The shipping (or freight transport) industry involves the transportation of cargo worldwide. Since the advent of internet shopping, the shipping sector has gone into overdrive, and is now an area where considerable innovation is taking place. In the UK, some of the major players in the shipping market include the Royal Mail, UPS, FedEx and DHL.
Due to the very nature of the industry they operate in, shipping companies tend to have locations scattered all around the UK (and indeed, the world). This means that unlike many other industries, vacancies are often available outside of major population centres - although there are still clear benefits for jobseekers in such areas - especially in more senior roles.
The shipping industry encompasses a multitude of different job roles, covering a massive range of salaries. These roles can be incredibly varied, and include 'hands-on' occupations such as truck driving and the piloting of aircraft, as well as jobs which are less so - including managerial and organisational positions. Given the complexity of a large shipping operation, logistics operatives also have a key role to play in the success of such companies.
This page contains listings for a number of recruitment agencies who deal with shipping companies - so whether you are looking for an employee or a job in this sector, it's the best place to start. See below for further details.