Following Hampshire based freight forwarder Mercator Cargo’s recent success at the Portsmouth News Business Excellence Awards, we are delighted to announce that we have been shortlisted for Team of the Year at the Johnston Press South Business Awards 2015.

awards logo grey side‘To have been shortlisted for Team of the Year at the Business Excellence Awards was exciting for the whole team here at Mercator’, MD Paul Goehlert recalls, ‘but then to go up onto the stage and receive the trophy was the perfect acknowledgement of our team’s hard work and dedication to Mercator’.

The freight forwarding firm hit a rocky patch in 2013 when the MD and FD had to take an unexpected step away from the business leaving Myles Daly (Director) at the helm.  But with the support and teamwork of all members, Mercator is thriving more than ever with increases in UK import and export shipping traffic.

Now to have been shortlisted for the Johnston Press South Business Awards is the cherry on the cake for the Portsmouth based freight forwarder.  The award ceremony takes place on 2nd October in Brighton, and shortlisters are coming from all across Hampshire and Sussex.

After 10 years out of the awards spotlight (Mercator last won acclaim in 2005 with Finance Director Julie Goehlert scooping the Business Personality of the Year trophy), Paul (MD) and Julie (FD) are absolutely delighted for the team to be receiving the recognition of their determination and true team work.

Mercator celebrates entering its 25th year in the freight forwarding business this year.  As an active member of the Hampshire Chamber of Commerce, Mercator is keen to assist other local firms with their freight forwarding needs, covering all industries and specialising in air, sea, road and rail freight. The beauty of being a family business is that we take time to get to know our customers, their shipping needs and offer a comprehensive shipping service no matter the destination or origin.

If you have a shipping task you might like Mercator to assist you with arranging, then get in contact: +44 2392 756 575, or email

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