AFI UK Ltd - Part of EFS Global


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Air Freight

Sea Freight

Road Freight

Project Forwarding

Efficient, Safe, On Time & Great Value

AFI UK was established in 1991 and has been trading as an independent freight forwarder and import customs broker ever since. We have formed a solid and varied clientele not only within the North West but also the rest of the UK and further afield into all corners of the world. With over 32+ years of experience, AFI is a name you can trust for all your import and export needs!

Our purpose-built facility allows us to arrange the safe transportation of your goods – whether it be Air Freight, Sea Freight or Road Freight – to or from anywhere on the globe and offer highly competitive rates as well as a service second to none. Being based in Manchester locates us perfectly, with 70% of all British manufacturing within a 2-hour drive from our depot.

Our goal is to deliver a service that nobody else can offer in the market; key staff members with years of service and a wealth of operational experience allow us to do just that. This also creates trust and loyalty between us and our highly valued customers.

In February of 2021, AFI UK became a part of something bigger and joined the EFS Global Group. We took this decision to not only provide continuity of our high standards of service but also to offer a wider breadth of services to our customers.

Over the years, we were involved in the project forwarding of specialist cargo to complement its Air, Sea, and Road freight services. In 2017, we were entrusted with the export of the world’s oldest original flying jet aircraft – the Gloster Meteor T7, WA591/G-BWMF, aka “Queenie”. Not long after, in 2018, we were again entrusted with the import of a Lockheed WC130 Hercules Cockpit from Arizona, USA to London, UK. Projects like these are never too big or small for AFI UK. Whatever the goods and wherever you need them to be, you can count on us to get the job done!

EFS Global Services

International & Freight Forwarding

Door to Door Delivery - Global Imports & Exports, Customs & Brexit clearances.

Next Day Delivery Available

Palletised Distribution throughout the UK and beyond. Next day delivery available.

Groupage & Full Loads

Discounted rates are available for larger consignments, full UK, European & Global coverage.

Containers & De-Van

Loose and palletised containers catered for, 24 Hour loading & unloading.

Warehouse & Storage

Short & Long term fully secure storage warehouse & solutions to reduce transport costs.

Traction Only Services

Traction Only Services are available if you have trailers with loaded goods.

Return Load Customers

Same day delivery available, Day or Night. With nationwide & various fleet options.

Same Day Services

Our nationwide reach means 24 Hour and same day services are available.

AFI UK Ltd Services

Air Freight

We offer a variety of comprehensive worldwide export services to suit your individual needs.

Sea Freight

Utilising the wide and varied shipping lanes available, we offer a variety of services to meet your shipping requirements.

Road Freight

As with our UK haulage, we offer flexible solutions to your problems.

Project Forwarding

Think Big! To complement our standard air, ocean and road services, AFI also offers project forwarding/heavy lift services.


We have multiple sites across all of England and Scotland serving the UK and beyond.


EFS Global can arrange the shipping and customs, storage and delivery of your goods by Sea, Air, Land and Rail - across the world.


Personal service with a global reach. At EFS Global we understand that each customer's requirements are unique.