Author Archives: Helen Gardiner

Meet Richard, a vital member of our warehouse team who ensures our partners at Macks Ship Stores receive their chilled and frozen goods on time and in perfect condition. Richard grew up in Camberley, Surrey, but now calls Titchfield in Fareham home. He joined Meachers in January 2022, starting out as a Warehouseman. Since then, […] Read more

Gary Whittle, Commercial Director at Meachers Global Logistics, gives his insight into the Just-in-Time vs Just-in-Case debate for effective inventory management.  He explores the reasons why businesses are moving away from Just-in-Time, explains the key differences between both inventory control models, and describes how Meachers’ consultative approach is helping its customers to better understand which […] Read more

Meachers Global Logistics was awarded a ‘Highly Commended’ distinction for outstanding service at the recent Palletways 30th-year Celebration Gala Dinner, which took place at De Vere Wokefield Estate on 16 May. Palletways is a leading provider of express network distribution services across Europe. This month it celebrated turning 30 with a gala dinner to celebrate […] Read more

Fingers on buzzers… join us for a fun night of quizzing and entertainment, plus plenty of food, drink and prizes to be won! Meachers Global Logistics & Carswell Gould will be hosting a quiz night at The Ageas Bowl. The event will raise money for the fantastic Saints Foundation Charity, who transform lives in Southampton. […] Read more

Meachers Global Logistics has entered into a three-year contract with Millbrook Beds Ltd to exclusively manage and operate theirUK transport requirements. The new agreement, which began on 8 July 2022, sees Meachers move from supporting Millbrook Beds Ltd with the UK distribution of its beds and mattresses to fully managing it. Included is a Transfer […] Read more

The blockage of the Suez Canal in March 2021 caused by the grounding of the Ever Given container ship brought the Global Shipping Industry into the global spotlight, but the disruption was just one factor in an industry already reaching a crisis point. The Suez Canal is an extremely important artery in global shipping, but […] Read more

Meachers Global Logistics won the prestigious Sustainable Supply Chain of the Year award at the Big Sustainability Awards at St Mary’s Stadium, Southampton. Meachers’ PA to the Commercial Director, Helen Gardiner accepts the award from John MacMillan, Chief Executive Officer at AyMa IoT, who sponsored the award. • Meachers Global Logistics named Sustainable Supply Chain […] Read more

For a number of years Meachers have been an important part of our business strategy, due to their exceptional service offering we have full confidence that goods delivered on the Meachers fleet are in safe hands. The hard work that goes on behind the scenes to provide the reliable service we receive doesn’t go unnoticed and […] Read more

Transport industry leader, Meachers Global Logistics, has appointed Andy Sheppard as Depot Manager at Fair Oak, Hampshire. Andy makes the transition into the new role within the company, after seven years as Transport Operations Manager for Meachers in Nursling, Southampton. The appointment follows Meachers’ acquisition of AFS Haulage at Fair Oak earlier this year; a […] Read more

Sarah Nicholls, 33, joined Meachers in 2016 as Administration Assistant, bringing experience and enthusiasm from her background in customer services and sales. The varied responsibilities of Sarah’s role include liaising with Carnival UK and the ships for material delivery requirements, planning loads to meet the ships at various ports, creating dangerous goods movements by road […] Read more

Hampshire born and bred Bob Sturt has been General Transport Manager at Meachers for five years, following extensive experience in distribution and transport roles; including 17 years with Alberto Culver in manufacturing storage and distribution of hair care products. Managing a team of 12 office-based staff, along with the control of 70 to 80 drivers […] Read more

Having grown up in Southampton, Joanne Crouch is very familiar with the importance of the cruise industry to the city. With a career in operations management, she became Carnival Administration Manager for Meachers following roles including Head of Customer Operations for Gemma International. “My career has always been in operations management; I enjoy the challenge […] Read more

There can’t be many employees who have been with their employer since the age of 18 and over 30 years’ later are still loving their job.  Mike McMahon, Meachers’ Surface Export Manager has though, since he left college at 18 and started with Meachers in 1986 as a Dock Runner and Import Clerk. Back then, […] Read more

Although the home of Meachers Global Logistics is on the south coast, its Derby depot is a hub of activity with a thriving warehouse and logistics team led by Alun Smith. Alun joined Meachers in 2017 as the Derby Depot Manager after undertaking various roles in warehousing and transport for 30 years.  He grew up […] Read more

