UK Logistics Services

If you need to find a freight forwarder or any logistical assistance with your exports, then you may find an answer here. – There are more resources listed in the International Section – Support Services – Logistics. Please also note that UK customs reference information is listed under “Reference Resources”.

Authorised Economic Operator Consultancies
Ascent Consultancy and Training
Ascent Consultancy and Training (ACT) specialise in legal compliance within the international supply chain. Our core areas of expertise are Authorised Economic Operator (AEO), Dangerous Goods Safety Advisor (DGSA), Aviation Security and ISO 9001. The consultancy and training services complement each other ensuring ACT is a one stop for supply chain compliance.
Customs People, The
With over 50 years’ experience in all aspects of customs and duty, the expert team at The Customs People is in the best position to ensure your business operates efficiently, and is compliant with all regulations relating to customs and excise.
Miles Vartan Consultancy
We are experts in health and safety, customs compliance, Authorised Economic Operator (AEO) status, warehousing certifications and ISO standards.
MODAL Training Ltd
Modal Training delivers training excellence for ports, maritime, offshore, and logistics sectors.
Morley Consulting & Training Ltd
We pride ourselves on our practical and pragmatic solutions for clients. We have spent our careers working in commercial situations in across a whole range of sectors and industries and understand from a personal perspective the issues and problems you face.

Authorised Economic Operator Information
AEO Directory, The
The only global Directory of Authorised Export Operators - with More than 22,000 AEOs and 113 Country Profiles - including all U.K. AEOs.
Approved Exporter Application
Use the online or postal form C1454 if you're an exporter and want to use Simplified Procedures to export preference qualifying goods to preference-giving countries.
Authorised Economic Operator -
Find out about Authorised Economic Operator (AEO) status, including the benefits and how to apply.
EU Authorised Economic Operators - Query Page

Authorised Economic Operators
AEO Directory, The - Search Page
Search for Authorised Economic Operators by one or more of the following: (i) Company Name (ii) Industry Sector (iii) Country (37 countries are covered - including the U.K.)
UK Authorised Economic Operators
Check if a business holds Authorised Economic Operator status. Use this list to see if a business holds Authorised Economic Operator status with HMRC.

Customs Brokers
With many years experience in providing customs clearance and freight forwarding services to both importers and exporters, we offer a highly personal facility that will be an asset to your business - not just another expense.
ChamberCustoms is the customs brokerage service from Chambers of Commerce in the UK It’s different from other brokerage services by harnessing the reach, expertise and knowledge of the Chamber network to offer an unbeatably fast, reliable and compliant service. We’re the only customs broker in the country to offer a ‘One Stop Shop’ with direct links to all sea, air and road ports and terminals in the UK. We'll help you keep control while we do the hard stuff, acting in your best interests every time. From 31 December 2020, the number of customs declarations made by traders is forecast to increase from 55 million to around 300 million every year. Businesses that import or export goods will need to complete a lot more administration when clearing goods through UK ports.
We are happy to offer advice and free downloads of all UK Customs applications, including C3 forms for personal effects and EORI applications for commercial imports.
George Baker (Shipping Ltd.)
Widely acknowledged to be the ‘UK’s Customs Clearance specialist’. We have been providing first class Customs clearance services to fellow freight professionals and UK importers since 1982 with proven reliability.
At Intercargo we can provide a dedicated customs clearance solutions for businesses of all sizes from regular importers and exporters who use our freight services or companies who are just looking for a customs broker to add onto there core services like courier companies, wholesalers, retailers and e-commerce businesses and even private individuals.
Martintrux offer professional Customs Clearance Management for Imports and Exports through all UK Ports and Airports; monitored 24 hours every day from our main offices situated under the famous White Cliffs of Dover.
UK Import Services Limited
UK Customs clearance agents and brokers

