We have a presence all over the world because we are a part of the DocShipper organization. Therefore, DocShipper is also available in the UK to assist you with all of your purchasing and global logistics operations. You'll observe that import and export have never been so simple! Because of its central location in Europe, the UK has the advantages of having connections to both international air and marine trade.
DocShipper services in UK
Air freight from/to UK
Air freight allows for the speedy and efficient transportation of commodities over great distances while not being an expensive or environmentally damaging option. It will take a few days for your package to go around the world. Once more, you have the option of selecting one of two formulas:
- Express Air Freight: If you have a small package, typically weighing under 100 kg, we advise sending your items by an express service like DHL, FedEx, TNT, or UPS.
- Using the space offered by traditional airlines: like British Airways, American Airlines, and Qatar Airways, you can transport cargo.
Sea freight from/to UK
The most popular mode of transportation is sea freight since it enables us to send huge quantities to distant locations at a reasonable price. You can mail your goods using one of two formulas:
- Full container load (FCL): The entire container is reserved. From departure till arrival, the container is shut.
- Less container load (LCL): You combine your products with those of other shippers in a single container.
Road freight from/to UK
Since it will easily connect the many terminals, including your office, warehouse, or home and the departure/arrival terminals like ports, airports, and railway stations, road freight is typically a vital approach.
Please be aware that we may provide a door-to-door service for short distances by just using the vehicle. This is true, for instance, of cross-border transportation.
British post-transport services
In the UK, we provide a wide range of post-transport logistics solutions. You require either short- or long-term storage for your products. Our warehouses offer space for leasing.
Packing is another service we provide. One thing to keep in mind because it will influence the rest of the process is that if your items are packed correctly, everything should go according to schedule. But if you skip this step, you can experience unpleasant shocks.
Operating capacity across the entire UK
Logistics services in London
With a population of just over 9 million, London is both the capital and largest metropolis of England and the United Kingdom. It has been a significant community for two thousand years and is located on the River Thames in south-east England at the head of a 50-mile (80-kilometer) estuary that flows into the North Sea.
There are now five major airports in London that can accommodate frequent commercial aircraft. Over 3 million people pass through City Airport, the world's smallest airport, every year.
All five airports are located between five and forty miles outside the City of London.
Southampton and Dover, London's two main cruise ports, are both about two hours' drive from the city's hotels in the center. Rarely used by larger cruise ships, the smaller ones almost exclusively use the two smaller ports of Greenwich and Harwich.
Logistics services in Swansea
The second-largest city in Wales is a coastal city called Swansea. Officially known as the City and County of Swansea, it constitutes a significant area.
The twenty-fifth-largest city in the UK is this one. It is part of the Swansea Bay region, the historic county of Glamorgan, the ancient Welsh commune of Gyr, and is situated along Swansea Bay in southwest Wales, with the main area spanning the Gower Peninsula.
With an anticipated population of 246,563 in 2020, the primary area will rank as the second-most populous local authority area in Wales. The Swansea Urban Area, which includes Swansea, Neath, and Port Talbot, had a population of 300,352 in 2011. Additionally, it belongs to the Swansea Bay City Region.
Logistics services in Glasgow
The largest city in Scotland, Glasgow has emerged from a period of post-industrial decline at the end of the 20th century and is now a force in advanced manufacturing, technology and culture. Its metropolitan population is about 1.8 million, making up more than one-quarter of the total in Scotland.
There are 2 airports in Glasgow that share the same name, although one of them is known as Glasgow Prestwick airport, it’s the oldest and where the low-cost airlines operate from.
Port Glasgow responded by diversifying into shipbuilding, and on a huge scale. The first shipbuilders were established in the town in 1780 and 1783, and many more followed. It is said that in the late 1800s shipyards covered every inch of the waterfront between Port Glasgow and Greenock, three miles to the north-west, and the riverbank within Port Glasgow and around Newark Castle.
Logistics services in Liverpool
In western England, close to the border with Wales, Liverpool is a key UK port but its importance to the UK economy doesn’t stop there.
- The nearest airport to Liverpool is Liverpool (LPL).
- In 2020 Liverpool was the United Kingdom's fourth-largest port by tonnage of freight, handling 31.1 million tonnes.
Transport terminals in UK
International ports in UK
Southampton is a port city located in Hampshire, the official county of southern England. It lies roughly 15 miles (24 km) west of Portsmouth and 70 miles (110 km) south of London. The town of Gosport, together with Portsmouth, Havant, Waterlooville, Eastleigh, and Fareham, is a part of the South Hampshire built-up area.
In addition to being a well-liked passenger port, the Port of Southampton also handles a sizable volume of cargo. It is positioned fairly centrallywithin the region on the south coast of the nation, with easy access to both the train and road networks. This indicates that carrying freight to and from the port, as well as moving passengers through the port, is effective. Since the port receives an estimated 1.7 million passengers each year from international cruise lines like Royal Caribbean, Saga Cruise, and Fred. Olsen Cruise line as well as domestic ones like Cunard Line and P&O Cruises, it is essential that the port has adequate road and rail transportation.
