Nottingham Freight Forwarding – Shipping Worldwide
Transatlantic Shipping are an independent freight forwarding company providing sea, air and road freight solutions for shippers in Nottingham and the East Midlands. We have been established since 2000 and have arranged shipments for many customers in Nottingham and the surrounding areas of the East Midlands.
We provide both Full Container Load (FCL) and Less than container Load (LCL) services for your shipments as well as out of gauge and break bulk services for non-containerized cargo.
We ship worldwide with partners situated throughout the world which enables us to provide you with the best possible service at very competitive rates.
Shipping from Nottingham – Sea or Air Freight?
How you ship your goods depends on many factors, time, volume and budget, all play a part in determining how you ship. The general rule is that for time critical shipments or small volume, lightweight goods then air freight may be the best solution. For larger volume less urgent shipments then sea freight is your best option.
Air Freight/ Cargo Shipments
Air Freight charges are calculated on the basis of the chargeable weight of the cargo. However to determine the chargeable air freight rate we need the length, width and height of each packed piece/box/crate etc which then allows us to calculate the volumetric weight. Air freight charges are based on which weight is greater, either the volumetric weight or the actual weight. The actual weight is easy, just place it on scales and weigh. The volumetric weight calculation is based on:
Length (cm) x Width (cm) x Height (cm) divided by 6000 (equals the volume weight in Kg)
Where can we ship Air Freight Cargo to?
We send air freight worldwide and we are fortunate to have a major receiving centre at East Midlands Airport. This acts as a hub where air freight destined to be freighted from London Airports or Manchester and the East Midlands is received and then trucked to Heathrow or Manchester for clearance through Customs and also to be scanned.
If you would like a quote for Air Freight please call us on 01773 770050 or email [email protected] or submit the contact form. We would require the following information to be able to quote:
Dimensions of the piece/pieces i.e. length, width and height in cms
Is door to door required or door to Airport or for our commercial shippers, door to door duty paid
Delivery destination including any area code or for USA, a zip code
Description of the goods – this is important as different countries have different regulations regarding the importation of goods and we need to ensure that whatever you are shipping will be allowed in
Once we have the above we can give you a quote.
If you have several items and are unsure whether to ship by air or sea we will also give you the sea freight rate and also the date of sailing of the ship and the ETA (estimated time of arrival). Many of our shippers are surprised at the quick transit times for some destinations. Shipping to Port New York USA is a 7/8 day transit from Port to Port and is a weekly service as USA is a very high volume destination.
So if you would like a quote for Air Freight, and Sea Freight from Nottingham or indeed anywhere in the UK, then please call us on 01773 770050 or email [email protected] or submit the contact form. We also now have a Viber number, 07966 376297 which enables you to call us for free. We do respond promptly to enquiries.
Sea Freight – Shipping Worldwide
We ship full loads (FCL) and groupage (LCL) to destinations worldwide from USA to Africa to Asia to Europe. We also ship vehicles and plant and machinery in containers and also on the RO RO service which means roll on and roll off. So at the Port of departure it would be driven or towed on the vessel and at Port of exit would be driven off or towed off. The RO RO service is for those vehicles which are self-propelled. If they cannot be driven then they may be and 40ft HC – and also special equipment such as reefers for frozen, chilled food, flat rack.
We are here to advise, guide, assist in any way we can. We can provide packing materials, packers and people to load your container if required.
We have over 20 receiving depots so you can deliver your goods into our depot and save on collection. Our LCL depot for Nottingham and Nottinghamshire shipments is just off Junction 26 of the M1 and you are more than welcome to deliver the goods if you prefer. We do have hauliers collecting daily in Nottingham and indeed throughout the UK.
Your shipment is unique to you and although you may get an idea of costs completing an online quote request, I assure you it will not be accurate, as you need to discuss or email your requirements in detail so we can find out the relevant details to enable us to advise you of your best options at the most cost effective rate.
If you would like a quote for FCL / LCL Sea Freight shipping, vehicle shipping or shipping commercial cargo from Nottingham or indeed from anywhere in the UK, please call us on 01773 770050, Free call on Viber 07966 376297 or email [email protected] or submit the contact form. We do respond promptly to enquiries and look forward to your enquiry.