Freight Forwarders
Charles Kendall
Genuinely global, we have a worldwide network of like-minded independent partners. We have locations across the UK and Europe, a dedicated USA operation, a strong Far East presence in China and Hong Kong and locations in the UAE, Bahrain and Oman.
Coyote Logistics
We know what it takes to grow a business from a fundamental idea into a global operation. We’ve stayed agile and focused as we’ve transformed into a leading global third-party logistics provider, managing over 1,000 shippers every day.
DeliveryQuote Compare
As the UK's leading price comparison site for shipping, transportation and courier services, we are completely independent and have no affiliation with any transport company.
Established in 1985, GBS has become one of the UK's most respected international freight forwarding organisations. Our goal is to simply become your preferred freight forwarder and to facilitate the movement of your cargo from its origin to its final destination.
Royal Mail (RM)
An online transport marketplace that connects delivery companies and customers. We empower delivery companies to maximise spare vehicle space (thus reducing harmful CO2 emissions). All while providing users with the best possible price for their delivery.
Our mission is to provide high-quality, value for money, worldwide delivery services using only the top carriers. Looking after customers’ needs has been, and always will be, our primary goal and key to our continued success.

Logistics Associations
Airline Operators Committee for Cargo UK, The (AOCC UK)
AOCC UK represents a large number of airlines and associate organisations that make up the Heathrow cargo community. This website holds meeting information, minutes, security newsletters as well as specific cargo information. Use the Contact us link to request registration.
Airlines UK
Airlines UK is the trade body for UK registered airlines.
Airport Operators Association (AOA)
Members include over 50 airports and more than 150 Associate Members, made up of companies representing a wide range of suppliers in the aviation industry.
Air Travel Organisers Licence (ATOL)
ATOL is a financial protection scheme managed by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA). All holiday companies selling air holiday packages and flights in the UK are required by law to hold a licence called an Air Travel Organiser’s Licence (ATOL), which is granted after the company has met the CAA’s licensing requirements.
Association Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers (ICS)
The professional body for all members of the commercial shipping industry worldwide. ICS sets and examines the syllabus for membership, providing the shipping industry with highly qualified professionals.
Association of Freight Software Suppliers
Brings together and represents many of the leading suppliers of software to the freight and transportation industry. Major developments over the next few years in EU Customs procedures, and a greater emphasis on security issues will have a big impact on software development. In February 2014 AFSS became an Affiliate of EurTradeNet.
Association of International Courier & Express Services (AICES)
The trade organisation in the United Kingdom for companies handling international express consignments. Membership includes household names such as DHL, FedEx and UPS as well as other large and small and medium companies involved in the international express sector.
Bonded Warehousekeepers' Association (BWA)
Represents the interests of those companies along with their supply chain and service partners who have been approved to operate a bonded warehouse facility.
British Association of Cargo Surveyors
The British Association of Cargo Surveyors was established in 1992, at which time membership was based on having a minimum of seven years experience as a Cargo Surveyor.
British Association of Removers (BAR)
The British Association of Removers is dedicated to promoting professional excellence in the removals industry. BAR is the recognised voice of the removals industry. It is at the forefront of developing and maintaining standards and services.
British Association of Ship Suppliers (BASS)
Our objective is to ensure that our members are represented to promote the Ship Supply industry to its customers and to guarantee that there is a strong voice to assure that legislation is not a burden, which has been extremely important with all the legislation emanating from Brussels.
British Business General Aviation Authority (BBGA)
We are the UK’s influential voice for business and general aviation.
British International Freight Association (BIFA)
BIFA is the trade association for UK-registered companies engaged in the international movement of freight by all modes of transport, air, road, rail and sea. BIFA has around 1500 corporate members, known generally as freight forwarders, who offer a wide range of services within these various modes.
British Marine Federation (BMF)
The trade association for the UK's boating industry. Its primary role is to promote and protect the industry.
British Ports Association (BPA)
