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How Can You Get The Best Value For Money When Shipping Freight To Scandinavia?

Posted by Liam Harrison on 09-Feb-2022 10:00:00


Sea freight is one of the best ways of shipping goods between the UK and Scandinavia (Denmark, Norway, Sweden and Finland). Undertaking the bulk of the journey by sea is often faster than road transit (north through Germany and Denmark from a Channel port in France, Belgium, or the Netherlands), and is almost invariably cheaper than air transport. But just because sea freight is one of the most accessible means of transport doesn't automatically make it the most affordable. What can you do to keep your shipping costs as low as possible?

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Should You Ship FTL or LTL? 

Shipping is generally broken down into two types, FTL (Full Trailer Loads) and LTL (Less-Than Trailer Loads). Shipping FTL gives you the entirety of the trailer to yourself, so you pay for the full trailer space and it's up to you how much you fill it. With LTL, you ship by the weight and space of the goods, so may share trailer space with other companies. The best option for your budget depends on the volume you're shipping. For large volumes, it is usually better value to ship FTL, and you may have more shipping options than when sharing space in an LTL shipment.

Work With a Local Specialist

One of the best things you can do to save money and time is to work with a shipping company that has a dedicated understanding of shipping to Scandinavia. NTEX, for example, began our business in Sweden and we have grown to have offices throughout all four Scandinavian countries, as well as the UK. In those offices, we employ local people who are able to bring a clear understanding of local shipping requirements to the table, to benefit our customers with a wider range of shipping options to suit all budgets and timescales.

Our extensive understanding of the Scandinavian import process can help save you on potentially costly delays and mistakes, especially as import requirements have changed slightly following Brexit. Our company understands the process of shipping to Scandinavia implicitly, and we're able to pass on that knowledge to you. Whether you're shipping large or small volumes of goods, on a one-off or regular basis, our knowledge of transport routes and connections with the best local suppliers will ensure your goods arrive at your customers’ door on time, every time.

Shipping To Scandinavia With NTEX

When shipping cargo to Scandinavia from the UK, it's important that you choose a dedicated, reliable, and experienced team of local shipping specialists. That's why a business like NTEX is perfectly placed to become your trusted shipping partner. Contact us today to learn more about what we can do for you, or click here to request a quote online.

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