Despite being close to the UK, many British firms do not find it straightforward to organise a pallet delivery to or from French clients, especially in the post-Brexit trading environment. However, when you turn to specialists in this sort of logistical planning, like Barrington Freight, the whole process of ensuring France-bound pallets arrive quickly and cost-effectively becomes much, much simpler. The same goes when you need a shipment from France to arrive in the UK rapidly, too, of course. This is because we handle multiple pallet shipments to and from France all the time. We know the best routes, offer the most streamlined services and have the localised knowledge that is sometimes needed to avoid the congestion that occurs on the French road network from time to time. In short, at Barrington Freight, we can take care of all your palletised goods as they make their way to and from France and even further afield into continental Europe.
As members of the British International Freight Association, we know that it is crucial for the lifeblood of many trading firms to maintain good business relationships with French firms and multinationals based in France. This often comes down to how reliable, or otherwise, your shipments to France from the UK are. French customers will soon look at sourcing their goods from suppliers outside of the UK if they feel let down. Why run this risk when Barrington Freight is here to organise safe, secure and rapid pallet deliveries to France for you?
The professionals in our operations team have a great deal of experience working as UK freight forwarders shipping goods throughout France. We deal with long transit pallet deliveries to the South of France including cities like Montpelier, Marseilles and Toulon as well as shorter journeys to places such as Lille, Rouen or Nantes. We offer frequent service to eastern France for shipments to Strasbourg, Nancy or Metz, for example, or you can call on us to arrange for your pallets to arrive in the west of the country in places like Poitiers, Bordeaux or La Rochelle. Wherever your deliveries need to get to or goods need to be picked up from, our exemplary route planning service will mean they arrive in the most efficient manner possible, ideal for any exporting or importing firm that wants to keep trading with French clientele.
At Barrington Freight, we’ve altered and improved our pallet delivery service to France over the years to forge it into something truly exceptional. Not only do we make it simple to arrange the pick up of your goods and to transport them to any destination in France, but we also maintain close contact with our drivers. Whether your pallet is down for an express delivery direct to your customer or has been sent as part of a groupage service, we can check on its progress and take any necessary action to avoid potential delays before they even occur. This way, the expected time frame for a pallet shipment to France can be met every time without letting anyone down.
Furthermore, we deal with all of the standard pallets in operation today. It doesn’t matter whether you or your customer prefers plastic or wooden pallets, printers pallets or Euro pallets – we handle them all with just the same speed and efficiency. Because we have a large network of depots across the UK, you can book a delivery service to France with us and we can be with you to load your pallet(s) within a matter of hours in many cases. With your goods loaded, we’ll then choose the fastest route into France possible whether that is using the Channel Tunnel or one of the many ferry services that connect the UK to northern France.
As well as operating as freight forwarders, Barrington Freight offers a comprehensive customs clearance service. All goods being shipped from the UK to France must be accompanied by paperwork declaring what class of commodity they are. This must match the information that’s previously been given on HMRC’s export declaration system. Many firms suffer unnecessary delays due to problems with their customs clearance forms. However, we can deal with this for you and ensure your goods are not held up getting into France and their onward transit is unhindered by bureaucracy.
France is in Western Europe, stretching from the Bay of Biscay and English Channel to the Mediterranean Sea, lying south-east of the UK between Belgium, Germany, Switzerland, Spain and Italy.