About
container haulage felixstowe

Global Container Services Limited was founded in 1983, and provides Customs clearance and freight forwarding services to a wide range of customers.

We pride ourselves in being flexible in our business approach, and offer high quality services to the shipping industry.

We operate our Worldwide deep sea freight services in partnership with overseas agents, and our current agency network includes 102 offices representing 49 countries. This allows us to be a leader in the movement of freight from and to each of these destinations, as well as having the ability to cross trade on key market areas.

In addition to those services, we also offer European trailer movements to and from most EU countries, these services are organised with our European haulage network and services are offered for both full and part trailer movements.

Customs clearance facilities continue to be a key area of our business, and for arrivals into the UK, we operate direct clearance facilities at all main sea ports, these include Felixstowe, Southampton, Tilbury, Thamesport, Liverpool and Teesport.

Our clearance facility extends to airfreight arrivals too, and we cover London Heathrow, London Gatwick, East Midlands, Leeds & Bradford and Manchester airports.

We are proud members of the British International Freight Association (BIFA), Road Haulage Association (RHA) and the British Chamber of Commerce.

In 2012, we were accredited by HM Revenue & Customs with Authorised Economic Operator (AEO) status at the highest level (Customs & Security) and were successfully reassessed in July 2017. This accreditation is only available to companies who can demonstrate their full compliance in management, operation and clearance procedure requirements of HMRC.

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COVID-19

Our office remains open for business at this difficult time.

We are currently following UK government advice (as of Monday 23rd March) with 70% of our staff now working from home, our remaining colleagues working from safe distances to each other as recommended.

The best way to communicate with us currently is by e-mail direct to your normal contact.

If you need to call the office, then please do so on 01394 451200 where a member of staff can assist.

We will continue to do our best to service your needs as normal.