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Barrington Freight are the first choice when shipping freight to Belgium; we offer the fastest express services using dedicated road freight vans, as well as the more usual economy groupage services to and from Belgium and the UK. Whereas other freight forwarders to Belgium may expect you to wait for their scheduled weekly truck, we work with local partners across Europe and the UK to ensure your cargo is exported to or imported from Belgium on the first truck available – we ship on a daily basis to the Benelux countries!
We carry business / commercial cargo only UK to / from Belgium. For personal goods, house moves and car shipping we recommend our partners Anglo Pacific
We have a choice of direct ferry routes including Zeebrugge from Hull, Killinghome, Portsmouth, Purfleet or Rosyth, plus Ramsgate to Ostende, and of course also the Channel ports via Northern France – and Eurotunnel too – so we can always offer the ideal route for your cargo from the UK to Belgium or back! Whether a full load or part load, standard 120 x 100 or 120 x 80 centimetre base pallets, cartons or boxes or crates, or indeed awkward shapes and sizes of machinery or manufactured goods, we will arrange the most competitive European haulage to Belgium or back!
Since the road networks in both the UK and Belgium are good, our Belgian road freight services meet your tightest deadlines! Belgium has a very dense and up-to-date motorway system – most are 3 lanes in each direction and very well lit. In fact, Belgian highways are considered the best lit in the world and the country pioneered the use of high-mast lighting for roadways. Brussels, especially the R0 Ring, remains a bit of a traffic nightmare – but we nevertheless welcome deliveries to the capital too!
In conjunction with our local partner depots across the country, our logistics network covers all main cities and towns including Antwerp, Ghent, Charleroi, Liege, Bruges, Schaerbeek, Anderlecht, Namur, Leuven, Mons, Molenbeek-Saint-Jean, Mechelen, Ixelles, Aalst, Uccle, La Louviere, Hasselt, Kortrijk, Sint-Niklaas, Ostend, Tournai, Genk, Seraing, Roeselare, Mouscron, Verviers, Vorst, and many others.
Belgium is famous for housing the political capital of the European Union (Brussels), and it also hosts the international NATO headquarters. Perhaps it was chosen because Belgium is so famous for “goodies” such as its Belgian waffles and chocolate, and French fries laced with beer – and most especially for Stella Artois; or perhaps more likely (although less romantically) it is that Belgium’s central West European position offered a good compromise for the founder members of these organisations. As a tourist destination, Belgium’s popularity has also been influenced by the diamond brokering industry in Antwerp, and the UNESCO World Heritage Site at the historic centre of Bruges, which has long been associated with weaving and spinning of fine fabrics (especially lace).
Whatever your cargo to or from Belgium, we reach all areas of Belgie (in Dutch) / Belgique (in French) / Belgien (in German); these are the 3 main languages used across Belgium.
Flanders is the northern area where the Flemish community speak Dutch, in southern Wallonia the Walloon population speak French, whilst eastern Wallonia is home to a small community speaking German. We have local distribution partners in each area – so finding difficult locations or negotiating the various dialects spoken will not pose a problem to our expert drivers! Our GB <> B handling services are second-to-none!
The Benelux countries are one of our most popular European haulage destinations, and our cheap pallet shipping services are some of the most competitive available; our economy groupage service to Belgium is very inexpensive. Both Euro and UK pallets are welcomed, including printers plastic and wooden pallets, for which our cheap courier services are very hard to beat. For non-urgent business-to-business shipments we offer 48 hour / 2 day services; and of course our consolidated road freight groupage services are most economical, frequent and reliable.
For non-palletised cargo from the UK to Belgium and back, Barrington Freight are extremely experienced with unusual loads; especially large or heavy machinery. We are independent, professional and knowledgeable Belgian hauliers, so difficult haulage to Belgium is our speciality; we are one of the few freight forwarders to Belgium who can handle almost any size of load!
Boxes, cages, crates, packing cases, export packed cargo, shrink-wrapped or stretch-wrapped, stackable or non-stackable, we will quote the best rates – whatever your requirements; from our express services using van couriers to Europe, through 17 tonners, flat bed / low loaders, mega-trucks and trailers, even Tautliners / Euroliners, whatever your transport need then we can fulfil it. Our affordable international shipping services are legendary!
First time we have used Barrington. We had a minor problem (which wasn’t Barrington’s fault) that was cleared without panic.
Good service, fair price – we will use again
We ship large heavy metal screens on pallets to various locations in Europe and further afield. We have always had great service from Barrington Freight right from the initial quotes and customer service through to safe, on time deliveries and keeping us informed throughout the process.
Great service. Even after confirming the collection at 2pm it arrived in Germany the next morning. One happy end user
The chipper arrived first thing this morning exactly on time as arranged. I just wanted to thank you for the excellent service. I will definitely call on you again if I need anything shifted!
Excellent freight service which got us out of a tight corner when we needed some goods from Switzerland in a hurry. Special thanks to Simon for being right on top of everything.
Simon, thank you for taking care of our shipment – we appreciate your efforts and professional attitude.