Hello, we are SamphireCargo

Hello, we are SamphireCargo

Samphire Cargo Limited, based in Dover, was formed in March 2001 by long-time friends and working colleagues Paul Harris and Gary Holmes, who together considered the new century was the right time for a business combining their expertise; customs clearance and global forwarding.

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Today the business has an enviable reputation and is perhaps best known for its export documentation and import customs clearance services.

The name ‘Samphire’ was chosen because of its strong connection to the local area. Firstly, it is the plant that grows on the Dover cliffs, historically collected and transported in brine for re-sale in London. More recently Samphire was used in the naming of Samphire Hoe, the man-made nature reserve born from the earth which was taken out when creating the Channel Tunnel. Samphire was therefore chosen as representing ‘a new beginning’ and ‘growth’, connotations which remain relevant following the retirement of both founders in 2019.

The success of the company is now in the safe hands of current Managing Director Gary Smith-Watson who, together with Samphire’s highly experienced team, is focused on building on the strengths of the business and maintaining the high levels of service the company is known for. Critical to its future success will be the ability to negotiate the changes that Brexit brings. Securing AEO Status in mid-2019 and being an Authorised Consignor will both offer streamlined processing and peace of mind for exporters/importers, as will the investment in staff training/retention and up to date I.T. systems which constantly continue moving forward.

Our team

We have worked alongside each other for many years and are constantly seeking ways to enhance the Business.

Our team

We have worked alongside each other for many years and are constantly seeking ways to enhance the Business.

Meet our team

With well over a Century’s worth of experience between them, they have all experienced changes within the fields of Customs Clearance, Freight Forwarding and Road Freight and can offer their vast knowledge on all areas of them ensuring your goods and shipments move with ease and seamless fluidity.

MANAGING DIRECTOR
Gary Smith-Watson
CUSTOMS DIRECTOR
Chris Grimes
FREIGHT FORWARDING MANAGER
Dan Hallett
DEEP-SEA OPERATOR
Ralph Hart
SHORT SEA OPERATOR
Steve Nicholas
CUSTOMS EXPORT OPERATOR
George Holmes
CUSTOMS OPERATOR
Dean Kershaw
CUSTOMS/FORWARDING OPERATOR
Timi Nemet
MANAGING DIRECTOR
Gary Smith-Watson
CUSTOMS DIRECTOR
Chris Grimes
FREIGHT FORWARDING MANAGER
Dan Hallett
DEEP-SEA OPERATOR
Ralph Hart
SHORT SEA OPERATOR
Steve Nicholas
CUSTOMS EXPORT OPERATOR
George Holmes
CUSTOMS OPERATOR
Dean Kershaw
CUSTOMS/FORWARDING OPERATOR
Timi Nemet

Embracing change

As time has progressed over the years, our team have embraced change and kept abreast of developments within the industry, always looking to expand their knowledge base to ensure all clients requirements and needs are met with the professionalism and efficiency a modern company has to offer.

AEO Accreditation

Critical to its future success, will be the ability to negotiate the changes that Brexit brings. Securing AEO Status in mid-2019 and being an Authorised Consignor will both offer streamlined processing and peace of mind for exporters/importers, as will the investment in staff training/retention and up to date I.T. systems that are happening constantly.

Highly knowledgeable

Samphire Cargo’s team of highly knowledgeable staff can provide both professional customs clearance and freight forwarding related services, delivering bespoke cost-effective solutions for all your industry requirements!

Over 20 years experience

Samphire Cargo Ltd is not only a professional and expert name in customs clearance but have been offering the highest standards of declarations and excellent service for over 20 years, maintaining, and understanding both the importance of cost effective and accurate services.

News

Preparations for the end of the transition period

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Samphire Cargo partners with Simpex Express Limited

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The border with the European Union: importing & exporting goods

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