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Sharp. Fast. Reliable logistic solutions to help you move any type and size of cargo.
Experienced staff to provide help and advise on the best way forward for your freight.
Efficient planning, implementation and controlling procedures in place for the safe and effective transportation of your goods.
Connecting the North of Scotland with global transport links throughout the rest of the UK, Europe and beyond.

About Us

Northwards Ltd was formed in January 2002 after a management buyout from P&O Scottish Ferries Ltd of their freight, haulage and maintenance operations in and between Aberdeen, Orkney and Shetland.
Northwards has gone from strength to strength over the years with rapid cargo volume growth and continued geographical expansion.
In January 2011, Sea-Cargo Aberdeen Ltd became majority shareholders in the company, providing added expertise and transport links in to Scandinavia.
Northwards now currently operate out of depots in Shetland, Orkney, Aberdeen, Inverness, Scrabster and Glasgow.
Through strategic and focused growth we are connecting our customers with transport services historically unavailable or cost-inhibitive. Our aim is to create modern, focused and forward thinking logistic solutions.


At Northwards our ultimate priority is providing our customers with the most efficient and reliable service to suit all transport requirements.
We listen to customer feedback and invest in new technologies that will make tangible and practical benefits for our customers.

  • Highly versatile, modern road vehicles
  • Real-time tracking is in place on all our vehicles
  • Scanned PODs emailed on a daily basis
  • State-of-the-art voice and data communications
  • Security cameras installed at all depots

Through our Freight, Haulage and Distribution services, we aim to create cost effective innovative solutions for all our customer requirements.

Contact Us



Tel: 01595 694452


Tel: 01856 873030


Tel: 01224 213215


Tel: 01463 233299


Tel: 01847 892052


Tel: 01236 728108


Join our Team

At Northwards, we have a dedicated team across all our depots providing top quality service to our customers.
We pride ourselves on our experienced and enthusiastic staff.

Please see current vacancies below.

  • HGV (Class 1) Driver – Inverness Depot

    July 30, 2020

    Northwards require an experienced HGV Class 1 (C+E) Driver at our Inverness Depot. This is a varied position which includes local as well as distance driving throughout Scotland. Northwards are looking for an experienced driver with good customer service skills and good geographical knowledge to undertake collection and delivery of a variety of goods. Applicants […]

  • HGV (Class 2) Driver – Orkney Depot

    July 30, 2020

    With a chance to work in a busy, challenging environment, Northwards are looking for an experienced HGV Class 2 Driver. This permanent position requires the safe and efficient delivery and collection of goods of various sizes all over the Orkney Isles. The successful applicant will be working closely with customers on a daily basis so […]

  • News


    October 19, 2020

    Northwards has made a £750 donation to Orkney Food Bank.


    February 7, 2018

    Northwards are excited to announce their imminent relocation in Aberdeen on MONDAY 19TH FEBRUARY 2018. Due to continued success, the Company has invested in new premises to allow us to continue to enhance and grow the portfolio of services available to our customers. Our new address will be: Northwards Ltd, Blackness Road, Altens Industrial Estate, Aberdeen, […]

  • Northwards Exhibiting All Energy May 2017

    May 9, 2017

    We are exhibiting at the All Energy Exhibition at the SECC in Glasgow 10th – 11th May 2017. Our stand is part of Energy of Orkney ORK20. Come along and visit us  if you are attending this year. We look forward to seeing you there!