Where Are All the Containers? The Global Shipping Container Shortage Crisis Explained

November 23, 2021 | Barrington Freight

Don’t worry – the widely reported global shortage in shipping containers isn’t going to last forever. They are still being manufactured and no one is destroying them or stockpiling them to create an artificially high level of demand. That said, there has been a problem in obtaining nearly all classes of shipping containers over the […]

Importing Your Goods From China to the UK Post Brexit

October 26, 2021 | Barrington Freight

As most importers from China will already know, there are no free trade agreements between the UK and the People’s Republic. That said, the European Union does not have one with China, either. In fact, China only has free trade deals with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) along with a few other countries, […]

How Barrington Freight Can Help You Grow Your Retail Business

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Growing a retail business – whether you run a brick-and-mortar store or an e-commerce shop – usually requires significant investment. Commonly, retailers are either looking to extend opening hours with greater attendant staffing costs or to spend more on marketing to gain better brand awareness. All too often, they expand by spending. However, choosing the […]

Cost-Effective International Shipping

August 10, 2021 | Barrington Freight

Having an experienced Freight Forwarder on your side for international shipping via air, ocean or road shipping will save you time and money finding the best deals and methods when sending a consignment of goods. The `forwarding’ company takes charge of the transport agreed from start to finish and arranges everything. Many, like Barrington Freight, […]

The Global Shipping Container Shortage of 2021

July 27, 2021 | Barrington Freight

There is a shortage globally of shipping containers, so you’re not mistaken thinking prices are inflating rapidly. Covid-19 is a primary cause of the issues which have increased delays for shipments and deliveries. The problem isn’t shipping container quantities internationally – it’s that many of them are stranded due to lockdowns and trade restrictions that […]

Why you should use a fast, safe, direct express European courier service to and from the UK

February 21, 2020 | Stuart Barnett

Using a dedicated vehicle and driving team, the client’s urgently needed printed goods leave for Paris, France. Their trans-European courier collects from two Southern England locations on Thursday and Friday. The clock’s ticking and delivery in central Paris by 07:00 on Monday morning is critical. To make things tougher, the second pick-up is only ready […]

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5 New Year’s Resolutions Your Retail Business Should Be Making

January 9, 2019 | Barrington Freight

With the New Year underway, too many of us have probably already broken our resolutions to get fit or abandon chocolate, but for businesses, this is the perfect opportunity to change up how you work and actually stick to it. The Christmas and New Year rush probably took a lot out of your business, so […]

New Year, New Supplier: Our Tips For Launching Into 2019

December 29, 2018 | Barrington Freight

The phrase New Year, New Me is already being thrown around and you could very well have your own resolutions ready and raring to go. Personal goals like losing weight, quitting smoking and doing one good thing every day are common, but in the world of business, things are a little different. Goals like improving […]

The Ultimate Festive Playlist For Truckers

December 19, 2018 | Barrington Freight

Christmas is well and truly upon us and while some of the population might already have their feet up by the fire, toasting their toes and sipping at hot chocolate in true festive tradition, some of us are still out there working to get the world’s gifts to the right destination in time for the […]

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 […]