Approved Freight Forwarding

Smylies are proud to supply fully compliant global freight services to provide a smooth logistical experience that benefits your supply chain.

We have a vast amount of experience with global trade routes, and our worldwide freight services are available via air, road or ocean.

BIFA Accredited
The British International Freight Association (BIFA) is the trade association for UK-registered companies engaged in international movement of freight by all modes of transport, air, road, rail and sea. BIFA has around 1500 corporate members, known generally as freight forwarders, who offer a wide range of services within these various modes.

sea freight

  • We are located near one of the UK’s major seaports
  • We ship an average of 50 containers monthly
  • FCL, LCL and Reefer containers
  • We can organise and consolidate shipments at our facility for onward shipping to any destination

air freight

  • We are located near one of the UK’s major airports
  • We move an average of 50 tonnes of air freight weekly
  • We work closely with major Freight Forwarders and airlines
  • Such cargo may be transported by air without the need for any further security measures being applied.  As such we are regularly inspected by the Department for Transport and Civil Aviation Authority
  • We are handling ambient and chilled products from our warehouse to the destination airport
  • We can offer temperature-controlled transport to Manchester Airport

road freight

  • UK, Ireland & Europe haulage at highly competitive rates
  • Economy & Express delivery times available for UK and Europe
  • Temperature controlled & ambient vehicles available

any special requirements you need for export?

Warehousing & Storage

  • 30,000 square feet of warehouse facilities
  • Modern, racked warehousing facilities
  • Stock control facilities
  • Shrink wrapping machines
  • Alarmed, highly secure premises with both internal and external CCTV
  • Off-site monitoring for added security
  • Food grade regulated
  • Integral chilled (+2 - +8 degrees c) and frozen (-20 degrees c) storage on site
  • Expertise in product consolidation for palletised or handball shipments

Reefer Consolidation Service

  • Temperature controlled reefer service
  • Temperature +15ºc
  • Export from UK to Jebel Ali, UAE
  • Competitive rates offered
  • Transit time 20 days


  • Certificates of Origin change to European Certificates of Origin
  • Add Arab Certificates of Origin
  • Legalisation by appropriate Chambers of Commerce and Embassies
  • Certification of any export document by the Arab British Chamber of Commerce
  • Export Certificates

Receipt, Handle & Dispatch

  • Goods are expertly unloaded - checked - stored - reloaded
  • Pallet movements in the warehouse as required by the customer eg. Stock taking
  • Identification and checking of stock from consignment notes and product labels
  • Pick & pack
  • Container & vehicle loading for dispatch

Relationships Matter

Smylies are proud to work with some of the UK’s leading companies and have become a critical link in their supply chain.

get in touch

Contact Smylies today on how their reworking services can help you on +44 0151 653 3335

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