal customer base who trust our service. Our standards are maintained by a dedicated, professional and qualified staff. We have been entrusted with significant and challenging project cargo movements. Our accreditations & associations ensure we are up to date with industry practice and statutory fiscal requirements at all times. Our aim is always zero non-conformances, errors can be expensive for all concerned and our systems ensure compliance. The highest levels of service are maintained to avoid any delays and to facilitate the quickest delivery of customer requirements.
The Team Our staff and their total dedication is our single biggest asset. The personnel are qualified through ICS (Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers) and CILT (Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport), courses and examinations. We are shipping people who understand the business, terms, freight, routes, carriers and cargo. We adopt a flat management structure where directors & managers sit alongside the staff, to guide and assist where appropriate. Our professional staff allow us to specialise in aspects of the business that require a high degree of technical knowledge and expertise.
Offshore Our goal is to be an integral part of the supply chain to the offshore industry through the provision of dedicated professional service. We aim to establish long term relationships within the sector. We have many years experience in providing project management to the maritime industry and will participate for many years to come. The renewable sectors of wind, wave and tide have a long term future and the UK, with vast experience gained in the established oil and gas markets, is playing a leading role. Our team can assist from beginning to end - through exploration, construction, development, production and maintenance. We are able to tailor our services to meet the specific requirements and demands of the offshore market, the needs of which differ significantly from the usual vessel operating modus operandi. We aim to meet the specific challenges presented by the renewable industry in relation to the maritime sector.
Offshore – Cargo / Equipment We have a successful history handling significant project cargoes. We assist with the supply chain management, from arrival UK port to supply vessel and all between or delivery to on-shore inland sites. Transportation of heavy oversized cargoes to site and all the specific permits required. We have established contacts with transport sectors whether road, rail, barge or air. Freight management including negotiation, documentation and execution through to delivery. Control and monitoring of all sub-contracted services and communication with all interested third parties. All cargo services provided, including import / export clearances, freight handling and all fiscal duties and taxes. We aim to provide the best service for the project in a most cost efficient way without compromising the operational requirements.
Offshore – Vessel Support Many years experience handling vessels of all types throughout the UK port range. We are able to provide specific local guides, port information and assistance with strategic planning. Vessel agency / husbandry services including crew and personnel transfer and support, all Customs / UKBA requirements. Our experienced staff are fully qualified in all agency sectors to the highest industry standards and represent our biggest asset. We offer advice services on ports, routes, equipment, stevedoring facilities, weather, local conditions and options. Our expert personnel are available 24 / 7 / 365 as the industry demands. Vessel chartering service and supercargo attendance services are also available.
Freight Forwarding Instant access to all the latest services and freight rates. Established long term working relationships with all the major carriers. Consignments handled on all global trade lanes and even to the remotest parts of the world. Well-established network of partnership arrangements with fellow professionals at all major destinations, giving access to best local practices. You can rely on us to provide the rates and service to suit the demands of each individual shipment. Grange Shipping has a proven track record in supplying the high standards of service required by the client. We carry full AEO status accredited customs, security & safety, GB/AEO/F/00051/10. We are prominent and active members of BIFA (British International Freight Association).
Customs Brokerage Extensive experience in handling all types of commodities. Import clearances handled daily, ensuring deadlines are met and unnecessary costs are avoided. Export clearances (NES) arranged to ensure scheduled sailings are met. We have an exemplary record in delivering the high level of service required by this demanding market. Errors can be costly, you can trust us to ensure all fiscal requirements are complied with. Direct computer links with all UK major ports utilising the port community systems, reducing time & costs. We hold substantial deferment bonds and movement guarantees with Customs, including CAP goods.
Fresh/Frozen Produce We know the reefer business, having a wealth of experience in this specialist market. We handle; meat, seafood, dairy, fresh fruit and vegetables, and all other food products under import control. We have established working relationships with all UK B.I.P.s; Felixstowe, London, Southampton, Liverpool, etc. We can guide you through the labyrinth of fiscal regulations and requirements. Every consignment must be presented for examination, whether it be full, door or seal check. We present all the necessary documentation, as failure to comply with statutory obligations can result in the cargo being refused entry into the UK. Our proven track record of customer satisfaction has been gained through many years of service.
Road Freight A personalised professional service tailored to meet each individual customers requirement. Utilising trailer operators covering the whole of Europe, from the Baltic to the Mediterranean and all points in between. Full or part loads can be accommodated and we can also arrange for multidrop deliveries. We employ a very extensive range of haulage partners with both national and regional experience and local knowledge. All quotations can be made whether for the spot market or tender process for larger contracts. Our range of operating partners allows us to ensure the customer receives the best rates and service available. All consignments are monitored up to and including delivery to ensure the customer needs are met. Our dedicated staff have a wealth of experience, giving peace of mind to the clients. Our AEO status allows us to be part of the secure supply chain.
Explosives/Hazardous/Military A considerable level of expertise and knowledge inherited since the Companys foundation. We are holders of the UK Governments Home Office Section 5 license, giving authority to handle and arrange consignments of this sensitive nature. We have been entrusted with handling Government cargo projects exacted to the highest standards. Individual vessel charters and operations can be arranged for explosive consignments. All fiscal and statutory requirements are handled by us to ensure compliance with regulations is met. We have a thorough understanding of the IMO classifications, and the dos and donts. With cargoes of this nature we have to get it right to ensure we are trusted with future shipments. Grange Shipping are active and prominent members of EIG (The Explosives Industry Group).
Vessel Agency and Husbandry We have highly qualified & experienced personnel, including ex-seafarers who understand ships. We possess a thorough understanding of all UK regulatory and statutory requirements. Vessels of all types are catered for, from the largest tonnage afloat to off-shore support vessels. Our history gives us good working relationships with all the UK major ports to the benefit of our Principals. The husbandry team can handle vessels in any UK port and the individual requirements thereof. Our seagoing background ensures we have the knowledge to understand the needs of the vessel, master, crew and cargo, as well as the needs of the owner/operators. Full agency/husbandry or protecting agency services available. Specialist services available for the off-shore and renewables markets, which require a different touch. Grange Shipping are prominent members of ICS, FONASBA and ECASBA, keeping us at the forefront of all agency matters on a global scale.
Technical Support Grange Shipping regularly invest in the latest technology to assist staff to produce the best service levels. Fully integrated and supported computer systems (operating Windows 7, Office 2010) Industry standard software (Multifreight and Impatex). Tailored online Track & Trace documentation service available. Destin8 and CNS links for all the major UK ports. Registered with PEACH (Plant Health) and TRACES (Port Health) systems. Sage 200 accounts package operated. All key staff are equipped with the very latest mobile technology to ensure instantaneous communication.