When it comes to transporting goods to Scandinavia, there are a number of means that can be employed. You can send your cargo via air freight, use a seaport to deliver your goods, load it on a train for final mile fulfilment, or employ a road freight service from a port in Denmark, Holland or Germany. The choice will depend on your budget, the type of goods you are transporting and your delivery schedule.
Brexit has meant a few changes to how goods are imported and exported between the UK and Scandinavia. As the United Kingdom has left the EU Customs Union (which includes EU members Sweden, Finland, and Denmark, together with EEA member Norway), you'll now need to supply a Customs Declaration with every Scandinavian-bound shipment you send.
With the Covid 19 crisis occupying all the headlines and, to be honest, most people’s headspace, it’s easy to forget about Brexit.
Brexit will bring changes to the transport of goods to and from the UK to Scandinavia, especially for customers and carriers in Sweden. Brexit will have an impact the logistics and letter services, as the handling of goods and trade between Sweden and the UK will require changes in procedures, including new charges for the services involved.
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.
Cargo Insurance can help protect your shipments from theft or any physical damage, insuring cargo can prevent any losses that may occur during any form of transportation.
Different insurance options mean that different methods are called for when making a claim. Insurance claims for freight transport remain rare. However, variables such as adverse weather can mean that issues arise. The cost of claims is covered by either carrier liability, cargo insurance, or both. There are distinct differences between the two. When deciding which to use, these are the factors to consider in the claims process.
During the year-long transition period that followed Brexit, customs borders did not exist between EU states and the UK. This meant that it was as easy to ship cargo from one part of the UK to another, as it was to export/import goods between EU countries like Sweden and the UK.
Industry-specific terms can be confusing for a lot of people, and something that you will likely deal with on a regular basis. This is why we have put together a selection of shipping terms, making it easier for you to understand the language you may come across when arranging your shipping.
In May 2021, exports of British goods to the European Union (EU) hit a twenty month high, according to official statistics. This marks a welcome reversal of the trend at the beginning of the year, when Britain left the bloc's customs union and single market. The total value of British goods exported in May, excluding precious metals, was £27.9 billion. This figure is higher than any month since January 2020, shortly before COVID-19 started to wreak havoc.
Many UK manufacturing businesses depend on intricate international supply chains, with parts often sourced from across the EU, so the rapid transit of key components is central to businesses meeting their deadlines.
With world governments committed to slashing carbon emissions during the next three decades, and consumers increasingly being drawn to businesses who can demonstrate a commitment to protecting the environment, international logistics is, unsurprisingly, under the microscope.
The post-Brexit landscape has changed the terms of business between the UK and Europe, causing some confusion about tariffs and taxes when importing commercial goods.