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Established in 1981 Barker & Hood Ltd originally started as a provider of domestic and continental express trucking solutions but thanks to the efforts of our dedicated staff we have grown into an all-encompassing freight forwarder offering a full range of services to every corner of the globe with a customer base that spans from local sole traders to multinational blue-chip organisations.


We have 2 offices in the UK both strategically placed to provide excellent service across the UK. Our head office and warehouse in Witham is just 1 hour from London and 1 hour from Felixstowe with great infrastructure links to the rest of the country, whilst our Manchester office is conveniently based within the World Freight Terminal of Manchester Airport. Both offices are fully equipped with the staff and knowledge to answer and provide a competitive option for any and all enquiries.


Our Mission: to deliver peace of mind through a highly customer-focused operation.


As a certified and highly commended member of 5 global freight agent networks, we have access and direct contact with over 2000 partners in over 150 countries, giving us the ability to help you reach every corner of the globe.



Some of the many services we provide globally…

Sea freight


Road freight

Rail freight / intermodal

Express transport

Courier door to door

Project cargo

Pet travel

Customs clearance


Pick and pack


Hand carry

24/7 operations

Did you know?

We shipped the Courteeners instruments for a music festival in Germany

We delivered a

python snake

to the San Diego zoo

We sent urgent vehicle spares into the Arctic Circle

We shipped a Ferrari engine back  to it's original factory - the delivery was fast!

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