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JEVIC, leading independent provider of vehicle inspection and verification services, together with partners AUTOHUB New Zealand and Pentalver Transport, held off major international competition to receive the Supply Chain Partnership Award at the 2012 Global Freight Awards.

Independently judged, this prestigious accolade recognises excellence in the freight and shipping industry and identified JEVIC and its partner companies as top class performers. Which together developed an innovative response to changing market conditions and the development of the UK to NZ pathway. They received the award at a gala ceremony held on 21 November in London, United Kingdom.

The three partners launched the UK’s first Vehicle Pre-Clearance Facility for New Zealand and other markets at Felixstowe in Suffolk to capitalise on the growing export market for used vehicles. JEVIC contributed its international inspection expertise, AUTOHUB New Zealand its vehicle logistics capabilities, and Pentalver Transport its inland services skills as part of APM Terminals.

The judges praised the slick cooperation between the partners, based across three continents and time zones, and their commitment to an innovative and environmentally friendly project which went from conception to full operations in less than nine weeks.

Launched in July 2012, the partners’ pioneering facility offers a ‘drop off’ one stop service and fixed price guarantees. Premium used vehicles are delivered to port, and those destined for New Zealand are subjected to the New Zealand Transport Agency’s stringent structural checks and the Ministry of Primary Industries’ internal and external bio-security contamination checks.

The facility also cater for other export markets where pre-shipment inspections are required and is ideally positioned to enable growth as markets increase their volume of cars from the UK.

Formally known as the IFW awards, the 2012 Global Freight Awards recognise and reward excellence in the global freight and logistics market.

“There was strong competition for the award from such distinguished company (CMA CGM and TNT) and we are extremely proud to have won – it’s a significant achievement on the world stage for the three partner companies.” The award underpins the ongoing commitment of JEVIC to creating innovative processes and systems spanning across the globe.” said Clive Lowe, JEVIC UK Manager.

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Notes to Editors:


Since 2001, JEVIC has been involved in pre-shipment inspections and verification of used vehicles. JEVIC is an independent organisation with first class facilities. JEVIC’s inspections and services include biosecurity and NZMAF / NZTA pre-shipment inspections, export certification, odometer verifications, replacement documentation, stolen vehicle checks, structural damage inspections and vehicle background checks. Inspection facilities are located in all major Japanese ports with satellite operations in New Zealand, Singapore, United Kingdom, Dubai, South Africa and Kenya.


Pentalver began operations in 1980 and following three decades of investment and expansion is now regarded as one of the largest inland container logistics companies. The company employs over 600 people across four UK facilities (Tilbury, Southampton, Felixstowe and Cannock), operates over 200 articulated vehicles and handles 1 million TEU of containers each year. Pentalver supplies new and used containers for sale, including bespoke modifications; whilst its cargo management department offers end-to-end multimodal solutions by road, rail, sea and air, including ship and aircraft chartering.


International car exporter Autohub is possibly the only company to take care of all the arrangements for imported vehicles in both export and import countries. The company offers several shipments monthly to New Zealand from Japan, Australia, Singapore and Hong Kong, making their service one of the most comprehensive and efficient available. With a team of experienced staff in New Zealand, Japan and Singapore, Autohub has a very long history in the motor industry, many previously being motor vehicle dealers.

Global Freight Awards

The Global Freight Awards reward best practise in freight and logistics and seek to help improve standards in the global industry. Formerly known as the IFW’s, the awards proclaim to the world that the winners lead their field.
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