What We Do

Over the years Maritime Cargo Services (MCS) has built an enviable reputation on the foundations of its customer service record. Consequently, its client base now covers the import and export of a wide range of commodities, goods and products including:

  • Frozen and Chilled Produce
  • Frozen and Chilled Meats
  • Frozen and Chilled Fruit
  • Frozen and Chilled Vegetables
  • Ambient Foodstuff
  • Malt Products
  • Tyres and Automotive parts
  • Materials for the Construction Industry

C&F Deliveries

C&F deliveries have traditionally been the core business for MCS and our import team has considerable experience of wholesale warehousing delivery demands. We have excellent long-term relationships with a number of trusted container haulage companies offering nationwide coverage of both the UK and Ireland.

  • Our extensive inland transportation service includes:
  • Online Delivery Bookings
  • Online Warnings of Impending Quay Rent, Demurrage and Plug-in Fees
  • On-time Deliveries to Depots
  • Competitive Haulage Rates
  • Continuous Monitoring for Quality
  • Nationwide Network of Transport Providers

We are very proud of our on-time on-budget delivery record which helps our clients by:

  • Reducing Stress
  • Enabling Pre-Planning with Confidence
  • Minimal Lost Slots
  • No Warehouse Down-Time

Sea Freight

MCS offers a comprehensive sea freight service to both importers and exporters. This service covers a wide range of equipment and/or vessel options ensuring that, no matter what the cargo or trade route, we can always offer the best shipping solution to all global freight destinations.

We can provide guidance and advice on the simplest, fastest and most cost-effective way to ship your cargo with options including:

  • Dry Van Containers – 20’ 40’ & 40’ High Cube Containers
  • Reefer Containers
  • Food Grade Containers
  • Flat Racks
  • Open Top Containers

Agreements with a number of major shipping lines enable us to tailor your shipments within various sailing schedules ensuring that your goods are delivered according to your requirements and by the most cost-effective route.

In addition our Freight Management System (MOATS) provides complete shipment visibility and information is updated daily with at a glance:

  • Loading – Transit and Arrival Dates
  • Container Numbers – Order and Invoice Numbers
  • Cargo – Weight and Dimensions


Maritime Cargo Services (MCS) provides a full Customs Clearance service for both importers and exporters covering goods shipped by road, sea or air. Our dedicated customs team understands both the complexities of Customs Clearance and the necessity to make the process as smooth as possible for our customers. Our strong links and excellent relationships with the Port Authorities enables us to provide up to date information at all times.

EDI links facilitate clearance through all UK ports (including Felixstowe, Tilbury, Thamesport, Southampton, Liverpool, Sheerness, Bristol and Belfast). As a result, goods are usually Customs Cleared within an hour of the vessel’s arrival and whilst still on board the ship.

For imports into Europe, MCS can also offer first-class Customs Clearance and warehousing facilities in Rotterdam.

MCS offers its clients a free deferment account service enabling start-up importers to quickly establish their operations with minimum cost and inconvenience.

We can also assist with bonded shipments, IPR/OPR (Inward/Outward Processing Relief) and CFSP (Customs Freight Simplified Procedure) clearance requirements.

Insuring your goods in transit

Like most freight forwarders MCS trades under Conditions of Carriage which govern our liability to our customers in the event of the loss of or damage to goods.

In our case we trade under the conditions of the British International Freight Association. This is standard industry practice and, as a responsible freight forwarder, we insure our liability under our conditions.

However, this does not mean that your goods are insured on an All Risks basis when they are in transit.

The responsibility falls on the goods owner to arrange insurance.

  • If you are a business importing or exporting on a regular basis, it may be that you already have an annual marine cargo insurance policy in place which will provide the cover you need.
  • However, if you are a private Individual, or a business shipping goods infrequently, you may need to arrange a single policy to cover one shipment.
  • We can now arrange that policy on your behalf.
  • Please ask us for an insurance quotation, and bear in mind that the payment of a small premium means that you can relax in the knowledge that your cargo is insured.

Moving Abroad with Maritime Cargo Services

Maritime Cargo Services’ reputable International House Removal Service allows you to sit back, relax and enjoy the excitement of moving house overseas, with the knowledge that your personal belongings are being transported abroad both safely and securely.

Save money at a time when it is needed most

Utilising our commercial freight rates, Maritime Cargo Services can offer substantial cost savings to you, the home owner. Our D-I-Y container approach to moving overseas and strong commercial buying power for both trucking and sea freight will save you a considerable amount of money.

Professional service and expert advice

Whether you have purchased a house abroad as a second home or you are relocating completely, Maritime Cargo Services offers expert advice from courteous and professional staff prior to and during your move, transporting your possessions as if they were our own.

Find out what services are provided in our all-inclusive rate and request a no-obligation overseas house removal quotation today.

You Pack, We Ship, You Save

Please do contact us we will be delighted to hear from you

Email sales@maritimecargo.com Or call 01449 616100

What our clients say

“Having a hard earned reputation as one of South Africa’s leading exporters of apples and pears, we are very careful about the companies we partner with. However, we’ve been impressed with MCS. They have provided us with what we consider a winning combination; bespoke freight management and online tracking technology matched with a highly personal approach to customer service. We’re looking forward to a long and mutually beneficial relationship.”