Virtually all clothing manufacturing firms and foreign investors in Lesotho entrust the shipping of their wares to Interfreight which provides a total service from forwarding to delivery to meet the specific needs of each client.
In agreement with Interfreight South Africa, provides a highly cost-effective airfreight import service using dedicated cargo vehicles from Johannesburg International Airport to ensure deliveries are on time.
The textile industry is vital to the economy of Lesotho and virtually the only industry in that country. According to the Economist the textile industry employs over 45,000 of people. The country is Africa’s biggest exporter of garments to America: it sent America US$385m of clothes last year. For example, at the Shinning Century factory some 1,500 workers most of them women, make T-shirts and fleeces to be sold in American shops such as Gap and Old Navy. The country also makes jeans for brands such as Levi Strauss. Like Mauritius, Madagascar, Kenya and other African countries, Lesotho sees clothing as the way to develop, diversify and create jobs. However, the industry is threatened by competition from Asia.
Lesotho’s modern textile industry was started in the late 1980s by foreign investors who wanted to avoid sanctions imposed on South Africa, but were keen to use good South African roads and ports to export their products Today Interfreight Lesotho handles the transportation of some 90% of the goods produced by Lesotho’s textile industry and is therefore a vital service provider to this industry.
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Interfreight has secured a significant share of the freight market in the United Kingdom, especially in the transportation of consignments of house wares to retailers of prominent brands in that country. The company’s share of the market has grown to such an extent in recent years that close and careful management of operations in that country are essential, hence Interfreight established a branch in the United Kingdom rather than to continue using the services of an agency.
Changes to British legislation in 2007 mean that shipping agencies such as Interfreight UK can arrange insurance for its clients’ cargo at the time of shipping thus providing clients with a complete logistics service. And this means that clients no longer need to purchase a costly annual insurance policy.
In response to the change in legislation, clients of Interfreight UK can arrange their all risks transit insurance via the company’s web site. This provides a convenient way for the company’s customers to ensure their cargo is fully insured during its journey around the globe.
To arrange their insurance with the click of a mouse, clients simply have to visit http://www.freightcover.com/fcp/Interfreight (UK) Ltd to take out a tailored policy on a shipment-by-shipment basis, 24 hours a day, seven (7) days a week. Once the client has registered on the web site as a user, they can take out insurance anytime from anywhere in the world and be safe in the knowledge that should the worst happen, their cargo’s value will be safe.
Interfreight UK is also registered as a Non Vessel Owning Container Carrier (NVOCC) under the name INTERFREIGHT CONTAINER LINE and can use their own Bill of Lading on any vessel.
Find out how simple it is to take advantage of this cost-effective and convenient system by telephoning Interfreight UK on 01394 676 644. Or just send them an e-mail message at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Interfreight (UK) Ltd
Suite 6a, Unit 2
Orwell House, Ferry Lane
Suffolk IP11 3QQ
Tel: 01394 676 644
Fax: 01394 676 640
Company registration No: 6145540
VAT No: 906963889