It’s more than freight. It’s the whole supply chain.

No ordinary freight company

Charles Kendall Freight is a highly experienced freight forwarder at the heart of our Group's end-to-end supply chain management service. Recognised for expertise, experience, reliability and exacting standards, we work with clients worldwide to develop tailored supply chain solutions from procurement to delivery by air, ocean and road.

Genuinely global, we have a worldwide network of like-minded independent partners. We have locations across the UK and Europe, a dedicated USA operation, a strong Far East presence in China and Hong Kong and locations in the UAE, Bahrain and Oman.



​We are experienced in just about every industry sector and have specific expertise in the following areas.


We all want to remain fully compliant in international trade and reap the rewards, but regulations are becoming increasingly complex. From Brexit and the Union Customs Code to aviation security and counter terrorism measures – the scope continues to increase.

As a result, penalties for non-compliance include substantial fines, greater Customs and Governmental examinations, negative publicity and a slow and unpredictable supply chain. Drawing on over 30 years’ experience, we provide unrivalled assistance and advice.

In the USA, as a Licensed Customs Broker, we are experienced in Customs law, classification, the Harmonized Tariff Schedule, FDA rules and freight regulations. In the UK, HMRC is increasing its audits and visits to traders, with fines of up to £2,500 for each individual error.

It makes sense to talk to someone who knows the system inside-out with the licenses and qualifications to back it up.

Brexit & Post-Brexit
Supply Chain Security
Health Check Service

Brexit & Post-Brexit

As a valued client you can rest assured that Charles Kendall are not just prepared for Brexit but also to provide sound advice to make the right decisions for your business. We expect the UK to leave the European Union at some stage and whilst an orderly exit is preferred, all businesses need to prepare for the worst case scenario. Charles Kendall has worked closely with most of the Customs authorities in Europe, processing 1000s of entries in Germany, France, Spain and the Netherlands in particular.

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This was a major change in the EU and one that the UK has signed up to. This is the framework regulation for all customs rules and procedures in the EU. It required the UK in particular to provide a lot more information on import and export entries to Customs and as a result the UK is moving to the new Customs Declaration Service – CDS a totally different Customs system. This was due to be implemented in 2018 but the software has not fully tested and approved.

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Supply Chain Security

In June 2005, the WCO Council adopted the SAFE Framework of Standards to secure and facilitate global trade and act as a deterrent to international terrorism, secure revenue collections and promote trade worldwide. Increasingly, countries are adopting the SAFE Framework standards into their own customs regimes. C-TPAT, AEO, PIP, Frontline and SEP all utilize the same SAFE Framework standards from the WCO

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Health Check Service

In a changing and unpredictable environment, our first priority is to protect your cargo and your business. Our experts can put together a complete assessment of the categories and degrees of risk you face, then recommend tailored strategies to mitigate and control that risk.

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