Entries by Francesca Ludlow

We are Hiring: 2 New Positions in Operations

Due to continued expansion here at Sandford Freight UK, we are opening 2 new Full-Time Position within the Operations department.   Job Role Title:  Road Freight Clerk (Monday-Friday Full-Time) Sea Freight Import Clerk (Monday-Friday Full-Time)     You will need full knowledge of the following: Customs entries (you must have experience with customs entries) Quoting […]

Sea Exports to USA

Please note maritime export shipping are experiencing major issues with space and availability on board vessels. For all bookings please ensure you are providing us with a least one month’s notice. All shipping companies are now booking all shipments in one full month in advance before vessel departures.   Further to booking delays in the […]

LCL Shipments Rejected

Lines are now not accepting LCL bookings if the shipment contains certain commodities such as food goods. This is due to lines not wanting to add additional delays on vessels due to some commodities having a greater probability of being pulled by customs for investigation. Authorities at origin are rejecting shipments based on commodity with […]

Extreme Weather in China – Typhoon Season & Flooding

The newest treat to the global supply chain industry is the extreme weather in China. Typhoon season pierces challenges to all modes of transport across china triggering additional delays at China’s busiest ports. In southern China, Yantian port has temporarily stopped drop-off services of containers due to a typhoon alert in the Shenzhen area. Just […]

Are You Claiming Preference for EU Goods?

From January 2021, if your goods originate in the EU or UK, you may be able to claim a preferential rate of duty when importing into certain countries and released to free circulation. This means they will be free of customs duty.   To claim preference of duty your goods must originate in the EU […]

Shut Down In Italy

In August in Italy, the country enjoys a short break which means many business shut down for the duration of August. Addressing the above, please note there is now limited availability for shipping both to and from Italy. The knock-on effect of this means there is also a spike in costs of shipping to/from Italy.

Looking for a Job?

WE ARE HIRING!! Are you or anyone you know interested in a new job role here at Sandford Freight UK Ltd? We are hiring for an apprentice to join us at our office based at Heathrow. Freight Forwarding Apprentice – Find an apprenticeship (findapprenticeship.service.gov.uk)   View more info here:  https://www.findapprenticeship.service.gov.uk/apprenticeship/-594221