Nottingham Shipping & Freight Forwarding

Shipping from Nottingham contact Transatlantic Shipping.

We are an independent Nottingham freight forwarding company, established since 2000, providing sea, air and road freight solutions for companies and personal shippers shipping from Nottingham. We ship goods worldwide. We ship vehicles, plant and machinery, commercial, household goods and personal effects.

We provide both Full Container Load (FCL) and Less than Container Load (LCL) services for your shipments from Nottingham as well as out of gauge and break bulk services for non-containerized cargo. We ship worldwide including USA, Australia, Canada, Middle East, Africa and many more destinations, with partners situated throughout the world which enables us to provide you with the best possible service at very competitive rates. Call 0800 999 2100 for competitive rates and professional service.

Shipping from Nottingham -Sea or Air Freight? 

How you ship your goods from Nottingham 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 from Nottingham to Worldwide destinations

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

We send air freight worldwide and we are fortunate to have several receiving centres throughout the UK. These centres act as hubs where air freight destined to be freighted worldwide is received and processed for clearance through Customs and also to be scanned. If you would like a quote for Air Freight shipping from Nottingham please call us on 0800 999 2100 or email [email protected] or submit the contact form.

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 shipping from Nottingham Air Freight or Sea Freight or indeed shipping from anywhere in the UK, then please call us on 0800 999 2100 or email [email protected] or submit the contact form.

Sea Freight – Shipping from Nottingham 

We ship full loads (FCL) and groupage (LCL) to destinations worldwide from Nottingham to the 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 containerised. We can arrange for the loading, lashing and securing of vehicles and plant and machinery in containers. A shipper sending a high value vehicle or costly or sensitive plant and machinery may prefer to containerise rather than use the cheaper RORO service. The cargo might be too big for a container so may need to be shipped on a flat rack or other special equipment. Whatever your requirements there will be equipment available to do the job. Whether it is a commercial shipment requiring a full container load or a smaller shipment of household goods and personal effects we can provide you with competitive rates and direct, weekly services to many destinations with fast transit times. So if you would like a quote for Sea Freight shipping from Nottingham please call us on 0800 999 2100 or email [email protected] or submit the contact form. We do respond promptly to enquiries.

Sea Freight  – LCL / Groupage If you are shipping a small volume from Nottingham then you would ship LCL which means your goods are shipped in a container with other small shipments being shipped to the same Port. For example, you might be shipping from Nottingham 10 boxes to New York USA.  The container your goods would be shipped in would be one to Port New York and would contain goods not just for New York but for Maine, Boston and New Hampshire to name but a few possible destinations. This is called consolidation and enables us to give exceptionally good rates for groupage shipments.

Your shipment is unique to you and although you may get an idea of costs completing an online quote request, to be accurate 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.

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. So if you would like a quote for LCL Sea Freight shipping from Nottingham or indeed from anywhere in the UK, please call us on 0800 999 2100  or email [email protected] or submit the contact form. We do respond promptly to enquiries and look forward to your enquiry.


I recently had four plastic storage boxes shipped from England to Saskatoon, Canada. They arrived in perfect condition 5 weeks to the day from when they were picked up at my former home in Pickering. All I had to do was go to Customs and have them cleared from bond here in Saskatoon. Glyn Windsor provided outstanding service in arranging pickup and shipment, advising me what could and could not be shipped overseas, and being all around helpful. Time taken for delivery to the city of my choice was as good as any other company offered, and none of them could deliver closer than 400 miles away, necessitating an extra delivery charge. All this was done at a cost better than any other company I contacted was able to offer. Absolutely superb.

Michael Thompson

Hi. They were absolutely wonderful, Glyn helped us through a very stressful time throughout our long removal process. All inquiries were answered promptly in a most friendly yet professional manner. We were extremely satisfied with all aspects of our move with Transatlantic Line (UK) Ltd and would recommend your company to others, in fact have done so already. Thanks again,


Glyn has helped me with all the process of the shipping my items to Libya. She is great, she managed to bring a truck to my place to pick up all of my items. I recommend you to have Transatlantic Line (UK) to ship your items.

Munir Elgajiji


Personal Effects

We can ship anything from a single carton, less than container load (LCL) or a full container load (FCL), to all destinations worldwide. We can offer door to door or door to port cargo shipping. Contact us for more information and quotes

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Ro/Ro & Vehicle Shipping

We offer roll on / roll off (RO/RO) for the shipment of wheeled and tracked vehicles and break bulk / conventional for out of gauge or large pieces of cargo. We also offer 20/40/40ft HC containers for shippers who prefer to containerise their vehicles or there isn’t a RO/RO service available.

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Import & Customs Clearance

We have extensive knowledge of import entry procedures and can advise and guide you through the clearance process. We can advise first time importers regarding EORI registration. Contact us for more information

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Worldwide Shipping

We ship worldwide full container loads, less than container loads, vehicles, plant and machinery in fact anything, anywhere, anytime.

Transatlantic Shipping is an independent freight forwarding company providing sea and air shipping worldwide.

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