About George Baker
First established in 1982 by George and his wife Libby, George Baker (Shipping) Ltd has been a household name within the freight community for almost 40 years.
Despite its growth and success, the George Baker Group remains a wholly independent family owned and run business. To this day, it remains in the Baker family and is now under the ownership of George and Libby’s children, David Baker and Sharon Binns.
40 years on, the company is renowned as customs specialists, whilst also being recognised for a number of high-quality logistic services.
Members of Staff
Vehicles (UK / EU)
M2 Customs Authorised Facility
Accredited Since 2009
‘George Baker (Shipping) Ltd’ was incorporated in Feb 1982. Originally offering Port Agency, Customs Brokerage and general Shipping Services in the Port of Ipswich primarily, the company specialised in the Custom clearance of ‘roll on roll off’ traffic arriving and departing via the neighbouring ports of Felixstowe and Harwich. Busy operational offices were soon established at all three locations.
During the eighties, electronic Customs entries gradually replaced the old handwritten documents. ‘Direct Trader Input’ of documents, via direct links to the Customs computer, facilitated efficient processing of the ever-increasing volumes of import and export entries. As a prominent member of the Ipswich D.T.I. committee, owner and founder George Baker was actively involved in the development of this vitally important innovation.