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Sending freight to Switzerland needn’t be rocket science, especially with Barrington Freight as your European haulage provider! We are one of very few UK transport companies that offer a daily Swiss haulage service in both directions – export and import – and who also offer a choice of express services (with a dedicated van across Europe), next day services, 48 hour / 2 day services, full-load or part-load trucks, and general groupage to Switzerland too!
We carry business / commercial cargo only UK to / from Switzerland. For personal goods, house moves and car shipping we recommend our partners Anglo Pacific
As you can imagine, our DAILY service for freight to Switzerland is the height of precision and customer service. We can offer guaranteed timed pick-ups and deliveries, we can also meet any special handling requirements for your cargo from the UK to Switzerland or back. Fragile / secure / time-sensitive cargo haulage to Switzerland is our specialty, and for palletized Swiss shipments we can even arrange trucks with fork-lift or tail-lift during collection and drop-off; we also provide hiab (crane lorry) vehicles when required, so we have all your exports and imports to and from Switzerland covered. We often provide logistics back up for exhibitions, trade shows, product launches and transport for TV and film productions too.
The Swiss are not members of the European Union so freight shipments to and from Switzerland and the UK do require some customs documentation. This is not something that should trouble a new or experienced company in trade with Switzerland. We will guide you seamlessly through the requirements. Some shipments will only require a commercial invoice and others might require the EUR1 form . Either way, don’t panic, we can either advise you or prepare some of the documentation on your behalf.
Upon import into Switzerland and the UK, local taxes and duties will apply and will need to be paid to Customs. Shipments coming into the UK are cleared by our agents in Dover and we can also arrange payment of the VAT and Duty on your behalf to HMRC. Barrington Freight are your independent professional freight forwarders to and from Switzerland, so trust us with your part-load or full-load and let us provide your trouble-free haulage to Switzerland – or back to the UK. We offer a single named point of contact for your cheap international shipping quotation, for your booking, and for ongoing customer service – we do not have impersonal call centres like some other European transport companies!
Switzerland (or more accurately the Swiss Confederation, hence “CH”) has four official languages – principally German, but also French in the west, Italian in the south, and Romansch (descended from Latin) locally in the south-east. Our local Swiss delivery partners are fluent and locally experienced, so whether you have “Stukgut in die Schweiz”, or “Transport routier en Suisse”, or “Carico dal Regno Unito in Svizzera”, or even “Vitgira a Svizra”, Barrington Freight are first choice as your cheap international delivery company.
As your freight forwarder for GB – CH shipments, we go beyond the famous tourist attractions such as Interlaken, Jungfrau, Matterhorn, St Moritz and the Palace of Nations; our dedicated express service vans will go anywhere there is a suitable road, so that your urgent business-to-business logistics are always fulfilled. Larger trucks carry our economy groupage services to Switzerland, with your part-load or full-load shipments of cartons, machinery and manufactured goods all equally welcome. Our road freight services benefit from the excellent Swiss road network. The motorway network has a total length of 1,638 kilometres (as of 2000).
The St. Gotthard tunnel forms part of the A2 motorway, running south from Basel down to Chiasso on the border with Italy. Traffic flows through only one tunnel, which carries traffic both ways, with each direction allocated only one lane. The tunnel’s speed limit is 80 km/h (50 mph).
Heavily used, the tunnel often has traffic jams, on both the north and south ends. In contrast, another tunnel through the Alps, the San Bernardino road tunnel in the canton of Graubunden farther east, is relatively uncongested.
Export / import to and from Switzerland and the UK is by inexpensive next day service, and even better value-for-money on our 2 day / 48 hour service. Euro or uk pallets i.e. 120 x 100 / 120 x 80 centimetre base pallets, plastic / wooden / printers pallets, export packed cargo from the UK to Switzerland, awkward shapes and sizes, whatever your consignment – we offer cheap pallet delivery or bespoke freight shipping services to meet your needs.
Ring us on 01268 525 444 now – and get the best service at affordable rates with Barrington Freight!
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.