Based in the UK, Freightbook was formed by Rachel Crawford who has been actively involved with global freight networks since the mid-90s. In 2018, Rachel was elected a Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (read more) and holds an ILM Level 5 Certificate in Leadership and Management, focused on innovation and change.

Rachel Crawford launched Freightbook Ltd in July 2009 as a new concept of linking forwarders together at a low-cost and as an alternative to a traditional freight network.

Since then 2000+ companies in 140+ countries have registered with Freightbook and are promoting their services on a global scale whilst at the same time driving traffic to their own websites. Freightbook also provides a useful Smartphone Service where forwarders and suppliers to the freight industry can be found quickly on mobile devices.

In 2016, Freightbook launched a fabulous new feature inspired by the fact that ratings are now an essential element to any online directory.


"Personally, I always refer to customer ratings before purchasing products online. This applies to service providers too. A recent survey showed that 91% of businesses are influenced by recommendations when making a decision to use a company so we’ve made it super quick and easy to share feedback on our advertisers."

Rachel and her team also manage Universal Freight Organisation (est. 2000), Project Cargo Network (est. 2010) and Cargo Connections (est. 2014).

Judith Mellett and Wendy Schuller process new registrations and renewals and are the first point of call for our advertisers, providing excellent customer service by always replying within 24 hours. Wendy also secures our collaborations with the world’s top industry exhibitions, helping Freightbook reach a growing worldwide audience of industry executives and hopefully new business for our advertisers (view here).

Sam Wilcox is our fantastic News Editor. Upon request from our advertisers, he will prepare an article which is then published in our News Feed. Each article appears automatically on our Smartphone Service and is also featured in our Digital Newsletter. Furthermore, articles related to each company are linked to the relevant company profiles, providing extra promotion and a helpful insight into each company which raises confidence and increases business.

George Magee is the newest member of the UK Head Office team having finished his BTEC Advanced Level 3 in Film & TV Production and is focusing on helping people gain access to our online training program.

Name Favorite Film Favorite Book Favorite Song Favorite Location
Rachel Life is Beautiful The Color Purple Fast Car Rocky Mountains
Judith Ferris Bueller's Day Off Wuthering Heights Wish I Didn’t Miss You Barcelona
Wendy Dirty Dancing The Girl on the Train Ain't Nobody New York
Sam Empire Strikes Back 1984 Hey Hey, My My New York
George Raging Bull Batman Graphic Novels Drugs Don't Work Rocky Mountains