How will Brexit affect my imports and exports? Where to find customs help

Post-Brexit import and export paperwork is expected to cost UK businesses around £7bn a year. Where to find customs help for your small business

UPDATED: The Government has admitted that British companies trading with Europe will have to fill in an extra 215 million customs declarations a year post Brexit.

And this post Brexit customs bureaucracy burden will cost British businesses around £7bn a year, according to Government officials.

The Government is poised to announce another £50m to support the hiring and training of some 50,000 new customs officers, as well as buy the IT infrastructure to cope with the 215m new customs declarations. This is on top of £84m provided so far.

However, insiders say the whole scheme has been ill thought out and does not leave nearly enough time to train customs officers property. The £50m figure works out at just £1,000 to recruit and train each new agent, a process which can take anything up to one year.

Duncan Buchanan of the Road Haulage Association said that there are not nearly enough new customs agents in place before the December 31 Brexit deadline. Buchanan said there was not enough time to train agents to the right standard, potentially causing chaos at borders.

And a report from the Institute for Government thinktank said that the £84m provided by Government to date to train new customs agents so far will not be enough to cover the number of agents required to handle 215m new pieces of customs clearance paperwork.

In 2018, former HMRC head Jon Thompson estimated that the cost of each customs declaration could be £32.50 each but that could go as high as £55.

You will need an EORI number

UK businesses trading with EU countries need to obtain an Economic Operator Registration and Identification (EORI) number if they do not already have one. UK businesses trading with the EU should (if they do not already have one) apply for a UK EORI number from HMRC, to ensure they can still move their goods into and out of the UK post-Brexit. You can apply for a UK EORI number here.

You will also need an EU EORI number

You will also need an EU EORI number when you export to the European Union. You should apply for an EU EORI number from the customs authorities in whichever EU state you deal with the most, to ensure you can still move your goods into and out of the EU. Get this from the customs authority in the EU country where you submit your first declaration or request your first decision. You can find a list of EU customs websites here.

Similarly, EU businesses intending to continue trading with the UK will need to apply for a UK EORI number post-Brexit (though unlike the European Commission, the Government has indicated that there will be a post-Brexit grace period, in which EU businesses can continue using their EU EORI number to bring goods into the UK while they wait to get a new UK number).

Relieving the red-tape burden

One way to relieve the customs burden for businesses will be to use a customs agent to process your Brexit paperwork.

According to the Institute for Export and International Trade (IOE) half of the 1,000 exporters surveyed in a straw poll said they intended to use intermediaries post December 31, while the other half said they would handle their own submissions.

What does a customs agent do?

A customs agent – also known as a customs broker or import broker – works to make the import and export of goods run smoothly, by facilitating the clearance of goods through customs.

Customs agents are experts in international trade – it’s their job to keep abreast of the changing rules and regulations, and make sure that their clients have all the paperwork and licenses they need to import goods to the UK.

What’s the difference between a customs agent and a freight forwarder?

It’s helpful to understand that there are both freight forwarders and customs agents working in many markets. Customs brokers typically deal with the import and export side of international deliveries, including commodity codes, and EORI requirements – while freight forwarders are specialists in the logistics. However, many freight forwarders can also act as customs agents, and pick up the end to end process of moving your goods including both logistics and customs requirements.

The role of the customs agent

A customs agent will work with small business owners to check that the documentation, and where necessary, licenses, are in place for the goods they are bringing into the UK. They’ll also make sure that the correct duty and taxes are paid, to reduce any delays.

Their services can include any of all of the following:

  • Checking the classification and valuation of your goods, and making sure you use the right commodity codes
  • Liaising with government agencies and customs authorities on your behalf.
  • Advising on any necessary licenses for import of restricted or hazardous goods
  • Preparation and submission of documents which have to be filed to clear customs processes
  • Helping arrange correct payment of import duties and VAT as necessary

One of the big advantages of using a customs agent is that they can help you navigate a complex and changing set of import and customs regulations. More changes to the customs code can be expected as Brexit looms.

For example, a customs agent will ensure you have all the correct paperwork in place for importing into the UK – such as your EORI number. They’ll make sure the shipment is labelled with the right commodity codes, and all the necessary documents and licences are in place. And this will mean that your shipment clears customs into the UK without delays, and with no worries about paying over the odds in import duty or being hit by a fine because of missing paperwork.

>See also: Customs brokers: Everything you need to know

What are the advantages of using a customs agent?

  • Peace of mind – your customs agent will ensure your shipment is completed according to the current law. By hiring in this expertise you don’t need to learn it yourself, or employ someone in house to specialise in the area
  • You can deal solely with your customs agent, rather than having to speak to several different government agencies individually
  • Avoid overpaying duty or VAT – and remove the risk of underpaying and then facing fines and additional charges later
  • Your goods won’t be released by UK customs until all the duty and VAT is paid, and documentation is in order. Using a customs agent can reduce delays and keep your business moving
  • Many customs agents also offer additional services, such as tracking your delivery as it moves from the point of origin

Where can I find a customs agent?

The Government has published a list of authorised customs agents ahead of Brexit, and that list is continually updated.

