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5 Tips On Shipping Large Packages To Scandinavia

Posted by Liam Harrison on 02-Feb-2022 10:00:00

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Shipping large packages is one of the most cost-effective ways to transport goods to Scandinavia. However, a little insider knowledge can go a long way to making the process even more efficient. 

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1) Make The Best Use of Available Space

Whatever the size of the package, making the most of your available space is central to getting the best deal. Shipping companies like to move full pallets and will offer multiple incentives for doing so. Some shipping providers will even penalise merchants for sending part loads and half pallets, so it often pays to think big. If in doubt, ask your provider for advice about optimising space.  

2) Look For Flexibility

Some companies are sympathetic to the challenges of loading up pallets into the optimum weight and size, and will have the flexibility to do it for you. For instance, they may offer to load your goods with similar deliveries to avoid wasting space. The greater flexibility your logistics provider can offer, the better deal you are likely to get. 

3) Ask For Bespoke Services

Many bulky, oddly shaped components and materials cannot be loaded onto pallets and require special arrangements. If your large loads fall into this category, it is important to work with an experienced logistics provider who can guarantee the proper processes at every leg of the journey, otherwise the results can be felt in delays, damage, and unexpected costs.

4) Use Local Expertise

It’s hard to understate how important local expertise can be when shipping large packages to Scandinavia. Local haulage companies are able to negotiate the best solutions and have all the contacts to operate robust contingency plans when required. As such, working with a company who has a physical presence in the country that you want to ship to can be one of the most cost-effective strategies. 

5) Pick Your Time, Ask For a Quote

Express and scheduled deliveries each have their benefits and drawbacks. The best option depends on the haulage company’s local network capabilities, with larger numbers of supply depots equating to a greater variety of options and competitive prices. When selecting your logistics provider in Scandinavia, opt for one that will consider express deliveries of large packages on a case-by-case basis rather than a flat rate. Not only will this approach offer the best prices, it will also reflect the efficiency of the service. 

What Next?

Without insider knowledge, shipping large commercial packages to Scandinavia can be expensive. At NTEX, our established networks and local presence in Sweden, Norway, Finland, and Denmark enable us to offer clients the most affordable options. For more information, please get in touch.     

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