Represents the interests of its 100 full members, and numerous associate members, to the UK and devolved Governments, the EU and national and international bodies. As our membership comprises many ports, terminal operators and port facilities, all of varying size, location and nature, the Association is able to draw upon a wide range of experience and knowledge to represent its members’ interests.
British Refrigeration Association
The only trade association representing manufacturers, importers, wholesalers, distributors, contractors, specifiers and end-users of refrigeration plant, equipment and components.
The UK’s electronic air cargo community: digitally connecting airlines, freight forwarders, ground handlers, hauliers, HM Revenue and Customs and Border Force, to facilitate the sharing of information that’s essential to the efficient movement of the UK’s vitally important air exports and imports.
Chartered Institute of Logistics & Transport in the UK (CILTUK)
The membership organisation for professionals involved in the movement of goods and people and their associated supply chains.
Chartered Institution of Highways & Transportation (CIHT)
CIHT is a respected, chartered professional body that provides transportation professionals with recognition, support and business insights through access to information, intelligence, training and qualifications that they need to accelerate their careers and influence the future of the sector.
Cold Chain Federation Ltd
In June 2019, The Cold Chain Federation became the latest incarnation of the trade body that has represented the UK temperature controlled storage and distribution industry for more than a century.
Harbour Masters Association of the UK Channel Islands and Isle of Man
The organisation is a unique professional body consisting of harbour masters, port marine operations officers, harbour managers, commercial bodies that serve the port sector, and other appropriate personnel and organisations.
Heavy Transport Association, The (HTA)
The only specialist Trade Association for the heavy/abnormal load industry. Members include abnormal load hauliers, truck/trailer manufacturers, route surveyors, permit agents, consultants, abnormal load escorters, ferry owners, infrastructure owners/managers, equipment manufacturers and abnormal loads officers. HTA members are consequently a highly specialist group of operators with very different needs over other sectors of the transportation industry.
Institute of Refrigeration (InstR)
An independent registered charity run for the public benefit with a membership of over 2200 individuals reflecting the diversity of the refrigeration, air conditioning and heat pump sector.
Logistics UK
Formerly, the Freight Transport Association (FTA). Logistics UK is one of the UK’s largest trade associations and represents the transport interests of companies moving goods by road, rail, sea and air.
Maritime London
Maritime London is the industry-led body representing maritime professional services in the UK. Funded by companies and organisations from a wide range of disciplines, Maritime London works to ensure that the UK remains a world-beating location to base maritime related business and to conduct maritime trade.
Maritime UK
The collective voice for the UK's maritime industries. We champion and work to enable a thriving maritime sector.
National Courier & Despatch Association (NCDA)
The UK''s leading professional body for independent sameday courier companies in the UK.
Railway Industry Association
The trade association for the UK-based suppliers to the railway industry.
Road Haulage Association (RHA)
The Road Haulage Association (RHA) is the only UK trade association dedicated solely to the needs of UK road transport operators. It is the voice of the road haulage profession, a champion of its interests and a respected partner to the broader logistics community.
Transport Association (TA)
Consists of around 60 haulage companies, providing a nationwide network of 4,000 vehicles and 150 sites. Member companies offer professional transport, storage and distribution services to retailers and manufacturers in the UK, and increasingly Europe.
UK Chamber of Shipping
The UK Chamber of Shipping is the trade association and voice of the UK shipping industry with more than 180 members from across the maritime sector.
UK Major Ports Group
The United Kingdom Major Ports Group Ltd (UKMPG) was formed in 1993 and is the trade association representing most of the larger commercial ports in the United Kingdom. It has nine members who, between them, own and operate over 40 ports, accounting for more than 70% of the total tonnage handled in UK ports. Current members are Associated British Ports, Belfast Harbour Commissioners, the Bristol Port Company, DP World London Gateway, Forth Ports, Hutchison Ports UK, PD Ports, Peel Ports and the Port of London Authority.
United Kingdom Warehousing Association (UKWA)
UKWA is Britain’s leading trade organisation for the logistics sector, with over 650 members. UKWA members include warehousing and logistics providers as well as manufacturers, retailers, wholesalers and suppliers to the logistics industry.

