4.10.2022 | Logistics

When Two Become One

Anchor Freight and John Denny Agencies (JDA) form JD Anchor in a move that will benefit clients of both companies. 

With great pleasure, Anchor Freight announces that we have joined forces with John Denny Agencies (JDA) in Felixstowe and have set up a brand-new trading division based in Felixstowe called JD Anchor. 

John Denny has over 30 years of experience in the industry and will head up this new division with a clear focus on building upon the achievements of JDA. The Felixstowe office will become Anchor’s fourth UK office.

Carl Day, CEO of Anchor Freight, said: “By combining both JDA’s and Anchor’s existing deep-sea forwarding experience, we believe that all our clients will benefit from both. The greater leverage this brings and the broader range of specialist services we provide.

“I have known John for more years than I remember, and we share the same desire for service excellence which makes our coming together a sound framework to take the combined business forward.”

The JD Anchor clients will have the advantage of having direct access to Anchor’s global network as well as the other specialist services provided across their other UK offices: (Dover – CDS compliant specialist customs services including food, beverage, duty, and excise goods; Glasgow – Project freight, specialist container and reefer expertise; Ipswich – European freight and UK specialist warehousing and distribution services).

John Denny added: “The freight industry has witnessed so much turbulence in recent years. With the new Customs Declaration Service system (CDS) introduction, I felt the time was right to take my business to the next level. Anchor Freight is the perfect fit, and I am very excited about the future.”

Anchor Freight was established in Scotland in 1997, becoming the logistics arm of One Group Construction Limited in 2019. The group provides bespoke specialist solutions across civil engineering, construction (commercial & residential), road and infrastructure, as well as renewable energy solutions.

John Denny Agencies was established in 1991, servicing the freight industry from its Felixstowe base, specialising in the Indian Subcontinent, Asia, and Oceania region.

Please contact Carl Day (CEO) Anchor Freight Ltd for further information.

E: carl.day@anchor-freight.co.uk T: 01473 928200