The Port of Felixstowe
The port of Felixstowe is one of the biggest in Europe and is situated on the east coast of England. It is the biggest and busiest container port in Britain. In almost all cases, your shipment will arrive here if you are importing products from Asia. Felixstowe's location in the East Midlands makes it possible for you to deliver your goods wherever they are needed, regardless of where in the UK your warehouse is or where they need to be picked up.
Providing shipping services to and from 700 ports throughout the world, the Port of Felixtowe handles more than 4 million 20-foot containers annually. Customers, the community, and British business all benefit significantly from Felixstowe's vital contribution to the smooth operation of UK trade.
Website: Port of Felixtowe
The Port of London Gateway
The newest port in Great Britain is called London Gateway. It is situated on the Thames River in London, as suggested by its name. This port's location on the outside of the city offers many benefits, including the ability to entirely streamline the supply chain for firms in London. Additionally, London Gateway is home to Europe's largest logistics park! Large quantities of perishable and weather-sensitive commodities are commonly handled there. London Gateway, run by DP World, is the most modern, networked, and integrated logistics center in the UK. With a 3,500,000 TEU yearly capacity, it boasts a fully automated container terminal with a 2,700 m long continuous quay, ship-to-shore gantry cranes with up to 25 rows, and these features.
This port will make your goods nearly immediately available at your feet, which might save you inland transit costs if your company or consignee is situated in the city or close by.
Website: Port of London Gateway
International airports in UK
London Heathrow Airport
A significant international airport in London, England is Heathrow Airport, once known as London Airport and currently known as London Heathrow. It is the biggest of the six international airports servicing London, together with Gatwick, City, Luton, Stansted, and Southend.Heathrow Airport Holdings is the company that owns and manages the airport facility. It was the eighth-busiest airport in Europe in 2021 and ranked seventh in the world in terms of international passenger traffic.
London Gatewich Airport
Located 29.5 miles (47.5 km) south of Central London, Gatwick Airport, often known as London Gatwick, is a significant international airport close to Crawley, West Sussex, England. Gatwick was the tenth-busiest airport in Europe and the second-busiest airport overall in the UK before the COVID-19 epidemic, behind Heathrow Airport. It encompasses 674 hectares in total. The North Terminal and the South Terminal, which have a combined area of 98,000 m2 and 160,000 m2, respectively, are the airport's two terminals. It uses a main runway that is 3,316 meters long and functions as a single-runway airport. There is a backup runway available, but it can only be utilized if the primary runway is not in use because of how close it is to the primary runway.
Manchester Airport is an international airport located at Ringway, Manchester, England, 7.5 nautical miles (13.9 km; 8.6 mi) south-west of Manchester's downtown. In terms of passenger volume in 2019, it was the third-busiest airport in the United Kingdom and the busiest airport outside of London. The airport has three passenger terminals, a cargo terminal, and is the only airport in the UK with two runways longer than 3,280 yards (2,999 meters). Manchester Airport has a total size of 560 hectares (1,400 acres) and serves 199 destinations, ranking it as the thirteenth busiest airport in the world.
Services for clearing customs in the UK
It is merely a requirement of international logistics. Your products will unavoidably need the customs authorities' permission to enter the target market when they reach the border of a country. To certify the conformance of the products, the whole paperwork package must be prepared.
DocShipper Alert: Be careful, even the smallest error could cause your package to get held up in customs! To prepare your goods for compliance before import or export, get in touch with our DocShipper experts.
Procurement services in UK
A measure made in support of your purchase operations are the procurement services. Finding the correct supplier making the proper products at a reasonable price is no longer a problem:
- Need to evaluate your goods before starting production? Use sampling. We may make arrangements to send you a sample.
- Supplier search: We identify vendors who are compatible with your project.
- International logistics: Lastly, we naturally take care of all your warehouse's logistical demands.
- Let our years of import/export experience negotiate prices on your behalf.
- Quality control: The quantity to be controlled and the depth of your shipment are the two primary factors we consider when analyzing it.
- Compliance: This aspect is essential because products from Asia may not always adhere to the rules of your market.
FAQ | Freight forwarder & procurement agent in UK
How can DocShipper in the UK assist me?
DocShipper provides exceptional service and a customized solution that meets all of your demands. Including compliance, quality control, transportation, and customs clearance, the entire supply chain from procurement to distribution. Leave it to the experts instead of wasting your time on a subject you are not an expert in!
Is DocShipper a forwarder of freight?
No and yes! Although we are freight forwarders, we are also much more than that. We have a distinctive business structure that enables us to support our clients throughout the entire product lifecycle. Our sourcing department helps you with all aspects of purchasing, the logistics department manages transportation, and our 3PL department assists you with managing your B2C orders (if you are an E-Merchant). You only need to concentrate on promoting and selling your products; everything else is handled by us.
How may DocShipper aid in my supplier search?
DocShipper is primarily a global network of agents and suppliers that we have accredited. So, it's likely that we have a provider in our database that you'd like. If not, our sourcing team will comb through our network to identify a wholesaler that will satisfy your needs in terms of quantity, cost, and quality.
A door-to-door service is what?
A door-to-door service is a logistical answer that addresses all the requirements of your project, including shipping internationally and clearing customs. We take care of everything, so you don't need to do anything else. That's fantastic because we specialize in this service!
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