Freedom Logistics head office is based in Stockport, near Manchester Airport. We are this weeks Featured Business on the Marketing Stockport website. Click here to link to the websiteRead More →
Are you in need of reliable worldwide freight services?
We are passionate about providing cost effective and reliable freight services that will save you time and cut the hassle.
Need the Freedom to develop your worldwide trade?
We can support you from the first steps, a courier for delivery of samples, to a fully outsourced fulfilment and distribution infrastructure.
We guarantee that you will love the service we give.
Because we are giving personal attention to every aspect of all your shipments we can confidently guarantee that you will feel 100% satisfied.
US plans single Customs window for imports &
(March 14, 2014)
The trade association that represents the UK freight forwarding and logistics industry has welcomed plans revealed in the USA that are aimed at streamlining pro…
Severe Weather delays to Ocean Freight
(February 17, 2014)
Please be aware that due to continued high winds affecting UK trade routes and increased port congestion, we are currently experiencing disruption to scheduled…
International Freight Awards
(December 2, 2013)
Freedom Logistics are among thirty companies from across the North West which are set to battle it out at Insider’s third annual International Trade Award…
Our commitment to you
Our customer charter makes sure we provide our clients with the service and support they need.Customer Charter ›
Our customers prove we are an experienced freight management company
At Freedom Logistics we hold a combined 60 years of experience in the freight management and import/export industry. Our customers have been kind enough to tell us how happy they our with our service and the benefits of using an experienced freight management company.
When we were first introduced to Anthony Norman of ATL Packaging he had very little practical experience of importing at all, but had identified a key business advantage to sourcing product from China and needed help in getting his plans off the ground. We were able to assist in setting him up with his EORI and provide information on freight options costs and schedules and consulting closely with him on product classification in the HM Customs Tariff to establish the Duty and VAT payable on arrival in the UK; so he eventually had a landed cost model to work with.
When this then led to landing a large contract requiring fixed prices in GBP for 12 months, we introduced him to Schneider FX who were able to provide him with forward orders for the purchases in USD currency alleviating the exchange rate risk.
Now regularly importing from the Far East and South America by air and sea, Anthony is another 100% satisfied Freedom customer:
I value the very personal nature of the service that we get from Freedom Logistics, they are friendly and flexible in their approach.Anthony Norman, MD, ATL Packaging.
TV Production Company
The Outside Broadcast Production Team at ARK won a contract to film Golf Tournaments around the world to provide nightly highlights for screening on multi national Sports News Channels. Freedom Logistics were able to support their full logistical requirements to get the mobile TV Production Unit including everything from cameras to blank tapes to each tournament site within strict timeframes. Using a combination of dedicated trucks and airfreight and taking care of Temporary Import Customs procedures with ATA Carnets we were able to get the equipment to each site on time and assist with unloading and loading and then return the kit after the tournament without delay.
They just get on with it and make things happen in a critical area for us.Mark Fulton, MD, Ark Productions.
Importer & Distributor of Industrial Equipment
Bringing order to multiple suppliers and shipping routes Freedom were able to assist Flowtech in gaining control of their global supply chain. Critical elements in our joint success were establishing routing preferences and procedures to streamline operations and remove bottlenecks and delays by managing these effectively using our experienced team. The results also gave freedom to the Flowtech buying team to concentrate on their sourcing and inventory planning responsibilities.
Freedom Logistics use the latest technology to enable me to track my freight and continually liaise with my warehouse to enable the whole process to run efficiently.Kevin McKullen, Supply Chain Director, Flowtech Ltd.
Global Supplier of Electrical and Instrumentation Construction Materials
The customer wanted to develop operational capability to source and supply a wide range of highly specified electrical and instrumentation materials worldwide. Since working with Freedom Logistics we have successfully moved Full Container Loads (FCL) and airfreight from Mexico to Japan, from Italy to the UK, from the UK to Abu Dhabi, from the Czech Republic to Netherlands and set up a staging warehouse facility in the northern Netherlands to facilitate deliveries to a highly regulated power plant construction site.
Freedom Logistics provides us with the ability to seamlessly fulfil the most challenging of client logistical demands with a World Class Service in safely moving product from factory to job site on a global basis; leaving us to focus our efforts on satisfying customer demands and expanding our portfolio.John McLaughlin,MD, Texpro.
America’s largest privately held medical supplier in the industry
The challenge when we first started working with Medline in the UK was to reduce cost and add value to their international supply chain from all their suppliers and factories across Asia and Europe to their UK distribution centre and direct to some of their larger customers.
