Success through global connections

Your first choice for freight forwarding

At AFS Global, we understand you want to get on with the business of trading. And that means getting your cargo from A to B, PDQ. Seamlessly.

Whether you’re importing, exporting or completing a cross trade, we’re here to manage the freight carriers, customs and paperwork on your behalf. We go to the nth degree to get your goods to where they need to be, on time and for the right price.

Our A Team of freight experts are based in the UK but with partnerships that extend around the world.

Ready to start shipping? Let’s go.

The AFS Freight Forecast Barometer

Current rating 7: Rainy weather ahead

Expect freight rates to increase as delays to schedules continue



Whether you’re looking for long term ocean rates, spot air freight pricing or inland haulage across the UK or Europe, get in touch with our team today.

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If you’re sourcing products from around the world for the first time or you’re about to launch your UK business to buyers in other countries, let us show you the ropes.

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To work out the size of your shipment accurately and ensure you receive a correct quote, use our cubic metre calculator.


“AFS Global have supported our business for the last 10 years and are a key link in our supply chain.
We regularly supply major high street retailers who require precise deliveries. AFS have helped facilitate numerous shipments to these clients and consistently provide an outstanding service.”

Director, Textile Importer, Bolton

“I find their approach incredibly bespoke and personalised, taking time to learn and understand our business. We have experienced a huge amount of growth and change management during recent years, and AFS Global have been able to remain agile to adapt to our requirements.”

Client Services Manager, Luxury Packaging Division, Yorkshire

“We have found their ability to deliver goods on time and in excellent condition to be unparalleled. In particular the communication is very good.”

Purchasing Manager, UK leading Telecoms and Data Distributor, North West

“The service provided is exceptional in all areas. We consider AFS Global to be a seamless extension of our business rather than ‘just’ another supplier.”

Gift Pack Operations Manager, UK Luxury Gift Pack Producers, Hertfordshire

“They have a wealth of experience in shipping to every destination that we require and every time you receive a first class, personal service.”

Operations Manager, Global Welding Equipment Specialists, North West
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