Thursday 20 July 2017

First-of-a kind logistics service launched for Irish SMEs

Are you an SME that’s new to the world of international freight delivery or a seasoned veteran used to exporting regularly?

The needs of businesses are always evolving and An Post has now taken the innovative step of leveraging its national network and fleet expertise to launch a first-of-a-kind logistics service for Irish SMEs interested in exporting to the UK and Europe.

Post Logistics from An Post is a new high-quality, dependable, standardized, freight-forwarding and groupage service for SMEs, newly launched into the Irish marketplace that is set to transform export opportunities for companies across the country.

Reliable, simple and speedy

An Post’s new service for exporters is based on reliability, simplicity, speed and value and it is linked to global logistics operator DB Schenker, the world’s second largest transportation, groupage and logistics services provider.

Using the existing An Post fleet and network service, Post Logistics will transport pallet freight from SME customers nationwide to a central Dublin depot from where it will be shipped onwards by global freight carriers DB Schenker.

Liam O’Sullivan, Director of Mails at An Post, explains that given An Post’s level of expertise and network infrastructure, the provision of freight services is a natural extension of existing business.

World-class supported by technology

“Our existing national network, logistics capacity and customer service is world-class and it is fully supported by the latest technology. Mails distribution is mainly an evening, overnight and early morning business so during the day we can devote our capacity to servicing the freight forwarding needs of Irish SMEs.”

“This sector has to contend with so much uncertainty around currency rates and markets. Post Logistics guarantees unrivalled reach, excellent value, know-how and the peace-of-mind of dealing with one of Ireland’s most trusted companies. We will put all these strengths to work of our SME clients.”

So how does the new service work?

Post Logistics was formed by An Post as the logistics division of Ireland’s national postal delivery service. Utilising their extensive ground forwarding network for Groupage and ‘Less Than Truckload’ (LTT) shipping, they provide reliable pallet shipment and freight forwarding services to the UK and Europe.

They have designed a dedicated and convenient UK and European pallet delivery service for Irish SMEs looking to export up to 7 pallets at highly competitive rates.

Businesses now have access to a highly dependable daily (Monday to Friday, excluding public holidays) pallet collection and delivery service. Post Logistics provides an efficient and reliable door-to-door collection service from any location in Ireland with delivery to UK and Europe.

How do you get a quote? Getting a quote couldn’t be simpler. Just click on the ‘Quick Quote’ button, fill out the relevant information and a price quotation will be returned to you instantly.

Ireland’s Eircode is a key element of the PostLogistics service both as a crucial element in registering for the service and in finalizing collection details.

Businesses can track their pallets to their destination with a user-friendly online tracking service. Unrivalled transparency and visibility is a key component of the Post Logistics service.

Other benefits include the facility for companies to print their own pallet labels and dockets for their consignment and track and trace the delivery journey in full, from collection to their final destination.

Can orders be tracked?

The online tracking system enables companies to track their consignments to anywhere in the UK or Europe in real-time with a unique reference number. The Post Logistics Tracking System includesan overview of shipments, plus the ability to track and trace shipments at every stage of the delivery process. Electronic Proof of Delivery (EPoD) is available in many destination countries.

What is the delivery process?

Pallets will be collected by a local An Post driver; transported to the logistics partner, DB Schenker for forwarding to the UK or Europe and tracked throughout their journey to the destination.

Who has An Post partnered with?

DB Schenker is the transportation and logistics arm of Deutsche Bahn, the world’s second largest transportation, groupage and logistics services provider.

With 720 branches in 36 European countries, DB Schenker Land Transport possesses a ground freight forwarding network with extensive coverage and high density.

If your SME is interested in making exporting more accessible and easier, go to Post Logistics for more information or to get a quick quote. If your company would like further information email post.logistics@anpost.ie or telephone 01 4620810.

 

Sponsored by: An Post

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