Shaping the future of global trade

Metro power the supply chains of leading British and international brands. Importing and exporting the raw materials and finished products that feed, clothe, transport and protect consumers around the world.

automotive
Automotive

Metro is involved in every stage of the automotive supply chain, from tertiary suppliers, and raw materials, to moving the prototypes for testing and delivering the finished vehicles.

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chemicals & petrochemicals
Chemicals & Petrochemicals

Elite Logistics, Metro’s chemical and petrochemical division, manage the transportation of the most challenging and hazardous compounds in standard, specialised and tanker equipment.

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foodstuffs
Foodstuffs

Metro manage fresh, frozen and ambient foodstuffs, creating supply chains solutions that are efficient, flexible and trackable, to ensure food security and traceability of inventory.

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power
Industrial

Our project experts in our Fracht joint venture scope, plan and execute the movement of the heavy and oversize equipment that is common in the oil, gas and renewable industries.

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manufacturing
Manufacturing

Making and despatching goods on the largest scale requires an integrated, efficient and flexible shipping function, which is why so many manufacturers outsource their shipping operation to Metro.

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Retail & Fashion
Retail & Fashion

Retail and fashion are competitive and demanding markets, that are dynamic and susceptible to rapid change. Their supply chain exhibit the same characteristics, which is why visibility Metro provide is critical.

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Metro Services

Quality delivered as standard

Forwarding

Competitive global land, sea and air freight solutions that support the success of every type of business and product, including hazardous cargo and project shipments.

Outsourcing

We manage their supply chains, despatch and shipping functions, so that our customers can concentrate on streamlining production, new business development and growing their success.

Supply Chain

Metro systems and personnel deliver bespoke solutions that are designed to increase speed to market, simplify inventory management, streamline product flow and drive down costs.

Technology

The Metro technical team conceive, create and support the cloud-based systems that manage our global operations and our customers supply chains.

The power of our tech is the people behind it

No one understands our customers’ needs and our business like we do, which is why we have conceived, created and developed the systems that manage our global operations and our customers’ supply chains.

Unique, innovative and award-winning solutions, that are only available to customers of Metro and our associate companies, Elite and Fracht. Secure cloud-based systems that are accessed remotely and integrated with customers ERP and back-office.

Our development, systems engineers and support teams are recruited from three streams – graduate intake, internal development and external talent pools – but all share one attribute: a passion for excellence.

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Latest news

Supply chain news, opinion, Brexit and the other stuff that’s got us talking,

09/09/2021 / Coronavirus, Road, Supply Chain

UK Road freight turbulence to continue impacting global trade and freight movements

The HGV driver shortage is hitting crisis level in the UK (and around the world) as demand for haulage services...
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02/09/2021 / Air, China, Coronavirus, Hong Kong, Middle East, Sea/Air, Supply Chain

September Update: Air cargo under serious and sustained pressure – and it has only just begun….

Industry data released today shows that international demand for air cargo capacity versus a shortfall in supply pushed average global...
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26/08/2021 / Air, China, Coronavirus, Sea/Air, Supply Chain

Global air freight market and situation update

Peak Season for air cargo traditionally arrives in the latter half of September. It’s predictable although always a pain to...
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25/08/2021 / Metro, Sea, Supply Chain

Why container transit times matter

The circulation of container equipment and vessel schedule reliability continues to be a struggle, with our own analysis confirming that...
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