International Contract Logistics

The beauty of contract logistics is not just the cost-saving to your business, but the flexibility it allows in order to cope with fluctuations in the market. Outsourcing your resource management to Suttons International gives you access to our expert team who will help you from the initial planning stage through to reviewing and making continual improvements.


What Is Contract Logistics?

Contract logistics involves outsourcing your resource management, handling many aspects of your business including designing facilities, warehousing, transportation, designing and planning supply chains and even collecting payments and managing inventory.

It can offer a significant saving to many businesses, not just on payroll costs but also in terms of day-to-day running costs as a proactive and well-connected contract logistics partner will be able to command discounted rates and use shared facilities to further bring down costs.

International contract logistics means we operate a deep-sea contract tank container fleet for our customers. This contract fleet allows us to lease tanks for longer periods that we can operate round trip transports with, or operate our customers’ own tanks on a dedicated basis.

The Suttons International Approach

Your outsourced contract logistics partner can make or break your business. A great one will save you money, offer you the flexibility to respond quickly to market fluctuations and safeguard your reputation which is exactly what we do.

Leasing tanks is a solution for our international contract customers as it means we can meet specific product requirements that may require specialised tanks, ensure capacity is met, and follow our stringent cleaning requirements.

We also understand the need for trust, transparency and clear communications, especially as we’re being trusted with sales, inventory, and other sensitive information.

Our contract logistics teams are highly skilled, proactive and extremely experienced and will be on hand whenever you need us.

We understand that every client is different, which is why our expert account management teams follow an approach that allows us to offer bespoke solutions in a way that meets your individual needs.

Firstly, we research, by evaluating the market and key trends. Then we seek to really get under the skin of your business, understanding everything from the ground up so we can determine your exact needs.

Once we have all that information, we create a bespoke proposal that will solve all the issues identified.

Of course, businesses are ever-changing so we’ll stay on top of the research and consistently review, measure, propose, and implement changes where needed.

It’s this final part that means we provide our customers with fantastic service and remain as competitive as possible. You’ll also receive regular review meetings, key milestone timelines, joint implementation steering teams and cost optimization analysis.


For most of the supply chain partnerships we are involved with, there are five primary objectives:

  • Reduce the costs to our client
  • Simplify the process to remove any unnecessary complexities
  • Use our experience to provide added value
  • Reduce risks by enhanced management
  • Challenge the total cost of ownership and deliver operational efficiencies

Our Key Account Team is made up of time-served business managers and support staff. In addition to this, our team is able to call upon the experience of close colleagues who have knowledge and expertise in a wide range of specialised areas including commercial, logistics, technical and operations.

Suttons International works with customers across the world, providing them with a single point of contact and an expert approach to logistics. We have an experienced team of dedicated key account managers, supported by operations teams across the globe, who utilize our tried and tested methods combined with an innovative approach.

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Suttons puts our responsibility to safety above all else. Our impressive safety record speaks volumes and supports our hard work and dedication to providing risk-free solutions. We deal with hazardous goods every single day, so we understand that only the highest levels of safety will suffice.

We are committed to training our drivers, technicians, and staff to the highest industry standards, and regularly conduct refresher training courses to ensure we retain our track record in safety performance.


Over the years, we have built up a large scale network that allows us to provide the most cost-effective solutions for our customers. Our experts have a keen eye for costs and work hard to drive efficiencies wherever possible, as long as it doesn’t compromise safety or reliability in any way.


Our entire business is based on building strong relationships with our customers, which are in part achieved through our commitment to reliability. We utilize the latest innovations and technologies to ensure we stay one step ahead of the competition and consistently deliver on our promises. It’s incredibly important to us that our customers can trust in the services we offer.

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