09
Dec

Xmas/New Year services

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Christmas & New Year 2019-20 services

Christmas & New Year services

We will be open during the Christmas period with reduced staff.

Local customers

The last day for collections in Coventry and Warwickshire will be Monday 23rd December. Our network partners will attempt to deliver next day or premium freight on Tuesday 24th December but please check if your receivers will be open and select a.m. service where need be. Economy freight will be delivered on Friday 27th.

We will not collect from local customers again until Thursday 2nd January unless pre-arranged.

International customers

We will be open to receive international arrivals until 16.00 on Monday 23rd December. We ask our international customers to pre-advise us by Friday 20th latest.

Our last trunk from our depot in Rugby to the central Pall-Ex hub will be on Monday 23rd December. The next trunk will be Thursday, 2nd January so premium freight will be delivered on Friday 3rd January and economy freight on Monday 6th.

Therefore, any freight received after 23rd December will not be delivered until Friday 3rd January on premium service or Monday 6th for economy.

We are open to offload international trailers on Tuesday 24th, Friday 27th, Monday 30th, Tuesday 31st December. We will work shorter hours on these days so please pre-advise if you are planning to deliver to us during this period.

Information for all customers

Please check specific delivery schedules with us for rural areas as services may be limited. Remember that 2nd January is an additional public holiday in Scotland so there will be no deliveries that day.

If you have any urgent shipments to collect or deliver during the Christmas and New Year period, please call us and we will do our best to arrange special transport.

International services

For many countries last departures will be 13th December. Many services will not resume until 2nd or even 3rd week of January. Please check with us to ensure your international freight is collected or delivered on time.

We wish you and your families a happy Christmas and a prosperous New Year

31
Oct

All Saints Day 1 November

Written by exactlogistics. Posted in Export

It’s All Saints Day tomorrow, Friday 1st November, throughout most of Europe. It is a Christian day of remembrance of all saints and martyrs and is a public holiday in many European countries:

Austria Italy San Marino

Belgium Liechtenstein Slovakia

Bulgaria Lithuania Slovenia

Croatia Luxembourg Spain

France Monaco Switzerland

Germany Poland

Hungary Portugal

We wish our European partners an enjoyable day off. Deliveries to all European destinations may be delayed due to businesses being closed or transit restrictions in certain countries. We are open as usual. Please check with us for more information.

Public holiday

1st November is All Saints Day

19
Sep

Job vacancies filled

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Thank you to everyone who applied for the two job vacancies at Exact Logistics. The standard of applicants was very high and we have successfully filled the positions. Do check back on our website again for future vacancies. We are growing fast and will need more good team members soon.

26
Mar

HMRC extends Brexit TSP

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On 22 March HMRC announced further details of measures to support businesses with new customs requirements, if the UK leaves the EU without a Brexit deal.

 

HMRC support for importers

HMRC is extending arrangements already announced for traders to use Transitional Simplified Procedures (TSP) which will make importing easier. This includes:

  • an extension of the date when the first supplementary customs declarations must be submitted, and any import duties must be paid, to 4 October 2019, with subsequent declarations submitted monthly
  • making TSP available at all UK ports if the UK leaves the EU without a deal

TSP is designed for businesses importing goods to the UK from the EU that may be new to import declarations. Once they have registered for an EORI number they can take the simple next step and register for TSP. Both are free and quick to do.

HMRC is urging all importers to make the necessary preparations should we leave the EU without a deal.

Once a business is registered for TSP, it will be able to transport goods from the EU into the UK without having to make full customs declarations at the border or pay import duties straight away, to allow businesses time to prepare for usual import processes. To support businesses, HMRC announced that it is giving them more time to adjust to these new requirements.

For most goods imported using TSP, traders will be able to delay putting in customs declarations for the first 6 months after EU exit. Businesses will have until 4 October 2019 to submit declarations and pay any import duty for goods imported up to 30 September 2019. After that, customs declarations and payments will need to be made on the fourth working day of the following month.

HMRC is also giving importing businesses until 30 September 2019 to provide a guarantee that is required to cover any customs duties that they wish to defer. This will apply for all importers, not just those who have registered for TSP.

You can read the full HMRC announcement at https://www.gov.uk/government/news/hmrc-outlines-extension-of-transitional-simplified-procedures

22
Mar

Brexit protests – road delays

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We have become aware that Brexit Protest and Direct Action Group UK have an aspiration for 2-3 days of direct actions across the UK motorways and highways with HGV’s and other types of vehicles being used to deliberately drive slowly and block roads.


Below is a current listing that is now gaining regional media attention for areas affected.

Known actions will take place on;

22 March in
Cornwall: Bodmin to Truro (from 15:30);
Flintshire: A55 near Deeside Industrial Estate (19:00);
Lancashire: circling Morecambe Road, Caton Road and A683 north of Lancaster (18:30);
Nottinghamshire: circling M1 between junctions 26-28 (18:00);
South Yorkshire: Doncaster M18 and onto M1 (1130)
Shropshire: A5 from Shrewsbury to Telford (17:30);
Suffolk: Copdock Roundabout in Felixstowe (18:00).

