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Founded in 1995, Centenary Shipping Services Limited is an independent freight forwarding specialist offering a complete range of global logistics solutions. Handling thousands of tonnes of import and export traffic every year, we use a well-established network of agents and trusted partners to ensure your cargo reaches its destination safely, securely and on schedule. Find out why more and more companies today choose Centenary for all their logistics requirements.

Whatever your daily transport needs, Centenary can help every step of the way.

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A few of our core services

Sea Freight

A major part of our core business, we ship thousands of tonnes annually through our network of overseas agents. Use our experience to ensure a safe and cost-effective transit.


Air Freight

The fastest and most secure method to transport your cargo. We facilitate clearance at all major airports, and send regularly to hundreds of destinations worldwide.


Road Services

Our comprehensive UK and European road haulage service has access to hundreds of vehicles and daily departures to most major hubs. We deal with anything from a single piece to full trailer loads.


Vehicle Shipping

We regularly ship all types of vehicle, from motorcycles to JCBs. We can facilitate with either roll-on, roll-off or container shipping. Please ask for more details.


Personal Effects

We’ve helped dozens of people import and export their personal effects over the years. We understand it can be stressful, so we aim to provide a cost-effective and painless service.


Bespoke Services

If you have something out of the ordinary, for example out-of-gauge or hazardous cargo, we can help. We understand every client’s brief is unique so we aim to provide a supply chain service tailored especially for you.


Courier Services

Take advantage of our outstanding courier rates, typically up to 70% cheaper than a standard tariff. Exactly the same service for a fraction of the price – ask us for a free quote today.



We have excellent terms in place with warehousing and storage providers across the UK and can assist with documentation and administration. Please ask for more details.


Customer Services

We aim to provide all our clients with the best possible customer service. Unsure of the best method of transit? Our advice is for free.




What our clients say about us

  • “I have found Centenary Shipping Services staff to be efficient, direct and fully cooperative for all our sometimes very complex import / export shipping needs and have recommended them to many other university departments”
    Brian – University of Leeds
  • “Using Centenary over the last 10 years has allowed us to continue with our everyday business life knowing that things will happen, shipments will arrive on time and the price will be reasonable. They offer a personalised service, which is unusual in this day and age, and it is great to be able to reach someone on the phone! We highly recommend them.”
    M.Monickendam - Managing Director, Fusion LabsSea Freight Customer
  • 'We've been using Centenary since 1995 for our global freight shipping and have consistently received a first-class service. In a partnership spanning thousands of consignments I wouldn't hesitate to recommend them'
    Craig, General Manager, Hearl Heaton