About us


Here at Cargo Logistics, we are proud to provide expert logistic solutions across Europe. We operate within a diverse range of specialist markets and in particular within specialist areas of logistic expertise.

We operate a business which manages your logistic requirements based on your brief, rather than us selling you a solution which suits us. Sometimes a transit van is the most appropriate and cost effective solution, other times a large flat-bed or Euro/Taut Liner may the best way to go. Whatever the solution, you’ll find us dependable, reliable, competitive and helpful…..and always at the end of the phone, even when the office has closed for the day.

It’s perhaps a little clichéd but we are really nice people. We live and breathe your business for you and we try to carry the burden and worry of managing your delivery, so that you can keep your mind free for more important issues. You will work with a dedicated Cargo Logistics account manager who will manage your logistics from collection to delivery, making it their personal responsibility to manage your cargo every step of its journey. We are a member of the British International Freight Association (Bifa), the leading body representing the UK International freight services industry. Our membership of Bifa is your guarantee that we trade under a nationally accepted set of Standard Trading Conditions which are backed in the insurance sector.

Cargo Refrigeration was established in 1994 initially to provide specialist logistic service of refrigerated and temperature controlled goods for our clients throughout Europe. The business grew rapidly and with this growth came the opportunity to expand our business model and provide logistic services to other markets beyond refrigerated and temperature controlled.

As a result, we now operate a multi-million pound business which provides a wide variety of logistic solutions to a wide variety of markets. Nowadays, the lion’s share of the cargo we handle is transported into and around Europe so we have a firm understanding of the intricacies of shipping European cargo within tight time frames. We still offer certain specialist services such as refrigerated goods, abnormal loads, and one-drop shop-fitting transportation, but we are now able to manage almost any type of cargo to almost anywhere in Europe. Full loads, express, containers, part loads and abnormal loads. You name it, we can handle it, quickly and efficiently.

In short, we manage your cargo throughout every step of its journey, taking care of the paperwork along the way and taking the stress and worry off your desk.

Our skills

Project management87%
Problem solving91%
Customer relationships95%
Reliability98%
Clive's lunch cooking skills92%
Darts23%

Our services


Road, air, or sea, we've got it covered. With years of logistic experience, we are perfectly placed to move your freight across Europe by the most appropriate means.

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Road

Moving cargo by road is by far the most popular method of transportation across Europe...

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Air

Sometimes speed is the number one priority and air is the only way to meet the deadline...

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Sea

We have a wealth of experience in shipping cargo worldwide to a wide range of global markets...

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Our Specialisms


As well as offering a bespoke general haulage solution around Europe, we have also amassed years of experience in particular specialist sectors. Our understanding of these specialisms puts us in a unique position to quickly and effectively deploy a bespoke solution which demonstrates that we have a real grasp of the issues you face when moving specialist cargo.

As well as specializing in specific haulage sectors, we also offer a highly efficient general haulage service across Europe, which many of our customers use on a regular basis.

When we set up all those years ago, we built our business around refrigerated and temperature controlled logistics to and from Europe so we know it inside out. As a result you can benefit from our years of experience by trusting us to handle your temperature controlled transport needs.

Whatever you need to move and regardless of the size of payload, you can rest assured that we will get it door to door whilst keeping your goods in tip-top condition.

Moving large and abnormal loads across Europe comes with its own set of problems which is where our years of experience handling unusual and difficult cargo comes into its own. We have permits in place for the majority of destinations and can provide the correct equipment for the job such as lowloaders, semi-low lowloaders, multi axle lowloaders, heavy duty and hydraulic modular trailers.

We understand the issues surrounding the transit of abnormal loads, from making sure it can be safely managed onto and off the ferry through to ensuring the chosen route across Europe can be safely and effectively navigated by a larger sized vehicle, we take the stress out of what could be a very difficult problem for you to solve once your cargo is en-route.

We provide a tailored and dedicated transport service to support companies attending exhibitions and conferences throughout Europe. Having served a number of clients for many years, we understand the importance of being an ‘on-time service’.

As a result, we make sure that we operate to the timescales set by the customer and make sure that the vehicle is accompanied by all the necessary documentation for accessing the venue for delivery and collection.

Having provided a logistic solution to some of the UK and Europe’s largest retail chains for the past few years, for whom we ship out entire shop fixtures and fittings in readiness for a shop fit, all of which must arrive in a timely manner ahead of the shop-fitting team arriving on-site.

This type of cargo is of exceptional value to the retailer as any delays in the timing of the shop-fit can cost literally hundreds of thousands of pounds in lost retail sales if a store is late opening.

Carefully does it, that’s our motto. Whilst every cargo we handle is treated as ‘invaluable’ in our eyes, sometimes the goods in transit really do have a high value and must be treated with the utmost care.

Whether the cargo is extremely fragile or is simply worth a huge amount of money, we take the necessary precautions to ensure your goods are treated and protected appropriately and that they reach their destination undamaged and on time.

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The Cargo Team


The Cargo team are on hand to manage every aspect of your logistic needs. Here are the faces behind the three Cargo Logistics offices....

Henry Leon

Henry Leon

Head office (Poole)

01202 683 411

Nico Heynes

Nico Heyens

Head office (Poole)

01202 683 411

Cecilia Aguilera

Cecilia Aguilera

Head office (Poole)

01202 683 411

CliveFrancis

Clive Francis

Harrogate office

01423 780  780

Craig Francis

Craig Francis

Harrogate office

01423 780 780

John Tierney

John Tierney

Harrogate office

01423 780 780

Nigel Cowsill

Nigel Cowsill

Harrogate office

01423 780 780

Chris Smith

Chris Smith

Harrogate office

01423 780 780

Meet The Team

Cargo Logistics blog


We like to have some fun while we're working, so what better way to share it with our customers than via our blog? Be it numpty of the day, or Clive's latest lunchtime treat, keep an eye on the Cargo Logistics blog or sign up to our Twitter feed to see what's been happening...

Contact us


With offices in Harrogate in North Yorkshire, Poole in Dorset, and Wakefield in West Yorkshire, the best way to contact us is to pick up the phone and give us a call. Harrogate office – Key contacts; Clive, Craig, John, Nigel or Chris 01423 780780 Poole office – Key contacts; Henry, Nico, or Cecilia 01202 683411 Wakefield office – Key contacts; Jimmy or Claire 01924 240377

Address

Harrogate
Poole Office
Wakefield Office

Phone

01423 780 780
01202 683411
01924 240377