Specialist Services

A Solution for Every Shipment

Through experience, we know that every shipment is not the same, and our customers have different requirements.

Therefore, we ensure that we can provide whatever service a customer requires for their shipment, whether by Sea, Air, Road or Rail.

Specialist Services

  • FCL Shipments – we offer Full Container Load shipments from all major ports worldwide, delivered to any location globally in different-sized containers (20ft, 40ft, 40ft HC, 45ft, Reefers, Open Tops)
  • LCL Shipments – we can import/export Less than Container Load/Part Load containers to and from all major ports around the world.
  • RO/RO Services – We can arrange the shipment of vehicles at all port destinations, whether it be a Dumper Truck or a luxury car.
  • Inward Processing Relief (IPR) – This allows our customers to import goods into the UK Customs Duty-Free. This is mainly for items that come into the UK under one customs tariff and to be modified into another customs tariff. We can process the IPR by either “IPR Suspension” or “IPR Drawback”.
  • Outward Processing Relief (OPR) – Similar to IPR but it allows the customer to export goods out of the UK to be modified and brought back into the UK Customs Duty-Free.

Want to ship goods via another method?

We also offer these additional services:

  • Consular and Shipping Documentation – As members of BIFA (see Terms and Conditions) and THE LIVERPOOL CHAMBER OF COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY we are able to offer a complete documentation service to all our customers.
  • Marine Insurance PlacingWe offer a comprehensive Open Marine Policy at very competitive rates to cover customer’s requirements. Whether it be crockery or a car, we can insure a wide range of items.
  • Packing – We can arrange export packing – palletisation, shrink wrapping and banding of cargo handled by packers based throughout the UK.


  • Mobile and Out Of Gauge Cargo – With a wealth of experience and knowledge in the shipment of all types of vehicles and large construction plant and equipment, we are ideally placed to offer our customers the quickest, most reliable option at the most cost-effective price.
  • Express Deliveries – We are able to offer express delivery services on a point to point basis throughout Europe using dedicated vehicles best suited to the customer’s requirements, from small vans up to 17.5 tonne vehicles.
  • Warehousing – Secure warehousing is available at various UK locations. Bonded warehousing for duty suspended shipments is available at various locations.

Sea Freight

Road & Rail

Air Freight

Customs & AEO

Specialist Services


I’m very happy with the service from FWD. They answer the phone straight away, very helpful and know exactly what they are doing. Natasha and Jack are just so friendly and sort everything out for you. Thank you.


Alastair and Barbara made this experience very comfortable for me. Easy to communicate with, always attempted to deal with my requests. Will only use this company for shipping my goods. I shipped from China to UK on this occasion. Great job guys. Thanks.