Author Archives: Stuart Hunt

With new changes to import controls coming into force on 31 January, it’s businesses prepare so that they remain compliant and avoid disruptions to their supply chain. Read our overview of the things being introduced, and steps businesses can take to prepare. Read more

Lukasz grew up in a small town in the South Poland, before moving to the UK in 2005 following a summer visit. Now living in Southampton, Lukasz joined Meachers in October as a Warehouse Operations Controller and is working hard to learn all aspects of the role. Read more

The release of the 2023 Autumn Statement on 22 November set out the UK Government’s assessment of the economy and spending plans until the next. Meachers’ Commercial Director, Gary Whittle, gives his views on the proposals that will impact transport and freight, and the wider logistics industry, in the UK. Read more

Meachers Global Logistics has helped a staff member become a fully qualified transport manager, supporting them through the intensive two-week Transport Manager Certificate of Professional Competence (CPC) course. Read more

Keen to use technology and collaboration to enhance the service it provides to its customers, Meachers has joined the prestigious digital network for freight forwarders, Digital Freight Alliance (DFA).  Read more

Meachers is continuing to support students at the Defence College of Logistics, Policing & Administration (DCLPA) in Worthy Down to develop their understanding of commercial logistics. Read more

Meachers Global Logistics has appointed three new team members and announced a £1m fleet expansion as it continues to develop the business. Read more

Gary Whittle, Commercial Director of Meachers Global Logistics has been named the new Vice Chair of the UKWA Management Board. The announcement was made at the UKWA’s AGM on 27 June 2023. Read more

Meachers Global Logistics welcomed students from the University of Southampton for a visit to gain crucial insight into the logistics industry. Read more

All UK ports will expect delays because of the Border Force Strike action taking place on 15 March. Members of the Public and Commercial Service Union (PCS) are staging a 24-hour strike from 7am on Wednesday 15 March and this will affect Border Force. This action will affect travellers and goods entering the UK on […] Read more

Last year HMRC introduced the Customs Declaration Service (CDS) to replace the old system CHIEF (Customs Handling Imports and Export Freight).    The deadline date for moving across to the new system for exporters was changed from 31 March 2023 to 30 November 2023.   If you are moving goods in and out of the UK then […] Read more

Meachers Global Logistics welcomed military students from the Defence College of Logistics, Policing & Administration (DCLPA) in Worthy Down for a recce mission to gain insight into how logistics works in the civilian world. The 16 students are from the Engineer Logistics Division and studying military logistics at the college. The aim of the visit […] Read more

“Although there are currently over 2,300 pallets at Meachers, almost every row is a single product and in one pallet size, which makes it so much easier to pick orders and stock check. Meachers has a fantastic knowledge of our products and a great relationship with the customers and drivers who collect from them. They […] Read more

Benx, the leading UK facades supplier, has launched a new award to give recognition to the hard work and achievements of the people it works with. We are delighted to announce that Meachers’ Ian Greenaway has become the first recipient of the Benx External Partnership Award. Ian manages our Eling Wharf warehouse in Southampton and […] Read more

Joining us in March 2021, Glyn has worked in the transport industry for over 36 years. In that time, he has seen many changes, from emission laws and drivers’ hours to the types of cargo being shipped. Glyn is one of our transport operators and works in a team of six. He is responsible for […] Read more

With 30 years’ experience in the logistics industry under his belt, Meachers’ Commercial Account Manager Andy Bell has witnessed a few changes. “In recent times, the effects of Covid-19, Brexit and the current economic climate have impacted massively”, he says. “But it is important to stay forward-thinking, collaborative, and to provide outstanding service to support […] Read more

Meachers Global Logistics has added newly-qualified HGV driver Ed Ralls to its team thanks its Warehouse to Wheels driver training programme, which gives participants the opportunity to gain their Category C driver’s licences (Class 1 and 2) whilst in employment at the business.   Warehouse to Wheels allows people to experience warehousing and driving trucks in […] Read more

Meachers Global Logistics has climbed the ranks of this year’s Motor Transport Top 100, seen as the definitive list of the largest third-party logistics operators in the UK. This year, Meachers climbed to a position of 59 from 81 in the listing of the largest 100 companies by turnover, as it saw its latest year […] Read more

Lorraine is one of our transport administrators and was originally part of AFS Haulage before Meachers acquired the business in 2021. Part of a team of six, and working within general haulage, Lorraine supports her colleagues and customers with their administrative needs. Her duties include responding to enquiries, answering queries, invoicing, booking jobs into our […] Read more

