When items as seemingly innocuous as perfumes, dyes or plastics can be classified as ‘hazardous’, it is no wonder that businesses can easily fall foul of the regulations when exporting or importing goods.
The many rules relating to packaging, labeling and stowing can vary according to a wide range of criteria, so the potential for breaking those rules and therefore facing border delays and/or incurring penalties is significant.
To help companies overcome this, DSV is offering expert advice to those visiting its stand at Multimodal, the UK’s largest supply chain exhibition, at the NEC, Birmingham, 29 April – 1 May 2014.
"We have an amazing range of experience and expertise, so it makes sense to use this opportunity to answer questions which manufacturers, importers or exporters may have about the transport of their materials or products," saysChris Malyon, Director Sales & Marketing, DSV Road.
DSV has arranged to have a DGSA expert available on Thursday 1 May to cover the transport of chemicals/dangerous goods. There will also be experts ready to give advice on warehousing & home delivery, insurance and express shipments. Some of the team will also focus on specific markets: perishables, automotive and aerospace.
When the regulations can also vary according to volumes, mode of transport and even the countries transited, and goods can be confiscated and destroyed, it is easy to see why expert knowledge is vital.
"We have often found that quite a small piece of information or advice can make a huge difference to a business seeking to source from, or export to, new countries."
The teams from DSV Road and DSV Air & Sea are happy to give logistics advice to companies which need to import or export any product.
"Many small businesses are seeking to expand their product range or the number of countries they export to, so it is important to talk to an expert who can help design the most efficient and cost-effective supply chain," explains Mr Malyon. "A successful business needs to have availability of product, speed to market and competitive pricing in order to grow its customer base."
Other areas of expertise which DSV staff will discuss include retail logistics as well as specific regions including Turkey, Scandinavia and the US.
"We are inviting people to make appointments with our experts to make sure they do not miss out. We will also be launching a series of ‘white papers’ on a range of subjects for visitors to our stand so that as many people as possible can benefit from our expertise."
To take advantage of this exclusive offer, register for a free VIP Pass to Multimodal using the code DSV12.