Tag Archive for: #Freight

COVID-19 Update!!

Dear valued customers, amid the COVID-19 crisis we are still working hard to fulfill your supply chain needs. Get in touch if you have any questions or worries.

Sea Freight

WARNING: UK Port Closures

Dear Customer,

Due to the progressive bad weather recently the ports have been closing for short periods of time. In spite of this, we are sorry to notify that there will be longer closures. The closures will affect both FCL and LCL operations.

In recent weeks there has been an increase in volume of containers coming on vessels, which has subsequently put pressure on the port/unpacking stations which are becoming increasingly congested. They are doing their best to get operations running smoothly again by extending hours and working weekends.

We will continue to keep you all informed regarding your shipments

Thank you for your patience.

Sea Freight

IMO 2020- Surcharge Explained

Dear all our Customers,

As some of you may be aware, there has recently been new IMO2020 regulations. The IMO2020 regulations stand for the transition of environmentally aware low sulphur fuel. Shipping lines have announced they will charge the environmental fuel fee (EFF) from December 1st 2019. Therefore, this surcharge will now appear in our costings whether this is quotations, invoicing etc.

Please be aware this surcharge will vary depending on shipping line. However, Sandford Freight will continue to ensure we are providing the best cost and service possible.

Any questions, do not hesitate to get in touch with our sea freight shipping team.


Recruiting: Junior Freight Administrator

****This position has now closed. Thank you for those who showed interest. Please keep an eye on our page for updates.****

Attention To All College and School Leavers!!

Sandford Freight UK are currently recruiting a Junior Freight Administrator to join our growing business.

You would be trained within:

• Dealing with air, sea and road imports and exports

• Customs entries • Quotations

• AWB/ HAWB’s/ Bill of Ladings

• Checking flight information

• Vessel Tracking

• Updating clients on their shipments

• Liaising with airlines/shipping lines/shippers and overseas agents

• Arranging collections and deliveries

Please be aware this is only a brief spec, more about the role will be discussed in your interview.

Minimum requirements:

5 GCSE with a grade C or above.

Must be PC literate

Good telephone manner

Excellent computer skills with a good understanding of Microsoft Excel and Word.

Strong written and speaking communication skills in English and ability to communicate effectively.

Keen to learn Team player

Full Time – 37.5 hours a week.


Salary – AAE

Brexit Update: Delayed

As the original Brexit departure date approaches, it is key to note that last week Theresa May was granted an extra two weeks to find a Brexit solution after talks with EU leaders. Originally Brexit was due to commence this week on 29th March 2019. However if Theresa May can get her withdrawal deal through parliament the final Brexit date will be pushed to 22nd May 2019 to give time to pass necessary legislation. If said deal is not agreed, the UK will be leaving the EU on 12th April.

Diagram from BBC News article. Click here for direct link

For extended information on this subject find a detailed article here

Project Cargo: Yet Another Happy Customer

This week we have had another large project cargo movement to the Far East. Find below some pictures of 25,000kgs being loaded through the nose of our friends at Cargolux B747 freighter at Luxembourg Airport.

Thank you the the team at Cargolux and ASC for all your assistance, as usual a great success.