Allseas Global Logistics is starting an exciting new chapter in its development, following a change in ownership structure which sees Managing Director Darren Wright wholly owning the project freight forwarding outfit after having co-founded the company 11 years ago as the majority shareholder. As part of the new chapter, Allseas has also launched a dedicated air cargo service, Allair, following approval from the International Air Transport Association (IATA).
Founded and based in Manchester, Allseas has built a strong reputation for its expertise in handling project, heavy lift and out-of-gauge cargoes, as well as FCL/LCL (full container load/less than container load) movements on a worldwide basis. The change in ownership, which was formally completed on Wright’s 36th birthday, opens up new opportunities to expand and build on what has already been achieved, particularly as key markets emerge from recession and economic confidence returns. Darren Wright elaborates:
“We have a lot of opportunities on the horizon and are really excited about the future. Taking over 100% ownership will enable me to explore new opportunities and continue to develop a number of new ventures under the Allseas brand. Our new Supply Chain Division is focused on the retail sector; we have brought in a team who are very experienced in operating and constructing supply chains for major retail outfits and this division is picking up pace tremendously.”
“While excited about our expansion plans, we will remain faithful to our roots in heavy lift and project cargo and that will always be the case. We are looking at further expansion into more equipment to serve that sector of the business. Following the change of ownership, it is, in some ways, ‘business as usual’. But this change also gives us the impetus to push on and increase our portfolio – it is a great new start for Allseas Global Logistics.”
The new Supply Chain Division, which was launched recently is expected to lead to growth in the companies’ Far East activities including plans to open offices in Hong Kong and elsewhere in China. In addition, Allseas recently secured the United Nations’ prestigious ‘Approved Supplier Status’, underlining its commitment to expertise in the humanitarian aid/relief sector.