Who We Are

Although John Shirley Ltd. as freight forwarders, serve most of Europe, we specialise in services to and from the Balkans.We offer a part load service as opposed to groupage which means that your shipments can usually be collected same or next day and will ship same or next day.

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Focus Area & Countries

We can provide driver-accompanied full and part load services on most routes to and from Western and Eastern Europe. Full loads normally entail dedicated trucks exclusively for a shipper’s cargo, whether dry, hazardous or temperature controlled. Road tankers also available.

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WHAT WE OFFER

Our Services

JSL Freight Services

Now well into the company's 18th year, International Freight…

Full Loads

John Shirley Ltd provides driver-accompanied full load freight…

Part Loads and Groupage

On the bulk of routes we can provide an on-wheels collection…

Humanitarian Aid Shipments

John Shirley Ltd is well-known for its freight forwarding work…

Personal and Household Effects

We are happy to arrange shipment of your personal effects especially…

Sea Freight

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HOW IT WORKS

Planning & Process

1
TAKING THE ORDER
2
ADDING TO DATABASE
3
SHIPMENT
4
GETTING THE CARGO
5
ASSORTING & PACKAGING
6
LOADING OF PACKAGES
7
TRANSPORTATION
8
DELIVERY TO THE DOOR
ABOUT US

Who We Are

John Shirley Ltd are an unusual international freight forwarder. Although we ship around the world our expertise is the Balkans, and Eastern Europe, in particular Albania, Bosnia, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech, Hungary, Macedonia, Montenegro, Romania, Serbia. Slovenia and Slovakia and the Ukraine. We speak the languages and have a firm grasp of what is happening there now and how to best get the goods collected or delivered, quickly and efficiently.

Employing major shipping lines and hauliers from throughout the Balkans, as an international freight forwarder, we are the key to the transportation of goods for commercial organisations and multi-national charitable bodies. We oversee the loading, transit, and discharge of over 10 trucks and containers a week all over Europe from our base at Dover Harbour Station in Dover.

QUESTIONS & ANSWERS

F.A.Q

How quickly can we pick up?

Within a couple days, on occasion we pick up the next day if we have been given enough notice.

What is the typical transport time?

Within a week to most of Europe, with part loads it
might take a couple of more days. However this is cheaper if your consignment is smaller and not requiring the diameters of a full truck

Do you offer loading & unloading assistance with delivery?

Yes, at an additional cost.

What is the difference between European pallets VS UK pallets?

European pallets are mostly used: 33 euro pallets (dims
800mmx1200x144) pallets can fit into a standard truck or an equivalent 26 UK pallets (1200mmx1000 x144 approx).

Will truck drivers speak English?

Some will and some won’t. Luckily, John speaks a
number of languages included; Serbo Croat, French, Spanish and Albanian and this facilitates direct communication with those on the ground.

Do you offer both export and import?

Yes

Do you offer export to non-European countries.?

Yes we have 21 years of experience transporting both within and outside the EU.

What paperwork is needed for export/import and can you assist with this?

For loads outside of the EU, export documentation is required and we work directly with channel ports to facilitate all the necessary documentation.

Do you offer hazardous transport facilities?

We have extensive experience of transporting classes 2-9.