With a commitment to quality and almost 50 years in the industry W. E. Deane Ltd is proud of its network that offers a full range of services: air-freight, sea-freight, road-freight with timed deliveries and bespoke solutions.

Recognising that every customer requirement is different, we have worked hard to build a network that can offer a solution to meet your needs, whether that is for hanging garments or hazardous goods, multi-modal or sequenced deliveries.



Road Freight

We offer a full range of road and trailer services through our network of agents across Europe and Scandinavia, which can be supplemented with our warehousing, pick and pack and distribution services.

  • Express / Just-in-Time for guaranteed delivery using dedicated vehicle for you
  • Economy Express using a mix of groupage and dedicated transport at either end
  • Groupage, accepting consignments from 1 kilogramme to full load
  • Hazardous cargo
  • Refrigerated cargo
  • Hanging garments
  • Delivery to fairs and exhibitions throughout Europe

We always tailor our services to the client’s requirement and can offer a complete solution including air-freight, sea-freight or cross-trade from any country where we have an agent.


Sea Freight

We can look after your sea freight, wherever it may be, through our comprehensive and well-established range of Worldwide agents. We have W. E. Deane Ltd offices in the seaports of Durban, Cape Town and Port Elizabeth in South Africa, Rotterdam in the Netherlands and Southampton in the UK. 

Significantly we can store shipments arriving in the UK from outside the EU at our government-approved inland Enhanced Remote Transit Shed (ERTS) from where the goods can be custom cleared, thus avoiding costly storage charges in port. 

Popular destinations are Australasia, the Far East, Middle East, USA and South Africa. (is this the right emphasis? )

We can arrange:

  • Full Container loads
  • LCL consolidations
  • Heavy lift cargo and Out of Gauge awkward loads
  • Delivery management of your C&F import cargo
  • Combined Air and Sea services
  • Export packing
  • Cross-trade
  • Customs clearance
  • Warehousing, including ERTC warehousing


Air Freight

Through our comprehensive network of agents, W. E. Deane offers both direct and consolidated airfreight around the world.

Whatever the destination, we have the experience and expertise to handle your cargo, whether it’s a small parcel, an item to be carried by hand, or goods requiring a full charter of a flight.

We have been an Authorised Economic Operator (AEO) since 2008, enabling us to speed up the passage of your cargo through the airport system.

We have W. E. Deane Ltd offices in the strategically significant airports of Heathrow, Schiphol and Johannesburg.

We offer: 

  • Worldwide coverage
  • South Africa specialist
  • AEO approved agent
  • Full IATA accreditation
  • Hand carry service
  • Customers clearance and consular documentation
  • Direct and Consolidation
  • Packing including IATA hazardous packaging
  • Up to the minute tracking of consignments