How Do I send Freight from Bristol or Wales, UK
Do I Even Need a Freight Company
Before contacting a freight company, it is worth first considering if you really need the use of a freight company. If all you need to send abroad is a small packet or parcel i.e. to send a gift or send some clothes back home to Australia for example, you are actually best off just using the post office or for a better choice of postal rates for a package, your local Mailbox etc store. You can find your local Mailbox etc here. If on the other hand you are sending significantly bigger than your dirty laundry home to your mother in Australia, and instead are looking to transport something large such as oil rig parts, a batch of new cars, a cargo container full of products or are getting involved in the import and export business, and are looking for a transportation partner, then a freight company is your best option.
Do you collect the shipment
Whether you are located in Bristol, Bath, Cardiff or anywhere in Wales, Scotland and England, a decent freight company such as RSJ International, will normally organise for collection from your home of from your business. This is part of the service which freight companies offer.
Shipment Paperwork. Help!
One of the most overwhelming aspects of sending a large freight shipment abroad is in understanding the legal requirements, regulations regards all aspects of the process including taxation, country specific rules etc. Any reputable freight company will provide this service (as we do) and this is a major part of the benefit of sending shipments through such as service provider. Get the paperwork wrong and it can be a costly mistake.
Freight Packaging and Insurance
It would be surprising if any freight forwarder can offer a 100% cast iron guarantee that any shipments will always be fine. A good freight forwarder though can normally ensure that the chance of any damage is extremely minimal and this is done by good preparation such as with the correct packing and protection of freight in transit. A good company with a lot of experience (we have over 15 year's experience) will have a great understanding on how even the largest of items need to be protected and packed fro shipping. A lot of care and attention is often needed at this stage.
A freight forwarder will normally also be able to advise you well on the best and most appropriate freight insurance policy and this is also a service which is normally included. It is unusual to need to claim on the insurance but it is recommended that this is included in any shipment. Issues sometimes are completely beyond the control of the freight company i.e. when there is a military coup or similar political incident in a country to which you are sending freight.
You are Bristol and Cardiff Based?
Yes, we have warehouses and offices both in Bristol, England and Treforest, Wales and have a lot of clients in the South Wales and South West fo England area. We also though work with clients from across all parts oft he UK and can organise shipments from anywhere worldwide.
What Transport do you Use
Whether you are sending freight or cargo from Bristol, Bath, Wales (including Cardiff, Swansea and Newport) or anywhere else, we choose the type of transportation mode which best suits the size, weight and nature of what you need moved. We actually provide a service which utilises all forms of transportation such as rail, road, air and sea transportation, in addition to inter-modal freight. By inter-modal this means a combination of different transportation modes, such as using both road and sea freight transportation to get your shipment to its final destination.
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Bristol Office: RSJ International Freight Company, Unit 16, Londonderry Farm, Keynsham Road, Willsbridge, Bristol, BS30 6EL. England. Telephone: +44 - 0117 932 1160
Wales Office: RSJ International Freight Wales Ltd, Unit C10, Treforest Ind Estate, Pontypridd, CF37 5UD. Tel: 01443 842822