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FWD Freight Services Ltd

FWD Freight Services Limited is a Liverpool, UK, based Freight Forwarder, and was established in 1986 as a provider of international freight forwarding and logistics services.

We are a highly respected freight forwarder within the shipping industry, and are members of BIFA, GTO and the Liverpool Chamber of Commerce, as well as being an Authorised Economic Operator (AEO). More importantly though, we have a team of dedicated, professional freight forwarders who provide a quality service tailored to the individual needs of our customers.

Our national and international customer base varies from private individuals, small to medium businesses through to global organisations. On their behalf we are able to offer a fully comprehensive range of services, moving freight of any size or type to and from worldwide destinations.

Why choose FWD as your Freight Forwarder? As stated earlier we are a highly respectable Freight Forwarder with experienced and specialist members of staff, who aim to provide excellent customer service whatever your needs may be.

By being ideally positioned next to one of the biggest ports in the country, Liverpool, we have more control and excellent links with customs and ports around the country. These include Felixstowe, London Gateway, Southampton, Tilbury and many more.
We offer competitive rates with reduced shipping costs, and are an International Freight Forwarder, able to deliver to all ports around the world from all UK ports. We regularly transport freight to and from China, India, USA, Africa, Asia, and Europe.

We also have 160 agents in over 100 countries which allows us to gain special rates to all ports internationally. So if you want to ship goods to other corners of the world, whatever your transport needs, why not contact us or ask for a quote. We look forward to being your Freight Forwarder!

Whether you are an experienced shipper or a first time importer or exporter, our specialist staff will help and guide you through the entire process.

All business of whatsoever nature is transacted only upon the standard trading conditions of the British International Freight Association (2005a edition)


Royal HaskoningDHV is a global engineering and project design consultancy with 6500 staff working in 150 companies, but we’ve been something of a sleeping giant in Liverpool. We’re proud to be sponsors of Mersey Maritime. It enables us to be fully engaged in the cluster, with a place at the table and positioned as first choice company for new business opportunities within our areas of expertise.
Jamie Gray, Associate Director, Royal HaskoningDHV
Mersey Maritime provides excellent networking opportunities, allowing people to meet people, and they do exceptionally well on training and skills. My only criticism is that companies want more!
James Douglas, ContainerPort
Mersey Maritime is unique, there’s nothing else like it!
Phil James, Weightmans LLP
I come out of Mersey Maritime’s meetings with a bit of a buzz. Lots of people with the same energy and we can see what’s ahead and we want to be ready for it, be a part of it.
Tom Coyle, Managing Director, DT Engineering Limited
Back in 2008, the average age profile of the workforce at Cammell Laird was 47; so we recognised the need to address a potential skills gap up ahead. As a result of close collaboration with Mersey Maritime we‘ve committed to a long-term training programme that has seen our apprentice numbers rise from zero to more than 100. It’s put us in a much stronger position. We’re in better shape to plan for growth, we’re fulfilling a commitment to provide jobs for young people in this region and we’re revitalising the way we run our business.
John Syvret, CEO, Cammell Laird Group
As a founding member, Hill Dickinson is proud to support Mersey Maritime. Mersey Maritime creates and facilitates business opportunities for both its members and the wider maritime and business communities through regular networking events, lobbying and industry awards while addressing the skills gap in the maritime sector by integrating local academic resources with businesses to ensure focused training and development. Mersey Maritime has achieved so much since its inception in 2003 and continues to strive with members to ensure Merseyside’s place as the leading maritime hub.
Colin Lavelle, Legal Director, Hill Dickinson LLP
Mersey Maritime is doing so much for the community and its succession planning for business is vitally important. It’s great to see Liverpool coming back as a global player – all power to your elbow!
Simon Reynish, Chairman, CILT North West
Mersey Maritime has brought the community together tremendously well.
Colin Kershaw, Brookes Bell
As a fledgling business with big aspirations for success, joining Mersey Maritime has been absolutely the right move for us. It’s meant we haven’t had to start from scratch, knocking on doors and trying to get access to the right people. Through Mersey Maritime, we’ve attended business events like Face-2-Face and have already been able to meet everyone who’s anyone in this region. It’s the best investment we have made this year!
John Bean, Managing Director, Geo Data Systems


Mersey Maritime is one of Europe’s most successful maritime cluster organisations, representing the interests of over 1700 Maritime, Logistics and Energy businesses on Merseyside and beyond.

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