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Our Guide To Shipping Time-Sensitive Goods During The Holidays

December 12, 2018 | Barrington Freight

We’re already well entrenched in the Christmas period and as the entirety of the freight industry will tell you, it also happens to be one of the busiest times in the year. Fresh off the Black Friday and Cyber Monday rush, the shipping industry is on its toes, running to keep up and make sure […]

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Harbours, Terminals and Ports: A Guide To Key Shipping Terms

December 5, 2018 | Barrington Freight

When you’ve been working within the shipping and logistics world for a few years, it’s easy to take for granted an understanding of general shipping terminology. However, for those just getting started within the industry or even using a freight forwarder for the first time, navigating jargon can be an understandably difficult obstacle to overcome. […]

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Sea Freight Myths, Debunked

November 27, 2018 | Barrington Freight

The world of freight can seem like a mysterious place to those that aren’t deep within the industry and as a result, countless myths have reared their ugly heads over the years. From shipping being bad for the environment, to difficulties with tracking shipments, you may be wondering just how many of sea freight’s greatest […]

A Day In The Life Of A Freight Forwarder

November 20, 2018 | Barrington Freight

When it comes to the world of freight, most of the areas of the industry are relatively self-explanatory, but when it comes to the role of ‘freight forwarder’, there is far more confusion. This mysterious job is a real role within freight and to make things simple, we’ve decided to put together a straightforward guide […]

Driving Etiquette Around The World

November 13, 2018 | Barrington Freight

As with most things in life, every country around the world has its own approach to the way that people drive. From something as simple as the side of the road you have to travel on, to whether or not you have to wear seatbelts through to some extremely odd laws, there’s a true abundance […]

The Power Of Social Media In The Future Of Freight

November 6, 2018 | Barrington Freight

Any one owner of a computer or smartphone is guaranteed to have access to some form of social media and as a result, the power that these websites and apps hold is unrivalled. With over 3.19 billion people utilising social media as we know it today, these numbers are set to continue growing and so […]

Frightfully Hilarious Halloween Costumes For Freighters

October 31, 2018 | Barrington Freight

While the world of freight and logistics doesn’t stop when October 31st comes around, Halloween is still a holiday we love to celebrate. If you’re looking for a comfortable but creepily good costume for the upcoming holiday, these last minute ideas could have you wowing your co-workers or showing off your love for all things […]

The Ins And Outs Of Air Freight: How Cargo Flies From A To B

October 23, 2018 | Barrington Freight

While ‘air freight’ might seem relatively self explanatory, understanding just how this growing industry works can be a great starting point for making the most out of the services at hand. From understanding the carrier types your cargo could be flying on, to understanding which kinds of cargo are typically sent by air, we’re taking […]

Is Sourcing From China Still Profitable?

October 12, 2018 | Barrington Freight

The profitability of sourcing from China has always been a huge selling point for businesses looking for outsourcing opportunities. The low cost of materials and labour have attracted small, medium and large businesses to start sourcing their products to the Asian country and as a result, China has quickly become a global powerhouse. But with […]

How Companies Are Preparing For The Holiday Season

October 5, 2018 | Barrington Freight

Black Friday, Christmas, the New Year – all of these and more are just around the corner and for those of us in the delivery industry, that means an increase in demand. From the shipment of goods to stores across Europe, to the simple transport of deliveries from warehouse to distributer, getting the abundance of […]