PAs are vital cogs to the smooth running of many businesses and at Meachers the PA to the Commercial Director is Mandy Jerrim. Mandy joined Meachers in 2008 following previous roles in purchasing.  This included buying parts for the manufacture of marine electronics before spending five years with the buying team at Draper Tools, where […] Read more

Meachers Global Logistics, one of the UK’s leading independent providers of international freight and transport logistics services, has made the switch from part diesel/part electric in its fleet to completely electric. The logistics giant has always had a predominantly engine powered fleet, but its strive to be more environmentally aware and be conscious of the […] Read more

Meachers Global Logistics, one of the UK’s leading independent providers of international freight and transport logistics services, is celebrating two team members each reaching their 25 years’ service milestone at the business. Kevin Asher and Colin Bunclark remarkably grew up next door to each other since they were born in Southampton and spent their childhood […] Read more

Meachers Global Logistics has joined Southampton City Council in marking a year since the launch of its Green City Charter, with a virtual event. The charter, launched in summer 2019 cited the goal of the city being carbon neutral by 2030 and pledged to take actions to improve the quality of life in the city. […] Read more

Long service from employees at Meachers is common and one of those is Giselle Bird, a 52-year-old Global Marine Account Manager who joined us in 2008. Giselle’s career has always been in shipping but also in the manufacturing sector, until she started with Meachers as a Global Marine Administrator.  Since then, the Hemel Hempstead native […] Read more

Meachers’ Transport Operations Manager Andy Sheppard joined in 2014 with a varied transport background of customs, operations and container logistics, with the unique opportunity of no set role, giving him the freedom to use his previous skills to access and implement new ideas and improve what already existed at Meachers.  “I was part of a […] Read more

It’s someone’s job to ensure everyone is working in the way they should, and at Meachers that’s Amy Allen, Compliance Manager. Having joined Meachers in 2008 straight from university during the recession, Amy felt fortunate to join us at a time of expansion and held positions of Landings Administrator and Non-Core Projects Administrator before her […] Read more

In September 2019, Meachers Global Logistics took on its first apprentice, Matthew Critchley, 19. In six short months, Matthew was a fully-fledged employee having made the move from Business Administration Level 3 with Southampton’s City College to full-time work at Meachers. In the first of a new series of interviews with different members of the […] Read more

Meachers Global Logistics has acquired a new warehouse to accommodate a 20 per cent increase in demand for storage since the COVID-19 pandemic took effect. The new premises at Solent Gateway in Marchwood, Southampton is providing the logistics firm with vital storage space for clients as the COVID-19 pandemic is causing supply chains to slow […] Read more

Meachers Global Logistics and Geest Line are supporting the journey of a container of medical supplies to Antigua, to help local charities deliver their work in providing veterinary treatments on the Caribbean island. Geest Line, which has offices in Antigua and the UK, offered to transport medical supplies and other ‘wish list’ items for Many […] Read more

Businesses and organisations in the Southampton area can achieve more efficient and sustainable deliveries by utilising a bespoke service that has been developed by Meachers Global Logistics and Southampton City Council.   The Sustainable Distribution Centre is an innovative logistics solution which consolidates deliveries for businesses and organisations across Southampton, whilst reducing congestion and pollution in […] Read more

The Port of Southampton has reached a crucial milestone with the upgrades to Ocean Cruise Terminal following the arrival of two new air bridges. The arrival of the two multi-million pound air bridges, as part of the investment partnership with Carnival UK, marks the next stage of the £12 million pound upgrade. This has been […] Read more

An £8.13m project to transform eight junctions on the A326 – the critical road connecting the coastal communities along the New Forest Waterside of Southampton Water, will now commence in 2020 – eight years ahead of schedule, following approval by the Solent Local Enterprise Partnership of a £5.691m grant at its Board meeting on the […] Read more

Meachers Global Logistics are proud to announce we are supporting The Saints Foundation as a Bronze Patron. Here’s what The Saints Foundation had to say about their new addition: “Saints Foundation is delighted to welcome Meachers Global Logistics on board as an official Bronze Patron of the charity. Saints Foundation is the charity of Southampton […] Read more