Logistics & Customs Software Solutions
Agency Sector Management
Sequoia is our state-of-the-art, high performance customs clearance platform, delivering outstanding levels of productivity and compliance for forwarders.With connection to customs and all of the port community systems, Sequoia provides all you need to process import, export and transit shipments efficiently and accurately. And with seamless integration with your back office systems as well as those of your customers you can share data across your supply chain, saving you even more time and effort by reducing duplication and avoiding costly errors.
CNS designs and operates highly efficient Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) systems which facilitate trade moving through the UK's frontiers. Our systems will take you smoothly through all of the import and export processes AND ensure that you meet all of your legal and commercial obligations.
Maritime Cargo Processing
The UK's leading port Community Systems Provider (CSP). We work in close partnership with port and terminal operators, shipping lines, shipping and forwarding agents and hauliers, as well as Customs and other Government agencies, to improve operational efficiency and reduce the costs involved in the trading and transportation of cargo through ports.
Pentant Limited
By combining innovative technology, powerful trade intelligence and the reach of our network, we deliver the industry’s most complete offering of cloud-based logistics and supply chain management solutions.

Logistics Magazines
Air Cargo News
Our mission is to be the leading print communications and media partner to the air cargo industry, giving trusted news and information that helps our clients’ make smarter and better decisions. We aim to do this in a manner most useful to recipients- print, directories, website, e-newsletters, digital products, apps, social media, exhibitions .....
Air International
Launched in 1972, over the years AIR International has established an unrivalled reputation for authoritative reporting and coverage of the full spectrum of aviation subjects.
Bulk Distributor
Bulk Solids Today
Bulk Solids Today is the bi-monthly magazine covering the storage, processing and handling of materials ranging from fine powders to the heaviest raw materials. BST was launched in 1996 and is firmly established as a favourite within the industry.
CIPS - Knowledge & Insight
Inspirational stories and best practice for procurement and supply professionals
Cold Chain News
An information-rich website serving the needs of the temperature-controlled transport and distribution industry in Britain, Europe and globally.
CV Driver
Written and compiled by Road Transport and Logistic Industry specialists and published by one of the UK’s only dedicated commercial vehicle media agencies. CV Driver magazine delivers news, current issues and affairs straight through the cab window of the truck and straight on to the steering wheel of the drivers. This is important because .....
Export & Freight
With half a century of experience in the world of publishing, 4SM NI Ltd has gained an unrivalled and enviable reputation producing a quality stable of highly respected B2B magazines, complemented by a rapidly growing online presence throughout the UK and Ireland.
Freight Industry Times
Freight Online is the digital face of Freight Industry Times (FIT) - the quarterly freight transport magazine. Like the much-read magazine, we host news, sector-specific opinion articles, company announcements, and details of the latest products and services across all strands of the supply chain – road, sea, rail, air and multimodalism.
Lloyd's List
Lloyd’s List provides you with the verified facts and reliable competitor insight you need to make the right decisions and move your business forward. Our team of experienced and trusted sector experts brings you up-to-the minute news, reports and behind-the-headlines analysis, around the clock.
Local Transport Today
Transport issues and challenges are now a complex overlapping web of different localities, activities, modes, professional disciplines, technologies and financial and governance models. The LTT team uniquely understand this matrix and how all the different elements fit together.
Logistics Business
The only pan-European logistics magazine. Quarterly journal.
Logistics Magazine
Logistics Magazine is a weekly publication. Logistics Magazine reports on the issues that matter Covering the whole of the logistics industry and supply chain, Logistics Magazine tackles the big strategic issues facing the industry – decarbonisation, innovation and automation – as well as the compliance issues so critical to the safety of all transport operations.
Logistics Manager Magazine
