FCL and LCL

We attribute our success in freight management to our commitment to exemplary service. We achieve this through our staff, supported by years of experience and the best possible training, as well as cutting edge information technology. Our agency is a global network, set up to best serve your shipment needs.

Our network is strategically positioned, but also has the flexibility and agility to be as responsive to your requirements as possible. We are renowned in our industry for handling a diverse range of shipments, from large scale projects to small, time sensitive shipments. Consult some of the services we offer below, and please get in touch with any queries or requests via email: enquiries@kestrel.com or call our UK or USA offices.
UK Offices: +44 1279 818888
USA Offices: +1 786 220 1650

We Offer:

Less than Container Load (LCL) and Full Container Load (FCL) Freight Services

We utilise a global network of ports to provide freight services that cater to as many requirements as possible, including Container Yard to Container Yard (CY/CY), Container Yard to Container Freight Station (CY/CFS) and Container Freight Station to Container Freight Station (CFS/CFS).

Chartering and Vessel Management

The services our chartering and agency department offers includes ship, barge, semi-submersible and aircraft chartering, port handling, cargo lashing, attendance at port and airport operations, and customs and cargo documentation.

Port Agency

Our experienced and fully trained staff offer guaranteed quality service and professionalism of the highest standard for every port call. Our port services team can assist with breakbulk, heavy lift and project cargo, bunkering, crew change, express ships spares service, lifting and port handling, loading and discharge, as well as onshore support.

Consolidation, Trucking, Bonded Warehousing and Distribution Services

Our bonded warehouses are strategically placed internationally. In the United Kingdom, warehouses are situated in locations including Essex, Manchester, Birmingham and Felixstowe. We have a customs bonded warehouse in Miami, our gateway to the Caribbean and Latin America. These depots have many years of cumulative experience collecting, consolidating and distributing cargo regardless of size, with the closest possible adherence to health and safety regulations.

Project Cargo Management

Our project management service is offered free of charge, as part of our mission to provide efficient, cost-effective service to all parties involved. This service is tailored to your unique requirements and maintained with the utmost confidentiality. We draw from extensive experience in logistical solutions to advise on routes that balance shipping times with costs, helping you decide which route is best for your unique needs.

Temperature Controlled or Reefer Shipping for Perishable Items

We are able to offer refrigerated (reefer) shipping for perishable items to most of our destinations. We can also assist with the procurement of fresh foodstuffs in collaboration with PSL, a market leader in the hospitality and catering industry.

Inland Delivery

We can arrange delivery from ports to inland locations for all types of cargo. Just let us know where it needs to go and we will help you out.

We Also Provide:

  • Cargo Booking & Pick-Up
  • Cargo Tracking & Tracing
  • Document Preparation & Distribution
  • Export and Import Customs Clearance
  • Export and Import Documentation Preparation
  • Advice on Shipping Law – Our extensive industry knowledge means we are more than happy to advise you on subjects including insurance and incoterms.
  • Internet Notification
  • Quality Control
  • Bespoke Purchase Order Management System
  • Translation and Interpretation Assistance
  • Letter of Credit Negotiation
  • Procurement – For no charge we can offer assistance in procurement, including providing lists of global suppliers.
  • Specialised logistics solutions for the USA, Caribbean and Latin America.
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