Testimonials

RW Freight are very reliable. Collections for our Norway exports are always on time. Excellent overall service.

Norway Groupage Exporter
87784

R W Freight provide a good service, which is why we use you for our freight shipments

Hong kong Airfreight Exporter
56685

This was the first time I have used RW Freight Services and the service I received was fantastic. I phoned on a Wednesday and received my delivery the following Monday, excellent service

Italy Freight Importer
93239

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Freight Forwarders and Insurance

In the year 2000 the EU issued a directive to regulate the provision of insurance products.  The UK government’s interpretation of this meant that – in contrast with other European states – freight forwarders were acting as insurance mediators when offering shippers and importers insurance on the forwarder’s Marine Open Cover Policy.  As mediators, they were required to register with the Financial Services Authority, a costly and time-consuming business which most small forwarding companies chose not to pursue.

The British International Freight Association’s campaign to exclude forwarders from the directive was led by Ron Willis, founder of R W Freight.  After seven years of strenuous lobbying, this campaign was successful, and HM Treasury agreed that freight forwarders would be exempt from the legislation, providing that they held a marine open cover policy.