Meachers Global Logistics has announced its membership of The Solent Cluster, the first major decarbonisation initiative to substantially reduce CO2 emissions from industry, transport and households across the Solent and the south coast of England. The Solent Cluster is a cross-sector collaboration of international organisations, including manufacturers and engineering companies, regional businesses and industries, leading […] Read more

Being a transport planner is clearly a role Dan Webb loves. He’s done it successfully for more than seven years. Part of a small team of six, Dan plans the routes for our haulage vehicles. He books in collections and deliveries with our customers. He also reports to our workshop if any of our vehicles […] Read more

Mason is Southampton born and bred and joined Meachers in January 2021 following our acquisition of AFS Haulage. Working in transport for over ten years, it’s an industry he enjoys as the days are both busy and varied. Mason is part of the close-knit team behind the Meachers’ Pallet Network. This is our service for […] Read more

If moving goods into and out of the UK it’s important you register for the new Customs Declaration Service (CDS) to avoid customs delays and interruptions to your supply chain. HMRC has introduced the Customs Declaration Service to replace the existing Customs Handling of Import and Export Freight (CHIEF) system. More information about the CDS […] Read more

Ed is one of the newest members of Meachers, having joined us in February 2022 through an agency to assist with hand-balling – the loading and unloading of containers.  Ed’s manager saw great potential in him and asked if he’d be interested in enrolling onto our Warehouse to Wheels driver training programme, which gives participants […] Read more

Southampton-based Meachers Global Logistics has announced a new warehousing contract with Red Arrow Fulfilment. Meachers has renewed its partnership with the Romsey-based company to provide storage facilities for products from specialist mattress company Dormeo UK. Meachers will store mattresses for Red Arrow (Southampton Group) Ltd at a new 30,000 square feet warehouse at Southampton Docks […] Read more

Meachers Global Logistics has expanded its fleet with seven new specialist vehicles as part of a £1.5million investment programme designed to offer a wider range of services to customers. The Southampton-based international freight and transport logistics company has replaced vehicles at its Nursling headquarters with five DAF XG Tractor units and a further two DAF […] Read more

Meachers Global Logistics Chairman Bob Terris has been the driving force behind the company’s success for the past 60 years – and is now celebrating a diamond work milestone. At 17, Bob joined the Meachers’ family-owned coal and transport company, based in a small hut in a gravel yard in Westfield Road, Totton. His career […] Read more

Meachers Global Logistics welcomed industrial researchers from Cambridge University to its Southampton headquarters for a workshop, in conjunction with UKWA, to find out how best to deliver digital logistics on a shoestring. UKWA has been working in partnership with the University of Cambridge to investigate opportunities for small and medium businesses (SMEs) to apply digitalisation […] Read more

When 18-year-old William Rayner left college last year, he hoped his ambition to drive heavy goods vehicles would set him on a career path. Undeterred by the fact that most companies won’t employ drivers until they turn at least 21, William applied to Southampton-based Meachers Global Logistics. His enthusiasm has paid off – after a […] Read more

On 1st April 2022, the Government will introduce a new tax that will apply to all plastic packaging manufactured in, or imported into, the UK which does not contain at least 30% recycled plastic.  The tax is being introduced in a bid to encourage the use of recycled plastic packaging products in the UK. It […] Read more

Alan has been with Meachers for 14 years, joining us as a night traffic operator. Within 3 months he was brought into the day team to assist with a new contract for one of the world’s largest packaging companies, which specialise in FMCG goods, fresh foods and catering disposables.  Taking over the contract fully after […] Read more

New rules for imports of animal-origin products, including meat and dairy goods, will come into effect in January 2022 and all UK importers and their EU suppliers must make sure they are compliant.  The failure to do so could lead to shipments being refused entry to the UK or goods destroyed.  The new requirements include […] Read more

Paul joined Meachers in 2016 as a sales executive and has since climbed the ranks to become a commercial manager within the business. Working in all areas of the Meachers’ business model, but specialising in international trade, Paul’s role involves introducing and onboarding new customers to the business and supporting existing clients through supply chain […] Read more

Early last year, when the COVID-19 pandemic began to spread, many countries implemented national lockdowns and ceased production of goods, which ultimately stalled economic growth. As a consequence, shipping companies began reducing the number of cargo ships being sent out and the impact of this has been a sharp break in the usual flow of […] Read more

Southampton-born Uppy Rattan joined Meachers in 2019 as Inside Sales Support and remains in that role today. He came to us having been awarded Inside Sales Support winner for three years at his previous company, and instantly we could see why.  During his time at Meachers, Uppy has been pivotal in helping us to develop […] Read more

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