About us

About Scanwell

The Scanwell Group was formed in 1981 initially with offices located in Hong Kong and New York concentrating on the trans-pacific market. The group has since expanded rapidly based initially on the immense trans-Pacific trade that has led us to a current US network of 13 offices and a China mainland network of 14 offices since its introduction in Shanghai in 1994.

The global network now stands at some 72 offices from which we can offer coverage of all the major gateways in China and the USA as well as South East Asia, the Indian Sub-Continent, Canada, Europe and Scandinavia. In addition to this we have strategic alliances in Australasia, South America and Africa allowing us to provide global logistics solutions.

The Scanwell Logistics brand was launched in the U.K. in 2007 and made an immediate impact on the global network by opening up the well established shipping lanes to and from the U.K. The Head Office is based in Felixstowe, the U.K.’s premier seaport , with our Air freight office being based in Colnbrook, directly adjacent to London Heathrow airport. We operate our Customs approved warehouse from our premises in Basildon which is also home to our U.K. and European pallet, part and full load distribution services.

Scanwell Logistics Group are a truly multi-modal freight provider and as such have access to ocean, air and road freight solutions to meet the needs of the most demanding of supply chain requirements. It is our long-standing partnerships with our network of core carriers and our experienced staff that allows us to remain at the forefront of the freight forwarding industry.

UK Local Services

A full range of U.K. landside services are available at competitive rates for inbound and outbound ocean and air freight shipments including:-

• Air/Sea/Road/Train/Air-Sea/Courier
• White Glove Service
• Customs Clearance
• Payment of Duties & Taxes
• Trucking for FCL, LCL and Air freight movements
• Consolidation & deconsolidation of ocean containers
• Storage for FCL, LCL and Air freight
• Sorting / Pick & Pack / Re-Work
• Export Packing and Labelling
• Export Documentation
• Port to Port Service
• Door to Port Service
• Door to Door Service
• Express Parcels via Courier Service
• Dangerous Goods Handling
• Cargo Insurance (upon request)
• Direct and Transshipment Services
• Project Work
• Out of Gauge Cargo

The above are a few of the services which we offer thanks to the Scanwell experienced team.

UK Local Services (cont.)

A Customs approved warehouse facility which is located conveniently in Basildon (mid-way between Felixstowe and London) has been in operation for more than 4 years now. A range of consolidation , deconsolidation and storage facilities are available to meet individual requirements.

All associated warehousing services such as pick & pack, labelling and cargo or packaging re-work are available at competitive rates enabling entire supply chain solutions to be handled under the Scanwell umbrella.

As well as global services available through the Scanwell network, there is a wide spectrum of U.K. and Europe-wide road freight distribution services available utilizing a well established network of partners.

With more than 20 years trading history and experience in handling shipments from single pallets and part loads through to full, multiple and dedicated loads on a daily basis, to and from the business centres of mainland Europe, the requirements of the most demanding supply chain can be met with ease.

As an established partner of the UK's Pallets network a range of next day collection and delivery services are readily available to the group. A local presence with expertise in the movement of hazardous materials, motor vehicles, out of gauge shipments, fine art & antiques, wine & spirits along with high value, fragile or perishable cargoes are available to the entire Scanwell group.


Our Services

Air Services

Scanwell Logistics provides a worldwide network for all of your air freight needs, with time-defined and guaranteed services supported by preferred carriers. We offer competitive rates for all time and cost requirements.

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Logistics Services

Scanwell Logitics offers speedy and flexible ocean freight services. Our forwarding services start with analysis of the transportation task. This allows us to find the optimal route coupled with the best time-to-cost variation.

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Ocean Services

As a leading edge logistics provider, Scanwell offers a full range of logistics services across the entire supply chain. Our services ensure a unique and effective customer program, tailored to customer's.

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