NamePhone numberEmail address
1st  Seakargo Ltd   01473 375030 info@seakargo.com
1st FreightBookers Worldwide Ltd 01202 666777 info@freightbook.com
1st Penguin Shipping Ltd01794 830 555stephen@penguin-shipping.co.uk
2XL UK01482 904 301Hugo.donche@ecs2xl.com
4PL Consultancy Ltd44 7980181209vishalmathur@4plconsultancy.co.uk
512 (Doncaster) Limited01302 217512Dom@5-1-2.com
512 Sheffield Ltd01709 550512cory@5-1-2.com
A A Freight UK01394 673533sam@freightuk.co.uk
A B Cargo03300 417 227tony@abcargo.co.uk
a. hartrodt (UK) Limited Liverpool Office+44 151 2362846info.liv@hartrodt.com
a. hartrodt (UK) Limited London Office+44 208 8483545info.lon@hartrodt.com
A.M. Shipping Ltd01277 810 811tony@amshipping.com
AAA Freight Services Ltd0203 9269 999mo@aaafreightservices.com
AAI Group+ 44 1268 886820london@aai-intl.co.uk
Abacus Express Logistics Ltd01753 686442info@abacusexpresslogistics.com
Aberdeen & Grampian Chamber of Commerce01224 343908chambercustoms@agcc.co.uk
ACC Shipping Ltd01474 330 050clearances@accworldwide.com
ACE Forwarding Limited01224 773 776Terry@dgm.co.uk
ACP Freight Services02392 862 112customs@acpfreight.com
Action International Freight01704 551234hq@actiion-inter.com
Active Freight Management Limited01784 473900imports@active-freight.com
Admark Shipping Solutions Limited01394 338224mark.pilsworth@admarkshipping.co.uk
Advantage Worldwide (UK) Limited01932 758920uksales@advantageworldwide.co.uk
Advantage Worldwide (UK) Limited – Glasgow0141 887 2368gla@advantageworldwide.co.uk
Advantage Worldwide (UK) Limited - London Heathrow01932 758920uksales@advantageworldwide.co.uk
Advantage Worldwide (UK) Limited - Manchester0161 437 0437mansales@advantageworldwide.co.uk
Aerona Customs Clearing Agents Ltd0161 652 3443sales@aeronacca.co.uk
AGI Global Logistics Ltd01179 561567sales@agi.global
Agility Logistics Limited0161 868 2852brexit@agility.com
Air & Ocean Logistics Ltd01753 689 820operations@airoceanlogistics.co.uk
Air Cargo Trader Ltd0208 638 5754info@act-cargo.co.uk
Air Sea Logistics Ltd01753 687411imports@airsealogistics.com
Air Sea Scotland Ltd0141 887 8877scott@airseascotland.scot
Airport Cargo Ltd0208 890 0055info@airportcargoltd.co.uk
Airsupply Shipping Agents01753 689 365info@airsupplyshipping.com
AIT Worldwide Logistics (UK)01753 680300london@aitworldwide.com
AIT Worldwide Logistics (UK)01392 449300exeter@aitworldwide.com
AIT Worldwide Logistics (UK)0161 437 0300manchester@aitworldwide.com
Alegrant ltd44 (0) 7747 607710 Catherine@alegrant.com
Alinea London Limited020 7101 4242holly@alinea.org.uk
Alinnza Trading London Ltd07840 191 477ezequield@alinnzatrading.com
All Cargo UK Ltd07587 137436info@allcargouk.com
Allair Global03339 884 848Heathrow@allairglobal.com
AllClear Logistics Limited01473 274 001imports@allclearlogistics.com
Alliance Heathrow0208 818 7780heathrow@allianceshippinggroup.co.uk
Alliance Shipping Birmingham01527 597 777birmingham@allianceshippinggroup.co.uk
Alliance Shipping London01268 410 211lon@agc.as
Allseas Global Logistics0161 272 8989info@allseasglobal.com
Allways International Freight Forwarding Ltd44 (0)1708 227711mailto:mp@allwaysinternational.co.uk
Alpi UK Limited01753 210060customs@alpiuk.com
ALS Customs Services Ltd01784 424 545gpotter@als-cs.com
AL-SQR Express Ltd44 2088 111445haitham@alsqrexpress.com
AMT Intercargo UK Limited44 (0)1 224 772 120freight.uk@amt-sa.com
Anchor Freight Ltd01473 928 200Freight@anchor-freight.co.uk
Anderson Harvey Lake & Co0121 784 5101info@andersenharvey.co.uk
Andrews Shipping & Fwdg Ltd0208 805 5588andreas@andrewsshipping.com
Anglia Forwarding Ltd01394 694670Sandiesaul@anglia-forwarding.co.uk
Anglo Freight (UK) Ltd02380 171811chris.goodman@anglofreight.co.uk
Anjon Freight Services Limited0151 227 1942ray@efs.co.uk
APLL UK Ltd44 (0)208 5363441Ian_Harris2@apllogistics.com
Aprile UK Ltd01992 578 387s.yilmaz@uk.aprilenet.com
Aquarius Airfreight Services Ltd02088 142 873Info@aquariusairfreight.co.uk
Aramex UK Ltd01753 210 500aramexukenquiries@aramex.com
ASCO Freight Management Ltd01224 470 599afm.ops@ascoworld.com
ASG Logistics Ltd020 8629 2588imports@asglogistics.com
ASM Freight Services Ltd020 8572 5792info@asmfreight.co.uk
Association of Freight Software Suppliers07484 856 368steve.bartlett@afss.org.uk
Atlantic Pacific Global Logistics Ltd01268 582 776sales@atlantic-pacific.com
Aviation Support Ltd01753 757 100shipping@aviation-support.co.uk
Ayrshire Chamber of Commerce01292 678 666ecert@ayrshire-chamber.org
Aztek International Freight Limited01268 286 444nick@aztekintl.com
B E Freight Movements Ltd0845 055 9918jude@befreight.co.uk
B&H Worldwide Ltd02087 595 544mventham@bhworldwide.com
Balkans Direct Ltd01304 821 553office@balkansdirect.com
Banks & Lloyd (Shipping) Ltd01625 441 200info@banksandlloyd.com
Barker & Hood Ltd01206 215700colchester@barker-hood.co.uk
Barnsley and Rotheram Chamber of Commerce01709 386200export@brchamber.co.uk
BDA Overseas Ltd01753 680203ops@bda-cargo.co.uk
BDP International UK Ltd01322 388870bdp.enquiries.uk@bdpint.com
Beamish Freight Solutions Ltd07771 366 051sally@beamishfs.com
Beckchoice Ltd01375 489840info@beckchoice.co.uk
Bedfordshire Chamber of Commerce01582 522 448export@chamber-business.com
Bethan Customs Consultancy Ltd01651 269 980info@bethancc.com
Bettafreight Services0121 783 9933Chris@bettafreight.co.uk
Black Country Chamber of Commerce0330 024 0820export@blackcountrychamber.co.uk
Blaiklock Limited01932 598444operations@blaiklock.uk.com
Blair Consular Services Ltd01784 254 123customsdeclarations@blairconsular.co.uk
Bluewater Shipping UK Ltd01224 771 191bwopsaberdeen@bws.dk
BMW Shipping Agents Ltd023 8022 3472rogerb@bmw-shipping.co.uk
Boast International Ltd01394 276 086des@boast.co.uk
Bollore Logistics UK Ltd0151 243 6930christine.masters@bollore.com
Braid Logistics UK Ltd0141 445 2525lgraham@braidco.com
Bridges Logistics & Fulfilment Ltd0208 467 9955cherylmillar@bridgeslogistics.com
Bring Cargo Ltd44 1469 575700scott.long@bring.com
Britannia Bureau Ltd01621 856 444enquiries@britanniasolutions.com
Broadside Customs Clearance Agency Ltd01394 286200info@broadsidecca.co.uk
Bronel Group Limited44 1268 820272info@bronel.com
Brooklands International Freight Services Ltd01737 823575ops@bifs.net
Brunel European LTD01268 243 610paige@bruneleuropean.co.uk
Brunel Shipping01268 243 610info@brunelshipping.co.uk
Brunswick International – Liverpool0151 933 1315steve.crane@brunswickinternational.co.uk
Buckle Shipping01394 600 702Tom@buckleshipping.com
Bullet Express Ltd0330 102 7500worldwide@bulletexpress.co.uk
Burhill Cargocare Limited01784 473 815deryck@burhill-cargocare.co.uk
Burhill Logistics Ltd01394 612 000commercial@burhilllogistics.com
Business West01275 370 712ezcert@businesswest.co.uk
C & R Global Logistics Ltd0161 533 0797sales@crgloballogistics.com
C Logistics Ltd0208 527 0393info@clogistics.co.uk
Caledonian Freight Ltd01324 472 611ops@caledonianfreight.com
Cambridgeshire Chambers of Commerce01223 237414enquiries@cambscci.co.uk
Campbell McCleave & CO Ltd0289 442 3388imports@cmcair.co.uk
Cannon Freight Ltd01902 456785ian@cannonfreight.co.uk
Cardinal Maritime Limited0151 705 1801Karl.Heron@cardinal.co.uk
Cargo Air Freight Ltd0289 037 3740info@cargo-air.co.uk
Cargo Forwarding Ltd0289 037 3700info@cargo-forwarding.co.uk
