Customer Update – Felixstowe Terminal Operating System

Port of Felixstowe, berths eight and nine Picture: HUTCHINSON PORTS As of 2 August 2018 there have been no major improvements in the issues recently reported at the Port of Felixstowe, following the roll-out of the NEW TERMINAL OPERATING SYSTEM.All carriers utilising the Port of Felixstowe continue to be affected with significant delays. All other UK… Read more

11 terms used in international shipping

We understand: all you want is for your goods to be transported from point A to point B. However, the two parties that are involved in any international shipping contract – buyer and seller – each have different payment responsibilities which will alter depending on the kind of delivery taking place. You should know what… Read more

The Logistics Behind Mutiny

If you like to spend your evenings in front of the telly, chances are you might have seen the trailer for Mutiny, an exciting documentary that premiers this week on Channel 4. The show follows a crew of nine as they attempt to re-enact the famous Mutiny on the Bounty, when Captain of HMS Bounty Lieutenant… Read more

An out of gauge consignment shipped internationally at short notice

At Chambers & Cook Freight, we pride ourselves on going the extra mile for our customers, saying yes to shipments that other logistics companies would deem impossible. One such job was presented to us recently by inflatable dam specialist Dyrhoff, in the form of an inflatable rubber sheet that needed to be transported from the… Read more

Felixstowe container storage yards are over-full

We are sharing a customer notice recently issued by the Port of Felixstowe as we feel this is particularly relevant to our customers. We will continue to monitor the situation and will make further updates if necessary. 23rd September, 2016 To All Port of Felixstowe Customers Over the last few months, events have conspired to reach the point where… Read more

Enter the Lucrative Chinese Foodstuffs Market with Chambers & Cook Freight

As one of the world’s fastest developing economies, China has an enormous and highly lucrative foodstuffs market, and welcomes international imports. However, many exporters are reluctant to enter the Chinese market due to complicated regulations and import criteria, and are thus missing out on contracts that could be hugely profitable for their business. At Chambers… Read more

Welcome to the new Chambers & Cook website!

Chambers & Cook Freight are delighted to announce the launch of our new and improved website. We worked closely with The Blue Cube, a creative and digital agency, who have been responsible for our online presence for several years now, to bring our site up to date and ensure our service offering is portrayed in the… Read more

Turkish delight

When you have an event and performance has to be 100%, then a UK truck and driver can give you that reliability. 24/7 Exhibition Services (a Chambers & Cook group company) had a customer who required a full load to and from Istanbul for an event, and were concerned about the reliability of hauliers based… Read more

Palletforce leads the way with IT investment

Palletforce has invested over £1 million in its IT infrastructure as part of its commitment to providing a quality service. The Alliance system developed by Palletforce, the UK’s leading palletised distribution network, has now been rolled out to all of its members. It only took a year for IT staff at the member-owned network’s hub… Read more

1.2 million pallets and counting

During October 2015 Chambers & Cook’s Birmingham depot passed 1.2 million pallets handled through the Palletforce network. If placed end-to-end, these pallets would stretch all the way from Lands End to John O’Groats – and a good part of the way back, too!