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About Us

Northwards Ltd was established in 2002 to ensure the continuation of the freight services to and from Orkney and Shetland previously provided by P&O Ferries.

Over 20 years, we have built upon our original purpose and made it easier for customers to access the network by creating entry points and logistics hubs throughout Scotland and collaborating with others to provide a UK and European Service.

The repeated growth in sales over recent years demonstrates the enduring appeal of the company’s services across a broad range of market sectors and routes.


Key resources:

Northwards employs 120 staff across its network who live in the communities we serve and have a deep understanding of the challenges that businesses located in the North of Scotland encounter daily.

With logistics hubs throughout Scotland, Northwards can consolidate freight and move it around safely and effectively. The strategically located and secure hubs are all under Northwards direct control and have the latest CCTV, freight scanning and communications technology.

Having typically invested over £750k in new trucks and trailers annually over the past five years, we have at our disposal a modern fleet fitted with real time tracking, the latest safety features and the most fuel efficient engines.

In 2021, we upgraded our Transport Management System to significantly enhance the customer experience, enabling integration with customers own systems, full consignment tracking and automatic POD confirmation capability.

Our values

Positive in attitude, full of energy and a force that stimulates progress.

Alert and aware, quick to respond and react. We have the ability to scale up when needed to satisfy demand and have the boots on the ground to recover from an unexpected event.

Able to be trusted to do what we say, offering customers the peace of mind that their logistics is in safe hands.

Listening to customers and using our insight across multiple market sectors to introduce original thinking and value.