Wednesday, May 22, 2024

Driving the automotive industry forward

The air cargo industry has experienced unprecedented change over the past few years due to a number of factors, including the Covid-19 pandemic, supply chain issues, Brexit, driver shortages and the war in Ukraine. These extraneous factors hit some sectors harder than others but one that took a significant knock was the automotive industry. As […]

Priority Freight achieves latest ISO 45001 standard for occupational health & safety management systems

Priority Freight has achieved the latest ISO 45001:2018 certification, which focuses on occupational health and safety (OH&S) management systems in the workplace. ISO 45001:2018 confirms an organisation’s ability to provide safe and healthy workplaces by preventing work-related injury and ill health, as well as by proactively improving occupational health and safety performance. Each of Priority […]

Priority Freight overcomes border delays with multimodal solution to avoid production line stop

A vehicle manufacturer routinely ships parts from the point of origin in Serbia to a production facility in South Africa. The usual road haulage route was experiencing substantial delays at the Serbian-Hungarian border meaning that alternative transport was needed immediately to prevent production delays. Priority Freight’s multimodal solution guaranteed delivery of the parts to the […]

Priority Freight appoints Van Doorn

Priority Freight has today announced the appointment of Frank van Doorn as general manager of the company’s Krefeld office in Germany. Van Doorn will be responsible for driving the company’s premium road freight business in Germany, the biggest European market for automotive logistics. With an extensive career spanning almost 15 years managing key accounts in […]

Priority Freight: quick off the mark

Priority Freight reports its services were called upon by an automotive manufacturer who required immediate support transporting two tonnes of automotive parts from Tianjin, China to Spain in just 48 hours. When the call came in from the customer in Spain on Thursday evening, the relevant Chinese manufacturers and airlines were already closed. The cargo needed […]

Four months on from Brexit: what have we learnt?

Rees-Mogg and the Brexit Multiverse of Madness

Stuart Stobie, group sales & marketing director at Priority Freight It has been four months since the UK left the EU. Four months that the industry had years to prepare for. So, how has it come to be that we are struggling to adapt? Is the pandemic to blame, or perhaps the uncertainty of a […]

Priority Freight makes huge medical mask donation

Priority Freight has donated 180,000 IIR medical face masks, costing over £100,000, to assist multiple charities and organisations affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Representing the largest charitable donation the company has ever made, the masks are being shipped and personally delivered by employees at Priority Freight to 30 organisations and charities across Bulgaria, Germany, Poland, […]

Priority Freight wins prestigious Queen’s award for international trade

Priority Freight, a leading time-critical logistics specialist, has been awarded the prestigious Queen’s Award for Enterprise for International Trade 2020. Her Majesty the Queen and Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, recommended that Priority Freight receive the UK’s most significant award for business performance. Neal Williams, group managing director at Priority Freight commented: “We are delighted that […]

Neutral Air Partners appoints Priority Freight as European partner

Neutral Air Partners (NAP) has appointed Priority Freight group as its European partner. The move allows NAP to enhance its members’ access to time sensitive logistics solutions for the automotive market. Santiago Tejedo, general manager of Priority, expressed his delight at this new initiative. He said: “We are pleased to join forces with the professionals […]

Priority Freight gains AEO accreditation

UK logistics operator Priority Freight has received full AEO (Authorised Economic Operator) accreditation for its UK-based Midlands operations. The value of the AEO status will be magnified in a post-Brexit world as the passage and movement of goods for HMRC-known operators are made more frictionless. Currently only 600 UK companies having obtained the status meeting […]

Priority Freight expands German office with new airfreight department

Priority Freight has enhanced its operations in the heart of mainland Europe by setting up a new emergency airfreight department at its office in Willich, Germany. The upgraded office – located less than 25 kilometres from Düsseldorf International Airport – has been fitted with Priority’s tracking and IT systems, which it says will improve speed […]

Heathrow needs a new runway, Priority Freight urge

The expansion of a new runway capacity at Heathrow Airport is essential to the future success of UK exporters, in the view of most freight forwarders. Priority Freight general manager at Heathrow, Kevin O’Shea explains that a third runway is vital for the business so it can grow its airfreight sector. “The expansion of the […]

Priority Freight invests £2 million in Coventry hub

Priority Freight has invested £2 million ($3 million) to open a new hub in Coventry (UK), starting operations in January 2016. The Coventry hub will operate 24 hours a day, seven days a week, providing 25,000 square feet of warehouse space. Priority Freight says the Coventry hub provides a larger control centre and space for […]