Our Journey

  • 2022 - NGL Asia expand in Thailand

    Customer Service centre opened in Bangkok
  • 2020 - NGL celebrate half century

    In 1970 Ken Norman and Ian Terry launched Norman Shipping
  • 2019 - Digital nQuote tool launched

    Launch of nQuote, providing instant access to live shipping options and rates on any device. 24/7.
  • 2018 - NGL Asia continue growth

    The Ningbo team move into larger premises and a new office opens in Xiamen in southeastern Fujian province
  • 2017 - UK Infrastructure

    St Helens and Manchester teams relocate into larger offices
  • 2017 - Asia Rail Department

    New China team manage FCL and LCL intermodal rail services between Europe and China for east and westbound trade lanes
  • 2017 - Seamless eCommerce

    Specialised technology and dedicated eCommerce team provide seamless web order automation, shipping, tracking and customer order updates.
  • 2016 - China NVOCC license

    Awarded the official NVOCC license from the Republic of China’s Ministry of Transport Norman Global logistics in China can now register its own Bill of Lading for all export cargoes out of China and can also be an authorised consignee for ocean freight imports.
  • 2016 - AEO accreditation

    Exceeding demanding HMRC audits of security and Customs processes, NGL has been accredited as an Authorised Economic Operator (AEO); a critical status, that will future-proof the Customs services we provide.
  • 2012 - First recycling freight office

    Opens in St Helens, Liverpool, with a dedicated team of experts providing export freight services to the metal recycling industry
  • 2011 - First office opens on mainland China

    Norman Global Logistics open first office on mainland China in Shanghai, the world's most populous city. In 2016, in response to sustained demand, our Shanghai colleagues moved to larger premises.
  • 2010 - First office opens in Asia

    Norman Global Logistics (Hong Kong) opens and soon starts it's Asian expansion, launching more offices offices across China
  • 2002 - Join HTFN

    NGL became the exclusive UK representative of HTFN, the leading global network of independent freight forwarders.
  • 2000 - MBO leads to Norman Global Logistics

    Management team complete buyout and handover from founders, relaunching as Norman Global Logistics
  • 1994 - New corporate HQ

    Head office at Heathrow moves into the Griffin Centre, Feltham, providing four times more warehouse, and increased office space for growth.
  • 1991 - First logistics facility

    Opens in Northampton to meet increasing demand for 3PL warehousing logistics & distribution services. (Forwarding operations commences in 1992)
  • 1982 - First Sea Freight office

    Opens at Felixstowe. An early strategic presence at the UK’s fastest growing container port and key to Asia trade.
  • 1974 - First Air freight office

    Opens in Stanwell, adjacent to the Heathrow cargo terminal

1970 - Ken Norman and Ian Terry launch Norman Shipping in Ealing