Meachers Global Logistics is a member of the Hampshire Chamber of Commerce Planning & Transport Group and one of the UK’s leading independent providers of transport and logistics services. It has announced that it has purchased yet another 12 tractor units at a price tag of over £750k, 25 trailer units at a price tag […] Read more

Commercial Director, Gary Whittle visited ABP yesterday to welcome Minister of State in the Department for International Trade, Conor Burns to the Port of Southampton, the UK’s number one export port. During his visit he was interviewed by BBC’s Peter Henley about freeports as well as talking to Department for International Trade team from Southampton […] Read more

The government is planning to create up to 10 free ports across the UK after Brexit. They allow firms to import goods and then re-export them outside normal tax and customs rules. The UK last had such zones in 2012 and Prime Minister Boris Johnson believes they could create jobs in “left-behind areas”. Labour said […] Read more

Fantastic opportunity for a confident, enthusiastic individual to start their career in a fast-paced working environment learning about the all-encompassing world of Logistics. With future prospects within our logistics sector. Duties will include, but not exhaustive: Actioning emails. Answering phone calls from internal and external sources, speaking to customers. Raising picks/jobs on the internal computer […] Read more

The Green City Charter marks our commitment to making Southampton a cleaner, greener, healthier city that is more sustainable. By working in partnership, Southampton will be a better place for present and future generations that is prepared for the challenges presented by climate change. We will achieve this by ensuring we are ambitious, lead by […] Read more

Meachers Global Logistics, one of the UK’s leading independent providers of transport and logistics services has announced it has purchased yet another 12 tractor units at a price tag of over £750k, 25 trailer units at a price tag of nearly £500k and will take delivery of five more tractor units later this year to […] Read more

Meachers Global Logistics, one of the UK’s leading independent providers of transport and logistics services has announced that they have acquired the business trade of local Freight Forwarder, Kepair and Sea Ltd, with effect from 30th April 2019. This move by Meachers clearly demonstrates the strategic thinking behind their growth model to help bolster key […] Read more

Watch this short interview with Gary Whittle, Commercial Director at Meachers Global Logistics to hear more about the future of the transport industry through Brexit. Read more

Due to working in International logistics for over 30 years in sales and operations manager, Paul Uglow speaks about how to prepare for a hard Brexit.One of the earliest milestones memories was closing the port operations for the customs clearance at Portsmouth and Poole for my employer LEP International. “Over the years I have specialised […] Read more

With the potential for a hard Brexit now very close it would seem advisable for businesses trading with the EU to review their customs procedures. Specifically the method of customs declaration and accounting for all movements. Filing copies of commercial invoices, packing lists, proofs of dispatch (consignment notes, bills of lading, airway bills) and copies […] Read more

HMRC’s Border Delivery Group has issued several publications aimed at importers and exporters, who primarily trade with the EU and are thus unfamiliar with the requirements of international trade Government has launched the official EU Exit website. Leaving the EU means a number of changes that will affect businesses and individual citizens. The website prompts […] Read more

On 31 January and 1 February, the Members of the CLECAT Customs & Indirect Taxation Institute (CITI) met in Brussels. The main topic of the meeting was Brexit and all the related border procedures. Updates were given on the national practical preparedness efforts, such as procedures in ports and the Eurotunnel. Over the past year, […] Read more

Info taken from Lloyds List: A new UK government report this week highlighting that most UK shippers are unprepared for Brexit underlines the warnings freight and logistics associations have been giving to the UK government for many months, the Freight Transport Association has confirmed. FTA’s head of global and European policy, Pauline Bastidon, told Lloyd’s […] Read more

Transitional Simplified Procedures should be for all involved in visible international trade movements, including freight forwarders. Commenting on the recent announcement by HMRC on Transitional Simplified Procedures (TSP) for Customs in the case of no deal on March 29th, Robert Keen, Director General of the British International Freight Association, says: “As the trade association for […] Read more

Logistics sector facing ‘a perfect storm’ of rising demand for space, little speculative build, and a severe labour and skills shortage exacerbated by the ‘Brexodus’ effect Capacity in the UK warehousing sector is becoming increasingly squeezed as firms take up space near major population centres where goods can be stockpiled in the event of a […] Read more

