Freight forwarding Great Britain - transport times, prices and special features
Many of our new customers have experienced that shipping to the United Kingdom (UK) turns out to be a special challenge. Cargoboard does its best to make shipping to England, Scotland and Wales as uncomplicated as possible for you. We will take care of pre-clearance for you and if you wish we can also work with your own customs agent.
Shipments to the UK always require a commercial invoice and export documents . Cargoboard will gladly provide you with a sample commercial invoice after booking and will take care of the export declaration at customs.
For customs clearance to work smoothly, you need a EORI number. The EORI number can be applied for at customs and is required for the dutiable shipment of goods.
Unfortunately, we are unable to offer shipments to the UK, which contain dangerous goods or are to be delivered directly to private customers .
If you want to ship your goods to Ireland , we can reassure you. Here, customs clearance of the goods is not necessary. Such a shipment is treated in the same way as a shipment within the European Union.
Professional and fast! This is the second time I have had goods transported from southern Germany to England. Everything was always straightforward, professional and fast. I am absolutely satisfied!Jörg E. 22. Mai 2020
Transit times for your shipment to Great Britain
Transport transit times for the UK are variable due to the distance from pickup to delivery location. In the following table you can see the current standard transit times for Germany to the UK.
You can easily view transit times for pan-European transports after entering the destinations via our booking platform .
General cargo shipping
|6-10 working days||5-9 working days|
Delivery option desired date
The delivery option of the desired date is available for the transport type of general cargo shipment. This delivery option allows you to send your general cargo shipment at a later date of your choice. What does that mean in concrete terms?
- Collection on the next working day or on the desired day (if customs clearance is available)
- Prioritized delivery on the desired date
- Free storage of goods for a maximum of four working days (then 5€ per pallet space and per working day)
- Minimum terms as for the Standard delivery option
Prices for shipping to Great Britain
The cost of your transport is very variable and depends on the choice of shipping method. The easiest and fastest option to find out daily updated prices for shipping to UK is our shipping calculator.
Special features for shipments to Great Britain
Customs documents are required for transportation to the United Kingdom. To ensure that everything goes smoothly with your freight forwarding shipment within the EU to the UK, you can read all the relevant information on our customs clearance page. In addition, you can check the completeness of your documents with the following checklist. If you have any questions, our customs experts are of course at your disposal!
Checklist for shipping to Great Britain
- Commercial invoice for the shipment
- Packing list or delivery bill
- EORI number and the UID (value added tax identification number) of the consignors from DE
- EORI number and VAT number (Valued Added Tax number) of the recipient in GB
- Shipping declaration GB shipments (You will receive the shipping declaration from us after the booking process).
- Customs tariff number
- Origin of the goods (declaration of origin, if applicable)
- Delivery condition (Cargoboard delivers pure DAP)
Great Britain as an economic area
The UK economy is highly deregulated by international standards, meaning that the government exerts little to no influence through regulations and standards. The tertiary sector is the most productive, accounting for almost 80% of GDP. The financial sector is of particular relevance, as London, with its numerous banks and stock exchanges, is to be regarded as an international financial center. Since 2000, there has been a steady decline in the industry, as major companies relocated the company and production base to other countries. Only exports play a more important role in the countries' overall economies. Fishing is still a relevant business sector in agriculture and creates numerous jobs in coastal towns, especially in local fish processing plants.
The transport infrastructure in Great Britain
The road network of Great Britain has a length of about 388,000 km, of which about 3500 km are freeways. In addition, there are some four-lane trunk roads, which are very similar to highways in the German area. Compared to the rest of Europe, there are few toll roads, but there are some bridges that require payment to cross. There is also an environmental zone in the London area, for which trucks and vans require prior registration to avoid fines. Nowadays, the British peninsula can be reached quite easily through the Eurotunnel. Previously, a boat trip or air travel was unavoidable. The largest airport is London Heathrow with the highest number of passengers in Europe.
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