Working closely with them we established competitive rate structures for Ocean Freight and European Road Freight and designed bespoke operational and communication processes to put them in the driving seat and 100% satisfy all their needs; which included 24/7 visibility of the current status of all shipments. Together, we carefully planned and executed the transition of all their open shipments to Freedom, and this was achieved in their timeframe and with no interruption to delivery schedules.
The highly experienced logistics team at Freedom also provided thorough advice and assistance to ensure compliance with European Customs requirements and establishment of their own Duty Deferment account saving them in terms of both cash dollars and cash flow.
Medline is America’s largest privately held medical supplier in the industry, manufacturing and distributing over 125,000 medical and surgical products to healthcare institutions and retail markets around the globe.
From the outset we were delighted by the way Chris and his team enabled a smooth transition of our international freight across to Freedom. They then worked seamlessly with our supply chain team in a process of continuous improvement to deliver an outstanding service.Andrew Chandler, Procurement Manager, Medline Industries Ltd.
Award Winning Children’s Retailer
We were tasked with controlling their freight spend on samples of products from suppliers in the USA & Asia. This had got out of hand with separate shipments arriving almost daily into their London head office.
Our challenge was to reduce cost and add value to their international supply chain from 20 different supplier factories across China India and the USA.
Working closely with them we established operational and communication processes to provide local consolidation arrangements and protocols for authorisation for shipment.
The highly experienced logistics team at Freedom also provided thorough advice and assistance to ensure saving them in terms of both cash dollars and cash flow.
GLTC, The Great Little Trading Company, began life in 1997. Our vision was, and is, to help parents create happy, organised homes for their families. We’ve done this by broadening our range to include storage, furniture, room accessories and toys as well as all the practical stuff. For the third year running, we’ve won the Best Children’s Retailer at the UK’s mail order industry awards (ECMOD – our version of the Oscars!). We’re very proud and couldn’t have done it without the fabulous support of our customers and suppliers.
We enjoy a first class service from Chris and his team who take care of us and all our international freight requirements. They work seamlessly with our suppliers and merchandisers in a complex global supply chain adding value to the process.Tracy Thomas, GLTC Ltd.
Want to find out more about what our happy customers are saying about outsourcing an experienced freight management company to help them with their important import/export requirements.
The North West chapter of the British American Business Council has elected a new Chairman at an AGM in Trafford Park last week. Freedom Logistics is a member of The British-American Business Council (BABC) which is the largest transatlantic business network, with 23 chapters — and 2,500 member companies â€“ covering most of the major […]Read More →
This weekend we welcome the Year of the Snake and China’s factories close down for a week for a national holiday. Freedom Logistics partners have offices at strategic locations across China, Hong Kong & Taiwan. Local knowledge of doing business in China benefits our clients and we offer free advice on both export marketing to […]Read More →
Now in its 24th year, this well-established event, which has long been sponsored by some eminent companies, is recognised as one of the most prestigious in the industry. The competition encourages and rewards high standards and professionalism, representing the ultimate recognition of special achievements in different sectors of the freight industry. The Supply Chain Management […]Read More →
Freedom can report that the threatened strike at major ports along the whole US eastern seaboard has been averted. The International Longshoremenâ€™s Association (ILA) and United States Maritime Alliance (USMX) resumed contract negotiations last week ahead of a contract extension expiring at 11:59 p.m., 6 Feb. The union and employers have held a series of […]Read More →
It has come to our notice that the declared weight of cargo at the booking stage can differ greatly to that actually loaded into the container. Container shipping lines have had several issues with stability of vessels and with the overall declared weight. It is important to understand that this can be a major issue […]Read More →
We wish you a very Happy Christmas and a Prosperous New Year. The office remains open Christmas Eve, Thurs 27th & Fri 28th and from 2nd Jan onwards.Read More →
Striking harbor clerks reached a tentative contract deal with management at the twin ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach on Tuesday night, settling a week-old labor clash that has idled most of America’s biggest cargo-shipping complex. The hundreds of striking clerical employees who walked off the job last Tuesday, and the thousands of longshoremen […]Read More →
Poland has the largest consumer market in the new EU member state. UK Trade with Poland is over Â£10 billion a year, 60% imports from Poland and 40% exports from the UK. There are great opportunities for British firms to increase their share. Freedom freight services by road with a transit time of 3-4 days […]Read More →
Did you know UK-Thai Trade was worth Â£5 billion? UK export of goods to Thailand increased by 28% in 2011 to Â£1.36 billion. While Road vehicles accounted for 33% of this, with a population of 67 million and the 2nd largest economy in Southeast Asia, there are large and growing markets for advanced engineering and […]Read More →