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A New Era of Trading Opportunities

Liverpool City Region Freeport opens up a new era of trade opportunities and is a significant milestone for the region’s economic growth.

This prestigious designation will attract investment, boost job creation, and drive innovation across a range of industries.

As well as being one of the region’s leading freight forwarders, SSO International Forwarding will be its first custom site operator.

Want to know how we can help your company? Visit our Freeport Liverpool page today.


Access to duty suspension, duty exemption on re-exports and flexibility on how duty is calculated

Streamlining the processes for bringing goods into Freeport customs sites


Customs is a complex subject, and when not prioritised leads to additional risks and costs.

to the experts, there is a strong risk of heavy fines from customs


Authorised Economic Operator (AEO) standards are internationally recognised
once a business is deemed to be a safe and secure link within the global supply chain

Freight Forwarding Simplified

If you’re new to importing and exporting, the complexities involved can be intimidating. Detailed procedures and bureaucratic hurdles can all feel insurmountable, and if you get them wrong, may lead to unnecessary expenses. With extensive paperwork and regulatory compliance to contend with, understanding the intricacies of international trade can be challenging. The post-Brexit landscape has further added to the complexity, making it feel like a potential minefield to navigate.

Fortunately, we are here to assist.

Our expert team specialises in streamlining freight forwarding processes, ensuring that your business can confidently navigate the challenges. Let us help simplify the intricacies of international trade, saving you time, money, and the stress of managing it alone.


Air freight is the fastest and safest way to ship goods across the globe. It’s an ideal

solution for high value, low weight items, and for goods that are needed urgently


Sea freight is the most common way to ship goods across the globe. It’s an affordable way to import & export goods,

gain access to new products and markets and to grow your business.


Import services from SSO International Forwarding make it easy to import goods into the UK.

all kinds of products for use or resale in the UK markets, simplifying customs

International Trade Made Easy With SSOIF

At SSOIF, we’re experts when it comes to international trade. We’re more than just a freight forwarding company. We’re your partners in developing new markets and growing your business.

Freight forwarding UK is a growing sector as the country looks to develop new markets following Brexit. It’s important therefore that you select a freight forwarder with the experience and expertise that can give your business a competitive advantage.

What We Offer

Beyond handling logistics, we take pride in being a reliable source of guidance and support for our clients. In a dynamic and ever-changing industry, we strive to assist our clients in navigating the evolving landscape to optimise their profits and foster business growth.

Our extensive global network of reliable agents enables us to facilitate seamless operations across the world, guaranteeing outstanding service every step of the way. Whether you require Door to Quay/Airport or Door to Door shipping, we have you covered.

Our dedicated team is committed to addressing your queries, resolving issues, and identifying the most effective solutions to any logistical challenges your business may encounter.

Trust SSOIF for a hassle-free freight forwarding experience.


We offer a range of Deep & Short Sea services. Freight can be moved via our LCL (less than container load) or our FCL (full container) service. We facilitate both imports and exports globally. Please contact us for a quotation or if you require any further information about these services.

Customs Bureau

Customs clearance is a compulsory process for any goods that enter or leave a country. It requires the submission of various export and import documentation, as well as the payment of duties, VAT, and any additional costs such as storage and testing by customs agents.

Air Freight

Working with carefully selected carriers, we have access to most of the major global air routes enabling you to plan efficiently. We can offer a range of Air Freight Services depending on your products and urgency. Get in touch for a quotation or for more information.

Import Services

Our comprehensive range of import services can help you negotiate customs and trade successfully across borders. We take the hassle out of the process, allowing you to concentrate on developing your core business. We provide Global FCL and LCL services as well as Airfreight and Customs Clearance. We have the facilities to customs clear and deliver cargo from all major UK ports throughout the UK from our storage facilities.

Export Services

Despite Brexit, the EU remains the UK’s largest export market. There are now extra administrative procedures to negotiate for anyone exporting to the EU, and these are continually evolving. At SSOIF, we take care of the administrative details allowing you to concentrate on other aspects of your business. Whether you’re exporting to the EU or beyond, we can make the whole process more efficient.

Container De-van

Whether you call it container devanning, un-stuffing container, or container stuff, it remains one of the most important parts of the logistics process. It needs to be carried out with care to ensure that your goods are safely warehoused, then ready to be shipped on. If you’re a company that wants to focus on growing its key business, don’t have the storage facilities available, or want to optimise your distribution processes, then we can help.

Why Choose SSO International Freight Forwarding ?

SSO International Forwarding has a proven track record of providing outstanding services for our expanding client list. Drawing on our extensive knowledge of import and export procedures, we offer invaluable support throughout the process.

Located strategically in St Helens, we enjoy excellent connectivity to major transportation routes, including the M6 and M62 motorways. With close proximity to Liverpool and Manchester Airports, as well as Liverpool Seaport, we ensure swift and convenient access as and when needed.

As a family-oriented business, we bring a personal touch to our operations while boasting broad experience across the logistics sector.

As your freight forwarders, we tailor our services to precisely meet your requirements.

As an industry-leading freight forwarding company we prioritise customer service.

Contact our experienced team to find out more.

We are a family orientated business with wide experience across the logistics sector. We have the scale and capacity to provide a professional, industry-leading service but are small enough to offer personal customer service. We can be adaptable, finding solutions that fully meet the requirements of our clients.

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