|Description||This section chiefly comprises the records of the subsidiary, Liver Transport Ltd, including Marketing Advisory Department visit reports (1980-1984) and records of the early Transport Department. (For the records of the Niger River Transport Fleet see UAC/2/34/AX, a subsidiary of the Niger Company Ltd.)|
The Transport Co-ordination Department acted as the control point in London for Liver Transport Liverpool, African and Eastern (Hamburg) Buying Offices and the Palm Line Agencies and MDS divisions of UAC of Nigeria. It formulated the Group's [UAC] shipping policy and acted on behalf of the Group in its day to day dealings with the SGS organisation. The department maintained close relationships with Unifast and Hill and Delamain and maintained an overall control of the Group's airfreight arrangements. It acted as the contact point in London for Palm Line Agencies' (Nigeria) links with shipping companies and organisations throughout the world. The departmental costs of Transport Co-ordination were borne by Liver Transport Ltd, who also took credit for British earnings generated as a result of agency agreements with Hill and Delamain, Barber Line and Mitsui OSK.
MDS Division [Manufacturers Delivery Services] of UAC of Nigeria Ltd operated a network of depots throughout the country receiving goods in bulk from third party manufacturers and importers. The Division provided warehousing, re-packing, cash collection and credit control on behalf of its clients as well as delivery to local customers by Nigerian transporters. In Britain Liver Transport Ltd in Liverpool provided shipping, forwarding and other services including printing to UAC International, other Unilever com
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