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Freight Forwarding Services

A Complete End-to-End Freight Transport Solution, for Cross-Border Deliveries or UK Domestic Movement

 


Freight forwarding or freight transportation is the movement and management of a shipment of goods (and all related processes), from the point of origination, until the goods reach their intended destination.

The destination of the goods can be:

  • Within the domestic country and existing customs union (movement from and to the same country as its origin).
  • International freight imported into the domestic country (the movement of goods from an international origin into the UK).

When moving goods between their origin and the destination, parcel delivery management companies such as Whistl are the responsible party, for the process of freight forwarding.

Whistl's Freight Forwarding Process

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Whistl Freight Transportation Types 

Looking to send goods to cross-border destinations? No matter the type of freight or the destination of the goods, Whistl can ensure a smooth process for your freight, with the knowledge of local markets and regulations, including customs clearance services. If you are unsure on which transportation type will be most relevant, Whistl's expert logistics teams will help customers assess the options available to improve the movement of goods from origin to destination. 

As an e-Commerce business, you may need support on freight forwarding and international order fulfilment services. Whistl provides direct to consumer order support with international fulfilment services such as picking and packing and scanning of orders, inventory and stock management, along with international container clearance services. 

Air Freight

Air Freight

Movement of good through specific airports and airlines, Whistl provide solutions that can consolidate your goods.

Road Freight

Road Freight

Goods are moved via national or regional distribution centres and road networks such as motorways and key roads in the country of movement.

Sea Freight

Sea Freight

Often used for large volumes, goods are moved from specialised port-to-port handling facilities as full containers.

Rail Freight

Rail Freight

Goods are moved using rail networks, many countries accommodating both passenger and cargo across the same network.

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Intermodal Freight

Movement of goods across the most relevant modes of transport from origin to destination, based on budget and timelines.

Key Benefits of Whistl Freight Transport Options

Air Freight 

Whistl provides solutions that can consolidate your goods, arranging collection of your items on arrival into the UK through specific airports and airlines, by one of our pre-approved freight providers.

Benefit from:

  • Our strategically situated London Heathrow airport location
  • Airfreight shipping both from and to London Heathrow and Stansted Airports
  • A fully compliant and comprehensive air freight service for import and exports
  • Daily airline collections, 7 days a week
Air Freight

Road Freight 

Whistl provides solutions to allow your business to book road freight into our London Heathrow location and arrange onward logistics to your final mile locations. Our road freight service allows complete management from origination to destination from our national and regional distribution centres and road networks.

​​​​​​Benefit from:

  • Access to our in-house experienced and dedicated road freight clearance team (Imports)
  • Devanning trailer services (unloading the inbound cargo from a shipping container)
  • Approved Authorised Consignee 
  • Discharging of T1 (Transit Document)
Road Freight

Sea Freight 

Whistl manages the collection of your goods from the arrival shipping port, with one of our pre-approved freight providers. With our sea freight service, we can manage the collection of both full or part full containers. 

Benefit from:

  • Benefit from Whistl's Port Agent partnership(s
  • Retrieval and clearance services from all UK ports
  • Discharging of T1 (Transit Document)
  • Devanning container services
Sea Freight

Rail Freight 

Rail freight offers a more environmentally friendly alternative, with Whistl's rail freight services you can arrange onward logistics of your goods, whilst improving your carbon footprint all through selected rail networks and partners. 

​​​​​​Benefit from:

  • Access to our in-house experienced and dedicated rail freight clearance team (Imports)
  • Devanning trailer services (unloading the inbound cargo from a shipping container)
  • Approved Authorised Consignee 
  • Discharging of T1 (Transit Document)
Rail Freight

Why Choose Whistl for Freight Forwarding?

Avoid the frustration of sending your e-Commerce goods into the UK, with Whistl, you benefit from an expert team giving complete support and guidance, along with access to a wide range of carriers for your final mile delivery to the customer and even a full-service import customs clearance service.

Benefit from:

  • In-House Experienced & dedicated customs clearance team (Import/Export)
  • Gateway shipment solutions with a complete customs clearance service
  • Comprehensive advice on Customs procedures, Commodity Codes and Duty levels
  • Final mile carrier connections and efficient logistics solutions through our own managed road fleet
  • Flexible shipping solutions, including the speed of delivery
  • Cost-efficient rates based on Whistl’s economies of scale through ‘pooled shipping volumes’
  • Nationwide sites including our London Heathrow approved ETSF (External Temporary Storage Facility) location
  • Business to Consumer (B2C), Busines to Business (B2B) and Fulfilled by Amazon (FBA) Services 
  • Maximum flexibility, tailored-made solutions for your freight
  • Online portal for status updates and HRMC documentation 

Whistl's Freight Forwarding Credentials:

  • London Heathrow approved ETSF (External Temporary Storage Facility) location
  • BIRDS Approved (Bulk import reduced data set): Providing a simply customs solution to declare two or more low-value parcels into a single import declaration. 
  • Members of AICES: Allowing UK importers and exporters the services they need to trade competitively post-Brexit transition and comply with the new customs controls.
  • Authorised Consignee: As an approved authorised consignee, Whistl is authorised to accept goods in transit, without submitting the transit declaration to the customs office at the destination, to simplify the customs procedure. 
  • Transit Document (T1 Discharge): This allows for goods that originated outside the European Union to move freely within the European Union. The main benefit is that no customs duties or taxes are payable as the shipment moves from one country to the next within the European Union.
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