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The World’s Most Beautiful Ports

February 14, 2018 | Barrington Freight

The freight industry can often drum up images of industrial-style ports with towering piles of containers, but the fact of the matter is, it’s not quite as dull. Ports all over the world are used for a variety of uses, from freight and shipping, to cruise ships and small boat boarding. While some of these […]

What First Time Importers Need To Know

What First Time Importers Need To Know

January 29, 2018 | Barrington Freight

When it comes to importing goods to the UK for the first time, there’s no denying that it can be a daunting process. With a huge industry right in front of you, understanding just how it all works and what you need to know to navigate it can seem an impossible task. Here at Barrington […]

The Ultimate Guide To Cargo Damage

The Ultimate Guide To Cargo Damage

January 24, 2018 | Barrington Freight

The global transportation industry, freighting and logistics in particular, is a well-oiled machine, but it can certainly come with its bumps and bruises along the way. Regardless of whether you’re looking to ship by sea, air, road or rail there are risks that you need to take into account when shipping goods, even when shipping […]


The Impact of Extreme Weather On Contracts Of Carriage

January 18, 2018 | Barrington Freight

There’s no denying that the world is being more than a little battered by some extreme weather as of late. From the likes of hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria, to the sub-zero temperatures battering the USA this January, there has been no shortage of disruption to every industry. But how does the freight and logistics […]


The Trends We Could See In Freight In 2018

January 12, 2018 | Barrington Freight

2017 was a big year in the world of freight and logistics, with the good, the bad and the ugly making themselves very much known to consumers and freight forwarders alike. From the likes of Brexit negotiations making murky waters even more so, to U.S relations with pretty much everywhere seeming to be going south, […]


What was shipping like before containers?

December 27, 2017 | Barrington Freight

The sheer amount of shipping containers in circulation today is something we often take for granted. When sending high volumes of goods across countries and oceans, turning to a container seems like the go-to solution and with the efficiency surrounding container shipping that we are lucky enough to have today, it’s not hard to see […]

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How To Protect Your Shipments From The Winter Weather

December 20, 2017 | Barrington Freight

With winter pretty much in full swing, those of you looking to ship out goods might be starting to worry about the cold, miserable weather that comes with the season, and how it’ll affect your parcels. Let me be the first to reassure you that any reliable courier or freight forwarder will ensure your parcels […]

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Tips For Packing Your Freight At Christmas

December 13, 2017 | Barrington Freight

Christmas is a busy time of year for us all, and it’s no secret that the shipping industry suffers more than most. Without good planning and execution, things can become delayed and the high volume of parcels and freight being shipped all over the world could mean more unintentional bumps and knocks along the way. […]

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Five Of The Busiest Ports In The World

December 8, 2017 | Barrington Freight

It’s no secret that the world is fighting to keep up with shipping. Nations across the world are adjusting their infrastructure at ports to cater for the constantly increasing volume of shipments that have to be dealt with, but there are a few ports that stand out amongst the lot. Here at Barrington Freight, we’ve […]

Import from China Shipping Terms

Import from China Shipping Terms

November 24, 2017 | Barrington Freight

FOB Shipping: What Is It? If you’ve ever heard of the term ‘FOB’ shipping, you will have probably wondered what on earth it means. Well, let us tell you. ‘FOB’ means ‘Free on Board’, and refers to a commonly used Incoterm (International Commercial Terms – a set of pre-defined trade terms published by the International […]