Rock-It Global opens new London facility with onsite screening

posted on 11th January 2022 by Eddie Saunders
Rock-It Global opens new London facility with onsite screening

Rock-It Global has completed its rebrand, launching a new logo and website, and bringing together over four decades of expertise in live event logistics from Rock-It Cargo, Sound Moves, Waiver, Cargo Live, and Rogers Customs Broker.

Rock-it Global along with Dietl, Cosdel, and Dynamic International are part of Global Critical Logistics (GCL), a global holding company for mission-critical freight forwarding and global logistics providers to specialty sectors and a portfolio company of ATL Partners.

In London, Rock-it Global, has opened a dedicated 15,000 square foot (1,394 sq m) facility at Heathrow Airport, which offers 13,314 cubic foot (377 cu m) of caged secure storage space, as well as rack space for 300 pallet positions for long-term storage and tour merchandise.

Rock-It has invested in an X-ray machine for onsite screening and installed an Explosive Trace Detector (ETD) machine for cargo too dense to X-ray, avoiding the need to rely on a third-party off-site provider.

“We will be screening cargo in-house with our own equipment operated by our own trained team so that we can offer 24-hour support with no pre-booking required,” said Chris Palmer, co-Managing Director for Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA), Rock-It Global.

“A combination of huge volumes of e-commerce cargo, a reduced number of scheduled flights, and staff shortages at handlers and hauliers has meant screening bottlenecks at Heathrow and in the live entertainment industry, which is so time critical, that sort of hold up just can’t happen.

“By bringing everything in-house, we can avoid delays and cancellations and by offering a secondary screening system using our ETD machine, we can keep costs down and avoid the risk of damage that can come with extra handling when moving cargo to a third-party facility.”