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Welcome to Bibby International Logistics Ltd.

In the last 10 years, container ships have doubled in size, the world’s largest air carriers are moving to the Middle East and documents can be transmitted real time to your smart phone wherever and whenever they are needed. The sourcing tide is turning and near shoring is increasing. Tracking changes in the global supply chain is complex and time consuming. Failing to adapt means opportunities are missed.

In adapting to technical and market changes, there needs to be service continuity. As part of Bibby Line Group a diverse and forward-looking family business with over 200 years’ experience of providing personal, responsive and flexible customer solutions, Bibby International Logistics, understands the need to maintain consistent service while delivering innovative options to meet the current and future changes in global trade. Whether it is food ingredients from Asia to Italy or engineering equipment from China to US, Bibby International brings the same level of personal attention to each consignment.

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At Bibby International Logistics, we provide our customers with the best options to move their cargo whilst understanding the trade-offs in order to achieve best delivered cost overall.

Part of Bibby Line Group, Bibby International Logistics has access to extensive in house warehousing and distribution, ship management and materials handling resources which when combined provide a single comprehensive solution for Food and Ingredients, Chemicals and Energy and Engineering customers.

More information can be found on each of our affiliated companies below.

Through our international network we have representation in over 135 countries and arrange shipments from point of production to final use worldwide.

All operations are managed on an established operating system allowing track and trace, web visibility, and reporting. The system can be connected to customer IS to provide smooth transfer of information.

Please contact us to find out more about how we can support your international business.

Air Freight
Ocean Freight
European Road Freight
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Air Freight

Our air freight business is controlled from the Heathrow office, handling diverse consignments. With 40 years’ experience, the business has the expertise to ensure prompt delivery operating same day deliveries for urgent shipments on arrival. Bibby International Logistics is IATA /FIATA registered.

The business prides itself on the high level of personal service sometimes missing in larger network providers and for that reason Bibby International Logistics is often entrusted with high value cargo and sensitive shipments. Our air business is increasing rapidly for energy and engineering customers meeting the high service levels.

Ocean Freight

We believe in providing our customers with options and transparency and therefore control avoiding the hidden costs and penalties which can beset container shipments.

Working with our liner partners we negotiate the best terms taking into account capacity, and validity as well as price in order to ensure continuity is maintained. We are increasingly handling cross trade business especially in US and Asia, where existing customers recognize our commitment to service.

We understand that price and service volatility can cause more disruption and cost than other factors and ensure that a smooth service is our primary objective.

Simplifying the costs where possible and working openly with customers and liner companies using innovation means we deliver enhanced service to our customers by pricing schedules tailored to the customers’ business.

European Road Freight

Our European Control Tower is the result of many years’ experience in handling European shipments where control of delivery and documents is critical to a timely cost effective service. We provide control and reporting on consignment’s against agreed processes and KPIs working with carefully selected partners.

Both FTL and LTL shipments are managed. We also arrange temperature controlled shipments for raw materials. Bibby can also arrange bulk shipments. Bibby International handles the movement from receipt of sales order through booking to confirmation of delivery.

Value Added Services

Customs Clearance & Documentation
Trade Finance
Supply Chain Management

Customs Clearance & Documentation

Timely and accurate documents are paramount to avoid delays and penalties on international shipments. Bibby prides itself on eliminating errors to ensure transactions are processed as planned covering:

  • Customs Clearance
  • Bonded Warehousing and transit
  • Accurate entries

Bibby International Logistics is connected to HMRC and the community networks in all major ports and airports in UK allowing the customs entries to be transmitted electronically.

Bibby International Logistics offers use of a Duty Deferment account so imports can be handled by customers who wish to manage cash flow and who may not enjoy the benefits of this facility themselves. It is also able to arrange cargo insurance if required.

Trade Finance

Our sister company Bibby Financial Services, is a transactional lender, making funding decisions on a more commercial basis, rather than dependent on your business performance or even the sector you trade in. Together, we offer unique combination of services to support importers and exporters with all aspects of international trade from finance and physical logistics.

With traditional bank funding becoming more restrictive, we’re proud to offer a range of flexible financial products, tailored around your needs and designed to help you succeed.

With products such as Import & Export Finance, we have the skill set and appetite to fund single or whole transactions for UK and international companies. They review each transaction on its own merits, allowing you greater trading freedom.

Import Finance / Trade Finance / Letters of credit

  • 100% funding available
  • Letters of Credit / Cash Against Documents
  • Ensuring continuity of supply with suppliers
  • Suppliers being reassured of irrevocable sight LC’s as payment for goods
  • Complete “freight & finance” funding solutions
  • Will not encroach on your current bank funding facilities

Export Finance

  • Fund up to 85% of invoice value
  • No restriction on the level of export sales
  • Multilingual credit control
  • Ability to handle multi-currency ledgers
  • Global network of Bibby Financial Services companies

For further details on Bibby’s financial support, please contact us free on 0800 91 95 92, or visit our website at www.bibbyfinancialservices.com.

