Specialist Services

Aside from offering the industry standard import/export shipment services, Sandford Freight UK always prides itself on being forward thinking and innovative. We are always looking to expand the portfolio of services we offer in order to best cater for the bespoke needs of our customers.

Crosstrade Management

In conjunction with our Global Overseas agents Sandford Freight UK can assist customers with shipments that have a point of origin and destination outside the UK. We make the complexity of international trade as easy as possible for our customers. We can offer first-rate knowledge and expertise when shipping products to and from destinations outside the UK without the additional requirement and cost of first bringing the cargo into the UK.

Movement Certificates and Consular Documentation

Sandford Freight UK is a member of Thames Valley Chamber of Commerce. Many of our clients’ time is precious and therefore we offer assistance in completing various time-consuming documents such as, Certificates of Origin, both European and Arabic, Eur 1, ATR1 1 and Carnets.

Customs Compliance

We take a systemised approach to maintaining compliance for our customers. This involves guidance with HM Revenue & Customs to ensure the correct customs regimes are employed. Our trained staff research tariff classification in order to create a reliable database for your import traffic. The collection and electronic storage of data creates an audit trail, thus reducing the regulatory load. Customs procedures and compliance are audited by HM Revenue & Customs under our AEO certification.

Project Cargo

Not all freight fits on standard aircraft, boats or trucks; therefore we work closely with approved vendors to offer a fully integrated Heavy Lift and Charter service tailored to your specific needs.

Time Sensitive/Temperature Control/Hand Carry

Cost is not always the most important factor when shipping goods, sometimes time and sensitivity take priority. Our specialist team has years of experience dealing with numerous logistical requirements and have a history of success across a range of services. We have the expert knowledge, innovation and forward thinking solutions necessary to deal with every emergency – whether it is a crucial AOG aircraft part, or live-saving pharmaceuticals that require Dry Ice – we have the expertise to ensure your freight is handled in the correct manner and delivered on time, as promised, even if we have to accompany the shipment on-board the aircraft and hand carry it personally.

Our company specialises in (bio) pharmaceutical shipments and clinical trials, warehousing and added-value services and has been a standard-bearer for this niche market for many years. For over a decade we have been the preferred supplier for many high-end (bio)pharma companies.

Our services include:

  • Storage and Warehousing Services

  • Logistics Management

  • Key Performance Indicator (KPI) reports

  • Pick and Pack and stock control

  • Nationwide Distribution

  • Crating and Packing

  • Vendor Management

  • Insurance