Guyanese brokerage firm secures international certification, platinum membership

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Guyanese-owned Symmetry Customs Brokerage and Logistics Services has secured Platinum Membership of Global Logistics Network (GLN) and also attained Trace International Certification (TIC), as the company accelerates its plan to build customer satisfaction while maintaining commercial excellence.

Referring to Symmetry’s prestigious GLN Platinum Membership, the company’s Chief Executive Officer, Lloyd Bart, said, “Symmetry will benefit from the promotion of a network methodology that adheres to a philosophy of on-going and continuous quality improvement.”

GLN is an umbrella organisation that encompasses leading independently owned and operated companies – including freight forwarders, transportation intermediaries and associated companies—all working together in a close-knit network under a “Power of One” philosophy.

Today, GLN has a global presence that spans 536 offices in 310 cities across 135 Countries. With combined Annual Revenues of USD 9.5 billion and 27,675 experienced and capable staff handling over 3 million shipments per year, GLN is larger in size than many multi-national forwarders and integrators.

Since being launched in 2018, Symmetry has grown continually and has positioned itself strategically in a highly competitive market. One of the hallmarks of its impressive growth has been the company’s pursuit of affiliation with reputable networks like GLN and its commitment to achieving high-level certification such as TIC.

Mr. Bart explained that GLN membership has empowered his company to meet customers’ “Critical Success Factors” and enabled it to compete effectively with multi-nationals and integrators using innovative marketing and IT initiatives.

He noted that this is vital to Symmetry’s success in the current market climate in Guyana, adding that he is proud to be among peers who are the leaders in their own local markets. He said GLN members have a ‘global vision mentality’ and seek to push their clients’ satisfaction to higher levels by providing service of exceptional integrity and quality, which exceeds accepted industry standards.

Symmetry’s recent achievement of the GLN and TIC milestones marks a key step forward for the company that allows it to significantly increase the already high-quality service it is providing to both local and international clients in terms of importing and exporting goods in full compliance with Guyana Revenue Authority and Customs regulations.

A key to the company’s success to date has been the host of technological suits and applications it applies in its operations, combined with its core intent to provide its clients with impeccable services. GLN affiliation and the attainment of TIC credentials will greatly increase its capacity to maintain this level of performance.

“GLN is very proud to have a successful partner in Guyana that can handle in a very professional manner imports and exports both by sea- and airfreight,” GLN Executive Director, Mr. Ernst van der Heijden said.

Mr. Bart also noted that the company has taken a further step to ensure they are TRACE Certified. As operating ethically is imperative in any business transaction, Symmetry has successfully completed a TRACEcertification due diligence review. TRACE has issued Symmetry a comprehensive report which includes key business, reputational and compliance information. TRACEcertification is based on the highest international standards and underscores Symmetry’s commitment to transparency in international commercial transactions.

“Symmetry’s completion of TRACE Certified Due Diligence highlights the organization’s commitment to commercial transparency and gives it a valuable advantage in a competitive global industry,” TRACE President, Alexandra Wrage said.

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