Sanderson goes global with sister company Rutland Worldwide Freight.

Ask any Sanderson customer and they’ll tell you about our ability to deliver almost any kind of freight, anywhere across the UK. What you may not know, is that we go much further - across the globe.

Stephen Sanderson Transport is part of something bigger. Back in 1994 we teamed up with two like-minded road haulage firms (CS Ellis and SJ European) to forge an alliance with two experienced freight forwarders (JD Moore Associates and David Richardson), forming Rutland Worldwide Freight Ltd. The group was the first of its kind in the UK, and rather than competing, our businesses achieved a unique level of co-operation, to the benefit of our customers. By pooling resources and expertise, we were able to offer worldwide freight services across airoverland, sea, and rail.

The rest, as they say, is history, and today Rutland Worldwide has grown to become one of the most trusted global freight forwarding companies in the Midlands, with customers based across the UK. Still proudly independent, Rutland Worldwide carries the same core value as it did back in 1994 – that working together is better.

Today, Rutland has built a global network of carriers and agents across the globe, supporting their mission to move any freight, anywhere.

In a world of constant change and supply chain disruption, importing and exporting freight around the globe has never been more complex. For any business looking to grow overseas trade, moving its valuable cargo efficiently, safely and reliably can seem an overwhelming task.


From their central location in the East Midlands, Rutland Worldwide plan the movement of LCL or FCL cargo through strategically located depots across the UK, handling load planning, consolidation and deconsolidation of freight. Their global network of trusted agents and carriers provides access to the most cost-efficient routes, with the expertise and local knowledge to make things happen overseas. That includes the ability to handle cross-trade shipping, oversize or specialist freight, as well as necessary customs clearances. Sanderson’s Commercial Director, Ed Sanderson comments:

Ed Sanderson

We see Rutland Worldwide as an extension of our business. Working hand-in-hand, we share the same values of personal service, adaptability and capability. Each of the companies partnering in Rutland Worldwide has its specialism, so together we can provide our customers with a complete end-to-end logistics, fulfilment and warehousing service, anywhere in the world – from a single pallet to multiple container loads.

Ed Sanderson

Sanderson’s Commercial Director

There’s a saying that the whole is greater than the sum of its parts, and it’s through partnerships and collaboration that Sanderson is able to meet our customers’ needs, or handle their biggest challenges. We look forward to continuing to go that extra mile, anywhere in the world.

Sanderson goes global with sister company Rutland Worldwide Freight. 4 Sanderson Transport
Sanderson goes global with sister company Rutland Worldwide Freight. 5 Sanderson Transport

Want to send Full or LCL Freight Worldwide?

Our Freight Forwarding Partner, Rutland worldwide Freight can make light work of any type of freight.

They have all the right connections on land, air, or sea, at multiple locations.