SBS Ayrshire was established in 1996 and is a leading supplier of new and used process plant equipment and machinery to the food and beverage, chemical and pharmaceutical industries.
The company, which is based in Beith, North Ayrshire, has a global client base. It works with clients in countries including Germany, Norway, Poland, Finland, Netherlands, Ireland, Slovenia, Pakistan, India and the USA.
Douglas Maritime Ltd has developed a longstanding relationship with SBS Ayrshire and we support the SBS team with the movement of equipment ranging from container loads to large, out of gauge plant and machinery.
On some occasions, we have chartered full ships for SBS Ayrshire, and we’ve also been able to draw on our extensive experience and industry relationships to create bespoke shipping solutions for the company, when needed.
In 2023, SBS needed to export goods to a new customer in North Africa. The SBS team required support with sea transport and assistance with cargo and export documentation.
We identified that on this occasion, as the equipment could be dismantled containers would provide the most cost effective solution for the shipment.
We then arranged container transport from the SBS site in Scotland to the port in North Africa: we supported this by arranging the necessary export documentation for the shipment.
And as a documentary letter of credit was also being used, we liaised closely with the receivers to check all supporting documentation was supplied and in accordance with the bank’s requirements, in order to minimise delays with payment.
The container transport arrived safely at its destination within the required timeframe, and our assistance with documentation ensured the process ran smoothly.
This project is an example of how we combine our expertise in moving cargoes across the world, with our ability to support customers with administrative and regulatory requirements.
Elaine Burns, Sales Director of SBS Ayrshire, said: “Douglas Maritime’s support was invaluable. The team gave us peace of mind throughout every stage of the process and we know that in Douglas Maritime, we have a partner we can rely on.”
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