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Are You Ready For Brexit?

Posted On: October 13, 2020

For customers who currently trade exclusively inside the EU, Brexit may be the first time your business will be exposed to the customs requirements and VAT procedures that come with trading outside the EU. Existing government guidance loosely follows similar procedures for trading outside the EU. The good news is EFS Global has the experts and experience in import, export and customs processes. Our experts are on hand to assist you through the transition and beyond.

  • European Road Freight
  • CIS Road Freight
  • Air Freight
  • Sea Freight
  • Customs Processes and Clearances

EFS Global’s international depots are based in Manchester, Liverpool, Immingham, Burnley and Skipton.

Contact Martyn today to start your preparation for Brexit 01282 410 040

EFS Global acquires Caistor Distribution

Posted On: August 24, 2020

EFS Global are pleased to announce the acquisition of Caistor Distribution Limited.

Predominantly based in Lincolnshire and South Yorkshire, Caistor Distribution provides specialised logistics services including pallet distribution, general haulage and warehousing – both in the UK and internationally.

EFS Global is one of the North West’s largest freight and haulage groups. EFS Global now have eleven depots and offices across the country and operate vehicles across the UK and Europe. EFS also work with selected partners around the world. This deal is another positive step of EFS’ ongoing growth and acquisition strategy across the UK.

The deal follows a number of other acquisitions made by EFS in recent years including Euro SDB, 747 Express Freight, Logictrans UK Limited, RTS Refrigeration, Red Scar Tyres, Bradtrans International, CS Brunt, Horizon Distribution, Euro-Tran Despatch, JRS TractionPDQ Specialist Courier Services and FWD Freight Services.

Mark Jones, managing director of EFS Global, said: “Despite the challenges that coronavirus has thrown up, EFS Global has continued to look for acquisition and growth opportunities over the past few months.  Caistor Distribution is a great addition to our business and will help to drive our service offering even further.”

Davis Blank Furniss advised EFS Global on all aspects of the transaction.

The team was led by Sonio Singh who is a partner and head of the corporate department, with support from colleagues Lauren Sever and Shiva Shadi (Employment) and Jennifer Smith (Property).

Sonio Singh added: “We are once again delighted to assist the EFS Global team secure yet another key acquisition in its rapid growth strategy.”

Win a £50 Amazon Voucher!

Posted On: April 17, 2020

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Entries close when lockdown ends!

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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.”