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Container Logistics Facilities Management
Warehousing & Stock Control Boat Marinas
Shipping Ports Chemicals Distribution
Airports Bulk Liquids

As one of the world's largest container shipping companies, Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) operates in all the major ports across the globe.
Working closely with partners who share our ethos is very important to us. We know from working closely with Ideal Business Services Ltd, that you share the same values and principles as us. Ideal Business Services Ltd have shown themselves to be friendly, flexible and responsive to our needs.
Ideal's container control computer systems have helped improve our operations as well as our internal and external communications. This has enabled MSC (UK) to continue to provide the high level of service to our customers.

Ideal Business Services Ltd have transformed our air and sea port operations by effectively utilizing technology to design and implement the type of information systems that have resulted in increased operational efficiencies throughout SLASPA.

We have found the Executive Lounge Management System (ELMS) designed and created by Mr Paul Parkinson of Ideal Business Services, to be user friendly, helpful and a timely addition to the Iyanola Executive Lounge within Hewanorra International Airport. The support service provided by Ideal is also commendable.

Many of our customers are internationally known household names who rely on us to ensure that their products are always available to suit customer demand. We, in turn, rely on information technology to ensure this happens, and we know that we can rely on Ideal to help us in any way that you can.

I am writing in connection with the UNITRACK-D container depot management software. I believe we are entering our 10th year with this software now.
In that time it has given us the ability to control the containers of various third parties and to provide them with timely and accurate information. This has helped us to increase our business in a controlled and profitable way through system upgrades and other features added when necessary. I believe we have a bespoke system which forms a sound basis for our business to continue to grow and perform efficiently in the coming years.

We feel the bespoke chemicals trading system that Ideal have designed and implemented for us has given our company tremendous benefits, including most importantly accurate stock control together with the control of sale and purchase contracts, sales invoicing, control of product blending and production, all interfacing directly with the financial accounts system. The solution has been bespoke designed to meet our exact requirements and the additional modifications and ongoing support have been excellent in every respect.

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February 2018 - Ideal Business Services have completed their move.

 Ideal Business Services Limited   

Ideal Business Services have completed their move to the new offices.



Ideal Business services Limited
Privacy Notice


Ideal Business Services Limited (“IBS”) (company number 4294109), holds and processes personal data about customers and suppliers in order to run its business.  In doing so, we comply with relevant data protection legislation.This Privacy Notice has been issued by IBS to comply with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which comes into effect on 25 May 2018.  This document replaces any Fair Processing Notice issued under the Data Protection Act 1988 with effect from 25 May 2018.

Data controllers

 As a data controller, IBS (“we”) collects and processes personal data in relation to customers and suppliers for the following purposes:

 1. Customers

a)   For marketing purposes, we collect contact personal details including, but not limited to names, telephone numbers (including mobile numbers), place of work, and email addresses.
b)   We maintain files with historic information of individual customer requirements, of rates quoted for both general and specific services offered, and of customers’ requirements which are or may have been the subject of the various services which we provide.

 2.   Suppliers 

a)   We maintain personal details of contacts at suppliers, including email addresses, telephone and mobile numbers
b)   We maintain a database of the services and products offered by individual suppliers  and of prices which may have been quoted, both historically and currently
c)   For the purpose of making payments, we may maintain details of suppliers’ bankers where thesupplier has provided this information to us. 

 3.   For both suppliers and customers some but not necessarily all of the information we hold may have been supplied by the supplier or customer. 

In accordance with guidance issued by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) IBS,’s legal advisers and auditors may also be considered “joint data controllers” or “data controllers in common” (the holders, users and processors of personal data) for the purposes of the GDPR.The joint data controllers can be contacted as follows: 
Ideal Business Services Ltd, Suite H&I, 112 Market Street, Westhoughton,
Bolton, BL5 3AZ
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Telephone: 01942 209578

Use, transfer and storage of personal data 

A comprehensive list of parties with whom data may be shared is set out in IBS’s formal Data Mapping document, available on request in writing to the Data Controllers at the address above.
In addition, it is in your and IBS’s legitimate interests to use your personal information to: 

-     Keep up to date and accurate records

so that, inter alia, the correct payments for services provided can be paid

-     Comply with the law

so that you, IBS and their advisers are not subject to legal sanctions which may jeopardise IBS.

All data backups to the cloud are held in the United Kingdom.
It is possible that IBS’s staff and the partners/staff of adviser firms may take laptops and smartphones with them outside of the UK and/or the EEA, indirectly causing data to be sent outside of the EEA.
We have received guidance that as long as the information stays with the individual on the laptop/smartphone and their employer has an effective procedure to deal with security and the other risks of using laptops (including the extra risks of international travel), it is reasonable to conclude that adequate data protection exists. 

Your personal data will not be directly transferred to another country unless you request for this to be done.

Your rights in relation to your data.

 The purpose of this Privacy Notice is to fulfil your right to be informed about the use of your personal data.  In addition: 

  • You have the right to access your personal data. If you wish to request copies of your personal data please contact the Data Controller at the address above.
  • You have the right to have your personal data rectified if it is inaccurate or incomplete. 
  • You have the right to have your personal data deleted or removed if there is no reason for its continued storage and processing. 
  • You have the right to object to your personal data being processed and to restrict the processing of your personal data in certain circumstances. While processing is restricted, the data controllers are permitted to store the personal data to ensure the restriction is respected in future. You will be informed if a restriction on processing is lifted.
  • You have the right to lodge a complaint about the data controller with the ICO. 

Please note that if you choose to exercise your rights to withhold data or insist on its deletion, then IBS may not be able to perform their duties in relation to processing your charges, and your payments could be affected.
Further details about GDPR and your rights under GDPR can be found on the ICO’s website at



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We've Moved

August 2013 - We Get Our Very Own Maersk Triple-E Container Ship!

A bit of fun for a Friday… Our friends on Twitter, Maersk, have named a ship after us!

Well, maybe not really… but we appreciate the sentiment.  :-)

We have been following the progress of the awesome Maersk Triple-E - the World’s largest ship, with record-breaking container capacity.  The Triple-E sets new standards in the container industry, not just for size, but also of energy efficiency and environmental performance. With unique design features for slower speeds and maximum efficiency, this vessel will emit 50% less CO2 per container moved than the current average on the Asia-Europe route. Maersk Line has ordered a total of 20 of these vessels, which will be phased in gradually over the next couple of years on the existing route between Asia and Northern Europe.

For more information on the Maersk Triple-E go to:

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August 2013 - We Get Our Very Own Maersk Triple-E Container Ship!

August 2013 - We Get Our Very Own Maersk Triple-E Container Ship!









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