Global freight forwarders with the personal touch

AFS Global was established in 2007 as Asia Freight Solutions by Alan Harrison and Steve Holland, both career experts in global logistics. Alan and Steve’s goal was to support their customers with outstanding personal service no matter what it took.

We’ve grown from arranging 7 shipments in that first month of trading to managing over 4,000 movements across the globe in the last year. From chemicals, IP components and furniture to scooters, children’s books and clothing, AFS Global have experience in shipping goods of all shapes and sizes.

Initially specialising in containerised shipments from China to the UK, Alan and Steve have since established a global network and an experienced team to handle imports, exports and cross trades by land, sea and air, to and from every country in the world.

In 2020, we changed our name from Asia Freight Solutions to AFS Global to recognise our wider international reach. As the world becomes a smaller place, our ambition is to be the trusted freight forwarder for leading traders everywhere.



Take calls at 10.30pm? Check the checks we’ve done on checks? Exhaust every avenue to get a shipment delivered? As a customer once told us, “if AFS can’t do it, no-one can.”


Our business relies on strong relationships. Staff who’ve got each other’s backs. Goodwill in the bank with carriers. Customers who treat us as part of their own team.


Our people are warm and approachable, and genuinely care about providing friendly, personal service.


To be the first choice freight partner for globally ambitious businesses

Why choose AFS Global?

We care. Plain and simple. We’ll take time to get to know your business and understand your needs so we can offer the best service to suit.

We’ve been doing this for over 15 years so have intimate knowledge of who’s the right person to help ensure your shipment remains on track, whether that’s at origin, at the shipping line or in the UK.

Our team go to the nth degree for each customer and our founders are still heavily involved, overseeing every shipment.  This means really agile decision making, on the spot to make sure we deliver what we promise. We employ experienced people who are available at all hours of the day. We answer the phone 24/7 and are very proud of that.

We invest a serious amount of time into our connections, visiting our partners across the globe every year and building relationships so that if things go wrong, we have goodwill in the bank to help resolve the situation.