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United Kingdom Operational Guide

United Kingdom (GB:LON), The most important sectors of United Kingdom’s economy in 2018 were wholesale and retail trade, transport, accommodation and food services (21.4%), industry (19.4%) and public administration, defence, education, human health and social work activities (16.6%). Intra-EU trade accounts for 56% of United Kingdom’s exports (Germany 13%, France 10% and Spain 5%), while outside the EU 9% go to the United States and 5% to Switzerland. In terms of imports, 59% come from EU Member States (Germany 17%, France 9% and the Netherlands and Spain 5%), while outside the EU 7% come from China and 4% from the United States.

In United Kingdom, Intercargo provide a full range of freight forwarding and Courier services, below is list of our most popular services;

Recommended Agents

Air Freight Forwarder
  • P.O. BOX 232307
    United Kingdom UGB
    Phone: +971 (4) 280-7266
    Fax: +971 (5) 5249-8251
    E-mail: sales@intercargo.com
Sea Freight Forwarder
  • P.O. BOX 232307
    Jebel Ali UGB
    Phone:+971 (4) 280-7266
    Fax:+971 (5) 5249-8251
    E-mail: sales@intercargo.com

Road transport to / from United Kingdom

Our European road freight services provide comprehensive solutions for both import and export customers across Europe. Our services include express, groupage, full and part loads, and timed collection and delivery.

Dedicated FTL (Full load) Road Freight Services to / from United Kingdom

We load and unload your goods throughout the country, be it in Rome, Milan, Bolzano, Naples or elsewhere on the Apennine Peninsula. At Intercargo we partner with the most reliable European transport providers in the intermodel network, we organise your road haulage (full truck loads) from all over United Kingdom to all European countries and back. Rely on intelligent transport logistics of the highest quality! On selected routes we are also active in Combined Transport

Top Road Freight Destinations from United Kingdom

Road freight Quote

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Air Freight

Air Freight Services to United Kingdom

Intercargo Air Freight Services to United Kingdom choice of airlines is essential when comparing rates to any international logistics network. We can offer you choice and flexibility over the type of service available when sending freight by air.

Instant Air Freight Quote - Compare rates from over 149 Airlines

Over the last years we have established relationships with industry partners and we are firmly positioned to negotiate the best possible rates on your behalf. Special spot rates may also be available on request.

  • Instant Quotes Our IATA accreditation stands us out amongst Air Freight forwarding You can access quotations and compare rates via our online instant quote system. You check rates and there is no obligation to buy or register with us.
  • You can instantly compare the freight charges to send your freight by air with airlines operating to United Kingdom.
  • Our Spot Rates team can negotiate spot rates on your behalf for large shipments to help reduce the per kg rate.
  • For consignments which require freighter carriers Choice of International Cargo Airlines which are available to certain destinations.
Airport to Airport Air Freight Services - United Kingdom

Our air freight services operate from airport to airport. You can either drop the goods into one of our drop-off depots yourself, or arrange for a separate company to drop them off for you.

  • When you drop the goods at the depot, you will need to ensure that all of the necessary shipping documentation comply with the requirements in United Kingdom.
  • Once the goods have been Air Freighted to the destination airport, the consignee will need to clear the goods through customs.
Door to Door Air Freight Services - United Kingdom

When you book your air freight service with Intercargo, our rates include an optional collection service so you can have your goods collected from your door.

We also offer Door to Door Services via our office and partner network which operates door-to-door service using our fully trackable system and leading freight forwarding agents.

  • Your goods will be collected by our Transport companies from an address of your choice, shipped via road, Air or Sea, and then delivered to the destination Airport from the receiver may collected the shipment.
  • Please be advised should any customs issues arise, it will be consignee's responsibility to pay any clearance fees or any other related destination fees.
Airports Served - United Kingdom
Top Air Freight Destinations

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Sea Freight

Sea Freight Services to United Kingdom

Intercargo Sea Freight Services to United Kingdom choice of airlines is essential when comparing rates to any international logistics network. We can offer you choice and flexibility over the type of service available when sending freight by Sea.

Instant Sea Freight Quote - Compare rates

Over the last years we have established relationships with industry partners and we are firmly positioned to negotiate the best possible rates on your behalf. Special spot rates may also be available on request.

  • Instant Quotes Our FIATA accreditation stands us out amongst Sea Freight forwarding You can access quotations and compare rates via our online instant quote system. You check rates and there is no obligation to buy or register with us.
  • You can instantly compare the freight charges to send your freight by sea with Intercargo's Groupage/LCL services to United Kingdom.
  • For consignments which require Full Container loads we have Choice of International Shipping Lines which are available with competiitve rates to almost any destination.
Quay to Quay Sea Freight Services - United Kingdom

Our sea freight services operate from quay to quay. You can either drop the goods into one of our drop-off depots yourself, or arrange for a separate company to drop them off for you.

