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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 Form


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.

  • Part-time Office Administrator – Orkney Depot

    January 4, 2018

    A position has arisen in our Kirkwall office for a part-time Office Administrator. A chance to work in a busy, challenging environment. The successful applicant will have good communication skills and the ability to work as part of a team is important. Normal working hours will be 10am – 2pm Monday to Friday with additional […]

  • General Office Coordinator (Maternity Cover – 1 year) – Lerwick Depot

    January 11, 2017

    We are looking for someone to cover a 1 year maternity leave, starting in January 2018 for a transfer period. You will be mainly responsible for administration functions relating to daily operations, stock control and invoicing at our Lerwick Depot. You will also be working closely with customers, keeping them updated on services on a day […]

  • News

  • 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!  


    November 21, 2016

    NORTHWARDS RECEIVES MULTIPLE AWARDS Northwards have had a successful weekend at the United Pallet Network (UPN) transport awards, where they received three awards for recognition of their contribution to the pallet network. The awards included Rural Haulier of the Year, Scottish & Irish Haulier of the Year and another Gold Award for the second year […]

  • Northwards Receives Gold Award

    December 2, 2015

    Northwards has received recognition from the United Pallet Network (UPN) with a Gold Award for our service excellence over the past year. This award highlights the hard work of our staff at Northwards Aberdeen Depot and our continuing progress in maintaining a high level of service to all our customers. UPN is a pallet network […]