Peterborough Shipping & Freight Forwarding

Shipping from Peterborough contact Transatlantic Shipping. We are an independent freight forwarding company providing sea, air and road freight solutions for shippers in Peterborough wishing to ship goodsvehiclesplant and machinerycommercialhousehold removals and personal effects worldwide.

We have been established since 2000 and have arranged shipments for many customers in Peterborough. 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 Peterborough -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)

Example You are shipping from Peterborough 8 boxes with a total actual weight of 45kgs. All the boxes are the same size, 60 x 40 x 20cms. Using the above calculation, the volumetric weight is 64kgs which is higher than the actual weight of 45kgs so the chargeable weight would be 64 kgs. 8 boxes at 60 x 40 x 20cms = 384,000cm3 Divide 384,000cm3 by 6000 = 64kg volumetric weight (Please note depending on the destination the volume weight can be 5000 or 4000)

Where can we ship Air Freight Cargo to? We send air freight worldwide and we are fortunate to have several receiving centres throughout the UK.

If you would like a quote for Air Freight 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 the USA is a very high volume destination. So if you would like a quote for shipping from Peterborough by Air then please call us on 0800 999 2100 or email [email protected] or submit the contact form.

Sea Freight – Shipping from Peterborough  We ship full loads (FCL) and groupage (LCL) to destinations worldwide from 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. 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.

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 Peterborough please call us on 0800 999 2100 or email [email protected] or submit the contact form.

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. 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 shipping from Peterborough 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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