Road Freight Shipping to BELGIUM

Fast and Affordable Road Freight Shipping Services Belgium

Belgium remains a trading hotspot for UK businesses even in the post-Brexit economy.

  • Standard, Express, Next-Day Deliveries to Belgium
  • Bespoke Size Solutions
  • Customs Clearance Support
  • Professional Experienced Team
  • Business-to-Business Deliveries
  • Shipping Services To & From Belgium
  • Large & Small Consignments Delivered
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International Freight to Belgium

Barrington Freight is experienced in Belgium to UK shipping as well as shipping from the UK to Belgium by road. We offer extremely fast express services and more economical groupage deliveries all over the country. Both can be conducted with consideration of the relevant customs requirements in place at the border with the European Union.

We have you covered from Flanders in the north to the Wallonian cities in the south – or even the capital, Brussels. You can count on Barrington Freight to get the job done quickly and efficiently. All our road freight services between the UK and Belgium come with our wealth of experience and our expert advice to get your load cleared through customs rapidly and to its Belgian destination on time.

To get started simply give us a call 01268 525 444 or request an online shipping quote.

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WHY SHIP TO BELGIUM FROM THE UK WITH BARRINGTON?
  • Full load and groupage shipping.
  • Dedicated van courier to Belgium option.
  • We maintain 24/7 contact with every vehicle, so you can always track your shipment and get regular updates.
  • BIFA membership and full liability insurance ensure safe and professional transport.
  • Commitment to excellent customer service, supported by glowing testimonials.
  • Help with custom clearance from the UK into Belgium.
  • We can help shipping to Belgium from UK and shipping to UK from Belgium.
  • You will need an EORI number when shipping to Belgium.

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Experienced Services Shipping From the UK to Belgium or Vice Versa

At Barrington Freight, we can arrange for pallets, crates, cargo, large boxes, machinery and more to be shipped to Belgium from the UK  in a timely and efficient manner. We can accommodate most deliveries, so enquire with our operations team if you think your desired cargo shipment is something we cannot handle – the likelihood is that we will be able to assist you even if you have a large or unusual load. No matter what you are looking to send, we always pay a high level of attention to every order, no matter the size.

Whichever sort of service you are after – cost-effective groupage rates or much more rapid courier delivery – it is worth underlining that our operations team only deal with B2B clients in the UK. Because we don’t get involved with personal shipments, we offer a true business solution for British exportation firms who want professionalism when shipping to Belgium. Here at Barrington Freight, we are proud to be members of the British International Freight Association, something that marks us out from other freight forwarding companies in the UK as a truly commercial operator that understands the needs of exporters.

One of the key things to know about our services with freight to Belgium is that businesses across the UK trust us to both deliver and collect orders. Our return client rate and many happy partnerships through our network speak for just how trusted we are with both imports to Belgium and exports from it.

If you have a current logistical firm that you tend to use when shipping to Belgium, then why not ask us to provide a competitive quotation the next time you have goods to send to Kortrijk, Ghent or wherever else? We think you will be delighted you did given how affordable we are, not to mention our proven reliability with road freight to Western Europe. Equally, if you are new to exporting to the EU and want help shipping to Belgium from scratch, we will be pleased to offer our expertise in both freight forwarding and customs clearances.

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Road Freight Vehicles For Deliveries to Belgium

  • Euroliner lorry
  • HGV (Heavy Goods Vehicle)
  • Roll-on/roll-off vans
  • Commercial vehicles
  • Double-crewed vans
  • 7.5 tonners
  • Sprinter vans
  • Luton vans
  • Tail lift vehicles
  • 18-tonne vans

We can source vehicles of any size that you need for your shipment to Belgium.

Shipping Times From UK to Belgium

How Long Does It Take to Ship to Belgium?

STANDARD ROAD FREIGHT TO BELGIUM 2 DAYS

We pride ourselves on being one of the most affordable freight service providers in the UK, a status we’ve achieved through extensive industry experience and a deep understanding of Belgium’s logistics landscape. Our network partnerships across Belgium, combined with efficient planning and logistics, ensure you receive a top-quality service with every freight shipment to or from Belgium. Our services are designed to meet a wide range of requirements, offering convenience and affordability whether you’re shipping goods to or from the UK and Belgium. From full-load shipments to groupage consignments, our fleet, including vans, 17 tonners, flatbed/low loaders, mega-trucks, trailers, Tautliners, and Euroliners, is ready to serve your needs.

