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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.

SERVICES

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

Email: info@northwardsltd.co.uk

Shetland

Tel: 01595 694452

Orkney

Tel: 01856 873030

Aberdeen

Tel: 01224 213215

Inverness

Tel: 01463 233299

Scrabster

Tel: 01847 892052

Glasgow

Tel: 01236 728108

Careers

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 Mechanic – Lerwick

    May 3, 2021

    We are looking for a permanent full time HGV Mechanic to join our busy team at our workshop facility in Lerwick. The work is varied and key responsibilities include the maintenance and repair of heavy and large goods vehicles, some of which are specialist in nature as well as light vehicles and plant. Experience in […]


  • FREIGHT COORDINATOR

    March 11, 2021

    Northwards Ltd, a leading provider of logistics solutions in the North of Scotland is looking for an enthusiastic and reliable individual to join our team at our Aberdeen Transport Office. This full-time position involves: Data input in to the company systems Updating Company spreadsheets Dealing with customers Liaising between different depots within the company Processing […]


  • PLANT OPERATOR – ORKNEY DEPOT

    March 9, 2021

    A full time permanent position has arisen at our Orkney Depot for a Plant Operator. As a Plant Operative you will be required to undertake the following: Operate a range of plant machinery including 16 tonne forklift and telehandler Daily pre-use checks on plant including daily maintenance Communication of any site hazards and general information to […]


  • HGV (CLASS 1 & 2) DRIVERS – ORKNEY DEPOT

    March 9, 2021

    As one of the largest transport and distribution companies in the North of Scotland, Northwards is looking to expand its workforce. This is an opportunity to work in the busy and challenging environment of our Kirkwall Depot. This permanent position requires the safe and efficient delivery and collection of goods all over the Orkney Isles. The successful applicant will be working […]


  • News

  • NORTHWARDS WELCOMES PLANS FOR NEW VESSELS AND CALLS FOR INTRODUCTION OF ADDITIONAL FREIGHT SHIP IN THE INTERIM

    March 19, 2021

    Northwards has welcomed the announcement by Transport Scotland on the planned replacement of the islands’ freight vessels with new purpose-built vessels. The proposed 140-metre replacements for MV Hildasay and MV Helliar can accommodate an extra row of trucks on both decks, with capacity for 86 instead of 68 trailer units, which, says Northwards commercial director Neil […]


  • SEAFOOD INDUSTRY WELCOMES SCRABSTER DIVERSION

    February 6, 2021

    Seafood Shetland has welcomed the unscheduled sailing of the MV Hrossey from Lerwick last night (sailing 2200 Friday 5 February 2020), arriving in Scrabster this morning (0600, Saturday 6 February 2020), to accommodate freight, including around 20 trailers of seafood from Shetland. The sailing was scheduled at the request of the industry, when weather, combined […]


  • NORTHWARDS MOVE TO CREATE NEW JOBS IN INVERNESS

    November 26, 2020

    Northwards is moving to a new depot in Inverness which will more than double its warehouse space.