Technical freight forwarding

Technical Freight Forwarding Specialists

Customs, language barriers, long distance communication, remote delivery and a lack of direct control demand complete faith in specialist freight providers. With Relay, you can be sure of receiving consistent high quality freight forwarding services for all categories of technical collection and delivery, including heavy equipment shipping, to all types of location.

As well as providing the highest quality freight services for UK deliveries, Relay offers exceptional expertise in international specialist freight forwarding, with a 24-hour service that brings in a worldwide network of experienced, highly qualified and trusted agents. In addition to our head office in Iver, Buckinghamshire, our nationwide network of depots provide all the expertise and services of a freight forwarder company: Warrington and Coatbridge Lanarkshire teams will provide you with top level support.

Freight companies must be capable of responding to individual business requirements and our comprehensive trans-global logistics and freight forwarding packages are personalised to customer needs.

Our experienced team are able to deal with the transportation of large equipment, as well as smaller individual items, due to the amount of planning which goes into our freight forwarding operation. They will assess what is required for each journey, such as choosing the right vehicle to hold your cargo, and make sure everything runs smoothly. 

  •  Our worldwide networks have extensive experience in handling high value fragile equipment shipping and delivery.
  • Relay has resources in place around the world ensure that all consignments for technical collection, delivery and installation are fully monitored and controlled.
  • For time sensitive freight transport deliveries, we can arrange for personal delivery by scheduled means of transport.

Our specialist freight services include;

Freight ForwardingProfessional packing: on or off site, meeting international standards that freight companies are required to comply with and including hermetic sealing for climate sensitive material

Air exports and imports: handling all types of high-tech equipment, controlling collections and deliveries to wide ranging locations

Sea Freight: FCL and LCL service for imports and exports, with the ability to consolidate and load containers for the most efficient light cargo or heavy equipment shipping logistics 

Road Transport: vehicle fleet covering freight services for UK and European freight transport deliveries include air suspension, tail-lifts and load locking facilities

Global customs clearance, consular and documentation management: including raising consular documents and carnets plus assisting with letters of credit and SGS inspections

Local installation: professional and reliable technical collection, delivery and installation services available from Paris to Papua New Guinea

Consistent Care and Security

Freight transport is handled with consistent care and securityWhether shipping a single item or a full container load of equipment, Relay applies a rigorous level of attention to its international logistics assignments by land, sea and air to ensure the highest quality freight forwarding services possible among UK freight companies.

There are:

  • National regulations to be met
  • Local communications to be managed
  • Infrastructure challenges to be accommodated

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Relay specialises in dealing with high value assets

Since Relay specialises in dealing with high value assets such as business, medical and scientific equipment, security and careful handling are particularly vital. We therefore ensure that:


Trusted overseas networks

Our trusted overseas agent networks mean your specialist and valuable consignments are in safe hands wherever their final destination.

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Our success stories

Relay’s specialist freight success stories speak for themselves which means you can be confident of excellent service no matter the distance and destination.

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Secure management & tracking

Our comprehensive consignment management and tracking system means Relay will always know where your valuable cargo anywhere in the world.

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No matter how far, how remote or how difficult the destination may be, Relay has the capability to deliver anywhere