Gwynedd Shipping

Exceeding Expectations

We have over 30 years commitment to excellence, exceeding customers’ expectations with safe, sustainable transport solutions on all major shipping routes servicing the UK & Ireland.

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Care, competence and reliability are vitally important components of our ethos. GSL’s success is built on providing customers with excellent levels of service at all times. Our services are tailored to your requirements, ensuring the most competitive transport solution is offered to your business.

With a wealth of experience in transport and shipping, Gwynedd Shipping Ltd (GSL) are widely recognised as a leading supplier of full and part load transport services in the UK & Ireland. 

Our comprehensive modern fleet of 650+ trailers is headquartered in Holyhead, North Wales, and operates from five strategically located depots across the UK & Ireland. GSL have Warehouse & Storage facilities and are a member of the Palletways Distribution network, offering unrivalled pallet services across Europe.

GSL boasts an exemplary Health & Safety record and a continued commitment to our staff and clients, demonstrated by 8 successive International Safety Awards from the British Safety Council. As part of our commitment to road safety, we have been FORS accredited since 2013.

Sectors we provide transport solutions for include: aerospace, automotive, chemical, construction, events & exhibitions, FMCG retail, forestry, manufacturing, paper & packaging, pharmaceutical and steel.


  • Automotive

    We work closely with many automotive manufacturers and suppliers. They benefit from customised solutions that meet their exact requirements.

  • Steel & Precast

    We are able to transport a diverse range of steel and precast concrete products, while adhering to a set delivery schedule.

  • FMCG

    Extensive experience and knowledge in this industry, with a considerable network of partners and the latest technology, enables us to provide quality, on-time deliveries and a client focused service.

  • Abnormal Loads

    We arrange all necessary routing and statutory permits with Police and local authorities, and are highly knowledgeable and experienced in moving oversize loads. Our abnormal & indivisible load department have project managed the movement of modular buildings and fabricated steel, amongst many other varied products of all shapes and sizes.

  • Hazardous

    We take the matter of transporting hazardous goods very seriously, with rigorous driver training to ensure that they are carried in accordance with strict ADR & IMDG rules. We also hold waste carrier licenses for the UK & Ireland.

  • Palletised Goods

    Pallets are handled through our strategically located facilities, providing reliable and cost effective services with priority given to Next Day, AM and timed consignments.

  • Paper & Packaging

    We provide services to a variety of paper & packaging clients with our fleet of high cube curtainsider trailers, incorporating the latest European Containment Standard EN 12642-XL.

  • Project Management

    Because one missed deadline can jeopardise an entire project, project management is a core discipline and makes GSL an effective partner.

  • Warehousing

    25,000sq ft of modern racked warehousing storage at our Deeside hub serves as our gateway to the UK & Ireland.


GSL transports a wide variety of consignment sizes and weights, from industrial steel coils, pre-cast concrete units and hazardous goods, to pallets of automotive parts and single pallet FMCG retail goods.


With over 60,000 successful deliveries across the UK & Ireland last year, and in excess of 30 years’ experience in the industry, we are capable and committed to ensuring that our clients receive the best possible experience.


We have the people, expertise and experience needed to offer a careful, competent and consistent customer experience every time. From our operations depots with satellite tracking of vehicles, our fully-trained drivers on the road, and an ongoing commitment to technology & vehicle investment, GSL is able to fulfil your requirements.

Gwynedd Shipping

Health & Safety

GSL has comprehensive health and safety policies with targeted plans and a clear commitment, demonstrated by obtaining the coveted British Safety Council’s International Safety Award for 8 successive years (with the prestigious distinction grade in 2011, 2012 and 2014).

As part of our business culture, GSL continually strives to be the leading performer in this area within the freight industry. Recent, current and on-going health & safety initiatives include: driver well-being, driver monitoring & training, assessing our night workers, as well as working at height and load securing. The company's full time accredited Driver Trainers provide continual updates, and ensure all drivers receive training in best practice, operational processes and current legislative requirements.

We believe that effective management of health and safety can help deliver improved productivity and efficiency.


Join the team

Are you an enthusiastic and motivated individual with a desire to succeed and a passion for providing outstanding levels of customer service? If so, you will thrive in GSL.

Please take a look at our current opportunities below and please email your CV to

Class C+E Driver Vacancies

Class C+E Driver Vacancies

Location: Deeside, Llanwern, Holyhead

GSL are now recruiting due to continued expansion with vacancies available for Class C+E LGV Drivers based in Holyhead, Deeside and Llanwern. Expected salary between £29,380 - £35,710 per annum, dependent upon shifts.

Weekly pay

Driver bonus (paid weekly)

Fully funded CPC training

Transport related qualifications and training

Uniform and PPE

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Subcontractors Wanted

Subcontractors Wanted

Location: North West England

Gwynedd Shipping Ltd (GSL) are widely recognised as a leading supplier of full and part load transport services in the UK & Ireland. We are currently looking to increase our sub-contractor base for daily, year-round, traction only work from North West England and North Wales ports.

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A team to trust

GSL is ISO 9001 accredited, a member of BIFA, the RHA & IRHA, and is recognised as an Investor in People. Our exceptional Health & Safety record coupled with total commitment to driver training enables us to provide high quality, value for money services to all of our clients. As part of our ongoing commitment to road safety, we have been FORS accredited since 2013 and continue to actively promote the highest standards amongst our workforce.

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