Latest Blog Articles

Carriers cut China flights as coronavirus measures widen

Posted On: February 4, 2020

Several airlines have suspended their flights to China. British Airways is currently not flying to China and will reassess the situation on 29 February 2020. Lufthansa, Swiss and Austrian Airlines will fly to China for the last time on 31 January. After that, all flights will be temporarily suspended until 9 February 2020 Cathay Pacific plans to reduce flights to mainland China by up to 50% by the end of March, KLM/Air France have suspended selected direct flights/reduce flights and will not be carrying live/fresh shipments.

Further reductions and suspensions of scheduled flights must be expected.

This will not only have an impact on passenger transport, but will also lead to a significant reduction in air freight to and from China.

Considering that air freight is mainly used for time-sensitive and, in relation to its weight, valuable goods, these restrictions can lead to considerable problems and damage in supply chains.

Contact EFS Global for your air freight requirements email: airfreight@efs.global or call 01282 410044

Countdown to Brexit

Posted On: January 6, 2020

Our Brexit team, formed of experts from across our businesses, has been working diligently for over two years to make sure we are ready for all possible outcomes.

25 Days To Go – Act Now

We are staying close to the latest developments from the UK government, attending events and using our expertise to support preparation. All this hard work means that you can trust us to be as ready as possible when the UK leaves the European Union.


However, despite the current uncertainty, it is important to consider the possibility of a “no deal” Brexit.

NEW: European Haulage Services

Posted On: November 13, 2019

We are delighted to welcome Anna Borkowska to EFS Global as she joins the team in Burnley leading our NEW! European Road Trailer Team. Anna benefits from a wealth of experience in sales, logistics and transport planning, she will be working alongside our Logistics Account Managers Emma Shaw and Dan Balshaw within our Logistics department.

Please let Anna know if you have any cargo for import or export to from/to Europe.

Our key markets are:

Poland | Germany | Belgium | Netherlands |  Spain | Portugal | Denmark | Czech Republic | Hungary | Slovakia 

We can now offer a variety of options to suit your needs:

  • Full loads
  • Temperature controlled vehicles
  • Hazardous cargo
  • Out of gauge / over sized
  • Groupage and part loads
  • Dedicated 7.5 tonne vehicles
  • Dedicated sprinter vans
  • Express part loads

Utilising approved Eastern and Western European hauliers from our specialist markets, our new service will strengthen and broaden our current European road transport offerings and complement our Air and Sea services.

Please feel free to contact us if you would like any further information on any of our import/export services and/or quotations.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Road Freight:     01282 412256                                   europeanroad@efs.global

Air Freight:         01282 410044/410046                    airfreight@efs.global

Sea Freight:        01282 410044/410046                    seafreight@efs.global

Countdown to Brexit: Are you ready for Brexit?

Posted On: October 21, 2019

With 10 days until Brexit and the current uncertainty is you business ready?

On the 31st of October, the United Kingdom is set to leave the European Union.

Despite the current uncertainty, it is important to consider the possibility of a “no deal” Brexit. We hope our ‘Be Brexit Ready Pack’ will allow you to consider your options both in preparation for and post-Brexit.

To request your FREE Be Brexit Ready Pack visit:
www.efs.global/brexit

ACT NOW!!

Click Here and complete the forms if you would like EFS Logistics Ltd to act as your Customs Agent on your behalf.

Export and Import procedures can be both complicated and daunting, they should be coordinated with the movement of your goods.

Completing these forms will allow EFS Logistics to complete your import and export documentation in a no deal situation. 

Once completed, please return to: 
brexit@efs.global

EFS Global Wins Palletways New Member Of The Year

Posted On: September 27, 2019

We are pleased to announce that we have been awarded Palletways New Member of the Year.

After collecting the award at Palletways’ 2019 National Conference/25th anniversary on the 26th of September, Mark Jones MD said:

“This exciting new move will enable us to continue to provide a comprehensive solution for our pallet consignments whilst complementing and improving our service offerings to Europe, maintaining the high standards of quality and service that our customers have come to expect.”

