Magnum moves books.
Lots of them.

Mangum Van

This is the story:

At Magnum we provide tailor-made shipping solutions for the book industry. Our unique, enhanced consolidation service not only simplifies the logistics process for our customers, but it also provides cost effective options.

Consolidation is our forte: saving considerable sums of money for each and every individual consignment.

No documentation – we do it all – so no documentation charges. No charges for clearing, customs and handling either – Magnum charges its customers by the kilo or per cubic metre.

We consolidate and ship only books. No farm machinery, chemicals, household goods, food stuffs or unidentified loads. Nothing to get in the way of shipping books. Just loads and loads of books…...

Magnum knows books. We know how to move them. You might say it’s our magnum opus.

Is shipping giving you a headache?

Cloud Login

Cloud control

Every 15 minutes tracking data on every load throughout the Magnum system, on road, rail, sea and air is updated, providing ‘cloud based’ info in real time.

Our proud boast is that our customers invariably have no need to track their consignments. They know Magnum is on the case, making it happen.

However, the facility is invaluable to many of our customers who use the data for their reordering process.


So much more than just shipping and warehousing

Magnum provides a total transport solution, with end to end control throughout all our services – ocean, air and road. We provide enhanced services including storage, picking to carton level, book labelling, label removal, barcoding, sorting and quality checking.

Our association ranges from printer to end user, and encompasses global publishers, specialist publishers, distributors, antiquarian book collectors, book shops remainder wholesalers and sellers.

Magnum carries out specific delivery services to museums and to special public events across the globe. We have worked with and for The Hermitage Museum in St Petersburg, The Art Gallery of Ontario, The Metropolitan Museum of Art New York, Tate Gallery, London, The Royal Academy of Arts London, The National Gallery London, The Getty Museum, California, and Westminster Abbey to name just a few.

Magnum has great expertise in arranging and carrying out the specialist pick-up – often hand carried – from private libraries. We also provide the specialist packing materials required to protect these precious volumes during storage, we produce bespoke case-making and packing to order, – in fact – nothing is beyond our reach or scope.


Magnum runs a books only operation. Books are only ever shipped with books.


Key specialist services

  • Book only consolidation services with a truly global coverage Multiple supplier consolidation to single shipment by FCL and LCL services.

  • Door delivery and collection service on every continent.

  • Volume discount rates for continental US moves.

  • A comprehensive global agency structure.

Key benefits

  • We offer a per kg/cbm ‘all-in’ pricing structure.

  • No hidden extras.

  • We provide secure warehouse storage services, with order picking to carton level.

  • Collection and packing of books to carton, stickering, rigorous quality control checking.

  • Special delivery services, tail lift, inside delivery, hand-carry service.

What we aim to achieve

In a global marketplace that is in a constant state of change, Magnum Book Services specialises in delivering books for publishers accounting for these changes, making this process as effective as possible, as economic as possible, as efficient as possible.

Our focus is genuinely on customer service and satisfaction and we pride ourselves on our intense concentration on finding the very best solution for your shipping needs. If we can’t excel in our service delivery and exceed your expectations then we will be the first to tell you!

Simple & easy pricing structure

Magnum charges its customers by the kilo or per cube meter. No charges for clearing, customs and handling, there's no hidden costs...

Find out morecross

Just some of our clients

Copyright © 2024 Magnum Book Services | Magnum Books Services Division of Magnum Group Ltd | T&Cs
Website by PAGE