Cargo Gallery International Logistics co Ltd01942 877274info@cgipost.com
Cargo Overseas Ltd0161 498 6111eucustoms@cargo-overseas.co.uk
Cargo World Logistics Limited01925 940 040hello@cargoworldlog.com
Carlton Freight Ltd0151 707 1224enquiries@carltonfreight.com
Casper Shipping01642 243 662 (Option 2)customs@casperltd.com
Cavalier Logistics UK LTD0203 887 1350dvanturton@cavlog.com
Cavendish Freight services01394 612118vicki@cavendishfreight.co.uk
CBI Global Freight Management Ltd0161 870 8760nigel.sleigh@cbiglobal.com
CCL - Customs Clearance Ltd0208 231 0900cs@ccllhr.com
CCT Worldwide (UK) Customs Services Ltd01634 711 969customs@cct worldwideltd.com
CEVA Logistics01394 606 115Helen.Bird@cevalogistics.com
CH Robinson Worldwide (UK) Limited01753 683288graham.betts-bucke@chrobinson.com
Chamber International0845 034 7200info@chamber-international.com
ChamberCustoms (All UK Ports)0207 654 5800info@chambercustoms.co.uk
Chambers & Cook Freight Ltd0121 356 1441info@ccfreight.com
ChannelPorts Ltd01304 218 302brexit@channelports.co.uk
Charles Kendall Freight Ltd0208 384 9494compliance@charleskendall.com
Charlton House Ltd0845 054 2302seanna.whitmore@customsadvisory.co.uk
CHD Forwarding Ltd01394 674 669imports@chdforwarding.co.uk
CIE Services Ltd07990 844 605rachel@cieservices.co.uk
CLA UK 0116 279 0930Operations@cla-uk.com
Claridon Group Ltd01375 656100imports@claridon.com
Clarksons Port Services02890 242 242Mark.ewings@clarksons.com
Clear Fr8 Ltd01304 806 425operations@clearfr8.com
Clearing Customs UK Ltd44 0 35351382657johndawson@bell.ie
Comac Freight Services Ltd44 (0) 1489 799050phil@comac-freight.co.uk
Cool Cargo Logistics Ltd020 8577 0033info@coolcargo.co.uk
Corvus Air Cargo Ltd01274 623900info@crowoverseas.co.uk
Cory Logistics0139 460 1146brexit@corylogistics.com
COSCO SHIPPING LOGISTICS UK01394 601580  customs@coscoshipping.co.uk
Cosdel UK44 (0) 1304 803 000peter@cosdel.com
Courier Network Ltd01753 683368ops@couriernetwork.co.uk
CROFT CARGO Ltd01274-733604sales@croftcargo.com
Crow Overseas Freight01274 623111info@corvusair.co.uk
Customs & Trade Compliance Limited0208 144 6408Compliance@Cutraco.com
Customs Clearance Consortium0333 012 4819info@eori.uk
Customs connect Limited44 (0) 161 813 1986Deborah.doran@customsconnect.co.uk
Customs Insights Consultancy Ltd0130 421 1652enquiries@customsinsights.co.uk
Customs specialist in the food, sanitary, phytosanitary and health industry
Customs specialist in the food, sanitary, phytosanitary and health industry
Customs Wise353 1 8665644imports@customswise.co.uk
CustomsLink44 (0) 1772 368002help@customs-link.com
D.S. Freight Services Ltd01753 682153ops@dsfreight.co.uk
Daily Groupage Services Ltd01304 201007dover@dailygroupage.com
Damco UK Ltd0208 751 6217heathrowhubimportsuk@damco.com
dap UK Limited+ 44 (0) 1394 670058Ianwhite@ntgdap.co.uk
Dartswift International Ltd44 (0) 151 236 2035www.dartswiftintl.com
Davies Turner & Co Ltd03300 301 870road@daviesturner.co.uk
Davies Turner Air Cargo Ltd01753 680 828aircargo@daviesturner.co.uk
DB Schenker and Schenker Ltd 0208 831 4537CST.UK@dbschenker.com
Deloitte LLP01223 259 424Kjudd@deloitte.co.uk
Denholm Global Logistics Limited[+44] (0)1375 363338gary.hopkinson@dgluk.com
Denholm Port Services Limited01324 489760forwarding.grg@denholm-portservices.com
Derry Bros Custom Clearance Ltd028 8778 4949customs@derrybros.com
Deugro (United Kingdom) Ltd01489 578 222mark.riley@duegro.com
DFDS Logistics Ltd01469 562868clearance.uk@dfds.com
DH Freight Ltd01394 547421lee.dawson@dhfreight.com
DHL Global Forwarding0208 754 5000 or 0208 754 5094DGF_UK_CDZ_Enquiries@dhl.com
Diamond Global Logistics01753 3685336sales@diamondglobal.co.uk
Diamond Worldwide ltd020 8194 0786 info@dwwltd.co.uk
DinaCato International Freight Forwarding Services Ltd01502 446 446info@dinacato-logistics.com
DLA Piper UK LLP0207 796 6465tax-hublondon@dlapiper.com
DLH Worldwide Ltd0161 848 8001mail@dlhworldwide.com
DMS International Ltd01293 772608ops@dms-intl.com
Doncaster Chamber of Commerce01302 640 124export@doncaster-chamber.co.uk
Dornack International Ltd01708 686960simon.goddard@dornack.com
Dorset Chamber of Commerce and Industry01202 714 814Internationaltrade@dcci.co.uk
Doyle shipping Group (Belfast)02890 755 881shipping@dsg.uk
Drac Logistics Ltd01324 614 065charlotte.bowfield@draclogistics.co.uk
Dragon Logistics & Transport Ltd+ 44 (0) 7706958092ted@dragonlogistics.co.uk
Dundee and Angus Chamber of Commerce01382 228 545International@dundeeandanguschamber.co.uk
E W Taylor & Co. (Forwarding) Ltd01795 435 350info@ewtaylorgroup.com
Eagle Cargo Services0208 591 8877info@eaglecargoservices.com
East Lancashire Chamber of Commerce01254 356 448cds@chamberelancs.co.uk
East Midlands Chamber (Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire)0333 320 0333chambercustoms@emc-dnl.co.uk
Eclipse Worldwide Ltd01604 759888davidh@eclipseworldwide.co.uk
ECU Worldwide (UK) Ltd02380 626 509ukclearances@ecuworldwide.com
Eddie Maybank0208 691 5067eddie@customsclearance.uk.com
Edinburgh Chamber of Commerce0131 221 2999info@edinburghchamber.co.uk
EFM Management Ltd44 1784 223960info@efm.global
EFS Logistics Limited01282 410044Logistics@efs.global
Elm Consolidators Limited01375 395 880elm@elmco.co.uk
Embassy Freight Services (UK) Ltd01268 820 461seaimports@embassyfreight.co.uk
Embrace Global Logistics Ltd0161 279 1606dave@embracegloballogistics.com
EMS Cargo Ltd0800 2461169ems@ems-cargo.co.uk
Enterprise Liner Agencies Ltd0208 591 8787ELA@UK.com
EOS Warehousing Ltd02892 680 066Customs@eoswarehousing.com
Espace Europe Ltd01543 418 700TonyShally@espaceglobalfreight.com
ETL Logistics Limited44 (0) 1932562169info@etl-logistics.com
Euro Asia Maritime Agencies Ltd02380 677555Customs@euroasia-maritime.com
Eurogate Logistics0203 954 3333sales@eurogate.co.uk
Euronox Limited+44(0) 208 434 7031info@euronoxltd.co.uk
Europa Air & Sea01784 264 001airsea@europa-worldwide.com
Europa Shipping Services (Newcastle) Ltd01289 330 747john.bacon@europa-shipping.com
Eurosprint Freight Services0121 785 0666clay@eurosprint.co.uk
EuroTurk Freight Solutions Ltd44 1480 470114CLR@euroturk.co.uk
Evolution Forwarding01642 440044operations@evolutionforwarding.com
Excess Luggage Ltd0845 270 7186info@excessluggage.co.uk
Expeditors International UK Ltd01784 264418Harry.Rayner@expeditors.com
Exporter Services Ltd01157 270018
Falsum Consulting Limited0207 735 2455sam@falsum.co.uk
Far Logistics Ltd023 8020 1281chris.barrington@farintl.com
Fastnet Forwarding Ltd01582 463 814dwhite@fastnetforwarding.co.uk
Fastrack Custom Declaration 44 0923218241129 sheikhtariq66@hotmail.com
FC Logistics Limited01394 448190david@fclogistics.co.uk
FCL Global Forwarding Ltd0121 555 1040info@fclgf.com
FCL World Logistics Ltd01635 268 371info@fclworld.com
FCX Worldwide Express0162 472 1900steve.kimber@fcx.im
Fellowship Freight Ltd01473 794 949info@fellowshipfreight.co.uk
Fenix Freight Limited0121 222 5151accounts@fenixfreight.com
Fenris Strategic Solutions Ltd+44(0) 2890 941607customs@fenrisltd.com
FH Bertling Logistics Aberdeen Limited01224 661 810operations.aberdeen@bertling.com
Fistral Impex Limited01279 680345fistral@fistral-impex.co.uk
Flexible Cargo Services Ltd01206 638556info@flexiblecargoservices.co.uk
Flexport International B.V.0031 20 888 1888eu.brokers@flexport.com
