The Scandinavian countries of Denmark, Norway, Sweden and Finland are all popular destinations for freight shipped from the UK. However, if you’re new to Scandinavian shipping, there are some important things to know in order to get your freight there on time.
Although the above locations are collectively known as Scandinavia and are all members of the European Economic Area (EEA), each is still its own country. As such, each has its own set of rules and a unique transport network that will need to be considered.
Shipping To Scandinavian Countries
Finland, Denmark and Sweden are all members of the EU, meaning that UK companies enjoy full, unrestricted access to their markets. Norway is not an EU member, but is a part of the EEA and European Free Trade Area (EFTA), which also allows UK companies trading there to have no restrictions or tariffs placed on them.
Finland’s currency is the Euro. Denmark, Sweden and Norway use the Danish Krone, Swedish Krone and Norwegian Krone respectively.
Tips for Getting Your Freight to Scandinavian Countries On Time
There are many ways to ensure that your freight arrives at its destination on time:
1) Follow A Predictable Schedule
Express shipping to Scandinavia with NTEX means that you can send your freight to these countries whenever is most convenient for you. However, there is also something to be said for regular, scheduled shipments. Fitting your shipment into our regular delivery schedule gives you the benefit of pre-arrangement and predictability, as well as lower prices.
These weekly scheduled deliveries have already been paid for and their details worked out, eliminating the need to factor in additional time for completion. The handling and warehousing of your goods once they reach Scandinavia is also prearranged. You can expect your customer to receive their goods within 48 hours when using a scheduled delivery.
2) Choose A Specialist Scandinavian Shipping Company
The best way to ensure on time delivery is to choose a company with the experience needed to avoid delays. For example, because of the weather experienced in this part of the world, some ports may only be available for certain months of the year. A specialist company – such as NTEX – will have offices in Scandinavia that can provide these reports directly, allowing them to alter their routes, if necessary, should unexpected weather occur.
A Scandinavian logistics specialist will also be able to adapt your route to find the fastest possible way to deliver your freight. They have all the routes, schedules and road network knowledge for these countries at their fingertips.
A specialist logistics company like NTEX understands the differences between Norway and other Scandinavian countries, and as such, knows how the paperwork and other requirements need to be handled in order to get your freight where it needs to go.
3) No Compromise On Quality
You will know you’re choosing the best company to ship your goods to Scandinavia when they place safety and security above all else. No company should ever be willing to sacrifice the safety and security of your freight just so that damaged goods can be delivered on time!
A quality shipping provider will offer a guarantee for the safety and security of all of the items you ship with them. Not only that, but they will also ensure that only highly-trained and carefully-chosen local third parties operate the supply chain once your goods reach Scandinavia.
4) Excellent Communication
A company that not only says it is willing to communicate, but that actually does is the one you want to ship your freight with. Your shipping company should act as your partner from start to finish, and be able to answer all of your questions as quickly and as accurately as possible.
Book Your Shipment With A Scandinavian Logistics Expert
We understand the nature of your business and how important it is to ensure efficient transit of goods between the UK and your destinations in Scandinavia. With offices in Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Finland, our extensive local knowledge is what makes us the haulage company of choice for many operations managers in the UK. Please click here to book a shipment online.