Meachers Global Logistics, one of the UK’s leading independent providers of international freight and transport logistics services has offered to support, REIDsteel to help transport steelwork on a 4,000 mile journey from Dorset to the Caribbean for the reconstruction of a primary school, devastated by hurricanes Irma and Maria last year. A consortium of businesses […] Read more

Meachers Global Logistics, one of the UK’s leading independent providers of transport and logistics services has announced its purchasing yet another 3 new tractor units at a price tag of almost 100k The investment by the Southampton and Derby based business, will provide the Company with significantly increased capacity to supply its current growing operation […] Read more

We are now two years on from the result of the EU referendum. The impact of Brexit on business and the workforce is a primary concern for many. The fundamental issues remain of: What will be the terms of trade between the UK and the EU What processes will be required to navigate our Ports […] Read more

Donald Trump left Meachers Global Logistics with a message to celebrate their 60th Anniversary Read more

Biome Bioplastics, a leading UK developer of intelligent, natural plastics, has opened a new research and development (R&D) unit in Southampton within a building provided by Meachers Global Logistics, one of the UK’s leading independent providers of international freight and transport logistics services. This move supports Biome’s work in developing bio-based and compostable alternatives to […] Read more

One of the largest transport and logistics companies Meachers Global Logistics, has a very unique Supply Chain partnership with Isle of Wight based Steve Porter Transport, and Solent ferry operator, Red Funnel Ferries to create the Solent Alliance which will be key in supporting the new Clean Air Zone role out.   The long-standing strategic partnership […] Read more

Although there is still a lot of uncertainty surrounding Brexit, we know that the way we trade internationally is set to change dramatically. UK businesses need to prepare. 1. Get an EORI number If your company is new to international trade, you will need to apply to HMRC for an Economic Operator Registration and Identification […] Read more

Over the last year, Meachers has been supporting a variety of projects with the Saints Foundation and it was fantastic to host the current intake of students here at our facility in Nursling to help educate them about the transport and logistics sector. Here is what they had to say: “Saints Foundation’s Premier League Works […] Read more

This is the second year that Meachers Global Logistics has been involved with the South Coast Business Awards and are proud to do so. As a family run business Meachers strives to help and support the local business community and felt it was time to recognise some of the fantastic businesses we have on the […] Read more

 Gary Whittle, Kirsty Robins, Joss Donnelly and two friends took part in a 24 Hour Spinathon to raise money for The Special Olympics Solent. The event which was organised by Active Nation saw 19 teams take part and share the non-stop “Spinning” across a 24 hour period. The Meachers team raised over £600 and at […] Read more

Meachers Global Logistics, one of the UK’s leading independent providers of transport and logistics services, has strengthened their sales and management team in both Southampton and Derby. Due to the increasing transport and warehousing demands at the facility in the Midlands, and company plans to grow the services provided there, they appointed Alun Smith as […] Read more

Staff here at Meachers Global Logistics have donated boxes of food and supplies to the Trussell Trust which runs a network of over 400 foodbanks, giving emergency food and support to people in crisis across the UK. Joss Donnelly; Data Input Team Manager here at Meachers, who spearheaded the initiative, delivered boxes of food and […] Read more

Everyone here at Meachers Global Logistics would like to wish you a very Merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year! With Christmas fast approaching, not only would we like to wish you a very Merry Christmas but also let you know that we will only be closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Years Day. During […] Read more

Budget comment from Gary Whittle Commercial Director, Meachers Global Logistics Gary Whittle, Commercial Director of Meachers Global Logistic based in Nursling, commenting on the Budget 2017 said: “All in all the budget has seen some positive actions being implemented, but our main concern is how the Local Authority will engage, listen and communicate directly with […] Read more

After already winning one of the leading transport awards this year, Meachers Global Logistics as a key member of the Solent Alliance and, one of the UK’s leading independent providers of logistics services, was Highly Commended for Environmental Improvement at this year’s Supply Chain Excellence Awards. Together with Isle of Wight based Steve Porter Transport, […] Read more

Meachers Global Logistics, one of the UK’s leading independent providers of logistics services is proud to announce that their Marketing Manager, Hannah Powell, has made the final of the Marketing and PR category of the prestigious Venus Awards. The category, sponsored by bandv, leading Hampshire content marketing and advertising agency, recognises women who have made […] Read more