23 March in
Anglesey: Holyhead Ferry Terminal blockade (22:00);
Cheshire: M62 Junction 9 in Warrington to various locations (12:00);
Gloucestershire: Shire Hall in Gloucester (11:00);
Greater Manchester/Yorkshire/Merseyside: Manchester to both Leeds and Liverpool (12:00);
Pembrokeshire: Irish Ferries blockade at Pembroke Dock (11:40).
London Area: Including M25:
Dover A2 and A20

25 March in
Hampshire: from M3 Junction 6 in Basingstoke in both directions (06:30).

16
Jul

Efficiency on every level

Written by exactlogistics. Posted in News

We were delighted to work with Glued to create a service standards manual for our German customers.  The processes we have in place are unique in our industry and Glued helped us to document why we are different for our German customers and partners. Read more at

Efficiency on every level

https://www.gluedlimited.co.uk/portfolio/efficiency-on-every-level/

23
May

Updated privacy policy

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We commit to holding all information securely. We only ever use your personal data to administer your account, help provide you with the services you have requested from us, or to share interesting and relevant content with you.

We have updated our privacy policy which you can read here  GDPR DATA PRIVACY NOTICE – Exact Logistics Ltd

23
Jun

BBC Brexit interview

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Adam Shuter interviewed by Ben Russell

“Uncertainty is the real Brexit problem”

One year on from the referendum, Exact’s Adam Shuter was interviewed by Ben Russell of BBC Coventry & Warwickshire as part of a report on the impact of Brexit on local businesses.

Adam felt that the climate had changed slightly over the last year. Our German customers see Brexit as a problem, albeit a temporary one which can be overcome. The real problem for Exact Logistics is the uncertainty. We will deal with the outcomes once they become clear.

The interview was aired this morning at 08.25 on the Breakfast with Trish Adudu Show. You can listen at http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio/player/p054z78z

 

22
Aug

60m trees delivered on time

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We have delivered the 60 millionth tree for a leading UK grower.

J&A Growers, based in Wasperton in south Warwickshire, is encouraging wholesalers to buy British with help from Exact Logistics.

The company, which only sells directly to wholesalers, relies on Exact Logistics to quickly and carefully deliver the live trees to its clients across the UK as it competes against the Dutch market.

J&A Growers is the leading UK grower of quality bareroot trees and hedging and says sticking to UK trees can help to keep devastating tree diseases which could be brought in from abroad at bay.

And due to the popular demand, Exact Logistics, based on the Dunchurch Trading Estate in London Road, has now delivered a landmark 60 million trees for the company.

J&A Growers 1

Jamie Dewhurst, of J&A Growers, said: “We don’t sell directly to the individual customer, only to the wholesaler, which means we deal with huge volumes of trees. It is critical that these get to our customers in the best condition possible.

“We strive on providing our clients with a high quality service to encourage them to buy British as the importation of plant material poses a significant threat in the UK.

“We have been working with Exact Logistics for around six years as they offer flexible timed delivery options coupled with excellent customer communication. This means our clients can receive their orders in the morning which is essential when dealing with live plants.

“Exact are also very careful with the plants so that they are not damaged during delivery. It is a testament to the service they provide that they have delivered their 60 millionth tree for us.”

Karen Shuter, sales director of Exact Logistics, said: “We are very proud to have delivered 60 million trees for J&A Growers.

“The company values our ethos of communicate, deliver, care and takes advantage of our morning and pre 10am delivery service, which is very important when delivering live trees.

“We look forward to continuing to work with J&A Growers in the future and encouraging wholesalers to buy British.”

Read more in the Coventry Telegraph http://www.coventrytelegraph.net/news/business/rugby-logistics-firm-delivers-landmark-11768403

18
Aug

Time to export

Written by exactlogistics. Posted in Export

A good time to plan your EU export strategy

Post-Brexit the export world has become even more uncertain for UK businesses. We don’t know what the future will bring but as business owners and managers we are all used to coping with uncertainty – it’s part of our day job. Now is a good time to develop an EU export strategy whilst there are no barriers. There’s an opportunity to win business and develop partnerships which can withstand whatever the politicians negotiate for us.

Europe

Europe

 

We have been very successful in exporting to Germany with almost 50% of our turnover now earned in Euros. We have identified a niche service for German transport companies. Germany is the largest economy in Europe and the fourth largest in the world. It is also among the largest exporters and importers of goods in the world. It’s an easy market to access – cheap flights and widespread use of English make it easy to visit customers. It can take time to build the relationship but once it is established German customers are very loyal.

Open to Export is an online community backed by government helping UK businesses to sell overseas. It’s a useful source of free and (mostly) impartial information for anyone wanting to grow through exporting. They have published a basic but useful guide to doing business in Germany http://opentoexport.com/article/guide-to-doing-business-in-germany/?utm_source=Open+to+Export+%28Master%29&utm_campaign=2c9e90ccd5-August_Newsletter8_9_2016&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b283505a55-2c9e90ccd5-95801833

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