Company History

George Baker (Shipping) Ltd was established in 1982 and has assembled a team of experienced and motivated professionals dedicated to achieving the ultimate in customer service within the ever changing logistics sector.

Our company continues to be owned and managed by the Baker family. Originally in the hands of George and Libby, this has now passed to son and daughter, David and Sharon.

Political developments have seen the shape of the business change and evolve but today the business is ready to adapt to any changes that are placed in its path. The strength of the Baker family is carried into the organisation and their ethics create the high levels that we present to our customers.

History

1982 – George Baker (Shipping) Ltd established in the Port of Ipswich providing ships agency and Customs brokerage services.

1982 to 1993 – The business expands to 4 offices – Ipswich, Felixstowe, Harwich and Tilbury

1993 – The removal of borders within Europe removed the need for many of the services provided by the company. The 4 offices were closed and new opportunities explored.

1993 to 2000 – The business concentrated on developing a broad portfolio within the expanding Port of Felixstowe. Investment was made in IT and in links to HMRC at all the major ports in the UK.

2000 – As an extension to the Customs procedures a warehouse operation was established to bring an outsourced service in-house.

2009 – The business moves into new high profile premises close to the docks at Felixstowe, providing offices for the ever growing team, a warehouse and distribution centre. Very soon after George Baker (Shipping) Ltd achieves AEO accreditation.

2012 – George Baker (Transport) is incorporated enabling further complimentary services to be added. Container haulage and national distribution give further operational value to the portfolio.

2014 – George Baker (Air and Sea) Ltd pushes the organisation onto a global footing.

2015 – Due to increased demand from customers with European outlets George Baker (Europe) Ltd was established. From its initial two man team in Felixstowe it has developed rapidly opening offices in the Midlands (2016) and Romania (2017)

2017 – George hands the reins over to David and Sharon but remains in the business as Chairman, with projects which will see him into retirement.