Meachers Global Logistics, one of the leading transport and logistics companies, is pleased to announce that they have achieved International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO) 9001:2015 certification for Quality Management. By meeting the extensive criteria for these standards, Meachers affirms its ability to consistently deliver an effective quality management system and drive continuous improvements to its […] Read more

After winning one of the leading transport awards just last month, Meachers Global Logistics, one of the UK’s leading independent providers of logistics services, has been shortlisted for yet another prestigious industry awards. Together with Isle of Wight based Steve Porter Transport, and Solent ferry operator, Red Funnel Ferries, Meachers have been shortlisted for the […] Read more

“Having used Meachers for several years, we have developed a strong and honest relationship. Goods shipments are delivered within expected timescales and Customer Service staff are always available to help with any irregularities. When we have compared Meachers to a competitor, we have not found a company that can offer the same, exceptional level of […] Read more

Members of staff from one of the leading transport and logistic companies, Meachers Global Logistics, have taken part in a number of events to help raise a fantastic £4021.30 in three months for local charity Saints Foundation. Four members of staff from across the business took part in the annual Saints Big Bike Challenge, in […] Read more

Meachers Global Logistics collect top award at the Motor Transport Awards, check out the video from the night!   Read more

Meachers Global Logistics, one of the UK’s leading independent providers of logistics services, is celebrating after winning the Motor Transport Partnership Award; one of the most prestigious accolades in the industry. Together with Isle of White based Steve Porter Transport, and Solent ferry operator, Red Funnel Ferries, Meachers fought off fellow finalists Alltruck/DX, Arla/Danone, Cemex […] Read more

On a slightly chilly weekend in May, four of the Meachers staff joined 60 other budding cyclist to take on the Saints Foundation Big Bike Challenge from Stoke FC to Southampton FC, totalling 196 miles. Gary Whittle, Mike Thorne, Mark White and Joss Donnelly had not realised what they had let themselves in for when […] Read more

We’re excited to announce that our new and refreshed website is now live The updated site includes changes to navigation, with drop-down menus for both mobile and desktop versions. We’ve also improved the structure of our content, so you’ll get more from a quick read. There’s a whole host of smaller but impactful changes, all […] Read more

“Meachers was an obvious choice for us. They are not just a supplier they are our logistics partner. The relationship we have embedded over the past months is invaluable and they have delivered great service throughout. Having a total solution has really helped release time at our end so that we can concentrate on growing […] Read more

Major supplier to the UK construction industry, RCM, have appointed Meachers Global Logistics as their UK third party logistics partner. RCM, who specialise in cement based building boards, facades and complete wall solutions, chose Meachers based on the total logistics solutions which could be provided. With over 700 containers arriving through the port of Southampton […] Read more

Members of staff from one of the leading transport and logistic companies, Meachers Global Logistics, are taking up a number of challenges in aid of two local charities over the next couple of months. Four members of staff from across the business are participating in the Saints Big Bike Challenge, on behalf of Saints Foundation, […] Read more

“Meachers’ dedicated and knowledgable team can always be relied upon to provide an efficient and friendly service. They provide a tailor-made service, offering the flexibility that we need to cater to the demands of our customers. Their excellent attention to detail combined with their modern warehousing, latest bar-coding and picking technology, enables the highly efficient despatching […] Read more

“From shipping and customs clearance, through to warehousing and UK wide distribution, Meachers provides us with a first class operation covering all our requirements. “Meachers offers us the ability to reduce our overheads by effectively acting as our UK retail outlet and providing a service that can quickly react to inbound enquiries and deliver anywhere […] Read more

“As the market leader in an industry with a truly global footprint, satisfying the logistics needs of our fleet of cruises ships is both a critical and significant challenge.  As we’ve grown over the years, our long-term relationship with Meachers and their flexibility and attention to service has been a key strength, underpinning our supply […] Read more

Local transport and Logistic specialist, Meachers Global Logistic, worked alongside The University of Southampton to deliver an eye-opening learning experience for European partners, as part of the CityLab Project. The CityLab project is a European funded consolidation of both businesses and educational institutions bought together to develop knowledge and solutions which result in up-scaling and […] Read more

