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Anchor Freight have been short listed as finalist of the British International Freight Association (BIFA) for their 2022 ‘Extra Mile Award’ as recognition of the company’s involvement with humanitarian aid for Ukraine since the conflict started earlier this year.

To date Anchor have been directly responsible for more than 380 tons of aid delivered to those in need including vital medical equipment to hospitals in Ukraine. Another 12 tons will be despatched next week by trailer. In addition to this, Anchor have also helped other carriers to deliver many hundreds of tons of aid through the robust supply chain, set up by Anchor with the assistance from Andrew Pituley (a colleague based in Lyiv).

Carl Day CEO of Anchor Freight said, ‘It has been a real team effort and to be shortlisted for this prestigious award, is fitting recognition of those that have given so much of their own time, to make sure we achieved the main task of helping those in desperate need’. He continued, ‘it was paramount that we controlled the supply chain from end to end, to make sure that the aid donated reached its intended destinations, Andrew Pituley was key to ensuring we managed the last mile successfully in increasingly difficult circumstances. For a robust supply chain to be successful there are many factors that have to be overcome, from coordination of collections of donated aid to the necessary customs and border crossing paperwork, ensuring secure passage and avoiding the black marketers that thrive in such circumstances, as well as addressing the obvious costs for fuel and tolls’.

He concluded with ‘without the support of organisations such as GeeWizz charity and the One Group Construction Limited, we could not have managed a fraction of what has been achieved so far, as well as the people of Suffolk, who gave so generously, just makes you so proud of being part of this amazing county’.

Gina Long MBE founder of GeeWizz Charity said ‘This award nomination for anchor Freight, is so well deserved.  Carl Day and the team there were absolute heroes on every level, nothing was too much trouble. It’s because of everything they so generously donated and accommodated, which 100% helped ensure delivery of the huge volume of humanitarian aid, donated from the great people of Suffolk, all so desperately needed by those receiving it in Ukraine’. 

The winner of the award will be announced at the BIFA Annual Luncheon and Awards Ceremony on Thursday 19 January 2023 held at The Brewery in Chiswell Street, London, hosted by football legend Kevin Keegan.

Anchor Freight has four UK based offices, Dover, Felixstowe, Glasgow and Ipswich providing, customs brokage, global freight solutions, VAS warehousing and UK distribution services.

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Anchor Freight has evolved from one of Scotland’s leading forwarders, to the UK’s most driven and experienced independent shipping, logistics and warehousing specialists.

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