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ICL UK Agencies Ltd

Independent Container Line is a World-Class steamship line. We provide international container transportation between Northern Europe and the East Coast of the United States. Through a network of affiliated companies that offer specialized transportation solutions, the ICL Group is able to provide complete supply chain services from origin to destination.

ICL is a customer-focused organization with an incomparable reputation for providing on-time transportation services. Established in 1985, ICL is headquartered in Richmond, Virginia with offices at all of our direct ports of call; Chester, PA and Wilmington, NC in the United States, Antwerp, Belgium and Liverpool, England in Europe. ICL has become a successful privately-held (German owned) steamship company that since its inception has received many awards for our exceptional service and our customer driven approach.

ICL has four vessels that are operated in our weekly service. These vessels have helped ICL establish the benchmark for schedule reliability on the North Atlantic trade lane.

ICL’s commitment to one trade lane has allowed us to become a market leader. Services provided by the ICL Group include the guaranteed delivery of Full Container Loads, Less Than Container Load cargoes through our cargo consolidation service, tailor made Warehousing and Distribution services, Cargo Insurance, Documentation and Cargo Clearances, and cargo Tracking and Tracing.

ICL deploys customized systems utilizing modern information technologies to deliver accurate and timely information to our customers.Our systems have helped ICL set the standard for employee efficiency.

At ICL, our customer focus and uncompromising commitment to quality principles have produced consistent and reliable ocean transportation services. We continue to deliver innovative and creative solutions to meet our customers’ transportation needs.

Testimonials

Mersey Maritime provides excellent networking opportunities, allowing people to meet people, and they do exceptionally well on training and skills. My only criticism is that companies want more!
James Douglas, ContainerPort
As a founding member, Hill Dickinson is proud to support Mersey Maritime. Mersey Maritime creates and facilitates business opportunities for both its members and the wider maritime and business communities through regular networking events, lobbying and industry awards while addressing the skills gap in the maritime sector by integrating local academic resources with businesses to ensure focused training and development. Mersey Maritime has achieved so much since its inception in 2003 and continues to strive with members to ensure Merseyside’s place as the leading maritime hub.
Colin Lavelle, Legal Director, Hill Dickinson LLP
Mersey Maritime is unique, there’s nothing else like it!
Phil James, Weightmans LLP
Mersey Maritime is doing so much for the community and its succession planning for business is vitally important. It’s great to see Liverpool coming back as a global player – all power to your elbow!
Simon Reynish, Chairman, CILT North West
As a fledgling business with big aspirations for success, joining Mersey Maritime has been absolutely the right move for us. It’s meant we haven’t had to start from scratch, knocking on doors and trying to get access to the right people. Through Mersey Maritime, we’ve attended business events like Face-2-Face and have already been able to meet everyone who’s anyone in this region. It’s the best investment we have made this year!
John Bean, Managing Director, Geo Data Systems
Mersey Maritime has brought the community together tremendously well.
Colin Kershaw, Brookes Bell
Back in 2008, the average age profile of the workforce at Cammell Laird was 47; so we recognised the need to address a potential skills gap up ahead. As a result of close collaboration with Mersey Maritime we‘ve committed to a long-term training programme that has seen our apprentice numbers rise from zero to more than 100. It’s put us in a much stronger position. We’re in better shape to plan for growth, we’re fulfilling a commitment to provide jobs for young people in this region and we’re revitalising the way we run our business.
John Syvret, CEO, Cammell Laird Group
I come out of Mersey Maritime’s meetings with a bit of a buzz. Lots of people with the same energy and we can see what’s ahead and we want to be ready for it, be a part of it.
Tom Coyle, Managing Director, DT Engineering Limited
Royal HaskoningDHV is a global engineering and project design consultancy with 6500 staff working in 150 companies, but we’ve been something of a sleeping giant in Liverpool. We’re proud to be sponsors of Mersey Maritime. It enables us to be fully engaged in the cluster, with a place at the table and positioned as first choice company for new business opportunities within our areas of expertise.
Jamie Gray, Associate Director, Royal HaskoningDHV

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