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How To Get Flexible & Custom Transport To Sweden In 6 Steps

Posted by Liam Harrison on 12-May-2017 14:20:00

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Shipping your products to Sweden from the UK is easy if you choose the right company. If you need to find logistical solutions that work for you, making sure that your haulage company is set-up for your needs is very important. At NTEX we have been doing business in Scandinavia for decades, so let us share some of what we have learned with you.

1) Find A Specialist

When you need to book shipping to Sweden, the first thing you should do is make sure that the company that you deal with specialises in Scandinavian logistics. There are several logistical providers that operate in Sweden, but not all of them will be able to offer you a depth of local connections and intimate knowledge of Swedish ground transportation. If you want to have flexible shipping solutions for Sweden, dealing with a specialist is going make all the difference.

2) Learn About Them

Once you find a company that can accommodate your needs, it's time to dig into who they are. Make sure that the haulage company you select for your Swedish deliveries has loads of experience and can resolve any issues that may arise. Here at NTEX we have decades of experience doing business in Sweden, with local offices in every Scandinavian country. We would recommend that you only deal with companies that can offer you with a personalised service, especially when a specialist company can mean lower costs and shorter lead-times.

3) Make Sure They Have Local Assets

There are many companies that can manage air and sea haulage from the UK to Sweden. But if you are shipping your products door-to-door to Sweden, it is a very good idea to make sure that your haulage company knows the best local providers for onward transportation and has assets on the ground. Many non-specialist firms deal mostly in port-to-port logistics, and this can put you at a disadvantage when it comes to finding flexible shipping solutions. In addition to good local logistical connections, there is no substitute for a logistics company that has fully-staffed local offices.  

4) Talk About What You Need

When it comes to logistics your needs should come first. Many haulage companies want you to work around their shipping schedules, and this is simply incorrect in our opinion. There is no reason why you can't ship your goods to Sweden on a schedule that fits your needs, and one that makes your clients there happy. If a shipping company isn't willing to meet your express scheduling needs, keep looking.

5) Get A Free Quote

Any reputable logistics company will be willing to give you a detailed, free quote for their services. You should know exactly what you will have to pay for haulage, and how long the shipment will take to reach your client in Sweden. If you are dealing with haulage companies who refuse to give you details about their services, or want you to pay for a quote, move on.

6) Ensure Peace Of Mind

There should be absolutely no doubt that you are dealing with competent, dedicated professionals when you book shipping for your products to Sweden. While international shipping is inherently risky, dealing with your logistical provider shouldn't be. Make sure that your shipment is fully insured, and the company you select to manage it has a firm grasp on all the legalities that apply to your goods. In most cases, Swedish customs are harmonised with the standards for the European Free Trade Area, but preparing documents for customs compliance is still necessary.

Let NTEX Show You More

If you want your shipments to Sweden to go smoothly, shipping to Scandinavia with NTEX is a great way to get it done. We were founded in Sweden and we maintain offices in every Scandinavian country. When it comes to dealing with the diverse cultures that are found in Scandinavia, we have a great track record of making logistics work for our clients.

We are happy to show you what we are capable of providing for your company, so please give us a call on 01469 571440 for more information. If you want to know more about who we are, our website can give you a feel for our services and delivery times. At NTEX your needs come first, and we make any Scandinavian-bound haulage our priority.

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