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How might Brexit affect Plexus Freight?


Plexus Freight specialises in national and international freight shipping, including express freight shipping. With the UK being part of the European Union we are heavily involved in providing services to all the countries throughout Europe and we are involved in a considerable amount of freight shipping to Italy and freight shipping to Germany. One of the questions on many people’s lips at the moment is how British businesses might be affected if Britain decides to leave the European Union.

Where we are concerned, we feel that it is unlikely to have a great effect on the amount of freight shipping to Italy and freight shipping to Germany that we do because we have a good number of well-established contracts with valued clients. Their businesses will still continue to ship abroad and as Plexus Freight have established themselves as a reliable and cost-competitive company we would hope that relationship will continue.

If there is one area of concern, it could be the possible down valuation of the pound, though if that is the case it will become something that affects the whole of the UK and not just one or two individual companies. We can actually see an increase in the amount of freight shipping to Italy and freight shipping to Germany that we do because UK products, whether they are perishable or manufactured, will become cheaper to buy for those whose currency is the euro.

Where we also believe we will score heavily is a freight shipping company is through our express freight service where our clients rely very heavily on both our reliability and also our delivery speed. For certain companies the speed of delivery can often be a deal breaker and therefore express freight shipping becomes an invaluable service.

In addition, unlike a number of international freight shipping companies, we have a much lower minimum shipping quantity. Where certain companies will not look at anything under half a dozen pallets, we are happy to ship loads of a quarter pallet. This is particularly useful for companies who are looking to break into the overseas market and whose orders, to begin with are going to be smaller. We like to support those businesses on the basis that if we can help them to succeed and expand, the volume of business we do with them will also expand.

If you want to learn more about the cost of freight shipping to Italy, freight shipping to Germany or any other European country, make sure you give us a call here at Plexus Freight.

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Express freight shipping takes on a whole new meaning


If you ask us here at Plexus Freight if we do express freight delivery, our answer to you will be maybe. That maybe depends on your interpretation of the word “express”. If you are asking if we offer a rapid freight delivery service, then the answer most definitely is yes. We do express freight delivery throughout the whole of the UK, Europe and worldwide express freight delivery too. The problem might come from a miscommunication, or misunderstanding with regard to whether instead you might have been asking if we deliver express trains. The answer to that is a resounding no.

That type of express freight delivery is best handled by different experts to Plexus Freight. However, in this instance it would seem that ‘experts’ was perhaps a word loosely interpreted based on the results of this express freight delivery. There again, on the basis the means of delivery was speeded up considerably by simply dropping the locomotive at the point of delivery, this truly was an express express freight delivery in every sense of the word.

What perhaps amused us most about this incident, apart from the obvious – well you have to laugh once you have stopped wincing – was when we did a little research on the internet to find out what actually happened and what the reaction of others was. We made the mistake of going to as this accident occurred in Australia, but what we discovered is that ‘trainspotters’ really are a breed unto themselves as the first comment was helpful, but the subsequent comment made it clear that the devil is in the detail where talking about trains is concerned:

“A brand new American Engineered EMD GT46C-ACe was dropped while being unloaded from the cargo-ship at dock. Not sure of the root cause yet but this one is going to be expensive to fix. The frame is certainly broken and every rotating apparatus can be deemed scrap.”

Next comment:

“Progress Rail have now re-classed this one as a GT46C-ACHe.”

Now that really makes all the difference and here we all breathed a massive sigh of relief that it wasn’t the EMD GT46C-Ace that we first thought as that really would have been a disaster!

We promise that our express freight delivery service is appreciably more reliable and we pride ourselves on the reputation we have continually been building since the company started forty years ago. So, if you want to know more about our express freight delivery – providing it is not a locomotive you want us to deliver – please do get in contact with us.

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