Road freight to Georgia is the cheap delivery service for cargo from the UK to this South Caucasus Republic; and Barrington Freight are your reliable, cost-effective freight forwarder to the region! We ship groupage to Georgia, part loads and full loads too, and cheap pallet delivery is our speciality. Exports to Georgia include numerous types of manufactured goods, both light and heavy machinery, boxes and cartons of consumer items – we handle most business-to-business haulage to Georgia.
We carry business / commercial cargo only, UK to Georgia.
If you have exports to Georgia, use our online QuickQuote page for the best international shipping costs – fast! We will not be beaten on our cheap courier services; we have expertise and knowledge from being long-established European haulage and transport operators; and our professional freight advisors are ready and waiting to help you with unusual or difficult loads to Georgia.
The main trade imports to Georgia by value include natural gas and oil products, machinery and parts, and transport gear. To foster development of the fast-growing tourism sector, the government invests heavily in developing transport links and infrastructure; this is very good news for GB-GEO exporters, both in terms of initial heavy equipment haulage out to Georgia, and the subsequent demand for imported manufactured goods by the tourists!
Recent customs reform has seen customs procedures being dramatically simplified; tariff reforms have sharply reduced the costs connected with foreign trade. Many import tariffs were completely abolished, and only 3 tariff rates now exist instead of the previous 16. Currently 86% of tariff lines are duty-free, compared to only 26% in 2005. Modern Customs Clearance Zones were also established, and customs clearance procedures can now be made in as little as 15 minutes (if you are very lucky!).
Doing business with Georgia has become so easy that we now frequently send groupage to the South Caucuses on a regular basis. Indeed, in terms of the official international “Ease of Doing Business Index”, the 2012 report placed this country in 16th position out of 174 – the top reformer amongst all 174 countries over the last five years! No wonder we send more and more cargo from the UK to Georgia!
But haulage to Georgia is not always straight-forward. The country includes the two autonomous republics of Abkhazia and Adjara; and nine other regions (Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti, Racha-Lechkhumi & Kvemo Svaneti, Kvemo Kartli, Guria, Imereti, Samtskhe-Javakheti, Shida Kartli, Mtskheta-Mtianeti, Kakheti) plus the capital city of Tbilisi. To make things even more complicated, three recent wars (1991-1992, 2004, 2008) led to declarations of de-facto independence by Abkhazia and South Ossetia (the latter includes most of Shida Kartli region). Since the 2008 Russia-Georgia War, Russia keeps a military presence in the de-facto states to “guarantee independence” from Georgia, and relations remain tense.
If you have road freight to Georgia, your first consideration should be finding an experienced freight forwarder to the region. Many European couriers simply don’t have the necessary relationships with local partner depots to guarantee safe and secure shipping to Georgia, whereas Barrington Freight have “feet on the ground” – via experienced European haulage agents across GB and at the customs terminal in Tbilisi!
For secure, fragile or time-sensitive cargo from the UK to Georgia, we are unbeatable; for cheap pallet delivery, economy groupage services, and general haulage to Georgia, the expertise and helpfulness of our professional specialist agents is legendary. From Tbilisi, local carriers are best placed to handle onward distribution, including to the cities of Kutaisi, Gori, Batumi, Rustavi, Zugdidi, Khashuri, Samtredia, Senaki, Poti, Zestafoni, Marneuli, Telavi, Akhaltsikhe and many others. Other cities in “de facto independent” regions include Sukhumi, Tkvarcheli, Ochamchira, Gali, Gudauta and Tskhinvali.