Poland is becoming an increasingly important trade partner for the UK. In 2022, trade between the two countries grew by 26.1% on the previous year. Reaching a total value of £25.3 billion. Whether you’re an importer or an exporter, with the market broadening, finding the right logistics service can make an enormous difference to your business. Helping to improve customer service, increase efficiency, and manage expenditure.
So, what are the best ways to send your freight between the UK and Poland?
Four Ways to Send Freight to Poland
Full and part loads
If you are consistently dealing with large, fixed amounts of cargo, then booking a full or part load is usually the simplest option. Collections can be made at a time that suits your business, with same-day collection often available for time-sensitive deliveries (depending upon your location). With a range of trailers available – from standard curtain siders to mega trailers – you can benefit from a bespoke service that will see your goods handled quickly and efficiently, and delivered to your timetable.
If time is tight or your goods are perishable, express freight is always worth considering. Providing door to door delivery within 48 hours, express freight is carried out in a range of smaller vehicles, including Sprinters and Luton vans. Supporting greater speed and flexibility. Our express haulage desk works 24/7. Ensuring that whatever you need – a collection, tracking, real-time information – we are there to support you. And you can be sure that your goods will reach their destination on time, every time.
All businesses are cost-aware at present. And no matter how you look at it, haulage can be a significant expense. If you have a wide delivery window, groupage is a really good way to help cut that cost. Groupage is the process of matching compatible cargo from separate customers to make one complete load. This allows the total load cost to be shared between multiple businesses. So, you get your goods carefully handled and professionally delivered within an agreed timescale, but at a fraction of the cost of a full load. Groupage typically takes between five to seven days door to door, groupage
Depending on the type and amount of cargo you are shipping, sea freight can be another cost-effective option. Typically taking between 14 and 21 days door to door, sea freight is intended for larger scale deliveries. Working with 20 foot, 40 foot, and 45 foot PW HC containers, we provide sea freight services between Gdansk in Poland and a number of UK ports, including Tilbury, Bristol, Liverpool, and Greenock. It is not a fast service. But what it lacks in speed, it makes up for in value.
Sending freight between the UK and Poland became more complicated when the UK left the European Union. But when you work with a freight forwarder, such as Plexus Freight, you can hand over the red tape – including customs paperwork – for someone else to handle. Meaning that it is now easier than ever to make the most of the burgeoning UK-Poland trade partnership.
To find out more about sending freight between the UK and Poland, get in touch with Plexus Freight.