Straightforward Consultancy – friendly, knowledgeable and influential logistics experts

Firstly, thanks for visiting our site today, and if you’re importing, exporting or wish to start trading internationally, you’re in the right place. We’ve tried to make our website jargon-free, clear and easy to understand because we know many people find international logistics and Customs to be the complete opposite (and costly, time-consuming and often frustrating!)

They say the only constant is change, and international logistics is a prime example, whether that’s BREXIT, Covid-19, Customs, or the fluid nature of freight costs, all of which can impact your business – and this is why it pays to have an expert on hand.

As over 80% of world trade is transacted using Ex Works (EXW) or Free On Board (FOB) Incoterms, UK importers are responsible for organising and paying for air freight or ocean freight and have a natural concern about the landed cost (the cost to get it to their factory including freight, duty & VAT). Unnecessarily high freight costs and surcharges can therefore have a big impact on their bottom line. On the flip side, many exporters do sell on CFR, DAP or DDP Incoterms and they pay the lion’s share of freight costs and want to be sure they’re as competitive as they can be.

Our customers range in size from SMEs with 5-10 staff to mid-sized manufacturers with 50-200 staff who all had a similar dilemma before we came on board. They were concerned about their logistics spend and service but just didn’t have the time, knowledge or resources in-house to conduct a professional review. Using our extensive knowledge and experience of this area, we do all the heavy lifting, leading customers through the logistics maze and refreshing their logistics models at the same time, delivering significant freight cost savings, marked improvements in service and enhanced Customs compliance.

2019 was a record year for SCL and we think that’s because we’re great at what we do, and add real value to our customers’ supply chains. If you’re wondering whether we could help a business like yours, please do get in touch, we’d be happy to learn about your business and offer suggestions as to how we could help. If you’re not quite certain whether we could help you, please take a look at our customer testimonials.

Why Use SCL?

  • Reduce your freight costs by an average of 35%
  • Improve your service levels
  • Reduce your admin workload
  • Access our expert advice
  • Become Customs compliant
  • Focus on your core activities
  • Manage your Customs import duty costs
  • Take real control of your logistics and freight spend

If you would like to discuss any aspect of your own supply chain or would like some independent advice, please contact us.

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