Growing together at Breakbulk Europe 2019

Growing together at Breakbulk Europe 2019

Breakbulk Europe Exhibition is something we look forward to every year. It’s a great opportunity for the logistics industry and breakbulk & projects cargo specialists to meet up and spend exciting time exchanging ideas, getting to know each other and strengthening connections.

It offers a variety of networking possibilities, educational forums and business opportunities. Walking along the halls you can engage with like-minded professionals and visit their booths to get to know their brand and services better. Have a look at the video from Breakbulk Europe 2019:

Tuscor Lloyds has been attending the exhibition for many successful years and have always found the event a perfect platform to express our unusual & creative approach to freight forwarding.

We’ve been known to surprise our visitors with some unconventional booths, however, this year was even more special to us thanks to our 25th anniversary! 

Being in the industry for a quarter of the century already, we have moved the most demanding cargo all over the world. Collaborating with our customers to help them with their logistics challenges we always believed that partnership and focusing on the best assets of each party allows both businesses to grow together.

Efficiency and skills in logistics can be ‘bolted on’ without the need to invest time and money expanding the existing workforce.

Why buy a bigger house when you can extend it?

That’s why this year we invited attendees to extend their companies with our logistics expertise and concentrate on what they are good at – building a successful business.


Have a look at the gallery on the right to see more photos from the event!

At Breakbulk Europe 2019, we welcomed our guests in the beautiful pergola full of greenery, symbolizing growth and extension. 

It was a pleasure to spend time together in this cosy environment. As the world of shipping and logistics is getting more and more digitalised and corporate, we enjoy bringing some family-style atmosphere to the expo to remind everyone that in the end, it is all about people!

We’d like everyone to remember that at Tuscor Lloyds there is always a friendly face to talk to, and through teamwork, we manage to solve the most bizarre shipping riddles.

Our guests loved the easy-to-care-for plants they were presented with at the stand and we hope they will keep reminding them how we can grow together!

During Breakbulk Europe 2019, we had a great pleasure to take part in a project ‘the Women of Breakbulk Europe’, which aimed to promote the incredible women in the project cargo industry. Our Business Development Manager, Emma Fitton talked to Leslie Meredith about her experiences:

We hoped you enjoyed visiting our pergola,

and we look forward to growing together!

We found this year’s expo to be a huge success, meeting all the fantastic people and building new relationships. It was a pleasure to celebrate our 25th anniversary accompanied by our friends and partners. We hope you enjoyed Breakbulk Europe 2019 and we look forward to Breakbulk Europe 2020. 

Get in touch with our specialists to talk about ‘extending your business’!

See you next year!


Thank you!

Tuscor Lloyds Team
Our Breakbulk Europe 2018 Experience!

Our Breakbulk Europe 2018 Experience!

They say, ‘the best things in life are free’, and it is definitely true up to a point. But the follow-up to this quote should go: ‘yet there are some worth paying for, and one of them is Breakbulk Expo’! Could you think of a better way to enjoy yourself in a great company and widen your network at the same time?

Each year, Tuscor Lloyds invests in the BB Event and spends months preparing for it. The exhibition has been a platform for us to communicate our brand and grow our network, and it has never disappointed us.

This year was just as amazing as always, and some say, it was even better! We met lots of incredible, inspiring people and we hope these connections become valuable relationships over the next months. The heat did not stop any of us enjoying our time at Breakbulk Europe.


Thank you

To everyone who visited us at our stand!

To everyone who shared their thoughts and valuable insights!

To all the regular visitors who pop in every year to catch up and say hello!

To all the new visitors who found our stand and services interesting!

We hope to stay in touch!

As always, for Tuscor Lloyds, people are the most important ingredient of a successful business. Therefore no one should be surprised – Breakbulk is our favourite event!

The other exciting part of the Exhibition, is thinking up unexpected themes for our stand. For years we’ve been choosing concepts which allow us to express our team’s creativity and individuality. This year we presented Tuscor Lloyds as Your Cargo’s Concierge because we believe this expresses our commitment. A Concierge is someone you can rely on to have the most accurate knowledge and savvy in a certain subject/place. A Concierge is someone who will assist you with various tasks and can help you to solve the most awkward problems. And this is exactly what we do on daily basis! Our approach to logistics is to provide our partners with tailor-made solutions and treat each of them with care.

