In the 1990s, Northern Ireland businesses began to more actively target export opportunities within the European marketplace. Recognising the market opportunity, namely the increased need to offer transportation solutions for Northern Irish companies, Quay Cargo Services was established in 1995.

Trading on over 30 years transportation experience, Quay Cargo Services offered indigenous manufacturers and producers connections to European markets with bespoke market-led and multimodal transport solutions. Whether transporting full or part loads, Quay Cargo carved a reputation with local companies for reliability, knowledge, expertise and deliverability. In the 25 years since its formation, Quay Cargo now provides customised transport solutions for Northern Ireland’s leading manufacturers and producers from across the light & heavy engineering sectors, Pharmaceutical & Healthcare sectors, building products, Agri-food and sports & leisure business sectors.

For over two decades, Quay Cargo Services has been at the forefront of opening international markets for local exporters and importers and supporting the regional economy. To support this mission, Quay Cargo forged strategic partnerships with the leading players within the European Transport Industry. Such was the growing reputation of Quay Cargo that the company was appointed by global container shipping company, Hapag-Lloyd to act as their agent in Northern Ireland in 2003 marketing and selling their extensive portfolio of services.

In an ever-changing, dynamic and truly global marketplace, Quay Cargo Services will continue to do what it is excels at – representing and serving Northern Irish business interests in national, international and inter-continental marketplaces. In essence, local people, thinking globally!

The Future

Looking to the future, as Quay Cargo Services celebrates our 25th Anniversary in 2020, we will continue to demonstrate to our customers our unrivalled professionalism, passion, reliability and integrity.

At the heart of everything we do and accomplish are our people. Without their commitment and desire to succeed, we wouldn’t be in a position to grow in strength and experience year on year. This commitment allows us to meet and exceed the expectations of our clients every time. Why? We expect the best for ourselves so we seek to ensure the best for our customers.

In the future, Quay Cargo will continue to improve our portfolio of services. We will actively seek new opportunities in new markets across Eastern Europe to further support the needs of Northern Ireland’s exporters.