New MD debuts at AON Conference

The new Managing Director of a global shipping firm is attending his first AON conference after taking over the role.

Anton Gunter, the former National Sales Manager at Global Freight, will attend his first AerOceaNetwork (AON) annual conference in Warsaw,
Poland, as head of the organisation from November 4th to 6th.

He joined Global Freight in 2015 and has more than 23 years’ experience in international logistics. He was previously with Anglo Pacific International.

Global Freight, which has its headquarters in Telford, Shropshire, was launched in 1996 and moves more than £24m worth of goods across the
globe annually. It has a particular reputation for working with SMEs to develop their import/export programmes and for shipping large and
valuable works of art.

Anton said his appointment came as the freight industry faces an unprecedented challenge with the UK’s forthcoming departure from the EU.

“We are entering unchartered waters and at Global Freight we are watching developments very closely. Without a deal between the EU and
Britain, no-one knows what the future looks like for import, export and cross-trade deals but our priority is to ensure that our customers can
continue to do business without it impacting on their day-to-day operations.

“We’re poised and ready to respond accordingly whether there’s a deal or no-deal Brexit. It’s an exciting time to take the helm at Global
Freight. As a business, we’re in a strong position having enjoyed years of sustained and organic growth and we have developed an experienced and
knowledgeable team.

Anton added: “Being part of the AON and attending the conference will allow us to reinforce our network of contacts across the world and make
new ones to ensure we are best placed to offer a seamless service to existing and potential customers.”