Meet the Team – Our Man Graham
This is the first in our series of introducing you to some of our team members, which we hope you agree is a good way of helping us all remember that this business is all about people.
At Evolution, we recognise the importance of our people and work with them to ensure consistency with our ethos of being ‘easy to do business’ with and being ‘solution led’.
First up is one of the newest members of the team but certainly one of our most experienced – Graham Cobb.
Graham only joined us back in February this year but has been working in logistics in the UK’s North East for almost 40 years.
Graham looks after the international logistics at Evolution, arranging ocean, air and road freight shipments to and from all corners of the globe.
We asked Graham, as an experienced logistics guy, what he felt had changed most about the industry since he joined it many moons ago.
He said “The biggest changes I’ve seen in the industry are the changes in technology and the speed of information. At Evolution, we’ve recently moved our technology platforms into the cloud, which I am reliably informed is storing data and information on the internet instead of our own servers.”
“When I started out in shipping, everything was done manually. We didn’t have computers, only typewriters and carbon paper to produce documents in triplicate. All paperwork had to be produced as originals and hand-delivered to the ship’s captain to be sent with the goods on the journey. These days they are sent electronically to overseas partners before the ship has even sailed.”
“We didn’t have emails or faxes, we had typing pools and telex operators. Even Customs entries had to be typed up and then sent by bike to the local Customs office for them to stamp and release the goods manually. We have certainly witnessed an evolution in this industry during my time – no pun intended.“
Evolution Forwarding specialise in the packing, documentation, compliance and movement of dangerous goods internationally, our expertise and willingness to get the job done has positioned us second to none in this important area.
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