We help you find the candidates you can’t find yourself

Hire logistics professionals fast, stress free & with our satisfaction guarantee

We connect the best talent in the shipping, freight forwarding, logistics & supply chain industry
with exciting new career opportunities.

We provide a range of recruitment solutions dependent on your specific requirements & budget

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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Featured Jobs

Operations Manager – Freight Forwarding | Southampton | Salary: £45K-£55K at SDW Recruitment Limited

Hampshire Full Time

Do you have solid management experience gained with a freight forwarder? Perhaps looking to join an entrepreneurial, global freight forwarder

Import Freight Forwarder | Romsey | Salary: £24K-£28K at SDW Recruitment Limited

Hampshire Full Time

A well-established freight forwarder is looking to recruit an Import Freight Forwarder to join their friendly team based in Romsey.

Accounts Assistant | Eastleigh | Salary: £23K-£25K at Mellfields Ltd

Hampshire Permanent

Mellfields, a Southampton based Freight Forwarder is looking to recruit an Accounts Assistant to join their team. If you have

IT Support Analyst | Southampton | Salary: £24K-£34K DOE at SDW Recruitment Limited

Hampshire Full Time

Are you a Systems Engineer / IT professional looking to make your next career move, with a well-established, forward thinking

Import Customer Service Coordinator | Totton | Salary: £18-24K at SDW Recruitment Limited

Hampshire Permanent

Do you have previous shipping or logistics administration experience? Or perhaps have worked in an office and keen to start

Import Freight Forwarding Manager | Southampton | Salary: £35K-£42K at SDW Recruitment Limited

Hampshire Full Time

Do you a solid forwarding background, maybe currently at Team leader or Supervisor level looking to make your next upward

Just some of our clients who trust us as their recruitment partner

Hire logistics professionals fast, stress free & with our satisfaction guarantee

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At SDW we offer a fresh & modern approach to the recruitment process

94% of our placed candidates are with the same employer after 12 months

82% of our placed candidates are still with the same employer after 3 years

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Latest shipping, freight forwarding & logistics jobs

  • Import and Export Freight Forwarder | Eastleigh | Salary: £22K-£27K DOE

    SDW Recruitment Limited
    • Full Time
    • September 24, 2021
  • Shipping Coordinator – Trainee level also considered | Southampton | Salary: £18K-£24K

    SDW Recruitment Limited
    • Full Time
    • September 15, 2021
  • Import Shipping Coordinator | Southampton | Salary: £22K – £29K

    SDW Recruitment Limited
    • Full Time
    • September 15, 2021
  • Logistics Coordinator | Hedge End | Salary: £DOE

    SDW Recruitment Limited
    • Full Time
    • September 8, 2021
  • Senior Logistics Coordinator | Winchester | Salary: £30K-£36K DOE

    SDW Recruitment Limited
    • Full Time
    • September 8, 2021
  • Ships Agent | Southampton | Salary £24-£26K + Car

    SDW Recruitment Limited
    • Full Time
    • September 2, 2021
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Kind words we have received from our clients & candidates

A small selection of the genuine great feedback we have received...

With the right type of candidates being presented this expertise from SDW has helped us fill a variety of roles within our Company to help us grow and become more successful. I would highly recommend the service offered by SDW Recruitment

Ecu Worldwide

We use SDW for all of our recruitment advertising needs, because they understand our business and ensure the applicant candidates fit the roles we are looking for. The communication is proactive and timely and I’d happily recommend SDW to others

ETA Logistics

I am looking forward to starting my new role. Thanks again for all your help, support and feedback throughout the process. You put other agencies to shame

SDW is the only agency I am using, I have never had any problems with SDW & have always been impressed, so don’t see any reason to use more than one

ECU Worldwide have been working with SDW Recruitment for several years now and they remain our first-choice partner in the Recruitment Market. We find the service provided by SDW to be professional, personal and specific to our requirements with the in-depth knowledge they have for the Shipping Industry

Ecu Worldwide

Our great recruitment partner SDW came up trumps once again. They wrote a great advert and gave us maximum coverage, in which we received a number of suitable applications from great candidates

Shipping, freight & logistics recruitment Jobs

The knowledge & professionalism that SDW consistently demonstrate is unsurpassed. This, along with SDW’s ability to understand our requirements & tailor themselves to our needs, combines to create an overall level of service which no competitor has been able to get close to matching.

EV Cargo

Latest shipping news & recruitment blogs

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

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In my 19 years of recruiting or the shipping & logistics industry, I have never experienced such a shortage of industry professionals looking to make a career move than we are facing now. With competition for good candidates at an all time high, candidates are attending 3 or 4 interviews and, in most cases, getting

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Southampton container terminal set for £40m investment

Southampton container terminal is set to benefit from £40m worth of investment to take the site “to the next level”. DP World announced on Tuesday that Southampton, Britain’s second largest container terminal, will benefit from a major programme of investment in 2021. The investment worth £40m is aimed at providing customers of DP World Southampton with

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Hampshire to get Freeport – creating 25000 Jobs

Hampshire has been given the go-ahead for the “freeport” that its supporters say could generate 25,000 local jobs. Southampton-born chancellor Rishi Sunak announced at the end of his Budget speech that Solent was one of eight areas to have its freeport bid approved. Solent Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP), which submitted the application, has said more

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