Freight Forwarding

Leading UK Freight Forwarder: Your Gateway to Global Trade

EON Logistics stands out as a premier UK freight forwarder, specialising in comprehensive freight forwarding services that cater to a diverse range of shipping needs. Our expertise in shipping by freight is unmatched, ensuring that your cargo reaches its destination efficiently and safely.

Your Trusted Freight Forwarding Company for Global Solutions

As a seasoned freight forwarding company, we offer tailored solutions to navigate the complexities of international shipping. Our services extend beyond just moving cargo; we provide strategic freight forwarding that includes meticulous planning, robust execution, and constant monitoring to meet our clients’ unique requirements.

Experienced Freight Forwarders with a Global Reach

Our team of expert freight forwarders is equipped with over 40 years of industry experience, enabling us to handle even the most challenging logistics scenarios. Whether it’s air, sea, or road transport, EON Logistics is the freight forwarding company you can rely on for seamless global shipping solutions.

Comprehensive Freight Forwarding Services for Every Need

Our freight forwarding services are designed to provide you with a hassle-free shipping experience. From specialist international shipping services to intricate European road freight options, we cover every aspect of freight forwarding. Our commitment to excellence makes us the go-to UK freight forwarder for businesses and individuals alike.

Personalised Shipping by Freight: Tailored to Your Needs

Understanding the unique demands of each shipment, we offer personalised shipping by freight services. Our team works closely with you to ensure that every detail is covered, from the initial consultation to the final delivery. With EON Logistics, your freight forwarding needs are in capable hands.

EON Logistics & Trading: Your Premier UK Freight Forwarding Solution

Embark on a seamless and efficient journey of exporting goods globally with EON Logistics & Trading, a leading UK-based freight forwarder. Our expertise in logistics spans sea freight, air freight, and European road freight, alongside comprehensive procurement services. With a foundation of over four decades in the industry, our team brings unparalleled experience to manufacturers, traders, and private shippers.

Global Reach, Personal Touch

At EON Logistics, we’re more than just freight forwarders; we are your partners in global trade. Our services extend to over 300 ports and airports worldwide, ensuring your cargo reaches its destination, no matter how remote. Our unique strength lies in our personal approach and problem-solving skills, allowing us to handle even the most complex and oversized cargoes with ease.

Diverse and Specialised Freight Forwarding Services

Our array of services caters to an extensive range of needs:

European Road Freight:

We offer both groupage/LTL and full load services across Eastern and Western Europe, including dedicated express van transport for urgent deliveries. Our expertise also covers hazardous cargo and temperature-controlled transport, utilising specialised equipment like flatbeds and low-loaders for oversized and heavy freight.

Sea Freight Shipping:

Our comprehensive sea freight options include everything from 20ft/40ft FCL and LCL shipping to out-of-gauge cargo solutions. We’re adept at handling car shipping, break bulk cargo, hazardous materials, and offer services like container number tracking and assistance with shipping documentation and banking payments.

Air Freight Shipping:

Choose from direct airline freight for urgent needs, economical consolidation services, express door-to-door logistics, and temperature-controlled options. We’re also equipped to handle fine art shipping, complete with specialised packing and air waybill tracking services.

Expertise in International Shipping Documentation:

Navigating the complexities of international shipping requires specific documentation, unique to each destination country. We provide comprehensive assistance with export shipping documents, CMR’s, shipping notes, certificates of origin, and more, ensuring compliance and smooth transit for your cargo.

Tailored Solutions for Every Shipping Challenge

EON Logistics is not just a freight forwarding company; we are solution providers. Whether it’s a small machine needing air freight to remote locations or oversized industrial equipment destined for distant islands, we have the expertise to transport your cargo safely and efficiently. Our commitment to customer satisfaction, quality service, and transparent communication sets us apart.

Connect with EON Logistics Today

For more information about our freight forwarding services or to receive a personalised quote, reach out to us at 01276 608801, or visit our contact page. Let EON Logistics be your trusted partner in freight forwarding, where your shipping needs are met with expertise and care.

What does a Freight Forwarder do?

To understand the role of a Freight Forwarder, it is important to differentiate two misunderstood words; freight and shipping.


Traditionally this term referred to the products or goods that are being transported by ship (sea shipping). These days it also refers to goods that are commercially transported by air, rail, or by road in container trucks. The term freight is more commonly used in reference to bulk goods.

Freight is categorised into air freight and shipment freight. Shipment freight is categorised as express, parcel, household goods, and freight.


Traditionally this referred to the transportation of goods by sea. Nowadays, it can be by sea, air or road.  Shipping can be commercial or non-commercial.  Shipping is usually used when referring to the transportation of goods in bulk for merchandisers.

Difference between Freight and Shipping

  • Freight is used in the case of goods in bulk usually of one kind like oil cargo. Shipping is used for smaller amounts of goods usually put together to make a viable cargo for example cars and household goods.
  • Freight is used only in commercial transportation while shipping can be non-commercial for example transportation of humanitarian aid.
  • Freight uses container ships, railroad cars, and large container trucks while shipping uses air and smaller trucks.
  • Freight is usually cheaper than shipping in dollar to weight comparisons.

Who is a Freight Forwarder?

A manufacturer or exporter selling their goods overseas may not have the knowledge of how to find Road Freight, Sea Freight or Air Freight Carriers, to all the hundreds of countries around the world, nor the special customs documentary requirements their buyers in these countries will require. Why should the exporter need to know all this about international shipping, that’s what the Freight Forwarder is for! He is a bit like a travel agent, but instead of knowing how to find your best holidays, the Freight Forwarder knows the best Sea, Air and Road carriers, from the hundreds of international shipping carriers, who advertise shipping overseas.

The Freight Forwarder guides the exporter on all aspects of commercial shipping overseas, from Export Packing, Cargo Transit Insurance, shipping services, shipping documents, export custom requirements, port security and destination logistics requirements. The Freight Forwarder will also explain the seller’s responsibilities and what the buyer’s responsibilities are.

Although the freight forwarder handles the detail of the exporter’s international shipping, the freight forwarder acts as the shipper’s agents only. The Freight Forwarder will rarely actually move the freight themselves, the freight forwarder will not normally own the trucks, the warehouse and certainly not own the sea vessel or the aircraft.

The freight forwarder acts as an intermediary between the shipper/seller of the goods or the overseas buyers and with the actual shipping carriers. A good freight forwarder has established relationships with the main international shipping carriers serving all countries around the globe, negotiating the best shipping freight costs and services, appropriate to the export shipper or overseas buyers’ delivery timelines and the cargo specifications.

Advantages of using a Freight Forwarder

The ordinary exporter will not have the knowledge of the procedures, processes, and documentation of international shipping.  There are several advantages of using a freight forwarder in sea freight shipping:

  • Handling of ancillary services needed in international shipping including customs documentation, insurance, security and banking among others.
  • The forwarder directly provides services including warehousing, risk assessment, and management, processing bills of lading, acting as a conduit of international payments and providing Non-vessel-operating common carrier documentation.

The Freight Forwarder can be said to be the facilitator of movement of goods from ‘dock to door.’

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