  • When you book sea freight to United Kingdom, you will need to ensure that all of the necessary shipping documentation comply with the requirements in United Kingdom.
  • Once the vessel has sailed on its way to United Kingdom the consignee will need to make arrangements to have the shipment cleared through customs.
Door to Door Sea Freight Services - United Kingdom

When you book your Groupage/LCL freight service with Intercargo, our rates include an optional collection service so you can have your goods collected from your door.

We also offer Door to Door Services via our office and partner network which operates door-to-door service using our fully trackable system and leading freight forwarding agents.

  • Your goods will be collected by our Transport companies from an address of your choice, shipped via part load or full container load and then delivered to the destination Seaport, the consignee will need to make sure the shipment is customs cleared.
  • Please be advised should any customs issues arise, it will be consignee's responsibility to pay any clearance fees or any other related destination fees.
Seaports Served - United Kingdom
Top Sea Freight Destinations

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Supply Chain Management

At Intercargo we offer a comprehensive suite of services drawing on our global network and local insight to deliver value across your supply chain.
From the initial consultancy and design, to final mile delivery and reverse logistics, we provide customised supply chain solutions across all industry sectors.

  • We can plan
  • We can source
  • We can store
  • We can deliver
  • We can return

United Kingdom References

In United Kingdom, Intercargo provide a full range of freight forwarding and Courier services, below is list of our most popular services;

  • Customs Office
  • Public service hours:
    Sunday – Thursday: 7:30 AM – 2:30 PM
    Phone enquiry hours:
    Sunday – Thursday: 7:30 AM – 2:30 PM

    Airports, United Kingdom border customs and Jebel Ali port are working around the clock.

  • United Kingdom Customs
  • Importing goods into United Kingdom can be done for domestic consumption, temporary entry, or re-exporting. Customs clearance will be quick and easy if you have the correct documents and follow exact procedures.

  • United Kingdom HS Tariff
  • General Secretriat Execute Council Emirate of United Kingdom

United Kingdom - Documentation Requirement

Whether it be obtaining permissions via the relevant authorities, generating certificate of origins, ensuring originals reach destination safely, we cover it all helping take the stress of paperwork out of your logistical needs.

Whether it be obtaining permissions via the relevant authorities, generating certificate of origins, ensuring originals reach destination safely, we cover it all helping take the stress of paperwork out of your logistical needs. Each shipment when sending commercial cargo, requires a commercial invoice and packing list. For goods over the value of $270, a certificate of origin containing the origin of manufacture, created by the local chamber of commerce at origin will also be required. On the portal online under ‘my Intercargo’ it will allow you to request purchase of a certificate of origin. To create a certificate of origin, you will require a commercial invoice and a packing list.

Key things to display on your commercial invoice (Alongside the template found under the download centre): *HS Code *Accurate Weight *Commercial Invoice Number *Original hand signature (electronic signatures/stamps are prohibited on paperwork and will count as copies) All documents are required in original, signed and stamped format at destination for clearance. If the documents are not present at time of clearance, there is an option to put a refundable deposit down until the originals are received within 14 days of arrival of the shipment. A non-refundable fee for processing missing documents will also apply.

United Kingdom FAQ's

Is United Kingdom an EAWB destination?

Yes

Do I need an Intercargo account to ship to United Kingdom?

No, at Intercargo there is no need for an account. You simply pay by credit/debit card or at any Barclay’s branch for each booking you make. 

Does Intercargo accept bookings to PO Box Numbers in United Kingdom?

For international destinations we will accept PO Box addresses providing the receiver is contactable by telephone. Please ensure that the receiver's telephone number is entered correctly on the Intercargo booking form.

Are transit times guaranteed to United Kingdom?

No, transit times are provided as a guide only. 

Transit times are in working days and based on deliveries to major Airports/Seaports. They are subject to change depending on the location of collection and delivery, as well as shipment contents, weight and value. There may also be circumstances beyond our control. For more information please refer to Intercargo’s Terms and Conditions of Carriage.

When will my shipment arrive into United Kingdom?

You can get up to date information on the status of your consigment and view delivery details using our online tracking services: Track It - enter your booking referance

What if I do not know the destination postcode in United Kingdom?

For international shipments, a postcode is required for countries which have a postal code system. This is used for completing the airway bill for your shipment. For countries with numeric postcode systems or you do not know the destination postcode, please check with the receiver or leave blank.