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Are UK To EU Shipping Costs Rising Because Of Brexit?

Posted by Liam Harrison on 11-Jun-2021 10:30:00

International shipping costs rose in January and February 2021 across the board, affecting the cost of trade between the UK and the EU. Bloomberg notes that the average for quoted courier rates has increased by a third to half of their previous value between November 2020 and February 2021. Reuters also reports that UK-EU export traffic has fallen by 68% on January 2020 levels.

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Topics: Shipping, brexit

What Is The Cheapest Way To Send Goods To Norway From The UK?

Posted by Liam Harrison on 03-Jun-2021 10:00:00

If you're sending heavy goods business-to-business from anywhere in the UK to Norway, you'll want to optimise your shipping costs. Getting the best value from your Scandinavian shipments is easy - with a little know-how. Here's how to work out the cheapest option for what you want to ship:

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Topics: Shipping To Norway, Shipping

What Customs Declarations Are Required When Shipping Goods From The UK To Scandinavia?

Posted by Liam Harrison on 27-May-2021 09:36:59

Brexit has meant a few changes to how goods are imported and exported between the UK and Scandinavia. As the United Kingdom has now 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.

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Topics: Scandinavia, Shipping

Lorry Wide Load Regulations UK - What Is The Maximum Size/Weight Allowed?

Posted by Liam Harrison on 19-May-2021 11:30:00

Transporting wide loads on UK roads requires some advance planning and special permits. What constitutes a wide, or abnormal load? While most logistics standards are closely harmonised across the EU, road transport restrictions vary from country to country. Therefore, when transporting large, or unusually shaped goods, it is important to be aware of width, height and length allowances in all of the countries you travel through. In Scandinavian logistics, for instance, you may need to traverse two or even three national jurisdictions by road, as well as the first mile journey in the UK.

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Topics: Shipping, News

Posting To Sweden From The UK: Delivery Methods And Delivery Time

Posted by Liam Harrison on 14-May-2021 14:30:00


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

How To Minimise Your Shipping Delays After Brexit

Posted by Liam Harrison on 01-Apr-2021 17:28:47

The UK-EU Trading Agreement agreed before the end of the Brexit transition guaranteed mutual recognition of goods and waived all import duties. The only day-to-day change is the requirement for importers to file some additional import paperwork, in line with what is already required for UK imports from non-EU countries.

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Topics: Shipping, brexit

The NTEX Quick Guide To Brexit Commodity Codes

Posted by Liam Harrison on 01-Apr-2021 17:00:37

Imports and exports between the UK and the EU (including Norway) now need to state the item’s commodity code. These codes are drawn from the globally-recognised, WTO-approved Harmonised Code (HS) system, so the commodity code for a shipment of bricks, for example, is the same whether it comes from Germany, India, or Ghana. HS Codes are ten-digit quick reference strings that tell readers the broad category, specifics, variant, and country of origin of the goods they're describing. Here's how they work:

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Topics: Scandinavia, Shipping, brexit

Our Quick Guide to All the New Brexit Export Documentation

Posted by Liam Harrison on 01-Apr-2021 16:13:42

Brexit has meant a few changes to the customs paperwork needed to send or receive goods between the UK and Scandinavian countries. Thanks to the 2020 Trade Agreement, most customs regulations will fundamentally remain the same. However, you'll now need to provide more information to customs officials than you might have once expected. Here's what to supply:

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Topics: Scandinavia, Shipping, brexit

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

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

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