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Brunel Shipping EST. 1986

About Us

About Brunel Shipping - planning meeting

At Brunel Shipping we are extremely proud of our heritage and our people, bringing together more than 150 years of freight-forwarding excellence under one roof.

More than fifty years ago, Phil Clayton, the company’s founder and current MD, began working as a water clerk in the docks in South Wales, checking in the ships as they reached port. Within a few years he had moved into freight-forwarding. Having landed a huge contract, he was asked by his bosses to open an office in Bristol. With Bristol’s history as a centre for industry, where for centuries goods had come in and out of the city’s docks, the opportunity was irresistible and, having successfully fulfilled his original remit, a decade later he and a partner decided to go it alone.

Members of FIATA and BIFA • ISO accredited

Phil Clayton founderIn 1986, Brunel Shipping was born. Now employing approximately 30 people across three offices in Bristol, London and the Midlands, with an approximate turnover of around £25 million each year, the company’s name has become synonymous with quality, reliability and efficiency. Best of all, Brunel Shipping remains an independently run freight-forwarding business that for decades has prided itself on personal service.

So, whether you want to move a whole steel works
from one side of the world to the other, or you have a single package that needs to make it across the country as quickly as possible, when you call us a member of staff will pick up the phone, take your details and get the job done.

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