Through all these years in the industry, we have long realised that there is no perfect strategy, but there is a perfect approach – treat your customers individually and each shipment with care.’

General Manager of Tuscor Lloyds

Here is the video we’ve prepared to remember this great experience, have a look!

Instead of using the bells we handed out at the show, we highly advise using cell phones. We are always there ready to deliver the perfect customer service. Call us when you need!

Thank you!

Tuscor Lloyds Team
“Connecting Ships, Ports and People”- World Maritime Day 2017

“Connecting Ships, Ports and People”- World Maritime Day 2017

Today we celebrate world maritime day, and the theme for this year is “Connecting Ships, Ports and People


At the heart of Tuscor Lloyds is the knowledge that our industry is the backbone of world trade, and that without people that trade would not be possible.

The theme for 2017 was chosen to provide an opportunity to focus on the many diverse actors involved in the shipping and logistics areas. The theme enables us to shine a spotlight on the existing cooperation between ports and ships to maintain and enhance a safe, secure and efficient maritime transportation system.

The World Maritime Day themes for 2016 and 2017 are complementary and may be seen as a response to United Nations post-2015 sustainable development agenda and, in particular, the Sustainable Development Goals. For 2016, the theme was “Shipping: indispensable to the world” – chosen to focus on the critical link between shipping and the everyday lives of people all over the planet and to raise awareness of the role of IMO as the global regulatory body for international shipping.

At Tuscor Lloyds we have always placed the utmost importance in interacting with our community that extends far into the realms of navigation, with customers in oil and gas, construction, mining, energy and renewables, all of whom depend on us to transport their materials throughout the world.



The World Maritime Day Parallel Event will be held in Panama (1-3 October 2017).



Mental Health Awareness Week: Helping Seafarers

Mental Health Awareness Week: Helping Seafarers

With Mental Health, no longer a taboo subject, Tuscor Lloyds feels it’s important to share how this demanding and high pressure industry can also offer support to those in need as part of Mental Health Awareness week.

In the maritime industry, one of the most demanding jobs is as a Seafarer. They can spend between 6 months to a year at sea, isolated and with minimal to no contact with family or the outside world.


70% of Seafarers have access to the internet. Most of the time this doesn’t include Skype or WhatsApp. Currently a lot of the work is taken on by Mission to Seafarers, a maritime charity based in over 50 countries and 200 ports.

Currently offering support for depression and fatigue, they are helping sailors to connect with their families and they even provide support in cases of attempted suicide. Port Chaplains are often at the forefront of these efforts. Based in Scotland, Tim Tunley, who recently commented for Hellenic Shipping News, says he spends a considerable amount of time supporting the general welfare of maritime workers and handling mental health issues, which are becoming all too common.

“The mental health of seafarers is of a serious ongoing concern. In recent years, the merchant shipping industry has undeniably become more pressurised, with increasing amounts of paperwork and shorter turnaround time in ports. While many owners and operators do look to offer suitable support to their seafarers, incidents of fatigue, poor internet connectivity and a lack of shore time are still prevalent, placing a huge strain on the mental welfare of seafarers.”

Source: Hellenic Shipping News

Along with work pressure and loneliness, crew can feel a sense of cultural isolation. Whilst seafarers usually operate in a multicultural environment, happiness on board is highly reliant on the crew all working well together and forming strong bonds. If there are language barriers, lack of shared interest and cultural references, this can lead crew members to feel separated from the very people surrounding them.

The Chaplin’s main role is to act as a companion, somebody for the individuals to talk to. They can also point them in the right direction for more support, online resources like The Big White Wall or ISWAN. The fact that charities are the only organisations looking after these individuals clearly shows that more needs to be done to raise awareness of this issue and more importantly to tackle it, hopefully through educating marine employers about the duty of care and responsibility they have to their own staff.

The Revd Canon Andrew Wright, Secretary General at The Mission to Seafarers, said:
“This Mental Health Awareness Week we call on owners and operators to review the pressure put on crews and to ensure that suitable support mechanisms are in place. All our chaplains are trained to respond to a range of mental health issues and help seafarers deal with the stresses and strains of life at sea. We urge any seafarer to contact one of our chaplains in port who will be able to provide a listening ear and support.”