Fornax Logistics Limited0207 096 0901info@fornaxlogistics.com
Freight Agencies Forwarding Limited01375 840400paul@freight-agencies.com
Freight Group01394 334888freightgroupstaff@freightgroup.com
Freight Logistics Solutions01633 288 400operations@freightlogisticssolutions.co.uk
Freightair Ltd0191 268 9862ncloffice@freightair.co.uk
Freightlane Ltd01304 831 668scollins@freightlane.co.uk
Fresca Group Ltd T/A Fresh Clear01892 835 577imports@freshclear.com
Frontier Forwarding Services Ltd0208 893 7722info@frontierforwarding.co.uk
FSC Oceans Limited01753 210040Alan.hewitt@fscoceans.com
Future Forwarding Co Ltd0844 879 4977lisalarvin@ukffcl.com
G Heyn & Sons Ltd028 90350000imports@heyn.co.ukexports@heyn.co.uk
G.B. Agencies Ltd01472 246 500Tim.OMahoney@gbagroup.com
GAC Management Ltd07967 500130gary@gacml.co.uk
GAC Services (UK) Ltd01642 637 500Lee.Round@gac.com
Gaston Schul Customs Ltd01469 573444grimsby@gaston-schul.com
Gateship Limited t/a Gateway Shipping Co01304 207003info@gatewaydover.com
GAVA ILS UK LTD+44(0)1784 420130info@gavauk.com
GCL Logistics Ltd020 8844 4016Martyn.Satterthwaite@gcllog.com
GEFCO Forwarding UK Ltd01784 279585LHRImports@gefco.net
Gemini Freight Management Ltd01322 374 854sales@gemini-freight.com
Geodis FF United Kingdom Limited0802 831 4234overland@daviesturner.co.uk
George Baker (Shipping) Ltd0139 469 5287Toby.Spink@georgebakershipping.com
Gerlach Customs Services (UK) Limited01304 218 761Sales@uk.gerlachcs.com
Glasgow Chamber of Commerce0141 204 2121ettore.viscontini@glasgowchamberofcommerce.com
Global Container Services Ltd01394 451 200freight@globalcontainers.com
Global Corporate Logistics UK44(0)75 7783 3627globalcorporatelogistics.com
Global forwarding Ltd0161 4367 041manclearance@globalf.com
Global Freight Connections+44 (0) 7985373101GrahamSimmonds@gfc-group.co.uk
Global Intelligent Logistics (UK) Limited01322 537 402barry.jalalon@globalintel.co.uk
Globex Freight Management Ltd01394 676162andy@globexfm.co.uk
Globexaair LTD0208 897 0490tony.white@globexair.com
Gondrand UK0208 526 8751slatteryp@gondrand.co.uk
Gordian Knot Forwarding Ltd0730 5400 213logsitics@gordianknotforwarding.co.uk
GP Global Logistics Ltd01633 843 152customs@gp-logistics.co.uk
GR8 FR8 Limited0161 610 6150operations@gr8fr8.co.uk
Grace Global Forwarding Ltd01473 517368freight@graceglobalforwarding.co.uk
Grange Shipping Ltd01394 605 200info@grangeshipping.co.uk
H & M Freight Services Ltd0208 8440088sales@hmfreight.com
Hamilton Shipping Container Services Limited02890 357000containers@hamiltonshipping.com
Hampshire Chamber of Commerce01329 242 420ezcert@hampshirechamber.co.uk
Hansen and Mac Ltd01403 274 485info@hansenmac.com
Harbour Shipping Limited01304 200 923Sapplebee@harbourshipping.co.uk
Heavyweight Air Express Limited01332 853 258customs@haegroup.com
Hellmann Worldwide Logistics Limited0130 424 8390CustomsClearanceEnquiries@hellmann.com
Hemisphere Freight Services Limited01473 550 945customs.enquiry@hemisphere-freight.com
Henry Diaper & Co. Ltd0151 545 5471Ian.Walsh@diaper.co.uk
Herbert Watson Freight Services Ltd01619 050 410sales@herbertwatson.co.uk
Herefordshire & Worcestershire Chamber of Commerce01905 673613internationaltrade@hwchamber.co.uk
Heritage International Freight0208 569 2050london@hfreight.com
HICS Worldwide01753 790 390worldwide@hics.co.uk
Hillebrand Ltd01304 208206gbd-clearance@jfhillebrand.com
Hollyport Logistics Ltd01753 680 323jerry.holmes@hollyportlogistics.co.uk
Horizon International Cargo Ltd01753 688 676Dale.Gilbart@hicargo.com
HPA LTD01482 333377Info@hpal.co.uk
I C Shipping Limited0121 502 0095ian@icshipping.com
Ideal International Ltd01708 526941astewart@ideal-forwarding.co.uk
IML Agencies Ltd01394 674989shaun@imlagencies.co.uk
Immediate Transportation Co Ltd01753 653777imports@itcoltd.com
Immediate Transportation Co Ltd   01394 674421 felixstowe@itcoltd.com
Immingham Transport Ltd07710 703 976david.millard@ntex.com
In Time Worldwide Express Limited0345 258 2330logistics@itwx.net
Independent Freight Solutions Ltd02476 343 037customs@independent-freight.com
Interfreight (UK) Ltd01394 676 644dturner@interfreightuk.com
International Forwarding Ltd01675 434 690sales@internationalforwarding.co.uk
International Vehicle Shipping Services0203 787 4201info@ivssuk.com
Interspan Freight Solutions Ltd0161 848 0070daniel@interspanfright.com
Inter-ways Ltd01302 802240ian@interways.co.uk
Inverness Chamber of Commerce01463 718131international@inverness-chamber.co.uk
Invictus Global Logistics Limited01634 540 770louise.robinson@invictusgloballogistics.com
Isca Forwarding Ltd01392 369923Jackie@isca-forwarding.co.uk
J C Shipping Services Ltd02380 682016john@jcshipping.co.uk
JAG-UFS Ltd0208 818 7746mike.davies@jagufs.com
Jalsa (UK) Ltd020 8751 6171pets@jalsauk.com
Jas Forwarding (UK) Limited01224 766 770neil.howarth@jas.com
Jeavons Eurotir Ltd0121 201 0061Sales@jeavonseurotir.co.uk
JEM Freight Services (UK) Ltd0175 368 4696jemops@jemfreight.com
JEM Logistics Ltd0161 713 3109david@jemlogistics.co.uk
JENKAR SHIPPING LTD0845 260 50 50martync@jenkar.com
Jenkinson Logistics44 2890 783041Iain.McCafferty@jenkinson.ie
JODA Freight01535 634590customs@jodafreight.com
John Good Shipping Limited0161 834 4899mreid@johngood.co.uk
John Pipe International+44 2380 360100mal.young@johnpipe.co.uk
John Sutcliffe & Son (Grimsby) Ltd01469 359101agency@jsutcliffe.co.uk
Jordon Freight Ltd01394 286 644Roddy.Forster@jordonfreight.com
JPAir International44 (0) 1753 683 438jpair@international.com
JS Forwarding01394 274747info@jsforwarding.co.uk
JSA Global01394 678678bkerr@jsaglobal.com
K&L Freight Ltd01606 272 880stephen@klfreight.com
Kalantha07399 308 201contact@kalantha.com
KC Group Shipping Ltd0141 420 1700imports@kcshipping.co.uk
KCI Logistics01268 646 260stephen.knight@kcilogistics.co.uk
Kedan Logistics Ltd0345 094 5858info@kedan.co.uk
Ken Hill Freight Services Ltd01530 413300chris@kenhillfreight.co.uk
Kenny Fisher Shipping Limited01704 543723bill@kennyfishershipping.co.uk
Kent Invicta Chamber of Commerce01233 503 838viv@kentinvictachamber.co.uk
Kerry Logistics (UK) Ltd0161 873 1457stacey.byrne@kerrylogistics.com
Kestrel Liner Agencies01279 729 415preeves@kestrel.com
Kettlewell01405 762262agency@kettlewell.com
Key Air & Sea Ltd0208 756 0500jason@keyair.co.uk
Key Cargo International0161 998 0000colin@keycargo.net
KGH Customs Services0161 768 6500sales.uk@kghcustoms.com
Killick Martin & Company Limited01268 209 395sales@killickmartin.com or paul.gallagher@killickmartin.com
Kingscote Rojay Limited01429 804040Janice.best@kr-l.com
Kingstown Shipping Limited01482 374116james.hadley@kingstownshipping.co.uk
KLG Europe Bradford Limited44 0 7920 152901j.wood@bradford.klgeurope.com
KranLee Logistics Limited01246 281234hello@kranlee.com
KRLRobert.macpherson@kr-l.com
Kuehne + Nagel01322 283 400uk.customers-brexit@kuehne-nagel.com
L B Freight Limited01422 351217sales@lbfreight.co.uk
Laser Transport International Ltd01303 260471sales@laserint.co.uk
LCL International01304 213 658transport@lclinternational.com
Leman International Transport01924 921 262Andrew.brogan@leman.com
LF Logistics UK Limited0161 -786 7571Dionnescroop@lflogistics.com
LHR Global Logistics01753 689 905import@lhrglobal.com
Ligentia UK Ltd0113 344 4000sales@ligentia.com
Linc Freight Management LTD01376 564962Daniel@lincgroup.co.uk