Logistics Manager is the leading monthly magazine for managers in charge of the supply chain of the UK’s largest industrial, retail and commercial organisations. Logistics Manager‘s editorial programme focuses on the core competencies essential to the modern logistics and transport functions. All links in the supply and value chains are covered in every issue of the journal with in-depth case studies detailing how organisations are reducing operating costs and boosting the efficiency of their goods-to-market operations. There is extensive coverage of new distribution and other logistics contracts, industrial property developments, vehicle fleet updates, innovations and information systems technology.
Logistics Matters
Manufacturing & Logistics IT Magazine
Established in 1997, Manufacturing & Logistics IT Magazine ( is the leading specialist IT solutions magazine and web-site covering all aspects of end-to-end supply chains within a wide range of vertical markets. The editorial content covers real live applications within collaborative supply chain environments and has contribution from leading vendors and research analysts. This provides our readers with an insight into how technological developments enable all kinds of businesses to operate effectively and efficiently.
Materials Handling World
RailStaff was launched in 1997 after the UK Rail Industry was privatised and it quickly became established as a leading rail publication in the UK, due to its positive support of the industry, and now reaches over 100,000 readers per month.
Refrigeration & Air Conditioning
RAC and sister magazine H&V News are distinct from many other publications in the way we operate. We do not simply reproduce press releases, but blend features written by our editorial team and by industry bodies with those contributed by the supply chain and edited by us.
Roadway Magazine
The award-winning Roadway is the official magazine of the Road Haulage Association. It features the industry’s news, views and developments and is the first port of call for comprehensive policy, employment and legislative updates for executive decision makers in road haulage companies.
Route One
Routeone magazine is the indispensable resource for professional UK coach, bus and minibus operators. The home of vehicle sales and the latest bus and coach job vacancies, Routeone connects professional PCV operators with complete and unrivalled news coverage.
TAAS Magazine - Transport as a Service
TaaS Technology is a quarterly publication, tracking the important topics in CAVs, Future Mobility, EVs, Energy/Battery Technology and Infrastructure for Future Mobility.
Transportation & Logistics International
Transportation & Logistics International covers the crucial issues that face senior management across the entire spectrum of the transportation market. Incorporating both Land, Sea & Air and Railway Strategies magazines, Transportation & Logistics International provides a convenient resource for readers that covers all aspects of the transportation & logistics markets, via land, sea and air.
Transport Journal
Transport & Logistics Magazine
At Transport & Logistics Magazine we pride ourselves in our ability to keep you informed. As such, the latest three issues of Transport & Logistics Magazine are available for you to view, free of charge, for a limited period. Should you wish to view an older issue of the magazine, or secure permanent digital copy in PDF format then please see our Archive to procure the digital copies of other issues of Transport & Logistics Magazine.
Transport News
Affectionately referred to by regular readers as the ‘Beating Heart of Road Haulage in the North’, Transport News covers the broad spectrum of road transportation in the north of Britain with particular emphasis on new commercial vehicles, developments within companies, plus the people involved in all aspects of the transport industry, on ......
Transport Operator
Transport Operator is a printed monthly commercial vehicle industry newspaper targeted at HGV and PSV operators and workshops. It offers a lively mix of essential industry news, details of new legislation, the latest product information and much more. It is produced by OnTarget Publishing, publishers in the CV industry for more than 25 years .....
Transport Times
Welcome to the home of transport events, analysis, insight and opinion. Keep up to date with the latest developments in transport with online content from high profile contributors, and events and awards bringing together the best of the industry.
Warehouse & Logistics News
Warehouse & Logistics News is the UK’s only fortnightly magazine for the warehousing and logistics industry and has a circulation and frequency which is unrivalled in the industry. The magazine is distributed 24 times a year in printed, digital and online formats, which suits the needs of today’s generation of industry professionals. We combine the best of printed and new media to get your message to the senior buyers and decision makers in the warehousing and logistics industry.
WorldCargo News
The world's best resource for world cargo and cargo handling News and features - air, sea and road cargo handling, intermodal cargo and ..