In September, Containerlift joined other freight forwarders from across the globe at the annual CCA & Focused Conference, in Shenzhen, China. Shenzhen is one of China’s newest cities with a population that has grown from 30,000 in 1980 to over 21 million in 2016!
Joost Baker (Managing Director) and Paul Reeves (Shipping Manager), traveled out to China for two weeks to meet customers, the shipping lines and forge stronger relationships with CCA and Focused Group freight forwarders across the globe.
Paul Reeves explains; ‘Joining its first freight forwarding network, the Focused Group, is a key step in Containerlift’s ongoing and rapid development in to the shipping industry. Establishing strong relationships with strategic partners around the world and in particular on key shipping routes will ultimately help us offer a better and more comprehensive service to existing customers. It also presents many opportunities for Containerlift to capture new business and a platform upon which we can continue to build. Since returning from China last week we have had a great deal of follow up work and exciting lines of enquiry for new business.’