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Transporting Goods To Finland - Are Overwidth Loads Allowed?

Posted by Liam Harrison on 06-Feb-2018 10:47:23

Transport to Finland invariably requires a stretch of the journey to be made by road, even if this is only a few miles from the port to its destination. The Finnish road network includes 48,568 miles of main roads, and 64,723 miles of subsidiary roads. This serves a country over 338,000 km² in size, nearly one third larger than the UK, but with less than 6 million inhabitants. Much of Finland is sparsely populated, with long distances to travel between commercial centres. Careful planning is therefore required when transporting goods to a Finnish destination, as the wrong choice of route can delay your journey, especially when shipping goods in winter.

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Topics: Shipping To Finland

The Worst Stories We’ve Heard about Shipping to Finland - What You Need to Avoid

Posted by Liam Harrison on 15-Dec-2017 10:28:16

Finland is a member of the EU and an advanced European economy. In the vast majority of cases, you won’t experience any risks or delays when shipping to a customer in Finland. However, the physical journey to Finland from the UK has historically been a risky business. In this article we shall share with you some stories about how the treacherous waters of the Baltic still pose a risk for commercial shipping – and mention some recent shipping disasters along the coast.

At the same time, we shall guide you with practical tips to prevent anything adverse from happening to your cargo on its way to, or out of, Finland.

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Topics: Shipping To Finland

What Import Duty & Taxes Are Due When Transporting To Finland, Denmark, Norway And Sweden?

Posted by Liam Harrison on 19-Apr-2017 17:00:00

Because all Scandinavian countries are a part of the EU/EEA/EFTA free trade zone, there aren't (at the time of writing) import duties or taxes that apply to most items that are shipped for commercial reasons from the UK. In all cases though, you will need to work within the VAT tax recording system, so that taxes are collected on the sale of items if necessary. You will also still need to create detailed shipment manifests, so that the local customs procedures are followed.

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Topics: Shipping To Sweden, Shipping To Denmark, Shipping To Norway, Shipping To Finland

Specialist Courier To Finland vs. General Haulage – Which Is Best?

Posted by Liam Harrison on 11-Jan-2017 16:57:06

Finding the right company to get your products from the UK to Finland can be a challenge, because each company will offer a different suite of services. What it comes down to is that you will either be shipping your goods via a specialist courier, such as NTEX, or via a general haulage company. Each option has its advantages, and the one that is best for you will be the company that meets as many of your needs as possible.

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Topics: Scandinavia, Shipping To Finland

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