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    Why Choose a Family Run Freight Forwarder?

    If you’re in the market to find a new freight forwarder, you might consider choosing a family-run business to work with.

    Mercator Cargo was founded by Paul, our MD, in 1991.  It was a brave move to leave his job with his father and recalls his first day of business, sitting in the new office, waiting for the phone to ring.  It did ring, and that first customer is still our customer today.  This really speaks volumes about Mercator Cargo as a business.

    Our ethos is simple: to provide a first class freight forwarding service to each client no matter how large or small.

    Our founder, Paul, is still very much a part of the business today, after over forty years in the shipping business.  Over fifty percent of our workforce are part of Paul’s family, and we have family business values at the heart of everything we do.

    We are a relatively small team, but all our freight forwarding experts have spent their entire careers in the shipping industry, teamed with Paul’s forty years experience and motto ‘there is no such thing as can’t’, we are well equipped to deal with any kind of shipping task.  Another benefit is you will be assigned a designated point of contact who will deal with all your shipping, so that you have continuity and our freight forwarder understands your business.

    Paul founded the global freight forwarding network Marco Polo Line (MPL) in 2008 with three other shipping agent MDs from around the world.  MPL is a network for other small – medium independent freight forwarders like Mercator Cargo.  Criteria to become a member is strict, and all members are assessed to ensure they are trustworthy and share the same values as Mercator Cargo.  This network means that we have personal contacts in almost every country around the globe, so no matter where your cargo goes, you know it will be in safe hands.  This is an unusual benefit for an independent freight forwarder to offer (to have such a network normally, the business will be a giant multi-national corporation).

    If you are looking for a reliable and experienced freight forwarder, then give us a call today to discuss how our business can work with your business – Tel. 02392 756 575. Email:


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      The World’s Largest Container Shipping Company Increases Its Freight Forwarding Capacity

      The world’s largest container ship company, Maersk Line of Denmark has begun to increase capacity on it’s  S Class 8600 TEU containerships. The plan is to raise the wheelhouse (bridge) and thereby
      accommodate an extra layer of containers. The vessels will be capable of carrying around 10,000 TEU after the work is completed. We assume Maersk has concluded that vessel stability will not be adversely affected by the higher centre of gravity.

      If you are looking for a reliable and knowledgeable freight forwarding agent, be sure to give our experienced team at Mercator Cargo a call us on 02392 75 65 75 to discuss your options fully.

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