Five skills you need to be a logistics manager

Five skills you need to be a logistics manager

October 9, 2017 | admin

The world of logistics isn’t always as simple as it might seem to someone on the outside. Logistics managers’ roles will differ from company to company, but regardless of what you’ll be doing, there are some skills that are the same no matter what your duties may be. Logistics managers are essential for a business […]

Top Tips For Shipping During The Holiday Season

Top Tips For Shipping During The Holiday Season

October 2, 2017 | admin

The holiday season can be stressful when it comes to shipping. Whether you’re shipping gifts, or just find yourself in need of shipping services, finding an affordable, reliable and efficient way to ship your items on time can be difficult. Here at Barrington Freight, we’ve decided to put together some of our top tips for […]

Common Issues for Logistics Companies

Common Issues for Logistics Companies – and some tips on solving them

September 27, 2017 | admin

Like any business, the transport and logistics industry has issues that it has to face. From traffic, to the cost of fuel, all the way through to ensuring that the customer is satisfied at every step of the way, transport companies are fighting a daily battle against a multitude of issues. We’ve looked into some […]

Who are the BIFA and what do they do?

Who are the BIFA and what do they do?

September 5, 2017 | admin

Here at Barrington Freight, we are proud members of the British International Freight Association (BIFA). As Freight forwarders, it’s important to have an association available to represent not only our best interests, but the interests of our customers and other freight forwarding companies. But who are the BIFA, and what do they actually do? Who […]

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A Look At Some of the Busiest Ports in the World

April 26, 2017 | admin

Sea freight is one of the most long-standing methods of shipping in the world, although it is safe to say that we have all greatly benefited from the technology that has aided in the rapid evolution of the industry in recent decades. Shipping ports are being put under increasing pressure to facilitate the increase in […]

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What is an EORI number?

November 19, 2013 | Matt Everard

All UK businesses that export and import need an EORI Number when sending commercial cargo to the EU and internationally. Working with Barrington Freight will ensure you are compliant; however, if you want to take the DIY approach, we have put together this handy EORI number guide to get you started.

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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 […]