Since Brexit, Switzerland has become an increasingly important trade partner for the UK. With bilateral trade between the two countries totalling £40.3 billion in the four quarters to the end of Q1 2022. Delivering a year-on-year increase of 15.8%. For British exporters – and importers – Switzerland is a territory that shouldn’t be overlooked. But central to making the most of Swiss trade is finding the right logistics provider and service. How you move your freight can dramatically influence your reputation and your overheads. So, what are the best options for shipping freight to Switzerland?
Shipping Freight to Switzerland: Three Ways
Full or part loads
The most common way to ship goods between the UK and Switzerland, our full and part load services depart the UK daily. Delivery typically takes three days door-to-door for full loads. And four to five days for part loads. We have a range of different trailers available to suit your needs. And full and part load collections can often take place within hours of the booking being made. So, if you have a lot of goods to move and are not in any particular hurry, this will be the perfect option for you. This service is also fully trackable and 24-hour support is available.
Groupage is the most cost-effective freight delivery service available between the UK and Switzerland. It does take longer than other solutions – usually between five and seven days. But if you don’t have enough goods to fill a whole load and you’re not working to any particular time constraints, it can be an excellent option. Groupage involves the consolidation of compatible cargo from multiple clients into a single load. So, you all share the cost of the shipment, thus reducing the expense for all. This service is again trackable with round the clock support available.
If you’re working with perishable goods or have a tight deadline to meet, then express freight will always be the better option. We will accept shipments of any size – from 1kg up to 24,000kg. And because we have access to thousands of vans – from Luton vans with tail lifts to SWB Sprinters – throughout Europe, we can often arrange for your goods to be loaded in a matter of hours following booking. For a fully trackable service. Door to door express freight between the UK and Switzerland will take between one and two days, depending on the collection and delivery locations, and the time of booking.
At a time when businesses are under pressure, you have to work harder to keep your customers loyal while attempting to reduce your overheads. Working with a reliable freight forwarder capable of delivering a flexible, tailored service suited to your customers and your budget is an easy way to do both.
Get in touch with Plexus Freight to discuss your Swiss cargo needs.