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Welcome to our Knowledge Centre

The Knowledge Centre consists of our latest news to keep you up-to-date with our activities and videos that we’ve created to explain a little more about Cardinal, the logistics industry and how we support our wider community.

Business in the community finalists

Manchester’s solidarity, bravery and community spirit were honoured at Manchester’s annual Be Proud awards. Members of the Cardinal group were…

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Qingdao Official Opening

We are thrilled to announce the official opening of our third office in Asia – this time in Qingdao. Having…

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New online booking system

We are excited to announce the launch of Tobe (The Online Booking Exchange) for Sea and Air import clients. Tobe…

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We’re accepting donations for the Toy Appeal 2017

This year, we’re proud to once again be supporting the Toy Appeal. Over the last month Team Cardinal have been…

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Charity Golf Day raises over £52,000 for Seashell Trust

In September, Cardinal and Sambro teamed up to hold a special charity golf day and gala dinner. The inaugural event…

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New Warehouse – Latest Update

Work is progressing well on the Sharston Road build, with the steelwork now complete on the building. The roof cladding…

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Our Global World

Cardinal Sea Freight

Did you know 90% of world trade is carried by the international shipping industry?

Shipping is the least environmentally damaging form of commercial transport and there are currently at least 20 million containers crossing the world.

Cardinal Air Freight

Did you know air cargo represents less than 0.5% of the weight of all international cargo but 35% of world trade by value?

Last year the global aviation industry transported 86.9 million tonnes of cargo with a value of $6.4.

We’re IATA accredited and handle over 4 million kilos of air freight annually.

Cardinal Road Freight

All goods imported into the UK from outside the EU require import customs clearance before delivery can take place.

Last year, the value of all goods imported into the UK was £406 billion. All of Cardinal’s UK facilities are fully bonded and AEO approved, allowing us to offer a complete import solution.

Social Responsibility

Bambisanani Partnership

An international projects that brings together school children in the UK and South Africa.

Donna’s Dream House

A charity that provides free family holiday experiences for children with life-threatening illnesses.

Haveley Hey Primary School

The Cardinal Trust supports Haveley Hey in providing financial assistance to their child residential programme, which is helping bring about life-changing experiences.

Leeds Liver Trust

A charity that that supports anyone affected by liver disease.

The Cardinal Trust Full Video

Learn more about the numerous charities that have been supported by The Cardinal Trust.

The Wellspring

A resource centre for homeless and disadvantaged people. The Wellspring provides advice and support as well as referrals in to housing or supported accomodation.


An Introduction to Cardinal

Founder / MD Rob Cross introduces Cardinal

Welcome to our World

How much do you really know about Cardinal? Watch this video to find out all about our world.

Introducing Leda

For most companies shipping is both a time consuming and complicated process.

Stories from our people

Brian Hay

Brian explains the culture he and co-founder Rob Cross have created at Cardinal.

Micky Simmonds

Listen to Micky enthuse about the charity work he has been involved with and what makes Cardinal different.

Nick Hutt

Nick is one of our Global Account Managers and talks here about his experience of life within Cardinal.

Peter Cavanagh

Hear Pete’s story of career development taking him from a junior position to becoming Country Director, China and Hong Kong.

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