Freight forwarding

Your local worldwide freight forwarders

We have over 30 years’ experience in the industry, and our own transport service . This means we have excellent relationships with the all major shipping lines and an in-depth knowledge of haulage in the UK.

Our customs agency can also help your business to continue trading seamlessly with the European Union. Our AEO accreditation gives us ‘Trusted Trader Status’ with UK and EU customs regimes, which puts us in the best possible position to handle your freight forwarding needs. 

We can arrange services to and from anywhere in the UK, meaning we’re a one-stop shop for all your shipping requirements.

Services we offer

Full trailer loads

We move goods daily across major European countries alongside carrying out domestic UK loads. We have access to hundreds of Tautliners, mega trailers and other specialist equipment through our pool of approved hauliers. 

Part trailer loads

Where a dedicated trailer isn’t needed, we are able to offer a part-load option. This gives you another option to suit your budget which still ensures your goods arrive safely and on time. 

Express van services

If you need goods delivered to a customer quickly, we have access to a fleet of dedicated express vehicles. Our partners can deliver your goods anywhere in Europe within an agreed time frame that no other roadbased service can match. 

Groupage services

Our excellent groupage service caters for smaller and less urgent consignments. With this cost-effective option we can collect anything from a small carton to a multitude of pallets through our carefully selected partners and deliver them to wherever they need to go within Europe or Scandinavia.

Multimodal solutions

We offer intermodal services to areas further afield, such as Eastern Europe. This option is a cheaper alternative to road freight whilst still delivering a service that you can trust and rely upon. 

Worldwide sea freight solutions

As experts in the field, our highly experienced team at Portico can provide your business with all aspects of container and sea freight transport whether it be a part load (LCL), full container load, break bulk cargo or out of gauge. 

Worldwide air freight solutions

When it comes to extremely urgent and time sensitive consignments, we can provide you with an air freight service that ensures your goods are delivered anywhere in the world quickly and safely. 

Award winning UKWA warehousing

We are pleased to offer our fully bonded HMRC warehouses capable of storing standard and ADR goods. With our state-of-the-art warehouse facilities and dedicated warehousing teams in Portsmouth, we can tailor storage, pick and pack and physical distribution options to meet your needs. 

Insurance for your cargo

Our freight forwarding team can also provide immediate insurance cover for your cargo as an add-on service, through our partnership with TT Club Forwarders. Their shipper’s interest policy differs from traditional cargo policies, as it provides cover for each individual consignment on a pay-on-use basis. This service is available to all – you do not need to be member of TT Club to book cargo cover.

Complex consignments

Have multiple consignments with different pick up and drop off locations? Our freight forwarding team are adept at complex delivery and collection requirements, meaning you can get on with running your business as we deal with the details.

Contact us for further information

+44 (0)23 9289 0600

forwarding@porticoshipping.com

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