With a wealth of freight forwarders out there to choose from, how do you go about finding the best fit for your logistics requirements, cost, IT system needs, and your company’s culture?
If logistics is a key pillar of your business then it’s crucial that you identify good quality and relevant fit potential 3PL’s (3rd Party Logistics) partners from the off.
In this article, we will look at some of the ways to go about identifying your best-fit 3PL partner and identify why Pinnacle International Freight could be that very 3PL that you’ve been looking for and/or need right now.
What are YOUR Needs?
Obviously, in order to find the best-fit logistics partner, you need to clearly know and understand exactly what your own requirements are, as a business. It is really worth writing a list of the core competencies you require fulfilling; this way you can more easily identify the best-fit candidates of freight forwarding companies.
How can Pinnacle International Freight meet your needs?
As a long established Freight Forwarder (since 1972) and an SME, Pinnacle International Freight have built a successful business based on a personalised and high quality service. Our predominant markets are non-European international air and sea freight (import and export), domestic warehousing & eCommerce fulfilment in the UK and USA and export packing.
We remain competitive and provide a top quality service, through our long established network of partners and direct relationships with airlines and shipping lines. We continually invest in technology to drive efficiencies, visibility and to consistently develop the standard and enhancement of services we offer our customers.
When you’re working to tight deadlines on time-limited projects, we are well equipped with extensive knowledge and years of air freight experience to help you get your air cargo to its final destination. Whatever the size, shape, or volume of your air cargo, we offer tailor-made solutions to suit any requirements:
- Export, import, and cross trade
- Direct / indirect consolidation
- Temperature-controlled air cargo
- Security screening
- Air charter
We can provide air freight services to and from almost any destination in the world.
We can assist you with cost-effective sea freight shipping options for cargo of all kinds. Whether you need to ship LCL or FCL or you need our expert advice on how best to ship your cargo, we are on hand to make sure you find the perfect shipping solution. Our focus on delivering outstanding service means that you’ll be in the safest of hands.
- Export, import & cross trade
- Loading, lashing & securing
- Temperature-controlled cargo
- Container CSC plating
- FCL & consolidation
- PO management
- Track & trace
When you choose Pinnacle International Freight for your export packing services, you are choosing a dedicated team who truly care about keeping your cargo safe and protected. Based centrally in the UK, in Leicestershire, we are ideally placed for on-site and offsite packing. We can also advise on the best materials and level of packing required to ensure the utmost protection. Our export packing services include:
- ISPM15 approved case and pallet supplies
- Export packing on-site or any UK location
- Protective case linings
- Foam protection
- Package indicators (tilt/shock/humidity)
- BS1133 Compliant
- Moisture protection
- Dangerous goods packing
With Pinnacle’s warehouse facilities, we offer the full package from importing your goods from the point of origin right through to delivery at your customer’s door. We understand how important and invaluable it is to have a fast, efficient, and accurate supply chain and have support for eCommerce businesses with our system integration technology. Our warehousing services are extensive and cover every single part of the process:
- IT integration (customer website, Magento, Amazon, eBay, plus many more)
- B2C customer service
- Same day dispatch
- Stock management service
- Secure on-site storage
- Pallet racked and bulk storage
Pick & pack
- Bespoke fulfilment services
- Pick and pack warehousing
Reworking & value-added services
- Full & part load
- Pallet service
- Parcel service
- Dedicated and economy
Secure outside storage & container storage
- Floodlight area
- Access to site
- Security fencing
- Secure vehicle parking
- Monitored CCTV
- Own container with key access
We also offer the following specialist freight solutions:
- Dangerous Goods Freight
- Defence & Aerospace Freight
- Special Projects
- Pharmaceutical Logistics
- Space Tech Logistics
- Retail Display Logistics
- Road Freight
- Compliance & Commercial
- Information Technology
Could Pinnacle be the right fit 3PL for your business? Contact Pinnacle International Freight today and speak to one of our Leicestershire based team of global logistics experts for information, pricing and advice for your unique requirements.
UK +44 (0)845 6216 111 / firstname.lastname@example.org