Our Services Follow us on Twitter @GrangeShipping Vessel Agency. Freight Forwarding. European & International Road Freight. Customs Brokerage – Import / Export / Transhipment. Vessel Chartering / Project Cargo Management. 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.
Breakbulk/General Cargo Whilst we are involved in most aspects of modern day shipping, our heritage lies in the breakbulk/general cargo market. Being founded on handling forest products, we have continued to this day with our involvement in handling conventional cargoes. We understand the varying needs of project cargo movement and the dedication to detail that is required. Our experience includes chartering, surveying, planning and organising large volume moves. We are dedicated to representing vessels and cargo alike with professional responsibility. We are able to cover all U.K. ports, with dedicated, experienced staff.
Project Movements During 2003-2008 we were the major contributor, owner, organiser and financier of a project company that successfully deployed the UK/NL Armies to Afghanistan. Our proposal withstood the most rigorous technical & financial examination from the Government, including our ability to finance a GBP20 million operation in its first year. There was fierce competition from multi-national carriers and globally recognised freight forwarders, but none could match our research, groundwork and actually deliver. It is the largest UK/NL civilian/military logistics project ever! Involving sea, air and land and across all disciplines. We believe this project demonstrates our abilities, organisational skills, professionalism and dedication to the tasks involved.
Chartering & Brokerage We regularly charter vessels, predominantly for the paper and explosive markets. We have traded into and out of Scandinavia, Russia, across Europe as well as the UK coastal traffic. Our business is conducted with carefully selected partners who share our passion for giving a professional level of service. Vessel and cargo owners entrust us with their business because we offer reliability which is not always driven by opting for the cheapest options. We have worked hard to gain an envied reputation, we are therefore happy to put our customers forward for references if required.
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).
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 Company’s 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 do’s and don’ts. 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.