We send pallets and lorry’s to the continent every day for a wide variety of customers and offer Express or Economy options as well as advice on best practice to help ensure your goods arrive safely and on time.
If you or your business needs freight services like shipping from the UK to Italy, you can take advantage of our regular vehicle departures to the continent. We offer customers non-dedicated, shared user transport (often called Groupage) which is by far best value import and export service with typical transit times of between 2 and 5 days. Our other popular service for shipping to Italy form the UK is Full and Part Loads which tend to work out as better value for long and large items / consignments of eight or more pallets / anything over 4500kg. If your delivery is urgent it may be possible to arrange a next day delivery to Italy however it will depend on the size & weight of the goods to be transported. If you require next day delivery, speak to one of our transport co-coordinators on 01290 211 807.
Our haulage network spans the UK and western Europe making us well placed for importing goods from Italy to the UK with transit times from between 2 – 5 days. Due to our current membership of the European single market most goods can be imported tariff free and with minimal paperwork required however we will advise you if your goods require special attention. The value of goods imported from Italy to the UK in 2016 was over £19 billion with machinery and machine parts making up the largest element at around 19%. Unsurprisingly wine and pasta make up another 5% and with such strong trading links it is easy to see why shipping from the UK to Italy is relatively straight forward and cost effective.
For continental land transit the hauliers liability to you, the owner of the goods, is calculated at around £8 per KG. Additional insurance up to £10k coverage can be purchased for £20, and for higher value goods we will provide you a bespoke quotation.
As the roads and ferries can be unpredictable we do not guarantee delivery timescales however we do work hard to ensure rapid transit where required.
Yes. To ensure smooth transit it may be necessary to discuss access and timings with our service personnel and we can ensure that a tail lift vehicle is used where required.
'Standard Pallets' are 120x100cm and 'Euro Pallets' are 120x80cm. Anything bigger than this would be classed as oversized or if your goods overhang the pallet (not recommended unless the goods are sturdy) it would also be classed as oversized. If possible it is best to keep the height to a maximum of 220cm as anything taller may not fit through the doors of many standard vehicles. Our oversized pallet quotes are calculated on the exact measurements of your load so you will not pay for more space that you use.
Typically 5 working days is a good rule of thumb for most western European countries.
For domestic pallets and Exports, we can sometimes collect same day If booked before 10am. On most occasions though collection will be next working day and for Imports it is best to allow 2 days.
Yes (depending on the distance). This will require a dedicated vehicle.
Yes. Engines or vehicle parts must be fully drained of any oil or fuel prior to transport as spill and leaks can create a slip hazard and a fire risk.
Yes, often we can provide an online tracking link. If this is not available our service personnel can keep you updated on transit.
If your goods can be moved by hand (small and lightweight) or by forklift then it may not be necessary to put them onto a pallet. Typically though a pallet is essential for transit.
Kerbside refers to the position and availability of goods. Collections must be from a place accessible by the vehicle and goods will not be move further once off the vehicle.
Thank you very much for taking the time to understand what we needed, the goods arrived this morning exactly as planned.
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Because you need to know your costs, we offer a quick and easy haulage quote and guarantee you will be happy with the results.
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