Family-owned freight forwarder acquires international courier business

United Kingdom
17th January 2024

Family-owned freight forwarder acquires international courier business

Family-owned and run Southampton Freight Services (SFS) has acquired international courier business EXPD International Ltd.

SFS Ltd, based in Totton, Southampton, was founded in 1998 and remains a fully independent, family-run freight forwarder and logistics provider, offering global services by air, sea, road and international courier, employing over 50 people.

This acquisition is the latest in a series of investments and initiatives in the last year set to enhance and expand the company’s range of global freight forwarding and logistics services. In the last 12 months, over £200,000 has been invested in new technologies and the latest equipment to continue to improve the global movement cargo.

SFS Managing Director Ross Negus said:

EXPD has been in operation for over 20 years and occupies modern offices with accompanying warehouse and storage in Southampton, along with a global network of over 200 reciprocating brokerage and freight forwarding agencies worldwide.

Former Managing Director of EXPD Steve James will remain with the business in a consultancy capacity. He commented:

The acquisition brings a range of additional services for customers of both businesses including access to an established global network of partner offices, along with a wider and more flexible range of UK and international courier services.

Offerings will also include in-house completion of all HMRC/Customs work, operating a Transit Waiver Guarantee, and full accreditation for dangerous goods handling.

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