Located in Manchester, the beating heart of the UK’s Northern Powerhouse.


Herbert Watson Freight Services has excelled in shipping and freight forwarding services for more than a century.

Back in 1894 from its original Liverpool office founder Herbert Watson provided marine insurance to the booming shipping industry.

The company soon specialised in the transportation and distribution of goods developing a trusted network of strategic offices as worldwide trade expanded and the global market place threw open its doors.

Innovation has always driven the company forward and continued investment in personnel and systems put Herbert Watson at the cutting edge of international logistics.

From the air freighting of Rolls Royce cars to India, shipping lamp posts to the streets of Shanghai, urgent marine engine parts to distressed vessels, to chartering vessels to the Middle East, Herbert Watson are constantly demonstrating their versatility to offer full Supply Chain Solutions.

Herbert Watson offer extensive skills and know-how supported by a sound professional knowledge of financial transactions and all the documentation necessary to effect the smooth and trouble free import or export of any commodity, from L/C negotiation or L/C opening through to final delivery.