Ocean Wholesale

Pioneers and Innovators in the Freight Industry.

We have been pioneers of freight consolidation for over 20 years and have always challenged convention by providing innovative solutions for the freight industry. Our innovative tools can help you locate your shipment, obtain an instant LCL quotation and view sailing schedules for destinations across the globe. Our Freight Calculator offers you the ability to obtain an instant online quote to and from almost any port in the world.

Leading Worldwide Consolidation

We are one of the leading worldwide freight consolidators – offering LCL consolidation and FCL services to and from more than 500 origins and destinations around the globe.

Many of our services are direct and we offer multiple weekly sailing on a selection of our key services. Having 17 strategically located warehouses throughout the UK and Ireland ensures we can offer the most comprehensive portfolio of services for wherever you are located.

A global network of chosen partners

Being an independent, privately owned company means we have the freedom to collaborate with a network of carefully chosen partners who we believe are the best in the business within their respective region, but who are always consolidation or full container specialists. This means that we always feel confident that our clients’ cargo will be looked after, wherever it is on its journey.

Our network is a vital part of the service we offer and, by closely monitoring performance and visiting each partner at least once a year, we ensure they follow the high standards that we and our clients expect.

A dedicated team to support you

We employ people based on their character as much as their experience and skills, so it’s vital that we aim for a perfect blend of abilities and personalities when it comes to assembling our crew. The team are enthusiastic and passionate about what they do, and genuinely love finding solutions for our clients.

We believe that every employee should be empowered to achieve and surpass their potential, yet we also retain a focus on creating long-lasting business relationships in order to facilitate long-term, sustainable success.

Dont take our word for it

“I have been working with Brian and the Cardinal team for many years and have always appreciated the attention that Cardinal is able to give to our shipments, always going above and beyond to make sure the service is top notch. It is a testament to the management and the team they have built over many years in business. It has been great to watch Cardinal evolve from a local Manchester based logistics brand to a global entity with offices around the world.”

Michael Troy II, Troy Lines

“We’ve been using Cardinal for the past 10 years and find them to be an exceptional freight forwarding company.  Not only are their rates extremely competitive, their service is second to none. Their staff are extremely well trained in customer care and are all attentive, giving speedy and accurate service with a personal touch.”

Ann Ramsay, Evans Vanodine

“Having worked with Cardinal for 8 years, I have found them to be exceptional in delivering best practice, price, visibility, service and solutions to our supply chain functions. This has been backed up with solid KPI’s and SLA adherence, which has enabled Sambro to concentrate on our core business functions and objectives with confidence and assurance.”

Carl Woodthorpe, Grant and Bowman

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Talk to us today to find out more about more about our Ocean Wholesale service and how we can transform your supply chain, with tailor-made solutions and exceptional service and value.

Call us now 0345 340 4674