Welcome to SDW Recruitment – Your Trusted Recruitment Partner Specialising in Shipping, Freight Forwarding, and Logistics

We understand the unique job roles and challenges within these sectors, allowing us to identify and attract candidates who not only meet but exceed your expectations


Just some of the jobs we are currently recruiting for…

Operations Coordinator – Marine, Leisure & Events | Southampton | £Excellent at Specialist global logistics provider

Hampshire Permanent

Operations Coordinator  – Marine Leisure and Events Are you an experienced Operations Coordinator and looking to make their next career

Managing Director – UK | Southampton | Salary: £Competitive at SDW Recruitment Limited

Hampshire Full Time

Do you have senior leadership experience working for a freight forwarder or shipping company, with a clear ability to lead

Ships Agent | Southampton | Salary: £DOE at SDW Recruitment Limited

Hampshire Full Time

Ships Agent Are you an experienced ships agent, looking to make your next career move and join a large, well

Customs Specialist | Southampton | Salary: c£50K at SDW Recruitment Limited

Hampshire Full Time

Customs Specialist Are you a passionate about all things Customs & International Trade? Would you consider yourself an expert in

Internal Sales Manager | Southampton | Salary: £30-£40K at Freight Forwarder & Logistics Company

Hampshire Full Time

Internal Sales Manager Our client is a global freight forwarder that are looking to add to their team in Southampton

Shipping, Freight Forwarding and Logistics Professionals | Southampton | Salary: £25K-£55K at SDW Recruitment Limited

Hampshire Full Time

We have clients looking to recruit at al levels, across the South Coast and all applications will be treated completely

Marine Commercial Account Manager | South Coast | Salary: £45K-£55K + Bonus at SDW Recruitment Limited

Hampshire Full Time

Do you have commercial shipping / freight forwarding experience and worked within the leisure marine sector, or perhaps you have

Customs Clearance Coordinator – Hybrid Office/Remote | Wimbledon / Southampton | Salary: £32K-£37K at SDW Recruitment Limited

Hampshire Full Time

Customs Clearance Coordinator – Hybrid Office/Remote Do you have Customs clearance experience and looking for a new role? Do you

Import Operations Coordinator | Southampton | Salary: £25K – £32K at SDW Recruitment Limited

Hampshire Full Time

Import Operations Coordinator   Are you an experienced Imports Coordinator and looking to make a step up in your career,


Trusted by the shipping, freight forwarding, logistics & supply chain sector

We are proud to be the trusted recruitment partner for a wide range of logistics companies, from smaller owner managed freight forwarders, mid-sized transport & warehousing companies, through to global supply chain providers and manufacturers

We recruit for a wide range of roles throughout the industry, from entry to senior / director level, these include:

Import & Export, Freight Forwarding & Liner, Project Cargo, Break Bulk, Customs Clearance, Air, Road & Sea, FCL & LCL, Transport & Distribution, Dangerous / Hazardous Cargo, Fulfillment & Warehousing, Courier & Pallets, 3PL & 4PL, through to Digital Solutions, IT & Software.

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Latest shipping news & recruitment blogs

Our latest news from the shipping & logistics sector, hiring & recruitment blogs and career advice

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Shipping diversions risk new wave in cost of living crisis

Behind almost every purchase you make, from Christmas lights to a new car, there is a ship. Almost everything we buy, use, wear, and much of what we eat, spends at least some of its life in a container at sea. These giant craft are the lifeblood of the global economy, circumnavigating the globe to

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Interview questions - what not to say

Interview Tips | What not to say

This is a guest blog from Mitch Sullivan from Copywriting for Recruiters and it is about job interviews and what can sometimes go wrong with them. So, over to Mitch…. One part of me wanted to write something that offers interview tips, knowing there are many unemployed people out there desperate for any insight that

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Top tips on how to recruit successfully in today’s market

Having stated SDW 20 years ago this year, in this time I have never seen such a shortage of experienced candidates applying for jobs. There has always been peaks & troughs in application numbers, but, not as low as this and for so long. There is a battle on, between employers fighting for that elusive

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