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Our Sponsorship

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TF Shipping Ltd are proud to announce they have agreed to sponsor two Premier League footballers for the 2014/2015.  Both players were signed on “Transfer Deadline Day” for Sunderland AFC.

Following on from our previous history of sponsoring players from countries outside of the EU that we are actively working with the two players originate from South America.

The two players sponsored are Sebastian Coates (Uruguay) and Ricky Alvarez (Argentina).  They replace the players we sponsored for 2013/2014 season Ki Sung-Yeung (Korea) and Ignazio Scocco (Argentina).  We wish both Ki and Scocco all the best for the future after leaving Sunderland AFC in the close season.

You can read more about our new “signings” below:

Ghana Gets Going

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TF Shipping Ltd have agreed an exclusive agency agreement with Springate Logistics and Shipping Ltd in Ghana and will work alongside their Management team to provide value added services to clients operating between Europe and Ghana.

Our joint target is to provide a smooth and efficient service from door to door for clients in both Europe and Ghana.  Whether the cargo is North or Southbound we are dedicated to ensure it reaches the final destination with the minimum of fuss.  With our representation in Ghana we are well placed to provide the most up to date information on local regulations and ensuring that your clients are well looked after upon arrival of your goods including options to pay for cargo on a freight collect basis.  Conversely we can arrange FOB or CIF shipments of raw materials from Ghana into Europe and have very strong contacts with local suppliers providing importers with timely services and indeed up to the minute information as to the status of their shipments.

In early August our Managing Director, Tim Finley visited our agency partner in Ghana and along with Henry Boakye, Managing Director of Springate Logistics spent 5 days visiting clients locally in Ghana.  During a very hectic schedule the two gentlemen visited over 25 companies who are actively involved in shipping between Europe and Ghana as well as meeting the British High Commissioner in the UK Embassy in Accra.

Mr Finley added “The partnership between our two companies will enable our current and future clients to be assured of a smooth and efficient service for their cargo movements by sea or air between Europe and Ghana.  By joining with Springate Logistics we at TF Shipping have added another highly motivated, experienced and well connected agency to our already extensive Worldwide network.    This alliance will also benefit Springate Logistics who will now have access to our Worldwide network allowing clients to benefit from cross trade shipments from Asia, the Middle East and the Indian Sub Continent into Ghana as well as our European base.  We look forward to developing a very strong and lasting partnership for many years to come.”

Message from The President and Chief Executive Officer of Springate Shipping & Logistics Ltd, Ghana “Partnering TF Shipping has given us great opportunities to reach out to many customers to offer our services around the evolving needs and to be at the forefront of CHANGE and deliver value”.

If you require any further information about our services to Ghana please contact our office on +44 (0) 191 5197317 or email us at

A selection of the pictures from Mr Finley’s trip to Ghana are shown in the below Gallery including pictures taken during a visit to the port of Tema.

Ignacio Scocco

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TF Shipping Ltd have added to the Sponsorship of Ki Sung-Yueng at Sunderland AFC by agreeing to become Kit Sponsor for  Ignacio (Nacho) Scocco who was signed on a permanent contract in January 2014 for an undisclosed fee from Internacional of Brazil.

TF Shipping Ltd are official kit sponsors of Ki Sung-Yeung

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TF Shipping Ltd are proud to be the official Kit Sponsors of the South Korean international midfielder Ki Sung-Yeung.  Ki is currently on a season’s long loan at Sunderland AFC in the English Premier League from his parent club Swansea City FC and is impressing with his performances helping Sunderland AFC to the Final of the Capitol One League cup in 2014 having won the same competition  with Swansea City in 2012/13 season.  

Match Sponsor – Spurs vs SAFC

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On the 7th December 2013 TF Shipping Ltd were joined with 40 friend and colleagues at the Sunderland Stadium of LIght for the English Premier League game against Tottenham Hotspur.  TF Shipping had agreed to be the Match Sponsors for this live televised game.

TF Shipping Ltd sponsor local Kenyan football team!

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In October 2013 TF Shipping Ltd arranged to send 1 x 40ft high cube container of goods that had been donated by the local community in the North East of England to Kenya free of charge.

After having some initial involvement with SAFC Keroche based in Naivasha in the Rift Valley whereby we had arranged to sponsor the Academy of the club, an appeal was put out by the UK president of Keroche for goods to be donated from the UK.  TF Shipping Ltd agreed that they would fund the container movement from a Peterlee warehouse and take this through to SAFC Keroche’s location in Naivasha paying 100% of the cost.

Growing at a rate of Knots

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In a sector populated by age-old firms with long histories, on young shipping company has fast emerged as a major challenger to the established fleet.

When Tim Finley first set up his freight forwarding business five years ago, it didn’t take long for him to realise the huge international potential he was tapping into.

Within 18 months he was already racing past the £1m-a-year turnover mark and, amid a global clamour for his services, he is now close to posting £6.5m in yearly sales.

Exports drive growth at Boldon firm TF Shipping

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A FREIGHT forwarding business which started just five years ago has almost hit a £5m annual turnover, as it benefits from a wave of British exports to developing countries.

Boldon-based TF Shipping has quadrupled in size since being set up by Tim Finley in 2007 and is run by a team of just four staff, although that number is expected to grow.

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