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Hundreds of border officers patrol Britain’s sea and airports, protecting the country from illegally imported goods. Using an array of technology, interrogations, and specially trained dogs, thousands of seizures are made across the UK each year. Continue reading “Airport Seizures By The Numbers”

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On 31st January, people all over the world will come together to celebrate the start of the Chinese New Year. The Chinese calendar has a 12-year cycle, with each year named after a different animal. 2014 is the Year of the Horse, and will be welcomed in with fireworks, parades, and lion dances.

Continue reading “Your Guide To The Chinese New Year 2014”

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Since the invention of the car in 1886, authorities around the world have devised a variety of rules and regulations for motorists. Whether you follow the Highway Code or le code de la route, there will be a comprehensive set of laws to follow, designed to protect both drivers and pedestrians from the dangers of the road.

Continue reading “50 Insane Driving Laws From Around The World”

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What is an EORI number?
What is an EORI number?

EORI is an acronym for Economic Operator Registration and Identification.

The EORI system started on 1st July 2009. In the UK, an EORI number is assigned to importers and exporters by HMRC, and is used in the process of customs entry declarations and customs clearance for both import and export shipments travelling to or from the EU and countries outside the EU.

Continue reading “What is an EORI number?”

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Cargo Insurance

So, you have bought or sold some goods and now you need to arrange transport. One extra consideration is whether you take out full cargo insurance for your shipment.

Continue reading “Cargo insurance; should I be insuring my freight?”

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Shipping to Jersey; what is GST?

Customers that are new to shipping to Jersey are often surprised to learn that Jersey is not an EU member, and that tax is payable on goods entering the island.

Continue reading “Shipping to Jersey; what is GST?”

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freight forwardersThere are thousands of freight forwarders around the world, but how should you choose your freight company?

The decision to use the services of smaller freight forwarders has several benefits. Freight and shipping are multi billion pound industries in the UK. It is not unusual for large logistics giants to post revenues in the billions. Independent freight forwarders will have lower overheads and expenditure. The bigger companies generally only operate at fixed prices and with fixed supply channels, whereas smaller companies have the freedom to use a wider variety of suppliers, and can often do the same job at a lower rate without compromising quality of service.

Continue reading “Using Independent Freight Forwarders Is Good For Your Business”

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Pallet delivery - what is a pallet?
Pallet delivery – what is a pallet?

The pallet has revolutionized the way cargo is transported worldwide. Shipping and pallet delivery are services that all freight forwarding companies provide on a daily basis.But where did pallets come from? and who decided the sizes?

When we ask a customer for the dimensions of a pallet, we are often told it’s ‘a standard pallet size’.

Continue reading “Pallet delivery and pallet shipping history”

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freight to jersey after Huelin Renouf collapse


On 20th August 2013, Huelin Renouf the well carrier for freight to Jersey was placed into liquidation after 80 years of trading.

This closure sent shock waves through industry with many companies looking for alternative solutions for shipping freight to Jersey.

Still today we are getting calls from exporters and other freight forwarders looking for a solution to send shipments to the Channel Islands.

Continue reading “Freight to Jersey after Huelin Renouf collapse”

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Barrington Freight


You have found our Barrington Freight blog page.

Barrington Freight are an independently owned UK freight forwarding company based in Billericay Essex. Established in 2006, we are professional freight company arranging worldwide shipping by road, sea and air freight.

The main contacts at Barrington Freight are:

Matt Everard – Managing Director –

Simon Poole – Operations Manager –

Carriann Everard – Financial Director –

Over the next few months we will be adding interested stories about shipments that we have transported and some current freight industry news.

In the meantime, if you require a quote for freight shipping please complete the quote form on our website.

Thank you.