Shipping in Europe: Grow Your Global Reach with On-the-Ground Experts

Enjoy seamless, cost-effective importing from Europe, exporting to Europe with local pros

Alert: New HM Revenue and Customs Declaration Service to Launch in United Kingdom in September 2022

There will soon be a new way for businesses to declare imports and exports in the United Kingdom—HM Revenue and Customs Declaration Service (CDS) is scheduled to launch in September 2022. Learn more.

 Whether you’re importing from Europe, exporting to Europe or moving goods within the continent, keeping a global supply chain running smoothly is a complex undertaking.

That’s why so many companies are teaming up with on-the-ground experts like AIT. From customs declarations and tariffs to strict border security and beyond, our multilingual, in-country teams handle all the details so you can focus on what matters most: growing your business.

Read on to learn more about how our network of providers in Europe and full-service, yet flexible, options can help your organization thrive.

What services does AIT provide for exporting to Europe or importing from Europe?

AIT’s global network offers multiple services to help you get your freight where it needs to go, safely and securely, whether you’re shipping to Europe, importing from Europe or moving goods within the continent.

Our solutions for shipping into, out of or within Europe span ocean, air, rail and ground lanes, are fully customizable to your organization’s specific requirements, and include:

What services does AIT offer for transatlantic shipping?

For your transatlantic shipping needs, our experienced ocean and air logistics experts provide support for a wide range of services, including full- and less-than-container-load trucking, project cargo, break bulk shipping, regional distribution container devanning, priority air service, same-day and next-flight-out air, consolidation flight placement, aircraft-on-ground capabilities and much more. Learn more about AIT’s transatlantic services.

Does AIT maintain physical facilities in Europe?

Yes. Our 25 AIT-operated facilities across Europe and the United Kingdom—in partnership with our cross-continental network of resources—enable flexible pickups, final-mile delivery and other services. Explore AIT’s global locations.

Are AIT’s facilities authorized economic operators? 

Yes, all our U.S. facilities are CTPAT certified. And our facilities in Milan, Italy; Antwerp, Belgium; Amsterdam, Netherlands; two of our facilities in Germany (Bremen and Greven) and three U.K. locations (Exeter, Manchester and London) are accredited authorized economic operators (AEOs). Learn more about AEO accreditation and CTPAT certification.

Can AIT’s European teams help me with customs issues or questions, including challenges related to Brexit? 

Absolutely. In the event of a hard Brexit, AIT’s AEO status in the United Kingdom will be a particularly helpful differentiator for our customers, providing them simplified and efficient customs processing and priority import handling. 

No matter the outcome of the Brexit agreement, AIT is prepared for business as usual. Both our global and U.K. logistics teams are fully conversant with all customs procedures, including duty and tax payments, and will be happy to walk you through any new tax, tariff or duty processes.  

Get started shipping for Europe today

Contact AIT to get started on a partnership plan. Whether you’re importing from Europe or exporting to Europe, we’ll deliver transatlantic expertise, customs clearance service and the extensive regional presence you need to take your organization to the next level.

Connect with an AIT Worldwide Logistics expert at one of our more than 100 offices worldwide to get started on your custom solution today.

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