At Barrington Freight, we are experts in freight forwarding to Jersey with daily departures and competitive transportation quotations for business and commercial cargo that can be produced quickly for you. We offer economical options for freight to Jersey plus express road freight delivery across the entire island. As such, we don’t merely focus on shipping freight to Jersey’s commercial centre around St Helier and Jersey Airport but elsewhere, too.
All types of business freight are sent to Jersey with our numerous road haulage options. However, businesses with suppliers or customers on the island should not assume that just because Jersey is close to the UK, it means that there is no need for careful planning. Given that freight to Jersey will need to cross at least a part of the English Channel, it is not quite as simple as picking up a consignment and heading out on the open road. Helpfully, the professionals in Barrington Freight’s operations team are experts in providing all of our clients with a clear understanding of shipping freight to Jersey today. Our daily departure times and competitive shipment costs offer the best opportunity for quick cargo shipping to Jersey.
Road freight delivery to Jersey can vary due to environmental factors, such as rough seas delaying ferry services from St Helier, for example. There again, customs checks may also mean that timings are not always guaranteed. Despite the potential pitfalls that you might face if you were to organise your own shipments, we strive to adhere to consistent delivery times year-round. That’s why a typical time frame for road freight to Jersey from nearly all locations in the UK would be three to four days for both groupage and full loads. Our team can advise in more detail depending on your location and the nature of the consignment but this lead time is often more than speedy enough for most firms that want to trade with businesses on the island.
In fact, we will go the extra mile to ensure your freight gets where it needs to go, even with Jersey’s notoriously narrow roads. We can collect your Jersey-bound cargo from anywhere in the UK and ship it from Portsmouth straight to our depot in St Helier itself. From there, we will pull out all the stops to ensure a straightforward delivery experience. Once we know the Jersey postcode where the goods will need to get to, we will research the route. This way, we can work out the fastest and most cost-effective way of getting your delivery to its intended location as soon as possible. Furthermore, it means we can arrange for the correct type of van for the intended route. The whole point is to make the entire shipping process easy whether your goods need to end up in St Brelade or St Aubin, Gorey or Grouville.
Please note that picking up goods or delivering them in Jersey does not necessarily mean being hampered by tight country lanes. The A1 and A2 trunk roads serve much of the island’s most populated areas in the south close to St Helier, Jersey’s historic capital. There again, the A13 and the A12 serve much of the island’s western side while the A9 and A8 both provide fast north-south routes. It is only in certain locations, such as St John’s Village or La Grève de Lecq where smaller vans might be the more viable options for onward journeys depending on the size of the load. Of course, should multiple runs be needed, we can offer this kind of shuttle service to make sure our Jersey freight services are successful.
Customers can opt for a variety of services, including 24-hour or fast two-day deliveries. For businesses seeking an even more economical option, we offer groupage for a budget-friendly and effective solution. Even better, it will be possible for you to track goods from our main operation centre – whether you are shipping to or from Jersey – for complete peace of mind.
Because Jersey is not officially part of the UK, it is not represented in the British Houses of Parliament. Therefore, freight to Jersey can be subject to Goods and Service Tax. Furthermore, depending on the goods being shipped to or from the island, VAT may also be payable. We can support your shipment and advise on any requirements depending on the goods you’re sending. This is because Barrington Freight is not just an expert in freight forwarding to and from Jersey but operates as a customs clearance agency, too.
Of course, shipments from Jersey to the UK may well be subject to inspections by UK customs officials. HMRC is the body that is responsible for such work but HMRC does not have the same jurisdiction in Jersey which is self-governing. Some of the rules can catch businesses out, especially if they are not aware of the different regulations in each of the Channel Islands that may apply. This is why turning to Barrington Freight can be so helpful, especially with regard to customs clearance work. Importantly, our customs clearance agents work in the same operations team as our freight forwarders. This way, we are able to offer a more streamlined approach to both sorts of services, something that makes procuring them more affordable than you might have thought. Why not combine our prowess with road freight to Jersey with our in-depth knowledge of customs regulations for a complete business solution?
Jersey is in Western Europe. It is an island in the English Channel, northwest of France. on the Gulf of St Malo. Together with Guernsey, Alderney, Sark and Herm it makes up the Channel Islands.