Source: Hellenic Shipping News

Research now shows that as part of the general populations, 1 in 4 people are living with a mental health problem or will experience one in their life time. Proven methods to help with mental health include a healthy diet, proper and regular exercise along with having hobbies away from work. This can prove difficult on board a ship but Mission to Seafarers offer lots of advice around this subject. They say one of the most important ways to combat stress and sadness is to make sure you are socialising with people and the make sure you get ashore when you are at port. With turnaround times taking only 24-48hours you may not have much time to disembark but its key that you take advantage of this when and if you can.

If you feel you are struggling with mental health there are many resources you can access to get help and support. You never should suffer alone or in silence.

Reach out to someone.


ISWAN Resources
Mission to Seafarers
Self Help Services
The Sanctuary Group
Tuscor Lloyds Attends Manchester’s Fastest 50 Awards

Tuscor Lloyds Attends Manchester’s Fastest 50 Awards

Tuscor Lloyds attended Manchester’s Fastest 50 Awards, held at the Museum of Science and Industry


The awards were given to a selection of companies who have seen their turnovers increase in the last three years whilst remaining profitable in each 12 month period.

Tuscor Lloyds is proud to have placed 37th in the top 50 fastest growing companies in the region, we believe this achievement is down to our hard-working staff, innovative shipping methods and strong professional contacts in trade hubs across the globe, we are positive our exceptional growth will continue into future years.

Before the awards were given out to representatives from the ‘Fastest 50’ companies in attendance, speeches were made by M.E.N Media’s Steve Anderson-Dixon, Jamie Martin – of Ward Hadaway and Ed Cox – of Think Tank (the Institute for Public Policy Research). Chancellor of the Exchequer and Local MP George Osborne also gave a small speech via video to congratulate the companies in attendance.

Transcript from George Osborne video:

Fastest 50 Awards“I’m sorry I couldn’t be with you at the Fastest 50 Awards, not just as Chancellor of the Exchequer but as one of the local MPs.”

“I’m so proud of what you’ve all achieved. You have companies in this room who are textile manufacturers, allied metal suppliers, people who run nurseries, a whole range of businesses.”

“But what you all have in common is drive and entrepreneurship, and you are creating jobs, not just jobs for the United Kingdom, but creating jobs for Manchester and the areas around Manchester.”

“You are backing the country with what you are doing so congratulations in being there and good luck with the future.”

Fastest 50 2014 – Facts

Fastest Growing Large and Overall Business – Oliver Twinsafe (1st)
Fastest Growing Medium Business – Noble Systems UK (20th)
Fastest Growing Small Business – Showers and Eyebaths Services Ltd (7th)

Read more on this story and see the video of Chancellor George Osborne here.

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Tuscor Lloyds In ‘London Stock Exchange 1000 Companies To Inspire Britain’ Report

Tuscor Lloyds In ‘London Stock Exchange 1000 Companies To Inspire Britain’ Report

The London Stock Exchange, In Partnership With The Telegraph, Has Published A Report With A Comprehensive Analysis Of The UK’s Leading Companies


The ‘1000 Companies to Inspire Britain report identifies some of the UK’s most dynamic and exciting small and medium-sized enterprises, with the aim of showing that these companies are the lifeblood of the UK economy.

The report focuses on more than short-term revenue and profit growth. The selection criteria require companies which have shown revenue growth since 2009 whilst also outperforming their sector peers – not just in terms of revenue but also growth in either employee numbers, square footage or number of filed patents.

Download the ‘1000 Companies to Inspire Britain’ Report

Tuscor Lloyds is proud to have been included in the report, along with 20 other companies based in Manchester. It is thanks to our hard-working staff, innovative methods and global contacts that have enabled us in the previous 4 years to open 3 new offices (Hong Kong, Belgium, Netherlands) whilst also relocating our headquarters from a small office on an industrial estate to a modern, top floor office building in Salford Quays. We have also hired 9 new people in our UK office alone, expanding not only our shipping departments but also marketing, accounts and documentation. With our continued growth and strength in the market, we have been able to open up new services not served by many of our competitors.

2014 is Tuscor Lloyds 20 year anniversary since starting up in 1994 and we hope to continue growing, providing quality services and improving our customer relationships for many more years to come.

1000 Companies to Inspire Britain – Facts


  • Companies from more than 100 sectors
  • Companies from all regions of the UK including:
    – Greater London – 267 firms– South East England – 127 firms– North West – 109 firms
  • Report created from more than 4.5 million UK firms
  • Average revenue of £37.1m
  • Average revenue growth of 79% over the last year


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