Lincoln Maritime Limited+44 (0) 2081503671sales@lincolnmaritime.co.uk
Locker Freight Ltd0151 480 8922Steve.hill@locker-freight.co.uk
Logfret UK Ltd0208 759 5523lhr@logfret.co.uk
Logwin Air + Ocean Uk Limited44 (0)161 266 2103antony.atack@logwin-logistics.com
Lombard Shipping plc01473 243 888enquiries@lombardshipping.co.uk
London Chamber of Commerce & Industry020 7203 1846edocuments@londonchamber.co.uk
Lovefreight ltd01268 419019vicky@lovefreight.co
Lucas Freight Ltd01481 724480mail@lucasfreight.com
LV Shipping & Transport44 0 1642440744forwarding.middlesbrough@lvshipping.com
M&B (Felixstowe) Ltd01304 825884info@mbfxt.com
M&W Airfreight Ltd01619 050 469sales@mwairfreight.co.uk
M&W Freight Ltd01619 050 400sales@mwfreight.co.uk
M.A. Freight Services Limited01553 828144mgbishop@mafreight.co.uk
Maersk01394 695 653 or 01394 695 662Roxsan.Bennett@Maersk.com
Maina Freight Forwarders PLC44 0 2088431977Info@Maina.com
Maina Imports Ltd44 0 2088431977Sales@Maina.com
Maltacourt Limited08454 989 555enquiries.uk@maltacourt.com
Mannson Freight Services Limited012682 70001KPerkins@mannson.com
MANOR SHIPPING SERVICES LIMITED01708 522345manoruk@manorshipping.co.uk
Mapcargo International Ltd01753 255 255sales@mapcargo.co.uk
Marexport UK Ltd01473 271485brian@marexport.co.uk
Maritime Cargo Services01449 616 100sales@maritimecargo.com
Martintrux Group Ltd01304 213 122Clearance@martintrux.co.uk
Martyn Fiddler Customs Services Limited01279 810 020MFAL@martynfiddler.aero
Maurice Ward & Co (UK) Ltd01784 464319unitedkingdom@mauriceward.com
Maxi Haulage Ltd01925 605 790mattjackson@maxihaulage.co.uk
McAuley Freight Ltd028 90 298181hugh@mcauleyfreight.co.uk
Meachers Global Logistics Ltd02380 741515sales@meachersglobal.com
Mersey Forwarding Ltd / Liverpool Port Logistics Ltd0151 317 8994tony@merseyforwarding.com
Metro Shipping Limited0121 717 2345enquiries@metroshipping.co.uk
MSK Logistics Ltd01293 400540    Sales@MSKLOGISTICS.COM
Nagel Langdons Limited01304 872 617customs@nagel-langdons.co.uk
NamePhone numberEmail address
NDF Worldwide01772 434300operations@ndfworldwide.com
NEBA Freight Limited020 8642 9190imports@nebafreight.com
Neill & Brown Limited01482 644287chris.watson@neillbrown.com
Nelson Freight Ltd0151 645 5783norman.nelson@talk21.com
Nemcast International Ltd01753 682111imports@nemcast.com
Neon Freight Ltd01477 668003 or 07788 667 776ian.mallon@neonfreight.co.uk
Neptune Shipping Agency Ltd01579 386 000sales@nsa.com
Neptune Shipping Agency Ltd01579 386 000sales@nsa.com
NEXUS Customs Ltd01724 410430paul.robertson@nexuscustoms.com
NF Global Logistics Ltd0113 2059525sales@nfglobal.co.uk
Nippon Express (UK) Ltd +44 (0) 20 8737 4271mohammed.patel@neeur.com
Nisko UK01945 860 354simon@niskouk.com
NISSIN (U.K.) Ltd44 01895 439555J.Rodrigues@nissinuk.com
NMC Global Logistics Limited+44 1394 270400neil@nmclogistics.com
NNR Global Logistics UK Ltd0208 893 2883nnrlhr@nnruk.com
Noatum Logistics UK Ltd44 (0) 1784 480101phil.sawdon@noatumlogistics.com
Norfolk Chamber of Commerce01603 625 977export@norfolkchamber.co.uk
Norman Global Logistics Ltd01394 695 435Martin.Rue@norman.co.uk
Ocean International FS Ltd01489 578 222peter@oceaninternational.com
Oceanblue Logistics Ltd01472 878514customs@oceanbluelogistics.co.uk
Oceanside Logistics Ltd02380 860 585info@oceansidelogistics.com
Oceanwide Freight Services Limited0044 (0) 1708 551345ben@oceanwidefreight.co.uk
Octain Ltd 01245 449080 customs.docs@octain.com
OIA Global Ltd0207 265 3100rachel.morley@oiaglobal.com
OIA Global Ltd0207 265 3100rachel.morley@oiaglobal.com
Omni Customs Products07340 108 652ben@omnicustomsproducts.com
OMNI Freight Services Ltd01394 695089andy@omniservices.co.uk
One World Express Inc Ltd0208 860 6060info@oneworldexpress.com
One World Logistics UK Limited01753 683334naresh@owfll.com
OOCL Logistcs (Europe) Ltd01473 654 411olopluslev@oocllogistics.com
Orbis International Ltd+44 (0)1636 701358airfreight@orbis-int.com
Orbit Cargo Services Ltd020 85743771www.orbitcargoservices.com
Orbital Freight Ltd01603 300222tony@orbitalfreight.co.uk
Osborn Customs Services Ltd01634 731632imports@osborncustoms.com
P&O Ferrymasters Ltd01473 786200chris.chapman@pofm.com
PDQ Specialist Courier Services0800 046 2011info@pdqspecialistcouriers.com
Pantos Logistics UK Ltd01753 610 410Kimberly.kim@pantos.com
ParcelWorks Ltd0797 393 1627jkelley@parcelworks.com
Parkside Warehousing & Transport Co Ltd01473-690161chris.hazelwood@btconnect.com
PDP Freight Services Ltd44  (0) 1753 764030shaun@pdpgroup.com
Pentagon Freight Services Plc01224 405 600Aberdeen@pentagonfreight.com
Pentagon Transport NCL0191 2590195road.uk@pentagonfreight.com
Perishable Movements Ltd0208 893 2666
Peter and Paul Enterprises Ltd07984 647 087p.okafor@ymail.com
Petrasco Services Ltd01224 337 733customs@petrasco.co.uk
PFE Express Ltd01376 533 000info@pfe-express.co.uk
Pinnacle International Freight Ltd0845 6216 111enquiry@pif.co.uk
Pioneer International Import Export Limited+44(0)20 8756 0222info@pioneerinternational.co.uk
PJ Global Logistics Limited01304 806 550documents@pjgloballogistics.co.uk
PJ Shipping Ltd01304 825 939clearance@pjshipping.com
PMG Worldwide Ltd01753 687898alan@pmgw.co.uk
Premier Freight Services01268270789 info@premierfreight.uk.com
Prime Express Cargo & Couriers Ltd44 20 8573 4531sony@primexgouk.com
Prisma Logistics (UK)Limited 44(0)208 933 6655Info@prismalogistics.co.uk
Product Logistics0208 564 9234freightenq@productlogistics.co.uk
Quality Freight Services Ltd0161 820 6830duncan@qualityfreight.co.uk
Quest Freight Ltd020 8890 0330john@questfreight.co.uk
Radius Logistics UK Ltd+44 (0) 2081332586cus.lon@radiuslog.co.uk
Radius Warehouse and Logistic Services  0117 9820099info@radiuslogistics.co.uk
Raycole Global Logistics Ltd01375 489449info@raycolegloballogistics.com
RBF Cargocare Limited01394 671 775jon.beech@rbf-cargocare.com
RBF Cargocare Limited (Cannock)01543 728 437steve.clifford@rbf-cargocare.com
RBF Cargocare Limited (Felixstowe)01394 671 775andy.tomlinson@rbf-cargocare.com
RBF Cargocare Limited (London Gateway)01375 678 343andy.tomlinson@rbf-cargocare.com
Real-Time 365 Limited01245 860 365Terry@Real-Time365.com
Reed Forwarding Ltd0128 475 6225emma@reedforwarding.co.uk
Regency International (G.B.) Ltd01708 620 200bryan@regencyintlgb.com
Regency Shipping Ltd01753 287 800info@rsllhr.co.uk
Regional Express Limited44 (0) 1794 516 515charlie@regionalexpress.co.uk
Reliable Shipping (UK) Ltd01394 671 921greg@reliableshipping.co.uk
Renfrewshire Chamber of Commerce0141 847 5464info@renfrewshirechamber.com
Republic Cargo Systems Limited0121 712 8930UK@rcslogistics.com
Rhenus Logistics0161 886 4297Chris.mcguinness@uk.rhenus.com
Robert Kukla Spedition UK Ltd01303 847203m.jacobs@kukla-spedition.com
ROSELINE LOGISTICS LIMITED (UK)44 782 5300 146tony.aherne@roselinelogistics.com
S.H. Pratt Group Ltd01582 436 524LizYork@shprattgroup.com
SAFCO Services Ltd01473 313041philip@safcoservices.com
Samphire Cargo Ltd01304 207 120chris.grimes@samphirecargo.co.uk
Samskip Ltd01472 289377immingham@samskip.com
Sandrair International Limited01932 787 277info@sandrair.com
Savino Del Bene0208 844 8550jack.pells@savinodelbene.com
Schallenberg International Limited01394 675 339Info@Schallenberg.com
Sea Avia Forwarding Ltd0238 033 4403enquiries@seaavia.co.uk
