The Dougal Steam Locomotive returns home thanks to the cooperation of Globalia members from Kaohsiung and Southampton

The historical steam locomotive goes on a 8000-mile roundtrip from UK to Taiwan to be used as a tourist attraction at the Taiwanese lantern festival.

Apollo Logistics, Globalia member in Kaohsiung, Taiwan, was selected among 7 competitors to handle the shipment of the historical Dougal Steam Locomotive, built in 1946 for a gasworks in Glasgow, and kept on the Llanfair line in Powys since 1967. The aim of this trip was to use this engine as a tourist attraction during the Taiwanese lantern festival.

The 762 mm distance between rails of the Steam Locomotive is identical to the Taiwan Sugar company’s rail system which is very different to other locomotives in UK.

This is why it was requested by Taiwan at a time coinciding with the connection of the operators of new heritage railway lines in the country.

“This shipment has not been the most challenging one we have managed. However, it has been truly special since this locomotive has been well-maintained for 73 years  at the Welshpool & Llanfair Light Railway. Additionally, it took one month to ship it from Kaohsiung to Southampton”, says Mr Richard Yeh, General Manager of Apollo Shipping.

The Locomotive was requested to be returned to the station of Llanfair Caereinion via Southampton, that is why Apollo Logistics inquired the cooperation of Oceanside Logistics, Globalia member in Southampton and Felixstowe, UK.

“Together with Oceanside Logistics, we shipped this unit by 1 x 20’ open top from Southampton to W & LLR. I am delighted with the successful outcome of this project and believe that both of our teams have carried it out very professionally”, continues Richard Yeh.

Congratulations to Oceanside Logistics Limited and Apollo Logistics for such a meticulous work!

Globalia Southampton & Felixstowe boosts its growth by opening an additional 60,000 square feet fulfilment centre

The new warehouse which is located within 60 miles from Southampton Port will help them strengthen their Amazon FBA and e-commerce presence

Oceanside Logistics Limited, the Globalia member in Southampton & Felixstowe, UK, has opened up a brand new 60,000 square feet fulfilment centre which will allow them to improve their Amazon FBA and e-commerce presence. Operating from their larger facility in Fareham, the new location will offer easy access from Southampton Port, more advanced inventory management, quicker order packing and faster shipping for their customers. 

“Oceanside is incredibly proud of this new facility which will help us enhance our services in more than one way,” said Simon Pearman, Operations Manager at Oceanside Logistics Ltd. “This warehouse allows faster access to stock, earlier delivery to customers and allows us to handle a higher volume of workload”.

Congratulations to Oceanside Logistics Ltd. for their new fulfilment centre!

Globalia members join forces to carry out the shipment of a brand new Montblanc store in downtown London

The cargo which was shipped from China to the UK included interior furniture such as high-end display tables with fragile glass, mirrors, lights and other accessories

AMA Freight Co. Ltd, Globalia member in Tianjin, China, cooperated with Oceanside Logistics Limited, Globalia member in Felixstowe and Southampton, UK, to ship a very special cargo.

As stated by Jade Zhang, Head of the Overseas Department of AMA Freight, “Due to limited space and truck requirements in London, the shipment of 24 cases of 7.2 MT and 50 CBM had to be delivered in seven lots in a specific order so that the engineers could do the installation as planned. Additionally, due to the location of the shop, special permissions were needed for trucks to get into this commercial area. A strong logistical planning was required to guarantee customer satisfaction as well as flawless movement, loading, and unloading of the trucks. All the works were executed perfectly and the waste disposal was also taken care of by our two teams.”

The furniture was shipped in three lots. AMA Freight shipped the first lot by sea from Shanghai to Southampton port from where the shipment was taken over by Oceanside Logistics and stored in their warehouse. The second shipment was moved by rail from Zhengzhou to Hamburg which saved the supplier plenty of money compared to air freight and plenty of time compared to ocean freight. The 3rd shipment was by air from PVG, Shanghai, to LHR, London, from where it was carried to Oceanside’s warehouse after the clearance.

“The Montblanc shop was very satisfied with the service offered by both Oceanside Logistics and us. Their Manager was impressed by our professionalism and the care taken by us to manage this special project,” says Jade Zhang.

Congratulations to AMA Freight and Oceanside Logistics for successfully handling this collaboration shipment!