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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With over 35 years of freight forwarding experience between us, we have moved anything and everything across the globe and back again.
We handle import and export for all industries – ranging from specialist packed FMCG, to the highest marques of the automotive industry, to PPE – we move it all. We take pride in supporting all industries and trades in the global exchange of goods.
Chilled Food Packing
European Road Freight
Formed in late 2018 and going from strength to strength in our early life, we are a breath of fresh air in the UK freight market. Our Managing Director Ian Antonio carries nearly 15 years in the industry after joining a small freight forwarder straight from his studies. What sets us aside is that we offer something completely different than is already in the market, bringing bundles of new ideas and enthusiasm to the table.
LILA’s number one priority is customer service. We are contactable morning, noon and night and nothing is ever too much trouble. Of course, we also strive to be the most economic option, having accounts with all major carriers by air, sea and road for your services.
OUR MISSION is to provide stress free, economic and highly efficient freight forwarding and logistics services to our invaluable client base.
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
Trustworthy & Reliable
Contactable At All Hours
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
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.
Business Development & Marketing Executive
After leaving university, James spent a year playing cricket in Australia. Returning to the UK, James honed his sales and customer service skills within the lettings industry, working his way up to head of lettings. Since joining the logistics world and excelling in the industry, James along with his 10 years of sales and marketing experience, has proven to be invaluable to LILA International Logistics.
Business Development Manager
After working with one of the biggest food manufacturers in the UK as an account manager, Giles entered the airline business in 2003. Giles then worked directly for airlines in cargo sales. From sales executive to sales manager UK & Ireland, up to cargo manager. Giles has 25 years airline and commercial sales experience. When not sailing at the south coast, Giles can be found under water as a long-time scuba diver.
Ryan is the latest recruit to the logistics industry. After a successful career in retail, rising to store manager, Ryan decided to move into logistics. He has learnt the industry quickly and successfully runs the operations department. A gamer in his spare time, Ryan’s I.T skills are put to good to use within the office.