Seabourne Forwarding Limited44 01332 814 477Customs@seabourme-group.com
Seabrook Export Services Ltd0203 288 2980Wyatt@seabrookexports.com
Sea-Cargo UK01469 577119immingham@sea-cargo.no
Seafair (UK) Limited +44 (0)1268 530634uk.sales@seafairgroup.com
Seafast Logistics Ltd01394 694 800enquires@seafast.com
Seagull Freight Services Ltd02085 944 161ibrahim@seagull-freight.com
Seairo Shipping Ltd0151 482 5528roy@seairoshipping.com
Seaport Freight Services Ltd01394 676 691enquiries@seaportfreight.co.uk
Seaspace International Forwarders Ltd01293 554620info@seaspace-ain’t.com
Senator International0161 493 3200andrew.whitehouse@man.senator-international.com
Senator International Freight Forwarding Limited 0161 493 3200andrew.whitehouse@man.senator-international.com
Sevenstar Yacht Transport UK44 2380821031mike@sevenstar-uk.com
SGS United Kingdom Limited01749 345 007sales.i2i@sgs.com
Sheffield Chamber of Commerce0114 201 8888customs@scci.org.uk
Ship Cars Ltd01495 320 540info@shipcars.co.uk
Shipright Ltd0796 100 9336info@shiprightltd.co.uk
Shropshire Chamber of Commerce01952 208 200enquiries@shropshire-chamber.co.uk
Shuttle Bridge Logistics Ltd0203 1375 588info@shuttlebridge.co.uk
Simarco International Ltd01376 501110brexit@simarco.com
SKI Freight International Limited0161 217 1224imran@skifreight.com
SkyPort International Logistics Ltd0161 266 1128matthew@skyportintlog.com
SLR International Ltd 01255 870099 customs@slrtrans.co.uk
Sound Moves UK Ltd01784 424 471Martin.corr@soundmoves.co.uk
South American Agency Ltd. T/A SAA Logistics0208 2492328admin@saalogistics.co.uk
Sovereign Cargo Ltd01323 735300info@sovcargo.co.uk
Spectrum Forwarding Ltd0208 440 7710info@spectrumforwarding.co.uk
Speedlink International Logistics028 90691332belfast@speedlink.ie
Spica Logistics Ltd07493 456 482tolga@spicalogistics.co.uk
Spray Shipping Ltd01394 676 555info@sprayshipping.co.uk
Staffordshire Chambers of Commerce01782 202 222wendy.hall@staffordshirechambers.co.uk
StartUp Overseas44 (0)117 9073520admin@startupoverseas.co.uk
Steder Group UK0141 648 1768steven.kelly@stedergroup.com
Stone Logistics Ltd0161 905 0421chris@stonelogistics.co.uk
Straight Freight Ltd44 (0) 1784 252955info@straight-freight.co.uk
Sumitomo Warehouse (Europe)44 (0) 207 265 1414info@swluk.com
Sunbury Warehousing & Logistics Limited+44 (0) 1932 450 568sales@sunburylogistics.co.uk
Superior Freight Services (UK) Ltd01753 686863Superior@supuk.com
supreme freight44 (0)23 8072 7913ashley@supremefreight.com
Surrey Chamber of Commerce01483 735 540export@surrey-chambers.co.uk
Sussex Chambers of Commerce01444 259 259info@sussexchamberofcommerce.co.uk
T E Shipping Ltd01708 388100tebejer@teshipping.com
t.ward shipping0131 554 1231shipping@tward.co.uk
T/A Customs Clearance UKMobile: 079991 90688
TCB Group Ltd028 95 608 444 darren@tcbfreight.com
Team Global Limited01753 686393phil@teamdeliver.com
Telenet Global Logistics Ltd01753 768100ajordan@telenetlogistics.com
TFS Cargo Services Ltd0208 890 1311dak@tfs-cargo.co.uk
TGF Unique Ltd0208 818 7811info@tgfunique.com
TGT Customs Consulting440 7774278584info@tgtconsulting.co.uk
Thames Valley Chamber Of Commerce Group01753 870560chambercustoms@tvchamber.co.uk
The Jamar Group01392 410 984customs@jamargroup.co.uk
Thermotraffic UK Limited020 8596 5406n.stokes@thermotraffic.com
Thos E Kettlewell & Son Ltd01405 762262agency@kettlewell.com
Toga Freight Services Ltd (Ireland)+353 1 630 4200Brexit@TogaFreight.com
Toll Global Forwarding Group UK Limited0208 893 2337Inde.atwal@tollgroup.com
TPS Global Logistics Ltd01622 237 979info@tps-global.com
TQ Express0161 437 0248Imports@tqexpress.com
TR Logistics Group02890 373 700info@tr-logistics.com
Trafertir International Transport Ltd01268 247 004customs@trafertir.com
TrailerTrans (Europe) Limited01469 577 000sales@trailertrans.co.uk
Trans Global Freight Management Ltd01932 212821einfo@trans-global.com
Transland Group0044 1543 445656kjones@translandgroup.co.uk
Transland International UK Ltd01543 445656kjones@translandgroup.co.uk
Tudor Freight0208 831 4234adam@tudorfreight.com
Turquoise Logistics Ltd012277 725480info@turquoiselogistics.co.uk
Tuscor Lloyds Ltd0161 868 6000hello@tuscorlloyds.com
U Freight UK Ltd01932 788116lonop@ufreight.com
UK Customs Solutions LTD01394 334 880enquiries@ukcustomssolutions.co.uk
UK Import Services Limited0345 309 6360enquiries@ukimportservices.com
UK Postings Worldwide01844 398 880Lee.Bucktrout@ukpworldwide.com
Uneek Forwarding Ltd44 208 984 0425info@uneekforwarding.co.uk
Uniexpress Ltd01274 741800michael@uniexpress.co.uk
Unisystems Freight (UK) Ltd01376 518 700russell@ufl.uk.com
Universal Delivery Solutions Ltd0208 848 3308info@udsww.com
Universe Logistics0203 004 9397info@unvs.co.uk
Unsworth0208 988 8055ag@unsworth.uk
Vantec World Transport (NL) BV0161 498 6277Nick-johnson.pr@vantec-gl.com
Velta International Ltd01376 505 160info@velta.co.uk
Viamaster International Ltd0113 259 7031customs@viamaster-intl.com
Viking Shipping Services Ltd01757 606 695gpickering@vikingshipping.co.uk
Vikstar Limited+44 (0) 20 85379206vikesh@vikstar.co.uk
Viva Xpress Logistics (UK) Ltd+ 44 (0)1753 210700info@VXLNET.co.uk
W E Dover Ltd01304 249 855sales@wedover.co.uk
W. Saunders (Shipping & Forwarding) Ltd 01394 672244info@wsaunders.co.uk
Wainwright Bros & co Ltd02380 223671E-mail-forwarding@wainwrightgroup.com
Wallis Shipping Services Ltd01206 751133info@wssl.co.uk
Warrant Group Limited0151 955 0630customs@warrant-group.com
WBC Export Packaging Limited01773 307236andy.butterfield@wbcltd.com
Widem UK Limited01788 891015rugr@widem.eu
Wilder Logistics (Felixstowe) Ltd01473 655 735fxt@wilderlogistics.com
Wilder Logistics Ltd01753 681 085mail@wilderlogistics.com
Wine and Spirits Trade Association0207 089 3877info@wsta.co.uk
Wineflow Clearance Ltd01304 273 632clearance@wineflow.com
Wirral Chamber of Commerce0151 650 6940export@wirralchamber.co.uk
WM International Ltd0121 327 1504michal.gierat@wmgroupuk.co.uk
Woodland Global+44 1245 619740hayley.williams@woodlandgroup.com
Woodland Global Ltd01245 619 900customs@woodlandglobal.com
Woodside Global02893 344848imports@woodsides.com
World Cargo Logistics Limited0161 302 8643kevin@worldcargologistics.co.uk
World Cargo Logistics LTD07931 526652manchester@worldcargologistics.co.uk
World Freight Consultants Ltd01375 851999info@wfc-ltd.co.uk
World Transport Agency Ltd01394 673247felixstowesales@wtagroup.com
World Transport Agency Ltd07771 796 479dean.levey@wtagroup.com
Worldwide Energy Logistics Limited0208 8670330wellsales@well.uk.com
Worldwide Logistics Group020 39002474aj@wwllmail.com
WS Logistics Ltd01394 272 266info@wslogistics.com
WTC Logistics UK Limited01268 582120operations@wtclogistics.co.uk
X One Wholesale Ltd01753 682426lhr@xonewholesale.co.uk
XPand Logistics Ltd01784 431 081salesteam@xpandlogistics.co.uk
XPO Global Forwarding UK Ltd01753 686 883lhrimports@xpo.com
YFT Logistics Ltd02380 472696yvonne@yftlogistics.co.uk
Yorkshire Shipping Ltd01482 333600customs@yorkshireshipping.co.uk
Your Logistics Company Ltd0203 058 4100operations@yourlogisticscompany.co.uk
Zenith International Freight Ltd01274 727888sales@zen-intl.co.uk
Ziegler UK Ltd01753 287550ukairfreight@zieglergroup.com
ZigZag Global Ltd (Returns)0203 286 8223al@zigzag.global
Zygo Limited01394 671 444gov.uk@zygo.eu

