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

No ordinary freight company

Charles Kendall Freight is a highly experienced global supply chain company at the heart of our group's end-to-end supply chain management and recognised for our expertise, experience, reliability and exacting standards.

Since 1954, we've worked with clients worldwide to develop bespoke solutions tailored to their needs, from procurement to delivery by air, ocean and road.

Genuinely global, we have locations across the UK, US, and Europe, as well as UAE, Bahrain, Oman, China and Hong Kong, and a worldwide network of like-minded independent partners.

We're especially experienced in the Middle East, where we've worked since the 1980s, gaining a deep understanding of the region and the diverse cultures and regulations.



​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 agricultural restrictions to health and safety regulations to Customs and valuation – not to mention 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 on any aspect of supply chain management. 

In the USA, as a Licensed Customs Broker, we are experienced in Customs law, classification, the Harmonized Tariff Schedule, FDA rules and freight regulations. We are the professional representative for both importers and exporters.

In the UK, HMRC is increasing its audits and visits to traders, with fines of up to £2,500 for each individual error. Are you aware of the changes to the Union Customs Code since May 2016? It makes sense to talk to someone who knows the system inside-out.

Health Check Service
Supply Chain Security
Licences & Accreditations

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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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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Licences & Accreditations

Charles Kendall Freight are licensed and experienced to ensure our clients avoid the common problems associated with Customhouse clearance, including storage and demurrage issues and incorrect product classifications for Customs purposes which can delay the Customs entry process or even lead to fines.

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