UK Profile

Ideal Forwarding Ltd were established in 1990 providing a general Freight Forwarding, warehousing / Transport and Export packing service now established under the Ideal Group of Companies. Ideal International is a Trading Division of Ideal Transport Ltd and has been formed in order to create one of the U.K.'s premier independent Freight Forwarding organisations offering a truly Global capability by LAND, SEA and AIR. We are totally dedicated towards Customer care and satisfaction and pride ourselves on our policy of honesty and integrity.

Ideal International are full trading members of BIFA. (British International Freight Association) and members of FIATA. We were finalist in the BIFA 2005 and 2006 Service Awards Deep Sea & Multimodel and also IFW finalists in 2006, for Innovation and in 2007, finalist for Customer Care  We are also fully approved to BS EN ISO 9001.2000, which ensures the highest possible level of quality.

We have a first class network of partners throughout Europe, the Far East, India and the USA and other areas of the world , with our offices and warehouse in Rainham Essex.

Our highly experienced team can offer an unrivalled level of personalised service, suited to our client's precise requirements.

To add to your comfort and confidence in our company we are financially sound and secure and subscribe to the BIFA. membership requirements and fully respect the BIFA code of conduct.


Our warehouse is 20000 sq ft and if fully approved by Customs & Excise as an Enhanced Remote Transit Shed (ERTS) in order that we can facilitate our own Customs clearances on site if required.

The Ideal International Ocean Freight department is fully experienced in all aspects of import clearance and is computer linked to H M Customs & Excise in London, Felixstowe, Thamesport and Southampton.