Supply Chain Management

Supply chains are often fragmented by looking at each individual component rather than the overall performance of the whole. Our approach is to understand the overall cost and service objectives of its customers then provide sustainable and cost effective operations which reduce the risk of cost and performance deviation.

Whether it is a crucial component for an energy installation or a consignment of food ingredient, every cargo has critical cost drivers which need to be taken into account.

As part of Bibby Line Group, Bibby International Logistics is well placed to provide in house end to end operations where the customer is not penalized by the inevitable hidden costs of using multiple parties:

Bibby Line Group

Bibby Line Group is a £1.4 billion business, operating in more than 20 countries, employing over 4,500 people in industries including retail, offshore, financial services, distribution, shipping, marine based businesses, plant hire and woodland burials.

To find out more about Bibby Line Group, visit: www.bibbylinegroup.co.uk

Bibby Distribution

Contract Logistics warehousing and distribution.

One of the UK’s top 10 contract logistics providers- operating from c.100 locations, employing c.2,200 people, with a fleet of over 2,000 road-going assets.

They provide agile, responsive and cost-effective logistics services to many of the UK’s leading businesses.

Learn more:

Atchison Topeka

Bulk and palletized distribution of food stuff and materials handling.

Learn more:

Packaging Logistics Services (PLS)

Asset management and tracking of returnable packaging for food and other industries.

Learn more:

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Bibby International Logistics has over 500 customers. We have attached examples from our experience in our key sectors to illustrate our innovative approach and long relationships. If you require any further information contact us.

Food & Ingredients
Energy & Engineering

Food & Ingredients

This section highlights some of the traffics handled by Bibby International Logistics in the Food and Ingredient sector where we work for a number of customers handling liquids, powders and processed and unprocessed Food and Ingredients.

Here are two examples:

Oil Products from Malaysia

Bibby International Logistics organizes the shipments from Malaysia to Europe and Asian destinations of Palm Oil derivatives. The understanding of the customer’s business built up over 5 years of personal service means that Bibby International Logistics can respond quickly to new requirements supplying new markets wherever they are in the world. We ensure the efficient clearance and delivery to avoid unnecessary costs for in the supply chain.

Ingredients to Europe

Bibby International Logistics handles daily delivery of ingredients throughout Europe meeting the high standards in delivery performance and document control required by the Food industry. Delivery on time is high and exceeds the standards set by the agreement.

Bibby International Logistics also manages the collection of returnable IBC’s.

Energy & Engineering

Our business in this sector relies on the high level of service and significant experience which means that our customers entrust us with their sensitive shipments.

Components for power generation

The security of supply for the nuclear industry is critical and our customer of 10 years entrusts us with the shipment of key components for maintenance and shutdown. The airfreight team handle the complex documentation and urgent delivery requirements to and from US with dedication 24hrs per day when required.

Wheels in motion

Collection of rail assemblies in Northern China to be delivered for manufacture in Europe and US is routine for Bibby International Logistics. In order to optimize delivery and cost we organize the transshipment of the components onto flat bed trailers dealing with out of gauge (OOG) and ensuring no demurrage or detention for the customer. Deliveries are carefully coordinated to ensure no disruption to production.

Ship Spares

Bibby International Logistics organizes the collection of ships spares from Europe to support this key customers military business. Timeliness and responsiveness are key in providing the service. The service is provided in conjunction with Bibby Distribution.


Bibby International is working on improvement projects for a number of customers.

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Our business is as much about information as moving cargo, we have therefore included some useful sources of information which we hope you find helpful. If there is anything else you wish to find out please let us know.

Please click on each item below to view detailed information:

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Airfreight container dimensions

Dimensions to help plan your consignment.

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BIFA - British International Freight Association

The UK trade Association for Freight Forwarding


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Currency conversion


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IATA - International Air Transport Association

For all matters governing air cargo.


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Seafreight container dimensions

ISO Dimensions for the main sea freight containers.

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Standard terms and conditions

Our standard terms for business.

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Contact Us

We’d like to share with you how we can help your business benefit from our unique approach to freight forwarding, and to share more examples in person of how we’ve helped other customers which could also help your business.

Call us, email us, or send us your details using the form below.
We look forward to speaking with you.

BIBBY INTERNATIONAL LOGISTICS LIMITED, Clocktower House, Suite 3, Station Road, Horndon Industrial Park, West Horndon, Essex, CM13 3XL, UK.

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