What is a freight forwarder?

If you’re already doing business abroad, you’ve likely heard of freight forwarders before. They promise to take much of the stress out of international shipping – and deal with all aspects of the transportation and delivery of your goods. In most cases they’ll also deal with customs clearance. But do you really need to use a freight forwarder for your shipment? Or is it an unnecessary waste of cash?

A freight forwarder is an individual – or, more likely, a company – which arranges for goods to be transported from one place to another.

While this might sound straightforward enough, there is in fact a whole lot which goes on behind the scenes to make sure that product delivery you’re expecting makes it safely from your supplier to your office. A good freight forwarder, however, will make the process look seamless, efficient and simple.

>See also: Freight forwarder: Everything you need to know

What does a freight forwarder do?

A freight forwarder will take control of getting your shipment from its origin to your store, home or office. That can involve any or all of the following steps:

  • Arranging transport from the origin – such as your supplier’s factory or warehouse – to the port or airport for shipment
  • Preparing documents, licenses and all relevant paperwork for export at the point of origin
  • Negotiating, booking and loading cargo for sea or air freight
  • Setting up insurance and tracking delivery as needed
  • Preparing documents, licenses and all relevant paperwork for UK customs authorities
  • Arranging haulage and delivery to your agreed location in the UK

Often, it’s not the freight forwarder themselves carrying out many of the steps listed above. They’ll often subcontract things like local haulage to a partner based in your supplier location, for example. But what makes a freight forwarder helpful – and often crucial – is that they have the contacts across the globe to find the right person needed to get the job done, whether you’re importing from Sao Paulo or Shanghai.

Having a skilled freight forwarder will cost you in upfront fees – but it should make the import process run smoothly and reduce the risk of any unforeseen costs or nasty surprises.

What are the advantages of using a freight forwarder?

  • You’ll only need to deal with one person to arrange your shipment, rather than several different haulage and freight companies
  • Many freight forwarders are experts in import/export paperwork, and can help you navigate the complex processes involved
  • With their local connections, freight forwarders can find service providers all over the globe to complete your shipment
  • Freight forwarders can negotiate on shipping, haulage and warehousing costs on your behalf
  • Using a freight forwarder offers peace of mind – if something goes wrong, or you need to submit an insurance claim, they should be able to help out

Where can I find a freight forwarder?

The British International Freight Association (BIFA) has a location-based search engine for its freight forwarder members and their specialisations.

What is a fast parcel operator?

Fast parcel operators can help you move documents, parcels, and freight across the world within a specific time frame. They can even handle customs clearance for you, provided you give them written instructions. The instructions must clarify whether these agents are acting for you directly or indirectly.

Where can I find a fast parcel operator?

The Government has published a list of authorised fast parcel operators ahead of Brexit, and that list is continually updated

