Entries by Francesca Ludlow

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

Job Vacancy – Apprenticeship

If you or anyone you know is looking for an apprenticeship within Freight Forwarding, please get in contact via this link: Freight Forwarding ApprenticeSandford Freight (U K ) Ltd

Container Capacity Out of Asia at Record Levels

BIFAlink newsletter published that shipping lines were expected to provide greater deep-sea volume out of China for the Chinese New Year holiday which began on 12th February 2021.  In January  2021 The Competition Directorate of the European Commission was advised to take action over the existing procedures of liner shipper carriers. European shippers’ council and […]

Where To Find Help – Eu-exit

If you have been importing or exporting to/from Europe recently, you will have experienced the potential customs delays since Brexit officially happened at the beginning of 2021. Our team has been working tirelessly to ensure we can make this transition for our customers as smooth as possible, however it goes without saying there has still […]

Port Congestion In The Last 6 months, Why?

The entire supply chain was affected and disrupted in the 2nd half of 2020. It first started at origin in the spring/early summer in 2020, it later spread to Europe, this subsequently led to re-routing, or cancelling port calls  and sailings, escalating the duration of the round trips. The condition consequently was exacerbated by extra […]