Cargo Logistics

European Road Freight Forwarder Operations – Knaresborough – UK

Job Overview

  • Salary Offer £27k- 35k (DOE) + Quarterly company performance based bonus

Company description

Cargo Refrigeration is an independent Freight Forwarder specialising in ambient and refrigerated European Road Freight services. Established in 1994, Cargo provides expert solutions for a wide client base through a team of dedicated specialists.

The role

We are recruiting for an experienced Road Freight Forwarder to join our operations team to manage the process of importing and exporting goods across Europe. You will require knowledge of the European freight industry and customs processes for both imports and exports, along with the skills to efficiently organise and manage the transit process from collection to delivery.

Job duties

Working on key accounts, managing the day-to-day road freight process from start to finish for Road Imports and Exports.

  • Communicating and building relationships with customers, hauliers (domestic and European), other agents.
  • Negotiating haulage rates, providing sales quotations and processing bookings.
  • Managing all types of shipments, full loads, part load and groupage.
  • Planning loads for major and minor routes, import and export throughout Europe and further, including but not limited to Italy, Spain, Gibraltar, Portugal, Holland and Germany.
  • Knowledge of customs processes for both imports and exports.
  • Liaising with clients to ensure all required information and paperwork has been received and complete for the shipments.
  • Ensure accurate administrative records.

About you

  • A minimum of two years’ experience of European freight forwarding / logistic management.
  • Excellent communication and customer service skills.
  • Strong commercial acumen and the capability to manage P&L.
  • Ability to self-manage and prioritise workload.
  • Team player with a positive attitude to all tasks and duties.
  • Strong computer skills across the Microsoft portfolio and ability to use freight management software.


  • Starting Salary dependent on experience.
  • 28 days holiday rising to 32 through years of service (inclusive of public holidays).
  • Free car parking at our out-of-town office location in North Yorkshire.
  • Bonus scheme set against achievable KPI’s.
  • Pension scheme.
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