Exel wins big UK military contract

Exel wins big UK military contract

Exel, the British-based freight forwarder, said it has won a three-year contract worth more than ?42 million ($71.8 million) from the British Ministry of Defense.

Exel, which said it has a 20-year relationship with the ministry, will manage its commercial global freight operations, including transportation via air, land and sea.

The contract includes all global surface and airfreight forwarding to any ministry location in the world. The company will integrate and consolidate all distribution processes, except where the Armed Forces directly handles freight forwarding.

"The rationalization of global freight forwarding will not only save the ministry money, but also will enable us to more effectively track and trace commercial freight, streamline business processes and ultimately improve the service we provide to the Armed Forces," said Major General Malcolm Wood, director general of the Defense Logistics Organization.