Hemisphere is an all-encompassing global logistics provider and has grown to be one of the largest independent UK providers of logistics solutions across Europe, Asia, North America, South America, Africa and Australasia.
We specialise in providing global supply chain solutions and can handle every aspect of our clients' cargo needs via our expert in-house teams – from start to finish, regardless of point of origin or destination.
Why Choose Hemisphere?
Whether you’re a new or existing customer, we’ll take the time to learn about your processes and specific requirements, so we can tailor a solution that’s as easy and efficient as possible – removing the headache of logistics and the need for multiple contact points.
Through our global partner network and long-standing relationships with international shipping lines, airlines and equipment specialists, we can offer competitive rates and seamless door-to-door solutions anywhere in the world. Whether you’re looking to move a single pallet or need to charter an entire vessel, there’s nothing we can’t handle.
But the best thing about working with Hemisphere is the knowledge, experience and dedication to customer service provided by our expert teams.Meet the Team
When you're playing a major part in a construction project to carry water between countries to resolve irrigation problems, you have to be on top of your game and ensure strict deadlines and specific project requirements are met.
We had a 3-day tidal window to work with for the whole operation, therefore any delay in transit could have left the vessel stranded for a month, with the transformer on board! Effective project management ensured the coaster was discharged effectively.
Through our experience and planning, all vehicles arrived at the hotel on time, and it wasn’t long before the car park was filled with the sights and sounds of some of the world’s finest automobiles – Ferrari, Lamborghini and McLaren to name but a few.
“Having developed from a single office and an initial team of four people nearly 30 years ago to now becoming a multi-facility operator both within the UK and overseas, evolving a strategy for our staff development has been vitally important not only for our company’s benefit, but for our team, both of course being intrinsically linked. Our industry is constantly evolving and we face greater regulatory and procedural challenges, especially within more specialist niche sectors.”
"As a partner, Craig and Hemisphere overwhelmingly provide us with the strength and peace of mind to continue the growth of this area with our key high street retailers and directly, therefore, we are more than comfortable in looking to expand this arm of our business."
Hemisphere was established in Colchester, primarily as an export freight forwarder specialising in project and out-of-gauge cargo.
Hemisphere’s growing team moves to larger premises in Colchester and expands its ocean export, air freight and import service offering.
Hemisphere acquires the necessary badges to handle customs clearance at all UK sea ports.
Hemisphere launches its first website.
Hemisphere opens its air freight office near London Heathrow and becomes an IATA approved air freight agent, with Section 5 approval, DfT security listing and badges to enable customs clearance through all UK airports.
Hemisphere opens its first 10,000ft2 warehousing operation in Ipswich, soon becoming a customs approved ERTS facility.
After sustained growth, Hemisphere moves its warehousing operation to a larger 50,000ft2 facility in Ipswich.
Hemisphere acquires Hawk Express Ltd, an Ipswich-based specialist groupage and full load road haulage operator.
Hemisphere moves to Hemisphere House – a purpose-built 5,500ft2 office building on Colchester Business Park – to enable further expansion.
Hemisphere invests in aviation security pre-screening with the latest state of the art X-ray machinery at its Heathrow facility.
Hemisphere takes over a Felixstowe warehousing operation and all incumbent staff to increase its own capacity at the Port of Felixstowe.
Hemisphere acquires Mace Shipping Ltd, a specialist ocean freight forwarder operating within the defence sector.
Hemisphere acquires PR Shipping Ltd, a North West based freight forwarding company.
Hemisphere gains Authorised Economic Operator (AEO) status across all of its operational facilities.
Hemisphere adds a secondary explosives trace detection machine to its aviation security pre-screening facility at Heathrow.
Hemisphere acquires its current 5.5-acre, 120,000ft2 site in Ipswich, bringing its ocean, warehousing and road haulage operations under one roof. Reported at the time as being the largest property acquisition in Ipswich for more than 10 years.
Due to continued growth, Hemisphere signs a lease on a neighbouring unit to double its air freight capacity at Heathrow.
Hemisphere joins a select few logistics providers to achieve E-commerce LVBI customs approval.
Hemisphere’s Heathrow operations team receive certification in Good Delivery Practice (GDP) for pharmaceutical products.
After a 12-month refurb, Hemisphere moves into its new Head Office facility in Ipswich.
Hemisphere achieves ISO 9001:2015 accreditation.
Committed to providing a first-class logistics service worldwide, Hemisphere opens a new office in Shenzen, China
Due to ongoing growth and success, Hemisphere fully merges with Hawk Express.
Our director Louis Perrin wins the prestigious Young Freight Forwarder of the Year award at BIFA, eventually going on to win Young International Freight Forwarder of the Year at FIATA.
Hemisphere Project Logistics team win Best European Project Logistics Partner at the WCA Projects Conference.
Hemisphere introduces an export packing and crate making service.