Accreditation and certifications that we hold across the Charles Kendall Group.


ADS is a trade organisation for companies in the UK Aerospace, Defence, Security and Space Sectors. Membership is made up of over 1000 UK registered businesses.


AEO plays a vital role in the security amendment of the Customs Code which came into force on 1st July 2009. It aims to ensure an equivalent level of protection through customs controls for all goods going through EU customs territory and stipulates that security data must be provided electronically by economic operators before the goods enter or leave the community customs territory. Charles Kendall Freight and Charles Kendall Packing hold the highest level of AEO status. Freight achieved the status in February 2010 and Packing in August 2014. Furthermore, our security and safety standards have been audited and approved across our 6 UK sites. As one of the relatively few companies in the UK to hold the this standard, we have a lower risk score within HMRC systems and in turn our clients receive a “Fast track” service through Customs controls.


Trade association for UK-registered companies engaged in international movement of freight by all modes of transport; air, road, rail and sea. BIFA has around 1500 corporate members, known generally as freight forwarders, who offer a wide range of services within these various modes. Charles Kendall Freight have been members since 1997.

Cyber Essentials Plus Cyber Essentials Plus

​Charles Kendall Group successfully passed the Cyber Essentials Plus certification process. Cyber Essentials is a UK Government backed scheme that checks a businesses’ IT systems are generally secure. The ‘plus’ part of the accreditation confirms that the measures in place have been verified and tested by an authorised assessment body. Our accreditation is issued in the name of ‘Charles Kendall Group Limited’ and the certificate reference number is 8386248177539527.


​IATA is a trade association for the world’s airlines, representing some 275 airlines or 83% of total air traffic.


​Investors in People is a not-for-profit organisation recognizing quality People Management and offering accreditation to organisations that adhere to the Investors in People standard. Charles Kendall Freight have held this standard since 2012. IIP was started in 1991 as a government-backed initiative and in 2017 became an independent not-for-profit organisation.


Charles Kendall Group including Charles Kendall Freight are certified to ISO 9001, the international standard for quality management systems, with ISOQAR as the UKAS certifying body. ISO 9001 certification provides assurance that processes are in place to ensure controls over CK Freight’s activities that are consistent across the business and backed up by external verification from ISOQAR’s audits as well as the on-going scrutiny provided by internal audits and continual improvement. Our Dubai warehouse is also accredited to ISO 22000 - the Food Safety Management System for companies operating in the food chain.


Charles Kendall Freight have been operating SeaBox since 1995. We are also FMC approved (Federal Maritime Commission) and licensed in China. Our Seabox service allows us to act as a carrier and issue our own Bills of Lading as well as keeping our pricing as competitive as possible.


FIATA is a non-governmental organisation, representing approximately 40,000 forwarding and logistics firms and employing around 8-10 million in 150 countries.


Charles Kendall Packing are a member of TIMCON (The Timber Packaging and Pallet Confederation) which is concerned with protecting timber through promoting re-usable, easily repaired and compliant timber. All our timber complies with the international standard (ISPM15) accepted in over 50 countries, which ensures timber has been properly treated and is safe for commercial use. And because it is sourced from Europe’s growing forests, it’s carbon neutral too. We also require our subcontractors, suppliers and service providers to support a precautionary approach to environmental challenges.


Charles Kendall Inc. are a TSA-approved operator. The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is an agency of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security that has authority over the security of the travelling public in the United States. it was created as a response to the September 11, 2001 attacks.