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Is Your Business Ready For Brexit? – What You Need To Know About Imports & Exports After 1st Jan 2021

Posted by Liam Harrison on 30-Oct-2020 10:03:58

Whether or not a last minute trade deal is agreed between now and Christmas, it’s likely that the way you conduct business with your partners in the EU will change after 31st December 2020. Customs paperwork and import duties will become a routine part of importing and exporting goods between Europe and the UK – at least until a trade agreement is reached. This doesn’t mean that delays and significantly increased costs are inevitable – but the more prepared you are for potential changes today, the less impact there will be on your supply chain as the UK completes its exit from the EU.

Here’s our guide to what to expect when shipping goods in the New Year. We’re here to help and provide all the support you need to minimise costs and delivery times – so please get in touch if you have any questions.

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Topics: ntex, News

Transporting to Scandinavia: Top Tips on Transporting Large Packages

Posted by Liam Harrison on 22-Oct-2020 09:00:00

So, you want to ship a large package from the United Kingdom to Norway, Sweden, Denmark, or Finland? There are quite a few ways you can do this. However, each needs careful consideration. Large load haulage can be extremely costly and cumbersome if planned and handled poorly. Here's our guide to getting the best deal on large package shipping to Scandinavian countries.

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Topics: Scandinavia, Shipping

What Import Duty & Taxes Are Due When Transporting To Scandinavia?

Posted by Liam Harrison on 22-Oct-2020 09:00:00

Because all Scandinavian countries are a part of the EU/EEA/EFTA free trade zone, there aren't (at the time of writing) import duties or taxes that apply to most items that are shipped for commercial reasons from the UK. Although this may change after Brexit. In all cases though, you will need to work within the VAT tax recording system, so that taxes are collected on the sale of items if necessary. You will also still need to create detailed shipment manifests, so that the local customs procedures are followed.

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Topics: Shipping To Norway, Shipping To Denmark, Shipping To Sweden, Shipping To Finland

Shipping Between The UK And Scandinavia After Brexit

Posted by Liam Harrison on 06-Jul-2020 11:45:00

With the Covid 19 crisis and subsequent lockdown occupying all the headlines and, to be honest, most people’s headspace, it’s easy to forget that we’re nearly two months into the Brexit transition period.

Despite the disruption and uncertainty caused by the virus, including many high profile names becoming ill with the disease, the UK government have insisted a deal can be done in time for 31st December.

So in this article we look beyond Coronavirus and bring the conversation back to Brexit, and in particular, how things currently stand for UK-Scandinavian trade when the Transition Period ends.

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Topics: Scandinavia, Shipping, News

What Is The Average Delivery Time From The UK To Sweden? 

Posted by Liam Harrison on 25-Jun-2020 12:00:00

When it comes to shipping commercial goods from one country to another, time is a sensitive issue. There are numerous ways to send items from the UK to Sweden. Your cargo can travel by ship, plane or lorry, or – more usually – by a combination of transport modes.

The distance to travel is different for each of the three methods. The number of documents to prepare, the loading process, and the cost differ as well. Your choice of delivery option depends on the cargo weight and sensitivity as well as the urgency and cost.

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Topics: Shipping To Sweden, Shipping

The UK-Scandinavia Sea Freight Shipping Process 

Posted by Liam Harrison on 19-Jun-2020 11:44:00

Every day thousands of tonnes of freight arrive at dozens of ports across Europe, to be loaded onto ships and transported around the world. From these ports, goods are loaded onto trucks to continue their journey to manufacturers, refineries, factories, wholesalers and retailers.

During 2017 in the UK alone, over 481-million tonnes of incoming and outgoing freight passed through, accounting for over 95% of all UK freight movements.

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Topics: Scandinavia, Shipping

How To Get Overnight Delivery To Finland 

Posted by Liam Harrison on 15-Jun-2020 11:27:13

When you suddenly find yourself having to ship goods to pastures new it can be a disconcerting process - especially when your goods have to cross unknown borders. Employing the services of a specialist logistics company, with in-depth knowledge of your particular requirements and the mode of transport best suited to your company’s needs, will provide peace of mind.

If for instance, you are shipping to Finland, choosing a company like NTEX, who have specialist knowledge of Finland’s transport links and customs requirements, will ensure your goods are delivered quickly, safely, and cost-effectively. 

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Topics: Scandinavia, Shipping To Finland, Shipping

Why You Can Trust NTEX For Fast And Efficient Transport To Any Location In Scandinavia

Posted by Liam Harrison on 11-Mar-2020 11:40:56

As one of the longest established UK to Scandinavia specialist transport companies, one of the reasons our customers choose us is our experience and extensive knowledge of the local market. With experienced teams in Norway, Sweden, Finland, Denmark, and the UK, we provide a comprehensive range of cost-effective options for both express and scheduled transport.

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Topics: Scandinavia, Shipping

Why Are GPS Systems Essential For Shipping Companies?

Posted by Liam Harrison on 27-Dec-2019 11:30:00

The Global Positioning System (GPS) is an extensive satellite network that allows devices with a GPS transceiver to indicate or relay their exact position anywhere on earth (to an accuracy of around three metres). First used by the US military, GPS-linked computers are invaluable in helping drivers when it comes to orientation, pathfinding, route planning, and navigation.

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Topics: Scandinavia, Shipping

The Benefits Of Comprehensive Insurance Cover For International Shipping

Posted by Liam Harrison on 20-Dec-2019 12:00:00


If you're shipping a valuable package of any size from the United Kingdom to a customer in Scandinavia, you'll need comprehensive insurance cover. Even with the very best shipping companies, ‘Acts of God,’ breakdowns, accidents, human error, and general catastrophes can result in valuable parcels being lost, damaged, stalled, or destroyed. With longer and more complex shipping routes, more factors need to be insured against to mitigate risk. Comprehensive cover means that the financial cost of your packages can easily be recovered in the event of a disaster.

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Topics: Scandinavia, Shipping

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