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Opening Times
Mon – Fri: 24/7  – Sat: Close at 12
Our Location
Otterpool Lane, Hythe, CT21 4LR
Our Phone
+44 (0) 1303264130

Who We Are

Smart Logistics Solutions is a privately owned Logistics Company in the UK with over 35 years’ experience in the industry, both within the UK, Europe and the Rest of the World.

We are based in Hythe, Kent, just off the M20 in between Ashford and Folkestone, 15 minutes from The Port of Dover, 7 minutes from Eurotunnel  and 10 minutes’ from the Sevington & Waterbrook Inland clearance centres at Ashford, therefore we are ideally placed for Hauliers and Clients alike. We are situated on a private closed estate, with 24 hr security in modern premises with full security facilities.

Smart Logistics aim is to provide a professional and personal service to all of our Clients and Agents and partners. Our HQ is based in Hythe, with offices of our own in Istanbul, Bursa and Izmir, Turkey. Along with dedicated partners in all European countries.

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UK Distribution

UK Distribution

We can offer next day and economy services throughout the uk along with adr next day and economy services from small packages ..

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Our modern warehouse facility in Hythe is located on a privately owned closed industrial Park, with 24 security and ANPR facility..

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Customs Brokerage

Customs Brokerage

We are not just limited the ports of dover and Eurotunnel, we have the necessary badges for the whole of the uk including..

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Import / Export Consolidation

Import / Export Consolidation

We offer a one stop shop for; imports and exports through Dover and Eurotunnel along with our in-house customs clearance..

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  • Company Profile
    Smart Logistics is an independent freight forwarding, warehousing & distribution, customs clearance company, based in Hythe Kent , 10 minutes from the Channel tunnel, 5 minutes from M20 jct 11, 10 minutes from Sevington & Waterbrook Inland clearance centre, we operate a 24 hour facility, 7 days a week, our premises have manned security, CCTV & are alarmed.
  • Mission & Vision
    At Smart logistics, our mission is to provide our valued customers with a first class efficient service, to improve standards day in day out, whilst limiting ours and our clients carbon footprints.
  • Our Value
    Our customers needs come first, we are a small enthusiastic team, with a vast knowledge of the logistics industry, if our customers are happy, we are happy, nothing is too small or too big, we pride ourselves on being a privately owned medium sized operator being able to continue to give our clients the personal service they need and not just to be a number. Whilst being competitive with our larger competitors, along with investing in IT and future skills.
  • Our History
    We have over 35 years of experience with in the industry, with a hands on approach from all roles within the company.

Smart Commitment

The team at Smart has been hand picked extremely carefully as the Directors believe in a family atmosphere and the smart teams welfare is paramount to the business, along with their handpicked suppliers who again represent the same characteristics as Smart. The directors are very conscious that having a great team of staff and suppliers is key to their success.

Julian , Director of Smart

Logistics Solutions

Our Commitment

Our team at Smart are highly trained to deliver our clients a personal and single point of contact, we still believe in old school values, whilst implementing the lastest strategies and innovations.


Latest News & Articles

Customs clearance brokerage in Hythe – Dover – UK

Customs clearance is the process of legally and properly declaring and processing imported or exported goods with the relevant authorities in the United Kingdom (UK). The process is essential for ensuring compliance with UK customs laws and regulations and to facilitate the smooth movement of goods across international borders. In the UK, the primary agency […]

Warehousing solutions and services in Hythe

Warehousing and storage companies such as Smart Logistic Solutions is a vital part of the logistics industry in the UK. The sector plays a crucial role in the supply chain, enabling businesses to store and distribute their goods efficiently. In recent years, the warehousing and storage industry in the UK has experienced significant growth, with […]

How to Prevent Supply Chain Disruption

Supply chain disruptions can have a major impact on businesses, leading to lost revenue and damaged customer relationships. But by taking proactive steps, companies can minimise the likelihood of disruptions and be better prepared to handle them when they do occur. One key way to prevent supply chain disruptions is by diversifying your suppliers. By […]

5 Things To Look For When Selecting A Freight Forwarder

Here at Smart Logistics, we understand that when it comes to selecting a freight forwarder, there are several important factors to consider in order to ensure a smooth and successful shipment process. Here are five things to look for when choosing a freight forwarder: Experience and expertise: Look for a freight forwarder with a proven […]

What do Logistics Companies do in UK?

Logistics companies such as Smart Logistics in the United Kingdom play a crucial role in the country’s economy by facilitating the movement of goods and materials across the country.  Transportation services offered by logistics companies in the UK include trucking, shipping, air and rail cargo. These companies have a fleet of vehicles and partnerships with […]

Clandestine Entrants – New consultation on civil penalties

On 18th July the government launched an industry consultation on proposals for tougher penalties to tackle illegal migration, including increasing the maximum penalty for hauliers and vehicle drivers who are found carrying a clandestine entrant from £2,000. During the financial year 2020-2021, there were 3,145 incidents where clandestine entrants were detected concealed in vehicles, despite […]

Smart has been highlighting that the UK will be moving from processing Customs Declarations via CHIEF to the new Customs Declaration System (CDS).

This is a move away from CHIEF, which is primarily a data/customs entry processing system to CDS which includes processing customs entries. However, it is a much broader customs system which includes setting up and managing most elements of a trader’s customs processes in a digital environment. Obviously, there are features and functions which will […]


Modern slavery is a crime and a violation of fundamental human rights. It takes various forms, such as slavery, servitude, forced and compulsory labour and human trafficking, all of which have in common the deprivation of a person’s liberty by another in order to exploit them for personal or commercial gain. The Company has a […]

Imports from the European Union (Using EU A / EAD / Export Declarations)

HAULIERS will be required to obtain a UK Government Gateway account and register for the new GVMS System. Hauliers should register for GVMS now, this is available to all hauliers with a valid UK EORI Number. https://www.gov.uk/guidance/register-for-the-goods-vehicle-movement-service ALL HAULIERS without a UK EORI Number need to apply for one now https://www.gov.uk/eori HAULIERS will have to […]

Moving goods between the rest of the world and Northern Ireland from 31 October 2021

We’ve previously written to you to advise that the temporary contingency that allows you to use the Customs Handling of Import and Export Freight (CHIEF) system for rest of world (RoW) to Northern Ireland (NI) import movements will end on 31 October 2021. This letter is confirmation that this contingency will end, as planned, on […]

Guidance On Correcting Issues With IPAFFS

From 1st of January 2022 an IPAFFS pre-notification is required for each consignment arriving from the EU containing products of animal origin and animal by-products. Based on the current experience it has identified that there are issues on occasion raising an IPAFFS declaration. Also, there are issues in CHIEF related to the acceptance of IPAFFS […]

Green Practices

The directors of smart are extemely active in the race against time across the globe for the reduction of plastics which threatens our planet, and are working closely with one of our clients plasmat & bdp to make plastics 100% biodegradable. Our management team work closely with all our suppliers to achieve the best results […]