Machinery transportation is a mainstay service in the freight forwarding industry. But in recent years there has been a dramatic increase in exports of used plant machinery to Europe and worldwide. We offer the best transport solution at the most competitive rates. We can also assist with relocation service for factory and industry sectors providing optimal solutions with an emphasis on safety and reliability. We can deliver machinery worldwide, offering shipping and transport services door to door or port to port services. Please note that we don’t transport heavy plant machinery as we focus on smaller machinery cargo.

Export regulations from the UK have changed post-Brexit and incur additional customs paperwork, tariffs, and duties for machinery shipping, so it’s vital to ensure you know what to expect when exporting to and from the UK. To make this process easy and stress-free, we recommend using a freight company to handle the entire shipment to avoid issues that get machinery stuck at borders, costing time, money, and business.

Customs Clearance 

You need an EORI (Economic Operator Registration and Identification Number) for the UK side, and you will need an EU EORI for importing into a European country. Other rules apply to various international locations. If you don’t have these organised, your shipment will face delays and increased costs when exporting goods, and they will not be able to clear customs.

International Exports

Over the years, we have exported a considerable amount of plant machinery all over the world. The types of machinery we move varies greatly, from shipping small pallets to larger machinery. 


You will often need a licence to ship machinery goods and adhere to specific compliance requirements. It is vital to know what these are and obtain them before shipping. We have the expertise to advise on this if you need assistance in this area.

Types of Freight

Our team of advisors will coordinate the best method of transport for your consignment, whether by shipping cargo by air freight, sea freight or by road transportation. With machinery, there is often more paperwork to consider, so we can help with this, saving you time and money and avoiding pitfalls that see goods stuck at the border or held by customs. 

Sea Freight

If shipping by sea, we can offer full or partial container loads. We also help with container stowage plans and completing all necessary paperwork and requirements for customs at both the port of departure and arrival. 

Air Freight

Air freight shipping offers safe, secure, and quick options however it may not be suitable for some machinery. We can move large amounts of air freight with our fleet of vehicles and trailers and can collect and deliver to airports all over the UK and Europe.

Road Transport

Road transport is an excellent way for clients to send and receive machinery. Barrington Freight can supply various vehicles depending on your consignment requirements and the size of the cargo.

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For more information about our services or if you have an unusual load request, reach out to our sales team on 01268 978660 or email [email protected].