For full-load shipments, shipping from the UK to Belgium takes just one day, collecting on day 1 and delivering on day 2. The same lead times apply for full-load consignments from Belgium to the UK, ensuring a swift and efficient service in either direction. For those seeking the most economical option, our groupage road freight service collects in week 1 and delivers in week 2. Rest assured, we are committed to fulfilling every demand with the best rates available, making us your go-to partner for all freight needs between the UK and Belgium.

EXPRESS SHIPPING TO BELGIUM 2 DAYS

Your consignment, whether it includes medical equipment, automotive parts, electronics, or perishable foodstuffs, could be transported in a dedicated Mercedes Sprinter van. For different needs, we also offer collection and delivery on a trailer, and for particularly large loads or delicate items like aero engines, an air-ride Euroliner might be the perfect fit. The choice of transport is tailored to the specific requirements of your consignment, ensuring that every delivery benefits from a dedicated vehicle service. This approach guarantees that your cargo is not consolidated with others, providing you with assurance and peace of mind throughout the transport process.

For those requiring speedy delivery, our express service offers direct deliveries from Belgium to UK towns and cities, and vice versa, with a transit time of just one day, collecting on day 1 and delivering on day 2. Our service encompasses 24/7 express courier delivery across Europe, featuring direct, point-to-point deliveries from the UK to Belgium without any consolidation or reloading en route. This minimises handling, offering additional protection for fragile or high-value goods. We cater to pick-ups and deliveries at any location within Belgium, and should your shipment be time-sensitive, we are prepared to deploy double-crews to ensure your cargo reaches its destination promptly and safely.

NEXT-DAY ROAD FREIGHT TO BELGIUM

If you find yourself in a situation where timing is critical, perhaps requiring a delivery or pick-up to be completed with urgency, or if your shipment necessitates secure and careful handling, our express van service to Europe stands ready to meet your needs. This is especially relevant for those instances where guaranteed pick-up or drop-off times are not just a preference, but a necessity. Our vans provide a swift solution, collecting on day 1 for delivery on day 2, ensuring that your time-sensitive consignments reach their destination promptly.

For those dealing with larger loads, our flexibility and range of options come into play, accommodating any specific requirement you might have. Whether it’s a Hiab for heavy lifting or an air-ride Euroliner for delicate cargo, Barrington Freight is equipped to tailor our service to your exact needs. Our commitment is to make anything possible for next-day shipping to Belgium from the UK, or conversely, from Belgium to the British mainland. With our comprehensive approach, we ensure that your shipping requirements, no matter how unique, are met with precision, efficiency, and the utmost care.

Customer Reviews

Sophie Benge
Sophie Benge
2024-02-06
Joshua at Barrington Freight is friendly and patient. Their service hassle-free and affordable compared to other freight forwarders.
Alex Burton
Alex Burton
2024-02-04
Fantastic service from Barrington Freight. It was our first time exporting goods from the UK and it was very reassuring to have them manage the shipment. The process was made easy and hassle free and Simon was always quick to respond to any queries. I would highly recommend.
Mat Wilkinson
Mat Wilkinson
2024-01-22
these guys are excellent. Incredibly helpful, flexible and friendly- i cant recommend them highly enough- genuinely a brilliant team.
Top Tips
Top Tips
2023-11-14
The guys at Barrington are brilliant! I've used them for my shipments for around 12 years now and they never let you down. Always happy to help with anything!
David Darrock
David Darrock
2023-11-10
Barrington Freight are extremely helpful and professional, promptly answering any questions or queries. Communication from them has been great and they have taken the difficulty out of importing freight.
Scott Glazebrook
Scott Glazebrook
2023-11-01
Our business is the supply of high end luxury furniture and as such we rely on Barrington Freight to provide a 5* delivery service which they have done time and time again. Reliable, friendly and efficient sums up this great approachable freight forwarding business.
Krishan Dhillon
Krishan Dhillon
2023-11-01
10/10, dealt with everything start to finish. Customer service was friendly and helpful
Sharmane Barrett
Sharmane Barrett
2023-10-20
We had a last minute request and Lee was fantastic in helping us to arrange transportation and facilitate delivery from Europe, very quickly with no hiccups. I would highly recommend.
Simon Edgecombe
Simon Edgecombe
2023-10-16
HAVING USED MANY SHIPPERS TO IMPORT OUR GOODS FROM THE USA (NONE OUTSTANDING) I DECIDED THIS TIME TO HAVE A SEARCH AROUND TO SEE IF I COULD FIND A BETTER OPTION. I FOUND BARRINGTON FREIGHT AFTER EMAILING MANY OTHERS, SOME OF THEM (UPS,DHL,FEDEX) SIMPLY TOOK SO LONG TO CONTACT ME, THAT IT BECAME STUPID, SIMON AT BARRINGTON CAME BACK TO ME VIRTUALLY STRAIGHT AWAY WITH A VERY GOOD PRICE, ALSO GOOD SHIPPING TIMES. NOW A SERVICE IS ONLY AS GOOD AS THE RESULTS, AND THEY WERE AS GOOD AS THEIR WORD. HAPPY TO HAVE FOUND THEM AND SIMON AT BARRINGTON FREIGHT WILL BE THE FIRST PERSON WE GO TO NEXT TIME, WELL DONE!!
Belgian Import Customs Requirements

