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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 bringing goods into the United Kingdom for distribution, exporting U.K. products elsewhere in the world or moving freight in country, AIT has a flexible, affordable solution for your organization.  

And if you are looking to expand your footprint beyond the United Kingdom, our multilingual, in-region teams are ready to handle all the complex details—from tricky customs declarations and confusing tariffs to strict border security and beyond. So, you can focus on what matters most: growing your business.

Read on to learn more about how AIT’s U.K. forwarders, network of regional partners and affordable, flexible options can help your organization succeed.

What U.K. freight forwarding services does AIT provide?

Supported by our expansive global network, AIT’s U.K. freight forwarding team offers multiple services to help you get your freight where needs to go, safely and securely.

Our solutions 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 shipping teams 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-light-out air, consolidation flight placement, aircraft-on-ground capabilities and much more. Learn more about AIT’s transatlantic services.

Does AIT maintain physical U.K. freight forwarding facilities?

Yes, in partnership with our wide-ranging network of in-country resources, AIT’s U.K. forwarders (located in Bracknell, Bridgwater, Bristol, Castleford, Exeter, Gateshead, LondonManchester, Moulton Park, Northhampton, Warrington and Watford) enable flexible pickups, final-mile delivery and other services. Explore AIT’s global locations.

Does AIT handle U.K. home delivery for e-Commerce or other business?

Yes, we do. In fact, our U.K. subsidiary, Panther Logistics, are renowned throughout the United Kingdom for their experience and expertise in two-man and white glove home delivery. Learn more.

Are AIT’s U.K. forwarders authorized economic operators? 

Yes, all three of AIT’s U.K. locations (ExeterManchester and London) are accredited authorized economic operators (AEOs). In addition, all our German and U.S. facilities are AEOs. Learn more about AEO accreditation.

Can AIT’s U.K. team help me with customs issues questions, including challenges related to Brexit? 

Absolutely.  Both our global and U.K. freight forwarding 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. And our U.K. forwarder’s AEO status is a particularly helpful differentiator, providing simplified and efficient customs processing and priority import handling. 

Download the free Brexit guide to learn more.

Upgrade your UK freight forwarding strategy today

Contact AIT to get started on a transportation logistics plan that will take your business to the next level. Whatever you need to succeed, from transatlantic expertise to customs clearance service and beyond, we’ll deliver.

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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