Where to find a fast parcel operator

NamePhone numberEmail address
512 (Doncaster) Limited01302 217512Dom@5-1-2.com
512 Sheffield Ltd01709 550512cory@5-1-2.com
Abacus Express Logistics Ltd01753 686442info@abacusexpresslogistics.com
Active Freight Management Limited01784 473900imports@active-freight.com
Air Sea Logistics Ltd01753-687411imports@airsealogistics.com
Alinnza Trading London Ltd07840 191 477ezequield@alinnzatrading.com
Allseas Global Logistics0161 272 8989info@allseasglobal.com
Andrews Shipping & Fwdg Ltd0208 805 5588andreas@andrewsshipping.com
Aquarius Airfreight Services Ltd0208 814 2873Info@aquariusairfreight.co.uk
Aramex UK Ltd01753 210 500aramexukenquiries@aramex.com
ASM Freight Services Ltd020 8572 5792info@asmfreight.co.uk
Atlantic Pacific Global Logistics Ltd01268 582 776sales@atlantic-pacific.com
Aviation Support Ltd01753 757 100shipping@aviation-support.co.uk
Aztek International Freight Limited01268 286 444nick@aztekintl.com
B&H Worldwide Ltd02087 595 544mventham@bhworldwide.com
Barker & Hood Ltd01206 215700colchester@barker-hood.co.uk
Blaiklock Limited01932 598444operations@blaiklock.uk.com
Bluewater Shipping UK Ltd01224 771 191bwopsaberdeen@bws.dk
Bolloré Logistics UK Ltd020 7897 7800richard.myers@bollore.com
Bridges Logistics & Fulfilment Ltd0208 467 9955cherylmillar@bridgeslogistics.com
Bronel Group Limited44 1268 820272info@bronel.com
Brunswick International – Liverpool0151 933 1315steve.crane@brunswickinternational.co.uk
Bullet Express Ltd0330 102 7500worldwide@bulletexpress.co.uk
Caledonian Freight Ltd01324 472 611ops@caledonianfreight.com
Cavalier Logistics UK LTD0203 887 1350dvanturton@cavlog.com
CBI Global Freight Management Ltd0161 870 8760nigel.sleigh@cbiglobal.com
Clear Fr8 Ltd01304 806 425operations@clearfr8.com
CMI Logistics limited01274 623270julie@cmilogistics.co.uk
Company Trafertir Group01268 247004  customs@trafertir.com
Cool Cargo Logistics Ltd020 8577 0033info@coolcargo.co.uk
Cosmotrans International Ltd020 8751 2109ops@cosmotrans.co.uk
Courier Network Ltd01753 683368ops@couriernetwork.co.uk
Crane International Freight Ltd01234 742 507stevecrane@craneint.com
Crossflight Limited01753 776 048j.kelly@crossflight.com
CS Brunt Freight Services Ltd0161 872 1252chris@csbrunt.co.uk
Davies Turner & Co Ltd03300 301 870road@daviesturner.co.uk
Davies Turner Air Cargo Ltd01753 680 828aircargo@daviesturner.co.uk
DHL Express01332 828402gettingstarted@dhl.com
DPD group UK0121 275 7376internationalexperts@dpdgroup.co.uk
EFS Logistics Limited01282 410044Logistics@efs.global
Embrace Global Logistics Ltd0161 279 1606dave@embracegloballogistics.com
ETL Logistics Limited44 (0) 1932562169info@etl-logistics.com
Euronox Limited+44(0) 208 434 7031info@euronoxltd.co.uk
Eurosprint Freight Services0121 785 0666clay@eurosprint.co.uk
FedEx Express03456 07 08 09uk@fedex.com
Fenix Freight Limited0121 222 5151accounts@fenixfreight.com
Flight Logistics Group Ltd – ShipArt01753 763 500sam@flightlg.com
Freight Logistics Solutions01633 288 400operations@freightlogisticssolutions.co.uk
G.B. Agencies Ltd01472 246 500Tim.OMahoney@gbagroup.com
Gemini Freight Management Ltd01322 374 854sales@gemini-freight.com
Globexair0208 897 0490tony.white@globexair.com
Gondrand UK0208 526 8751slatteryp@gondrand.co.uk
Greencarrier Freight Services (UK) Ltd01469 282600airandocean@greencarrier.com
Gwynedd Shipping Limited01407 760232sales@gwyneddshipping.com
I C Shipping Limited0121 502 0095ian@icshipping.com
Immingham Transport Ltd07710 703 976david.millard@ntex.com
In Time Worldwide Express Limited0345 258 2330quotes@itwx.net
Invictus Global Logistics Limited01634 540 770louise.robinson@invictusgloballogistics.com
Isca Forwarding Ltd01392 369923Jackie@isca-forwarding.co.uk
Jeavons Eurotir Ltd0121 201 0061Sales@jeavonseurotir.co.uk
John Pipe International+44 2380 360100mal.young@johnpipe.co.uk
Kalantha07399 308 201kalantha@protonmail.com
Ken Hill Freight Services Ltd01530 413300chris@kenhillfreight.co.uk
Kingscote Rojay Limited01429 804040Janice.best@kr-l.com
Landmark Global0207 042 1338gsaunderson@landmarkglobal.com
Leman International Transport01924 492296alex.rothwell@leman.com
LHR Global Logistics Ltd0208 283 9480cs@lhrglobal.com
Lincoln Maritime Limited+44 (0) 2081503671sales@lincolnmaritime.co.uk
LV Shipping & Transport44 0 1642440744forwarding.middlesbrough@lvshipping.com
Maina Couriers Ltd0 44 2088431977Info@Maina.com
Mapcargo International Ltd01753 255 255sales@mapcargo.co.uk
Mark 3 International01753 683 511rob@mk3i.com
Merzario Ltd01277 363 117operations@merzarioltd.co.uk
Metro Shipping Limited0121 717 2345enquiries@metroshipping.co.uk
Mission Control Ltd01373 800 321fpo@missioncontrolltd.com
MSK Logistics Ltd   01293 400540    Sales@MSKLOGISTICS.COM
NamePhone numberEmail address
Nemcast International Ltd01753 682111imports@nemcast.com
Neptune Shipping Agency Ltd01579 386 000sales@nsa.com
NMC Global Logistics Limited+44 1394 270400neil@nmclogistics.com
Noatum Logistics UK Ltd44 (0) 1784 480101phil.sawdon@noatumlogistics.com
Norsk European Wholesale Ltd01753 800 800mailto:santosh.abbott@norsk-global.com
NTEX Ltd01469 570 412melanie.horton@ntex.com
NTI UK INC. (Nankai Express Co Ltd.)020 3793 0766air@uk.nankai-express.com
OCS Worldwide0207 640 3845samson.buwu@ocsworldwide.co.uk
One World Express Inc Ltd0208 860 6060info@oneworldexpress.com
One World Logistis UK Limited01753 683334naresh@owfll.com
Orbis International Ltd+44 (0)1636 701358airfreight@orbis-int.com
PDQ Specialist Courier Services0800 046 2011info@pdqspecialistcouriers.com
Prime Express Cargo & Couriers Ltd44 20 8573 4531sony@primexgouk.com
Quality Freight Services Ltd0161 820 6830duncan@qualityfreight.co.uk
Quest Freight Ltd020 8890 0330john@questfreight.co.uk
Radius Logistics UK Ltd+44 (0) 2081332586cus.lon@radiuslog.co.uk
RIF Worldwide Plc01932 753 799nblakemore@rifworldwide.co.uk
RJJ Freight Ltd01394 695 575nigel.abbott@rjjfreight.co.uk
Rohlig Logistics0121 745 9955Rohlig-uk@rohlig.com
Royale International Couriers Ltd0208 890 3004don@Royale.co.uk
SAFCO Services Ltd01473 313041philip@safcoservices.com
Seabrook Export Services Ltd0203 288 2980Wyatt@seabrookexports.com
Shuttle Bridge Logistics Ltd020 3137 5588info@shuttlebridge.co.uk
Spectrum Forwarding Ltd0208 440 7710info@spectrumforwarding.co.uk
Speedlink International Logistics028 90691332belfast@speedlink.ie
SpeedLink Transport Limited44 208 037 7899operations@speedlinktc.com
Spica Logistics Ltd07493 456482tolga@spicalogistics.co.uk
Superior Logistics01753 689 784Dan@superiorlogistics.co.uk
Team Global Limited01753 686393phil@teamdeliver.com
The Courier Company (UK) Limited08700 116 611jason@thecouriercompany.biz
TLC World Logistics020 8750 8968stuart@tlc-logistics.co.uk
TNT0800 100 600customercareuk@tnt.co.uk
Toll Global Forwarding020 8818 7860Raj.Khubchandani@tollgroup.com
TPS Global Logistics Ltd01622 237 979info@tps-global.com
TrailerTrans (Europe) Limited01469 577 000sales@trailertrans.co.uk
Trans Global Freight Management Ltd01932 212821einfo@trans-global.com
Universal Delivery Solutions Ltd0208 848 3308info@udsww.com
Universe Logistics0203 004 9397info@unvs.co.uk
UPS03457 877 977ukreply@ups.com
Vikstar Limited+44 (0) 20 85379206vikesh@vikstar.co.uk
Viva Xpress Logistics (UK) Ltd+44 (0)1753 210700info@VXLNET.co.uk
WBC Export Packaging Limited01773 307236andy.butterfield@wbcltd.com
Wilder Logistics Ltd01753 681 085mail@wilderlogistics.com
X One Wholesale Ltd01753 682426lhr@xonewholesale.co.uk
XPand Logistics Ltd01784 431 081salesteam@xpandlogistics.co.uk
Your Logistics Company Ltd0203 058 4100operations@yourlogisticscompany.co.uk
Zentrade Services Ltd07903 237 811Alison@zentrade.co.uk
Ziegler UK Ltd01753 287550ukairfreight@zieglergroup.com
ZigZag Global Ltd (Returns)0203 286 8223al@zigzag.global
Source: HM Government

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