LCL Sea Freight Shipping

What is LCL? ‘LCL’ is an acronym for ‘Less than Container Load’ and is referring to the volume of the consignment you are shipping. If you are only shipping one or two pallets this is not enough to fill a 20 or 40 foot shipping container. Therefore your shipment would be packed into a shippingContinue reading “LCL Sea Freight Shipping”

UK Customs Clearance Routes

When goods arrive into the UK from a third country (currently anything not within the EU) they need to be cleared through UK customs and the appropriate import duty and VAT paid. When the customs entry is submitted to UK customs there is four main routes the entry can take. Route 1 If an entryContinue reading “UK Customs Clearance Routes”

Managing Risk in Shipping

When the term ‘risk management’ is used in shipping most people immediately refer to the Incoterms but it is often misunderstood. Incoterms do not refer to risk in all the definitions so how do you define the risk? The transfer of risk comes from the transfer in responsibility. Incoterms outline who is responsible for eachContinue reading “Managing Risk in Shipping”

4 essential communication tips

Modern companies now are a complex network of people and departments. Information needs to flow back and forth between many departments for the company to operative effectively. Lets look at four of the main points you will need to follow to communicate effectively with your shipping and logistics department. Supply ALL the required information FullContinue reading “4 essential communication tips”