Our Services

Procurement Reviews

Primarily focussed on Freight Management and Sea Freight.

Also review Air Freight and European Road.

Review costs, service levels, operational requirements, incumbent suppliers.

Where appropriate switch client from procuring sea freight via a freight forwarder to direct carrier.

Set-up competitive rate structures covering operational needs.

Ensure appropriate suppliers are selected.

Sea Freight Buying Group

The buying group was set-up in 2009 and is made up of direct shippers (BCOs).

We act as the procurement function for each member (client).

Finalise long term rate deals - average rates in the long term are significantly better than short term rates.

Members of the buying group need to be moving 1000+ TEU.

Various operational benefits driven from the buying group including de-risking the operational set-up, one visibility system, one freight manager etc...

Health Check

Reviews include:

Systems / Management Information

Rates / charges / service levels

Supplier selection

HMRC opportunities

Operating Process

Physical infrastructure


We understand our sea freight buying group (BCO) is the largest in Europe.


Case Studies

Grocery Retailer

Managed and controlled tender process for freight management, airfreight and sea freight (import & export).

Streamlined operation and simplified procedures.

Freight savings reduced by 29% on LFL (verified by internal audit).

Home Shopping Business

Reduced nominated freight forwarders from 4 to 1.

Re-negotiated freight & UK costs (20% reduction).

Applied for and obtained approval to operate under new C&E procedure (CFSP).

Streamlined inbound process (various initiatives).

Large Retailer

Re-negotiated all existing freight contracts (sea, air and European freight).

Supported the creation of SOP documents covering suppliers, freight manager, client (various functions), etc...

Savings in first 6 months = £6.5million.

Electrical Distributor

Processed all imported products through customs and excise under Binding Tariff Information (BTI).

Significantly reduced freight / UK costs (24% reduction).

Replaced existing nominated freight forwarder - improvement in account management, service levels and data visibility.

"Logiport was recommended to me by a freight forwarder to negotiate our sea freight arrangements directly with the shipping lines. They managed the smooth transition from dealing with a forwarder to working directly with the shipping lines. This included the appointment of a freight manager. I have been both impressed with the results obtained and also the professional manner in which they undertake their work. I would happily recommend them to other shippers."

Ian Howell

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