Compliance company provides driver licence checking to Meachers Freight and logistics provider operate 65 trucks across the UK from sites in Southampton and Derby Meachers use Licence Bureau’s systems to ensure their 130 employees remain safe and compliant Meachers Global Logistics, one of the UK’s leading independent freight and logistics providers, has appointed the Licence […] Read more

St Mary’s Hospital, part of the Isle of Wight’s NHS Trust is set to take advantage of the regions Sustainable Distribution Centre (SDC), which provides innovative storage and last mile delivery solutions. The newly signed agreement is expected to be the forerunner to a larger contract, which could see NHS hospitals in both Southampton and […] Read more

Meachers Global Logistics, one of the UK’s leading independent providers of freight and logistics services, has appointed Hannah Powell as their new in-house Marketing Manager Hannah joins Meachers bringing with her extensive experience with a number of high profile local companies. Hannah brings with her a vast amount of knowledge and expertise within online and […] Read more

Meachers Global Logistics has extended its contract for UK and Republic of Ireland distribution with Huhtamaki, one of the world’s largest packaging companies. Gosport based Huhtamaki (UK) Ltd, manufactures plastic and paper packaging for FMCG goods, fresh foods and catering disposable markets. The new contract will see the logistics firm manage all of Huhtamaki’s UK […] Read more

Meachers Global Logistics has appointed the first newly qualified Heavy Goods Vehicle (HGV) driver from a pilot scheme designed to encourage unemployed and unqualified individuals to train and pursue a commercial driving career 30 year old, Matt Lindsay has been employed by the firm having successfully completed the free programme, which combined a short period […] Read more

Meachers Global Logistics, has recently implemented a restructuring of its senior management team with the appointment of two General Managers The move, which is part of the firm’s strategic plan for 2015/16, also included the recent appointment of Jamie Terris to the Meachers board as Fleet Director. Ian Langdown takes on the position as General […] Read more

Meachers Global Logistics has strengthened its board of directors with the appointment of Jamie Terris as Fleet Director The appointment comes on the back of a highly successful year for Meachers, which has seen it achieve substantial growth across it’s core business areas and invest significantly in its modern fleet of vehicles and trailers. Jamie […] Read more

Meachers Global Logistics is supporting the Lord’s Taverners charity with their latest campaign to help more disadvantaged and disabled young people across the world access sport Meachers will be providing the warehousing and overseas distribution for sporting equipment collected in a national campaign designed to encourage individuals, clubs and schools to donate old and unwanted […] Read more

In association with UK Export Finance, the UK’s export credit agency and a government department, Meachers Global Logistics has hosted a series of seminars to help UK exporters understand some of the challenges involved in shipping goods abroad The unique events combined experts in overseas market development and buyer identification, with specialists in risk management, […] Read more

Meachers Global Logistics has signed a major new contract with Ethan Mason Paving (EM Paving) EM Paving, a new start up firm which imports quality decorative stone paving from India to the UK, via the port of Southampton, has awarded Meachers the contract for its shipping, warehousing and onward distribution to customers across the UK. […] Read more

Meachers Global Logistics has launched its new ‘Warehouse to Wheels’ scheme in a bid to encourage its existing warehousing staff to pursue a career as a Heavy Goods Vehicle (HGV) driver The project, which is fully funded by Meachers, will see individuals undergo an intensive driver training programme, leading to all the necessary professional qualifications […] Read more

Meachers Global Logistics has signed a three-year supply chain management contract with Nexeo Solutions, a global leader in chemicals and plastics distribution Southampton based Meachers will arrange the inbound sea freight of polypropylene granules from the US to the UK on behalf of Nexeo. The goods will then be moved to Meachers warehousing facility in […] Read more

Meachers Global Logistics has invested almost £1/2 million in its fleet, with the introduction of 20 new trailers operating out of its Nursling headquarters The investment is part of Meachers’ ongoing commitment to running the latest and most efficient fleet of vehicles. It comes on the back of a further multi-million pound investment last summer, […] Read more

Following the introduction of a new scheme introduced by Derby based Meachers Global Logistics; the first two drivers have graduated from a novel HGV driver upgrade scheme The Initiative by Meachers Global Logistics employ Class 2 drivers then facilitates and funds the process through to class 1 status. Meachers has partnered with training firm S-G […] Read more

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