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The good news about Maritime Cargo Services (MCS), its people and the work it does is spreading. On these pages you can find all of the latest news, views and thoughts from MCS and you will also find a small selection of some of the company’s media highlights.


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Latest News

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Rob Shelley writes for Meat Traders Journal - February 2015

Shipping accounts for 85% of global transport, with
expenditure on sea freight a significant contributor to our world economy. More »

BFFF Membership

We are proud to announce that we are now an associate member of BFFF (British Frozen Food Federation)

Ntda Awards

And the Winner is..

Rob Shelley awards Rema Tip Top Automotive UK Ltd with the Tyre and Aftermarket Supplier of the year Award


International Meat Traders Association

Maritime Cargo Services is delighted to announce that it has been accepted as an associate member of IMTA (International Meat Traders Association)


The National Tyre Distributors Association

Maritime Cargo Services is very pleased to announce that the NTDA (The National Tyre Distributors Association) council has approved our application as an associate member

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Authorised Economic Operator (AEO)

We are delighted to announce that Maritime Cargo Services has been recognised as an Authorised Economic Operator (AEO) in the UK by the European Union. The AEO accreditation shows that we have demonstrated and met strict AEO security, financial and customs standards giving reassurance that Maritime Cargo is able to offer an enhanced service product providing operational excellence for our customers.

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Rob Shelley writes for Meat Traders Journal

It's great to see worldwide meat exports from the UK continuing an upward trend ... More »

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Rob Shelley writes for Meat Traders Journal

There has been much chat about London Gateway and how it will affect business at Tilbury and Thamesport ... More »

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Rob Shelley writes for Meat Traders Journal

In my last column for MTJ, I suggested we might be in for something of a supply chain bottleneck. Further complicating the issue is the increasing prevalence of slowsteaming – apparently a further fall-out of the 'freight rate wars'... More »

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Rob Shelley writes for Fresh Produce Journal

The latest whisper in the shipping and fresh produce logistics sector is all about a possible new supply chain bottleneck... More »

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Tyres & Accessories

Why choosing the right freight forwarder matters to tyre distributors. Suffolk-based freight forwarder Maritime Cargo Services is one of the UK's leading independent family-owned freightforwarding agents, having been founded by CEO Rob Shelley more than 20 years ago. In serving the tyre industry the company provides its services to more than 20 major importers, managing the customs clearance and delivery of containers to well over a hundred tyre warehouses and depots throughout the UK and Ireland... More »

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Tread Magazine

We recently rejoiced at the news that the Government had postponed August's threatened fuel duty rise. Welcome news whether you are just filling the car or, more critically, looking at the short term fuel bills for a commercial transport fleet... More »

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What our clients say


“Over the past 10 years we have always found Maritime Cargo services extremely professional in their approach with both their reliability of service and the accuracy of their invoicing. This means we do not have to waste valuable time challenging invoices and chasing credit notes.”