About Us

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.

Louis Perrin

Director

Louis Perrin
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.

Daniel Morgan

Project Co-ordinator

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.

Dan Leach

Project Co-ordinator

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1989

Hemisphere was established in Colchester, primarily as an export freight forwarder specialising in project and out-of-gauge cargo.

1995

Hemisphere’s growing team moves to larger premises in Colchester and expands its ocean export, air freight and import service offering.

1996

Hemisphere acquires the necessary badges to handle customs clearance at all UK sea ports.

1997

Hemisphere launches its first website.

1999

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.

2002

Hemisphere opens its first 10,000ft2 warehousing operation in Ipswich, soon becoming a customs approved ERTS facility.

2004

After sustained growth, Hemisphere moves its warehousing operation to a larger 50,000ft2 facility in Ipswich.

2005

Hemisphere acquires Hawk Express Ltd, an Ipswich-based specialist groupage and full load road haulage operator.

2007

Hemisphere moves to Hemisphere House – a purpose-built 5,500ft2 office building on Colchester Business Park – to enable further expansion.

2008

Hemisphere invests in aviation security pre-screening with the latest state of the art X-ray machinery at its Heathrow facility.

2009

Hemisphere takes over a Felixstowe warehousing operation and all incumbent staff to increase its own capacity at the Port of Felixstowe.

2011

Hemisphere acquires Mace Shipping Ltd, a specialist ocean freight forwarder operating within the defence sector.

2012

Hemisphere acquires PR Shipping Ltd, a North West based freight forwarding company.

2012

Hemisphere gains Authorised Economic Operator (AEO) status across all of its operational facilities.

2013

Hemisphere adds a secondary explosives trace detection machine to its aviation security pre-screening facility at Heathrow.

2014

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.

2015

Due to continued growth, Hemisphere signs a lease on a neighbouring unit to double its air freight capacity at Heathrow.

2016

Hemisphere joins a select few logistics providers to achieve E-commerce LVBI customs approval.

2016

Hemisphere’s Heathrow operations team receive certification in Good Delivery Practice (GDP) for pharmaceutical products.

2016

After a 12-month refurb, Hemisphere moves into its new Head Office facility in Ipswich.

2016

Hemisphere achieves ISO 9001:2015 accreditation.

  • UKWA
  • RHA
  • IATA
  • BIFA
  • AEO