Shipping Solutions

Since our foundation in 1894, we have been supporting the shipping industry.

We are very used to dealing with shipping companies and agents. We understand the importance of time keeping, but also that schedules regularly change. Here’s how we can provide solutions to the shipping industry:

Logistics Services

From our bases in Southampton and Pembroke dock, we provide extensive haulage services to the shipping industry. Our fleet of vehicles are equipped with ISO twist loads for loading ISO containers and flatracks.

We operate semi low-loaders for moving heavy and abnormal cargo to ships. We are very used to working with ship’s agents and understand the need to meet tight collection windows in order not to delay ongoing voyages.

Learn more about our logistics services.

Cargo Handling

We offer a comprehensive cargo handling service to include:

  • Collection of ISO containers and flatracks from the berth
  • Collection and delivery of cargo to/ from the customer
  • Loading and unloading of goods to/from the containers or flatracks

We have extensive handling equipment including a reach stacker, forklifts and cranes for loading goods onto flatracks or open top or standard containers. Our staff are trained with the use of lashing equipment specifically for cargo shipping and export.

We regularly support freight forwarders with the movement and handling of goods ready for export or upon import.

Lean more about cargo handling.


We have large areas of open plan warehousing for storing cargo. We also offer bonded storage. We store ships’ equipment such as engines, shafts, and other mechanical equipment. We also provide storage of cruise liner goods such as carpets, tables & chairs and other ancillary equipment. Our in-house road transport department work in conjunction with our storage team to ensure that we are able to mobilise goods and equipment 24/7.

Marine Lubricants

We provide a comprehensive range of marine lubricants for ships, including main engine oils, cylinder oils, stern tube oils, system oils as well as auxiliary applications. Our marine lubricants supply is backed up by a fast response, in-house delivery service. Please see our marine lubricants page for full details


From our bases in Southampton and Milford Haven, we have supported ships visiting these ports and nearby, with services including:

  • Stores deliveries
  • Crew changes
  • Berthing
  • Towage
  • Waste collections

Learn more about our marine services.

Shipping Containers

Willbox supplies containers to a wide range of clients in the shipping sector. Cabins and containers are typically used on the quayside alongside ships during refit work and maintenance projects. They are also used for general storage requirements.

Industry Solutions