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…

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

Hampshire Full Time

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

Business Development – Freight Account Manager | Southampton | Salary c£45K + Comm at

Hampshire Full Time

Business Development – Freight Account Manager Our client is a well know company that are looking to add to their

Vessel Operator | Southampton | Salary: £22K-£30K DOE at SDW Recruitment Ltd

Hampshire Full Time

Vessel Operator Our client, a leading bespoke transport solutions provider that operates around the globe is looking to recruit a

Senior Customs Specialist | Southampton | Salary £50K – £60K at SDW Recruitment Ltd

Hampshire Full Time

Senior Customs Specialist Are you an enthusiastic about all things Customs & International Trade? Would you consider yourself an expert

Export Coordinator | Southampton | Salary: £22K-28K at SDW Recruitment Limited

Hampshire Full Time

Export Coordinator Do you have Export freight forwarding experience? Confident managing shipments from start to finish and ensuring maximum profitability

Port Agent (Temporary 6 Month Contract) | Southampton | Salary: £DOE Pro Rata at SDW Recruitment Limited

Hampshire Contract

Port Agent – (Temporary 6 Months Contract) We are looking to speak to ships agents who are looking to join

Import Coordinator | Southampton | Salary c£25K at SDW Recruitment Limited

Hampshire Full Time

Import Coordinator Do you have import freight forwarding experience? Confident managing shipments from start to finish and ensuring maximum profitability

Import Coordinator | Southampton | Salary: £24-34K at SDW Recruitment Limited

Hampshire Full Time

Import Coordinator Do you have import freight forwarding experience? Confident managing shipments from start to finish and ensuring maximum profitability

Shipping, Freight Forwarding and Logistics Professionals | Southampton | Salary: £25K-£45K DOE at SDW Recruitment Limited

Hampshire Full Time

Do you work in shipping, freight forwarding or logistics along the South Coast? Do you have a passion for moving


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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