SBS Worldwide has appointed Terry Percival as Operations Manager of its Ocean Freight Division, based in Dartford, UK.
He has worked in the shipping industry for more than 35 years, most recently with Logistics Plus UK Ltd.
He started as a messenger delivering documents by hand to vessel masters in London Docks, HMRC and shipping companies. During his time managing ro-ro vessels for Bank Line, a division of Andrew Weir, he used to spend three months a year in the South Pacific negotiating shipping contracts for copra, coffee, coconut and vegetable oils.
Mr Percival will support Martin Carter, General Manager, Ocean Freight, while working closely with team managers to deliver quality and service to customers as well as driving growth.
Mr Carter says: “We are delighted to welcome Terry as our new Operations Manager for Ocean Freight. This is an important role to the continued success of SBS Worldwide and I know his experience will bring innovative ways to improve and maintain our high levels of customer service.”
About SBS Worldwide
SBS Worldwide offers global freight forwarding and supply chain solutions to clients around the world. It has an established reputation for reliability, innovation and leading-edge solutions, helping to drive costs out of its customers’ international supply chains. SBS’s consultancy division, Virtualized Logistics, offers clients an in-depth review of their supply chains as well as state of the art visibility systems and management information. A privately-owned British company set up nearly 30 years ago, SBS Worldwide is headquartered in the UK, has offices across the US and China and has partners throughout the world. SBS Worldwide was named Freight Forwarder of the Year at IFW’s Freight Industry Awards 2010, won the BIFA Ocean Freight Award in the same year and the 2011 BIFA Supply Chain Management Award.
‘SBS Worldwide’s central tenet is to ensure that its operations provide the highest quality of Freight and Supply Chain services throughout our privately owned company.
We will ensure that our customers’ expectations will be delivered by providing the highest quality of service appropriate for each market segment served through our focused business units