The Metro team talk: Kerry Bate



Metro solutions sit in four areas of expertise – forwarding, supply chain, outsourcing, technology – but there are no barriers between these areas, with our personnel working in multiple area simultaneously, to better serve their clients.

Experienced freight forwarder Kerry Bate joined Metro in 2015, to strengthen the growing import ocean freight operations team.

Promoted to Import Supervisor early in 2017, Kerry also draws on air freight (import and export) experience, to support her team.

Kerry has focused very much in the retail sector, fast fashion and manufacturing vertical with Metro and has provided an invaluable skillset and experience in expanding and further developing this important business platform to our clients. Since joining Metro 5 years ago the import department has doubled in consignment throughput and is a significant part of the Metro ocean freight offering.

Laughing off accusations of ‘liking the sound of her own voice’ Kerry is passionate about communication, particularly with supply chain and outsourcing colleagues, in ensuring that the needs of their clients are always being met.

Kerry has been instrumental at further developing the import digital platforms with our overseas network, supplier base and directly customer facing ensuring visibility and milestone management is always achieved reliably and consistently.

Kerry is helping develop Metro’s younger team members with the NEXT GEN initiative and also supports Metro technology solutions, conducting internal and external training on the award-winning MVT supply chain management platform.