Customs Considerations, VAT and Prohibited Items

VAT Belgium

Note that our in-house customs clearance team can help with all the necessary import and export declarations you might need to make with Belgium-to-UK shipping or when sending goods overseas. The standard rate of sales tax in Belgium is 21%. However, a reduced rate of 12% applies to products used in social housing and for certain classes of agricultural products. A 6% VAT rate applies to basic foodstuffs and some other supplies. You can find out more on the Belgian tax authority’s website or ask us to deal with the technical side of declarations for you.

GoodsVAT Rate Belgium
Standard taxable goods21%
Reduced rate goods (e.g., foodstuffs and agricultural supplies)12%
Reduced rate goods (e.g., essential foodstuffs, water supplies, and some medical equipment)6%
Intra-community and international transport0%
Restrictions

Another important thing to consider is restricted classes of goods. In Belgium, these include:

  • Firearms and ammunition: Strict licensing and documentation are required under both Belgian law and EU regulations.
  • Endangered species: Products derived from flora and fauna protected under CITES, require special permits.
  • Counterfeit and pirated goods: Fake designer clothing, accessories and unauthorised copies of software or media are restricted.
  • Hazardous substances: Chemicals and materials restricted or banned under EU environmental and safety regulations, such as REACH, may not be exported.
  • Certain food products and agricultural goods: Genetically modified organisms (GMOs) and items not meeting specific health and safety standards set by the EU are banned in Belgium.
  • Tobacco and alcohol: Such substances are liable for excise duties plus Belgium-specific packaging and labelling requirements.
EORI Number Belgium

You will need an EORI (Economic Operator Registration and Identification Number) for the UK and any EU country you ship to and from alongside a range of other customs requirements. See our blog on what is an EORI Number? for more information.

Remember, too, that simply registering with HMRC as an importer of goods from Belgium will not be sufficient – on its own – to be able to use Belgian suppliers.

Barrington Freight operates as a customs clearance agency as well as a team of expert freight forwarders, so we can help you with all of these matters if you need us to, whether you’re importing or exporting. We have the necessary licensing arrangements in place to oversee exported goods from the UK to Belgium which has the same regulations in place as every other EU state. Therefore, we can assist with multiple consignment deliveries, including those destined for Belgium as well as other countries, such as ItalySpain or France, for instance.

Shipping Routes to Belgium from the UK

Belgium is a well-connected country with perfectly surfaced major roads and the most well-lit motorways in Europe. Two major arterial routes connect the capital, Brussels, with the major trading port of Antwerp in the north of the country. Both the A12 and the E19 roads offer quick land routes between the cities while the E40 connects Brussels with Ghent.

In fact, the E40 is a tried and tested route for road hauliers since it is also the best way into central Brussels from the French ports of Calais and Dunkirk as well as Ostend and Zeebrugge in Belgium itself. This is a fast route for road-going freight to Belgium to reach places like Liège on the Meuse River in the east of the country and also for onward travel to western Germany. As such, whether you have customers in Charleroi, Namur or Arlon in the far south, we will be able to plan the fastest and most cost-effective routes for your deliveries.

Bear in mind, too, that along with direct ferry routes to neighbouring France, the Eurotunnel also forms a considerable connection between the UK and continental Europe. Indeed, from the Eurotunnel terminal at Calais, it takes about 45 minutes to reach the border with Belgium. And because all consignments from the UK should have already passed through EU customs checks by the time they get to the Franco-Belgian border, they can pass through unhindered.

For import/export services to and from Belgium, request a personalised quote from Barrington Freight to ensure your specific needs are met efficiently and effectively.

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Where is Belgium Located?

Belgium is in Western Europe, bordering the North Sea. It lies between France and the Netherlands. It also borders Luxembourg, to the south, and Germany, to the east.

Contact Us for Affordable Road Freight to Belgium

Our transport options can accommodate even the most unique requests, whether they be UK and EU pallets and cargo or larger and strangely shaped products. Big or small, light or heavy, Barrington Freight is on hand to cater to all your freight needs at a competitive price.