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European Freight: A Simple Guide to Cross-Trade Shipping

European Freight: A Simple Guide to Cross-Trade Shipping

With Covid and Brexit, the last year hasn’t been great for business.  For importers and exporters, supply chain cost reduction has become an essential point of focus, making European freight services, such as groupage and multi-modal freight, increasingly popular. But...

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What is Multi-Modal Freight?

What is Multi-Modal Freight?

If you’re relatively new to the import/export business, there will be freighting terms that you may need explaning. And one of the most commonly queried is multi-modal freight. So, what is multi-modal freight? And could it benefit your business? Everything You Need to...

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Preparing Freight Movements for Brexit

Preparing Freight Movements for Brexit

With just a few weeks now before the January 1st commencement of Brexit, there is still a huge amount of uncertainty. The Prime Minister is continuing to negotiate terms with Europe, and agreement looks a long way off. While this complicates matters for anyone trying...

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The Dos and Don’ts of Pallet Shipping

The Dos and Don’ts of Pallet Shipping

Pallet shipping can be one of the most cost-effect ways to move freight. The materials are cheap. The method is simple. And it’s easy to find a good freighter to work with. But it comes with one major drawback – you have to work out how to pack the things! Preparing a...

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Is Groupage the Answer to Affordable European Freight?

Is Groupage the Answer to Affordable European Freight?

Managing overheads is always a priority in business. But with the UK back in recession after more than a decade of relative stability, many businesses are being forced to take further cost-cutting measures. And for those who work in the import/export sector, haulage...

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How to Prepare Palletised Goods for Shipping to Spain

How to Prepare Palletised Goods for Shipping to Spain

Whether you’re sending freight to Spain or a more local or distant destination, if you’re dealing with large quantities of goods, palletising always makes sense. Unfortunately, it only takes a minor packing error for your beautifully prepared shipment to arrive at its...

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What’s the Best Way to Send Freight to Italy?

What’s the Best Way to Send Freight to Italy?

Freight is one of the most important considerations for anyone working in the import/export trade. The speed in which you can get your goods from A to B, and the condition in which they reach their destination can have a serious impact on your company’s reputation....

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How to Export Goods to Portugal in 2021

How to Export Goods to Portugal in 2021

With the unprecedented disruption caused by COVID-19, you’d be forgiven for forgetting that ‘Brexit’ is still very much on the agenda. On the first of January 2021, the UK will no longer be party to the European free trade agreement. So, what does that mean for...

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Germany’s Biggest Exports

Germany’s Biggest Exports

Known as the superpower of Europe, Germany is the UK's second largest export market for goods and services. And was the UK’s second largest trading partner in 2019, accounting for more than 10% of all UK trade. In the typical year, Germany exports more than £78...

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Spain’s Biggest Exports

Spain’s Biggest Exports

Spain is currently the UK’s 7th most important trading partner. In an average year, the UK will purchase £31,302 million of goods from Spain and export a further £16,115 million to Spanish markets. For a British import/export specialist, Spain presents an attractive...

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Italy’s Biggest Exports

Italy’s Biggest Exports

Whether you’re looking to start an import/export business, or seeking a new territory to work with, it can be handy to know a little about what other people are doing and what your intended market is known for. As one of the UK’s major trading partners, Italy holds a...

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5 Important Steps for Preparing Your Freight for Customs

5 Important Steps for Preparing Your Freight for Customs

Whether you’re sending freight to Italy, Spain, Portugal or China, the one hurdle you will always need to confront is customs. It is a compulsory part of shipping goods from one country to another. Both export and import and clearance are essential if you wish to send...

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Brexit Ready

Just so you know, at Plexus Freight we are ready to handle all imports and exports throughout Europe in line with the latest customs arrangements and protocols that came into force on January 1st 2021. For any guidance or information please contact one of our team to see how we can help.

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