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Airport Seizures By The Numbers

September 8, 2014 | Matt Everard

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.

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Your Guide To The Chinese New Year 2014

January 27, 2014 | Matt Everard

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.

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50 Insane Driving Laws From Around The World

December 10, 2013 | Matt Everard

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 […]

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What is an EORI number?

November 19, 2013 | Matt Everard

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 […]

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Shipping to Jersey; what is GST?

November 13, 2013 | Matt Everard

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.

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Using Independent Freight Forwarders Is Good For Your Business

November 11, 2013 | Matt Everard

There 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 […]

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Pallet delivery and pallet shipping history

November 7, 2013 | Matt Everard

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 […]

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Freight to Jersey after Huelin Renouf collapse

September 12, 2013 | Matt Everard

  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 […]

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Welcome To Our Blog

August 22, 2013 | Matt Everard

Hello, 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 […]