“It’s great to have been awarded Palletways New Member Of The Year 2019 within the Palletways network. We joined Palletways in February of this year and it has enabled us to continue to provide a comprehensive solution for our pallet consignments whilst complementing and improving our service offerings to Europe, whilst maintaining the high standards of quality and service that our customers have come to expect. This award reinforces what high levels of service we provide to our customers and colleagues in the palletways network. “

“Thank you to all each and every one of our hard working staff. Without such commitment from all departments from including the warehouse, drivers, transport operations, customer service/marketing and our international department, this award would not be possible.”

Be Ready For Brexit

Posted On: August 31, 2019

Is your business prepared?

On the 31st of October, the United Kingdom is set to leave the European Union.

Despite the current uncertainty, it is important to consider the possibility of a “no deal” Brexit. We hope our ‘Be Brexit Ready Pack’ will allow you to consider your options both in preparation for and post-Brexit.

To request your FREE Be Brexit Ready Pack visit:
www.efs.global/brexit

ACT NOW!!

Click Here and complete the forms if you would like EFS Logistics Ltd to act as your Customs Agent on your behalf.

Export and Import procedures can be both complicated and daunting, they should be coordinated with the movement of your goods.

Completing these forms will allow EFS Logistics to complete your import and export documentation in a no deal situation. 

Once completed, please return to: 
brexit@efs.global

EFS Global acquires FWD Freight Services Ltd

Posted On: May 14, 2019

EFS Global are pleased to announce the acquisition of FWD Freight Services Ltd

FWD Freight Services Limited is a Freight Forwarder based on Old Hall Street, Liverpool. FWD was Established in 1986 by Fred Duenbier with over 30+ years of experience providing a variety of sea, rail, road and air freight forwarding and logistics services – both in the UK and internationally.

FWD is a highly respected Freight Forwarder within the shipping industry and are members of BIFA, GTO and the Liverpool Chamber of Commerce, as well as being an Authorised Economic Operator (AEO). More importantly, they have a team of dedicated, professional forwarding agents who provide a quality service tailored to the individual needs of their customers.

I’d like to welcome FWD to the family, the acquisition of FWD has strengthened our global reach, it’s great to see Fred staying on at the helm of the business and navigating FWD into the future, business is operating as usual for the staff and clients of FWD, but they now have the added benefits that comes with being part of EFS Global one of the UK’s leading independent freight and haulage groups.

Mark Jones, EFS Global MD

The acquisition which was finalised on the 2nd of May both compliments and increases EFS Global’s groups freight forwarding and international haulage capacity.

The deal follows a number of other acquisitions made by EFS in recent years including Euro SDB, 747 Express Freight, Logictrans UK Limited (EFS Logistics), RTS Refrigeration, CS Brunt, Bradtrans International Ltd ,Horizon Distribution Euro-Tran Despatch, JRS Traction and PDQ Specialist Courier Services.

For your international freight needs contact: logistics@efs.global

FWD Freight Services Ltd

Count Down To Brexit

Posted On: March 12, 2019

With the second meaningful vote taking place tonight and if the current timetable is to believed the UK’s exit from Europe less than three weeks away. 

Is your business prepared? 

Download our Be Brexit Ready pack and be prepared for future requirements for importing & exporting to and from Europe.

To get our Be Brexit Ready pack please click here:
http://eepurl.com/gkc4Mf

Air Freight- Closure of Pakistan Airspace

Posted On: February 27, 2019

Pakistan’s civil aviation authority has closed the country’s airspace as tensions with India escalate.

Pakistan’s Civil Aviation Authority said on Wednesday that it had shut its entire airspace to all commercial flights.

We experienced some disruption on air freight services crossing Pakistan/Indian air space yesterday/over night.

For air exports/imports please call 01282 410044.