Freight Shipping to Cyprus
Road freight to Cyprus can be more problematical than to most other EU countries - and it has been since the effective partition of the island after the Turkish invasion of 1974. The Republic of Cyprus has "de jure" sovereignty over the whole island and surrounding waters, but is "de facto" partitioned into two main parts; the larger southern area is controlled by the Republic, whilst the smaller Turkish-controlled area in the north (calling itself the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus or TRNC) is recognised only by Turkey and is internationally considered as an "occupation". The two regions are separated by a UN Buffer Zone.
We carry business / commercial cargo only UK to Cyprus. For personal goods, house moves and car shipping we recommend our partners Anglo Pacific
This has serious implications for Cypriot freight. The Turkish Cypriot ports of Famagusta and Kyrenia are closed to international traffic; the only internationally permitted shipping routes from Northern Cyprus are to mainland Turkey. So cargo to and from the UK and Northern Cyprus can be couriered across Europe through Turkey, and transit a short sea journey to Northern Cyprus - however, such haulage to the TNRC may not legally be freighted to the Republic.
Fortunately, Barrington Freight are an experienced freight forwarder to "Kuzey Kibris Turk Cumhuriyeti" (as the TRNC is known in Turkish). We have the knowledge and professionalism to export and import successfully to and from the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, we are unbeatable for dedicated haulage to Cyprus. We have access to dedicated express courier vans across Europe!
We also work with local partner depots in Turkey and Northern Cyprus to ensure your groupage to the TRNC reaches all the five districts of Girne, Guselyurt, Gazimagusa, Lefkosa and Iskele; we can deliver to all the cities and towns including North Nicosia (the capital), Famagusta, Kyrenia, Morphou, Gonyeli, Lapithos, Kythrea, Lefka, Dikomo, Trikomo and elsewhere. So whether you need express services, cheap pallet delivery, custom / bespoke haulage to Northern Cyprus, or economy groupage services for your cargo from the UK to Cyprus - Barrington Freight is the preferred freight forwarder to the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus!
On the other hand, freight to the officially-recognised Republic of Cyprus easily forms the bulk of our Cypriot consignments. It was under British administration until independence in 1960, still has two British Overseas Territories (Akrotiri and Dhekelia) as Sovereign Military Base Areas, and is also a major British tourist destination - so no wonder there is high demand for the latest in UK consumer items! Other main imports include machinery, petroleum and other lubricants, transport equipment etc. The primary exports include citrus fruits, cement, potatoes, clothing and pharmaceuticals. Cyprus joined the EU in 2004 and the Eurozone in 2008, all of which encourages trade with the UK. Our economy groupage services to Cyprus is especially cost-effective, and our express services are some of the fastest cheap courier services around.
Cargo from the UK to the Greek-Cypriot Republic benefits from new international port facilities at Limassol, as well as a smaller port at Larnaca. Although there have been no regular Greek passenger ferries since 2001, there are now weekly freight ferries from Lavrio Port (near Athens in Greece) to Limassol Port; we can also consolidate containers of groupage from a choice of other regional ports, so contact us now on 01268 525 444 to discuss your Cypriot shipments - we make road freight to Cyprus easy. We are a family run European haulage company, and friendly professional customer service is our core value - we don't have impersonal call centres! Our dedicated advisors are experienced freight forwarders to Cyprus, ring our specialists today.
We cover all cities, towns and villages in Cyprus - including Nicosia, Strovolos, Limassol, Lakatamia, Larnaca, Paphos, Kato Polemidia, Aglantzia, Aradippou, Egkomi, Pera Chorio, Ayia Napa, Kofinou, Astromeritis and others. Whether you need the fastest express service, or the cheapest pallet delivery - we can handle it; printer pallets, plastic pallets, wooden pallets, euro or uk pallet sizes, shrink wrapped, stretch wrapped, cartons, skids, stillages, cages, part load or full load. Road freight to Cyprus is our speciality, so let us cut YOUR international shipping costs!
The Republic of Cyprus has a series of motorways which ensure swift delivery logistics across the country - the A1 Nicosia to Limassol; A2 connects A1 near Pera Chorio with A3 by Larnaca; A3 Larnaca to Ayia Napa; A5 connects A1 near Kofinou with A3 by Larnaca; A6 Paphos to Limassol; and A9 Nicosia to Astromeritis. Cyprus also has two international airports, at Larnaca and Paphos, but air freight to Cyprus can be a very expensive alternative to road freight, even for urgent express services. For your exports and imports to and from Cyprus, our cheap delivery services are very hard to beat!
So whether its business to business groupage to Cyprus, dedicated road freight transport for heavy machinery, manufactured goods for export or import to or from Cyprus, fragile / secure / time sensitive cargo from the UK to the Republic, whatever your freighting challenge - ship your Cypriot consignments with Barrington Freight - the friendly, knowledgeable specialists for all haulage from GB to CY or back!
Where is Cyprus located?
Cyprus is in South Eastern Europe, an island in the Eastern Mediterranean Sea; it lies south of Turkey, and to the west of Syria and the Lebanon.
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