Category Archives for Freight Forwarding

Antwerp posts 2% drop in 2012 freight volumes


Antwerp Port, the second largest in Europe, has reported a 1.8% drop in volume handled this year. Handling over 183 million tonnes of freight in 2012, thought to be an indication of the economic state. 2011’s figures came in at 187 million tonnes, but the Port was impacted by the temporary closure of Belgian Refining […]

Freight Forwarding Basics


If your company is looking to expand in to international imports/exports, then sourcing yourself a good freight forwarder is going to be within your best interests. To those new to freight, essentially a term to describe cargo being loaded on to a transportation vessel, freight forwarders will make all the difference to your logistic needs. […]

moving large items abroad

Moving Large Items Abroad


There’s plenty of information out there on how to send a small parcel internationally, but what do you do if you have something very large or bulky that needs to be sent abroad? Anything you send overseas from the UK to locations other than Europe will be sent either via ship or plane, your budget […]

Do you know a great Transport Manager?


There’s always a lynchpin to any business, the person who organises, who sorts out the logistics, and who is indispensible to the day-to-day success of a company. For the logistics sector, that person is the Transport Manager, often an overlooked and under appreciated role without whom there would be no logistics in a very real […]

The Ins and Outs Of Importing


Importing can open up your business to a world of new products and customers, quite literally. But while the lure of lower priced supplies, the ability to market new products, or just a larger reach may seem too great to ignore, it’s important to be clear on potential pitfalls of importing. Not only is licensing […]

What is freight forwarding?


Freight forwarding is a service used by companies or individuals that deal in international or multi-national imports and exports. Freight forwarders are used to manage the logistics of transporting goods by acting as an intermediary between the client and various transportation services. They take into account the type of goods and the client’s delivery requirements, […]

Traffic Commissioner and freight companies worry about phone usage


Twenty-two truck drivers have had their licenses suspended for using their mobile phones while driving. They were caught during operation Tramline, a police campaign using a police truck to target dangerous commercial road haulage drivers. Their licenses were suspended for up to three weeks. A hearing was held highlighting how valuable road haulage is in […]

A Guide To Freight Forwarding


Freight forwarding is the movement of goods around the world on behalf of companies involved in both import and export. As well as organizing the movement of cargo, freight forwarders also arrange customs clearance of the goods, as well as handle all the relevant documentation involved. This article aims to provide you with information on the […]