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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.

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

    August 8, 2016

    We are looking for someone to cover a 1 year maternity leave, starting in September 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 […]

  • Traffic Administrator – Orkney Depot

    August 2, 2016

    A position has arisen in our Kirkwall office for a full-time Traffic Administrator. Working closely with the Depot Manager, you will assist in providing a high quality service to ensure fast and efficient operations throughout the Company. You will mainly be responsible for administration functions relating to daily operations, planning and data input. You will […]

  • News

  • 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 […]

  • New website

    October 1, 2015

    Our new look website is live! It’s bright and bold and outlines our services, where we’re located, as well as showcasing many of our new vehicles. We’ve also introduced a handy Fast Delivery Service form, which will help simplify the process of buying items on the mainland and getting them shipped up to the isles. […]