Established in 1987 as one of the first freight forwarding companies in the UK to provide a truly effective link between international buyers and sellers, Wallis Shipping has achieved impressive growth whilst innovating and creating new solutions for the complex modern freight supply chain. Making a world of difference for our clients has always been our objective.
Wallis have spent the last 30 years perfecting shipping methods, specialising in international ocean freight and airfreight, for all types of industries. We have transported tens of thousands of tons of cargo of all descriptions from LCL, 20’ and 40’ containers, to huge out of gauge project shipments, all over the world, including far-to-reach, inaccessible locations.
HOW DID WALLIS SHIPPING BEGIN?
Since the beginning, Wallis Shipping was founded on the belief to offer honest, reliable and exceptional service. The company quickly built a reputation for integrity and excellence within the shipping and logistics industry and is now known as one of the top UK freight forwarders.
From what started with just a small Colchester office and team of five has developed into larger teams spread across four sites in the UK; including Colchester, Rugby, Slough. Wallis have always believed in nurturing young talent, and many of the team have remained for many years, which has bought experience and continuity for Wallis’ clients. Although a lot has changed in 30 years, the main principles have remained the same, with Wallis believing in strong customer service, attention to detail and quick delivery (with both cargo and communication), which has meant they have retained their main customers, many for their 30-year period.
BASES AROUND THE UK AND THE WORLD
Wallis operates from the Colchester head office in the East of England, on the border of Essex and Suffolk, and from three other freight forwarding office locations in the UK including London, Rugby and Slough. Wallis are ideally located within easy access to the UK’s main ports, Felixstowe, Lowestoft, Harwich and DP World London Gateway and all major UK airports including London Heathrow.
Over the years we have grown our family of freight agents, partners, and suppliers. The Wallis group now has carefully selected trusted partners in key international port and airport locations around the globe, which ensures the ability to deliver the highest level of service for customers from A to B. Wallis are also a part owner in the global logistics company, Walla Walla Logistics.
94 % Referral Rate – Based on 2017 NPS Survey Results
DELIVERING A LOCAL SERVICE ON A GLOBAL SCALE
Wallis Shipping has always prided itself on offering the highest level of bespoke customer service from our many highly trained and long serving employees, with fast, prompt, detailed communication and keeping in touch every step of the way along your cargo’s journey. Our aim is to offer a local service but on a global scale.
Wallis Shipping has a well-established reputation for excellence; on the international front, leading global shipping agency the Security Cargo Network presented Wallis Shipping with an award for outstanding customer service. Wallis are also highly regarded by the Suffolk Chambers of Commerce for international trade and are their approved partner for Letter of credit documentation – for Suffolk Chamber members, special rates apply – please get in touch with us for more information.
Wallis is a member of BIFA (British International Freight Association) trading under its terms and conditions and also hold ISO 9001:2008 accreditation
WHY USE WALLIS AS A FREIGHT FORWARDER?
We take the headache out transporting cargo – instead of you using multiple touch points between shipping lines, packing firms, customs, and hauliers, we act as your single line of logistics communication. Whether you are a new or existing customer, we get to know you and your company to fully understand your systems so we can integrate as part of your supply chain. Importing and exporting goods can create complex processes, systems and documentation, but with our highly skilled team and our in-house bespoke Exportease freight software we can take the time and hassle out of these logistics challenges for you. What’s more we pride ourselves on speed of service (with cargo and communication), offering you the quickest transit times possible and excellent customer service, keeping in touch along the way with container tracking while your cargo moves from A to B.