Moves afoot as Stockwell eyes 40th birthday

Transport and logistics firm upgrades fleet and adds China services

By Rob McKay | February 7, 2011

Transport and logistics firm Stockwell International is to bolster its truck
fleet and improve services in its China operations.

The developments come as the Sydney-headquartered company looks to celebrate its 40th year this year.

"All of our trucks are slowly being re-branded we will also look to have GPS on all of our trucks and acquire new ones into 2011," Sales and Marketing director Angela Gambell says.

"Our trucking division has grown 15% in the last two years and has become a significant revenue stream for this business."

The company runs 20 trucks, with makes including Kenworth, Mercedes, International and Volvo, a spokeswoman says.

Gambell adds that, in the "near future", the company intends to offer full pick and pack services in China "in order to save our clients costs on consolidation as well as local distribution throughout Australia.

"The warehousing and consolidation service will have facility that allows to direct log-in for real time track and trace."

A recent management change has seen a greater focus on sales and marketing and an effort to expand internationally.

Gambell has developed a new importer’s and exporter’s guide.

Her new book, co-authored with China Blue Print and titled China’s Trade Fairs and Importing Guide, is about to be published, the company says.

She says that over the past four decades, the business has grown into "the biggest privately/family owned freight forwarder in Australia crossing three states with over 100 staff".

It offers services nationally in such areas as international freight forwarding, air and sea logistics, import and export, Customs broking, local transport, storage and warehousing

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