Superyacht Cargo opens a French distribution centre to service ships stores and supplies in Europe as the company reshapes its business model to bypass the obstacles caused by Brexit
Superyacht Cargo’s centre for European distribution based in the UK before Brexit was no longer viable once the UK opted out of the Single Market. Yachts were now buying primarily from the EU as the red tape involved in importing was – and still is – costly and onerous.
A one great pain in the but, as one captain that we spoke to described the process.
The checks and paperwork required made the UK as a distribution hub into tbe EU unworkable once the country left the single market, says Paul Bartholomew CEO of Superyacht Cargo. ‘Our cargo flows fell off a cliff starting January 2021.’
Superyacht Cargo has partnered with a French company to provide a base within the EU for their customers who need a one stop solution to their stores and supplies.
The Euro distribution hub is in France. Mail or packages can be forwarded to everywhere in France, Europe and the rest of the world.
The European warehouse in Nice can handle all European distribution operations.
Facilities are staffed and equipped to receive goods from multiple suppliers. From opening, sorting, consolidation, kit composing, repackaging or relabeling, Superyacht Cargo offers an array of services to fit the logistics needs of Crew and all departments of a superyacht.
Superyacht services include mail Post Box – letters are scanned into a secure account – parcel reception and consolidated shipments, courier and now personal shopping acting as a Superyacht Office for yachts and crew
The company still services superyachts in the UK – London. Poole, Plymouth and the Scottish Isles – are popular destinations – and also has branched into customs brokerage.
Additionally, Superyacht Cargo pledges 5% of all freight charges to the 40 Ocean campaign to clear the oceans and beaches of plastic waste.