Logistics just got personal…

“The most trusted, efficient and reliable freight forwarder I have ever dealt with.”

MANSOUR – Automotive Parts Industry, Shrewsbury, UK

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Our Services

LILA International Logistics is made up of a dedicated and friendly team, with over 50 years of logistics experience. It is our mission to provide a seamless, personal, and professional service to all clients.

We take pride in supporting all industries and trades in the global exchange of goods by import, export, and cross trade. We have accounts with all major carriers for air, ocean, and road, in order to meet our client’s requirements.

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Air Export

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Air Import

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Sea Export

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Sea Import

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Chilled Food Packing

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Cross Trade

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European Road Freight

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Project Cargo

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Customs Formalities

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Consular Services

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About Us

LILA was formed in 2018. We are extremely proud to be growing our business and client base year upon year.

Managing Director Ian Antonio carries nearly 20 years in the industry after joining a small freight forwarder straight from his studies.

What distinguishes us, is that we offer a unique solution for our clients in a highly saturated market. Our clients enjoy a tailored and personalised service for all shipments, ensuring their needs are met and customer satisfaction is achieved, for each consignment or project. Every one of our clients is valued highly and is given a dedicated account handler. You will always communicate with the same members of our staff for all shipments and will not be passed between departments.

LILA’s number one priority is customer service, whilst also striving for the most economic option.

OUR MISSION is to provide seamless, economic, and highly efficient freight forwarding and logistics services to our invaluable client base.

Our Values

We aim to provide our customers with a tailored personal service and a very high level of flexibility, which is not found amongst the larger forwarders or indeed in much of the industry itself. Contactable at all hours, our experienced, dedicated and professional team will provide logistical solutions. We recognise the importance of reliability and the necessity of providing our customers with economic shipping and superior quality. These are the building blocks upon which LILA operates.

Reasons To Choose Us

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Personalised Service

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Trustworthy & Reliable

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Contactable At All Hours

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We were awarded a contract with the UK Department of Health and Social Care to supply much needed PPE to the NHS, to do so twenty newly manufactured apron conversion lines were purchased. These required air freighting from the Far East during the first countrywide lockdown and at a point in time when global logistics were severely affected by the pandemic. The shipment was critical and we chose LILA to handle it for us because they were competitive on price, understood our needs and offered a personal service. There were many challenges during the shipping of the goods and Ian and the team at LILA were on hand night and day whenever we needed assistance.

LEE – nominated PPE supplier on behalf of DHSC, Yorkshire, UK

We trust LILA with all of our international logistical needs. They provide excellent customer service and pride themselves on ensuring the job is completed successfully from start to finish. I would recommend LILA to anyone looking to consolidate all of their logistical needs with a company they can trust and feel confident working with.

CHRIS – Foodstuffs Industry, Florida, USA

We have been the Australian freight agent since the inception of LILA Logistics in the UK and have also known Ian Antonio for many years. We have found the LILA Logistics team to be extremely diligent in their dealings with us. They are responsive to requests and proactive in providing the service levels we expect. We would highly recommend LILA Logistics to any other companies that require a professional freight forwarding provider who will deliver on time, in good order and at competitive pricing.

IAN – Freight Forwarding Industry, Sydney, Australia

LILA International Logistics Ltd have consistently delivered high quality customer service for us. They are a truly efficient, effective airfreight provider with fast response times and competitive rates. We would recommend them to anyone looking for a reliable, helpful airfreight service.

LAURA – Foodstuffs Industry, Grimsby, UK

Exporters need to have the stress of shipping taken away from them, in the form of correct documentation, clearance and proof of export. This has been handled automatically by LILA and my team are very happy with the service provided. Another positive from Ian, is he has made it his business to know my business. The automotive trade can throw a few curve balls, with hazardous and other dangerous goods, and we get offered good advice and guidance throughout the process.

JOHN – Automotive Parts Industry, Oxford, UK

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Meet The Team

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Ian Antonio

Managing Director

Straight from his studies, Ian joined a small freight forwarder and worked his way up through the industry. Ian worked with various forwarders for 15 years until 2018, when Ian went independent and LILA International Logistics was born. Ian is a keen cricketer and footballer.

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Luci Vinsova

​Operations Supervisor

Luci is responsible for leading the operations department. She has previous experience working for DHL and two smaller forwarders in Czech Republic. Away from the office, Luci has her hands full with her two Golden Retrievers. Luci is also a keen Formula 1 fan and a regular attendee of the Grand Prix in the UK and abroad.

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Kayleigh Bolton

​Operations Coordinator

Kayleigh is responsible for supporting the operations department, as well as the design and implementation of our social media and marketing activities. She is a business and management graduate who, in her spare time, enjoys cooking and going to the gym. Kayleigh is a keen traveller and has been a part of volunteering, both in the UK and abroad.

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Tony Barker

​Head of International Sales

Tony has over 30 years international experience in Logistics, Sales, and Operations roles, at executive level. He has worked across the FMCG, Automotive, Retail and IT sectors during this time. Outside of work, Tony is a loyal supporter of Derby County FC and has spent the last 5 years playing for Oundle Town Walking Football Club.