Cross-Trade Shipping

Cross-trade shipping is defined as any freight movements that do not have Great Britain as either the origin or destination point. Therefore, it could be a shipment from Portugal to France or Italy to Germany, for example. Due to our activity in the European freight industry since 1995, we have partnered with many of Europe’s leading freight transporters. This allows us to ship cargo around Europe without having to import the goods into the UK first. There are very few instances where it is cost-effective to ship into the UK and then back out to Europe. This is why we have spent so much time developing our cross-trade solutions, because not only are these transports often cheaper for our clients, but the transit times are often greatly reduced.

Where possible we encourage our clients to ship this way to save them time and money. We transport this way due to the volumes of cargo, as we can use a wide range of logistical solutions, such as road, sea and multimodal services. Whether our clients need an economical groupage solution or a super-fast express movement we are on hand to assist with often daily departures and reliable regular transits. We can deliver to all parts of Europe, including Spain, Portugal, Germany, Italy and many more. When delivering we use a wide range of equipment, such as tail lifts, Moffatts, HIABS and flatbed trailers. This is why we are among the most trusted European freight forwarders in the industry.

As of the 1st of January 2021 customs clearance is now required on all goods entering or exiting Great Britain. Here at Plexus Freight we have been working hard to ensure that all our client requirements are met. We aim to be in a position to offer a full range of custom services that will see goods transported in line with the new regulations. With strategically positioned custom offices throughout Europe, we are able to ship goods quickly and efficiently ensuring that we effectively handle all matters of customs for our clients both in the UK and throughout Europe.
European road freight

3-5 Days Door to Door
Departures Daily
Road & Multimodal Services

2-3 Days Door to Door
Departures Daily
Range of Trailers

Same Day, Next Day & 2 Days
Departures Daily
Dedicated & Part Loads

Daily Collections
20ft, 30ft, 40ft & 45ft options
Regular Departures

One area of our cross-trade business that has grown considerably in the last 5 years is urgent or time-specific express transports, and we have invested a lot of time in this to ensure our clients’ requirements are met. We can deliver single or multiple pallets throughout Europe with very short transit times and great reliability, with access to thousands of vehicles, from plane sprinters to Luton vans with tail lifts. As a result, we are on hand to see the tightest of lead times met. So if you require a fast and reliable cross-trade shipping solution then look no further than Plexus Freight.

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Why Plexus Freight?

Logistical Solutions

We can assist you with any imports/exports or cross trades using road, sea and Multi-modal services.

24/7 Freight Support

Our dedicated freight specialists are on hand 24/7 to handle any questions or queries you have.

Competitive Pricing

Due to our activity in the logistical sector we are often able to offer the very best freight rates.

Quick Response

We aim to response to all queries within 30 minutes, meaning you get the answers you need fast.


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