Sea Freight Import

Represented at all major U.K. clearing points The Alliance Shipping Group possesses an enviable wealth of knowledge and experience in Sea Cargo and Freight Imports.

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Import Shipping

Alliance staff have a wealth of experience in this specialist arena and importers utilising the Group’s sea freight import services enjoy the following benefits:

  • On-line consignment tracking (ASL-TRAK©)
  • Door to door services, providing our customers full visibility and control of their shipments
  • Purchase order management
  • H.M.R.C. duty deferment facilities.
  • Consultancy on all customs related matters i.e. import licensing regulations, quota requirements, duty drawback, transhipments, G.S.P./I.S.P./I.P.R./O.P.R. procedures etc.
  • Dedicated import staff and account managers assigned to clients

Benefits to our customers:

Competitive freight rates and U.K. handling charges at destination.

Low or non-existent rent/demurrage charges.

Speedy customs clearance at point of entry.

Seamless door to door service from pick up at shipment point through to delivery to U.K. client’s premises.

Accurate H.M.R.C. tariff interpretation for duty purposes to guarantee the correct ad-valorem rates of import duty are applied to the inbound commodity.

D.T.I. at all key arrival points.

Accurate customs entry work, avoiding prohibitive duty rates and often avoidable punitive storage charges

On-site staff attendance as required at port of arrival/in-house in client’s premises.

Highly experienced staff at all group offices catering for and understanding the needs of the extensive Alliance customer base

Full Container Load and Consolidation Services

In conjunction with its long established overseas network of reciprocating partners Alliance operates its own dedicated weekly seafreight inbound full container load (FCL) and groupage services (LCL) from the following areas:-

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Contact the Alliance Group today to discuss your full shipping requirements with a member of our highly experienced staff call or email us direct on:

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Alliance is now in its fifth decade of operation a feat of longevity that only serves to underscore the integrity and professionalism of the Group and the high esteem in which it is held by its clients and suppliers both in the United Kingdom and on a worldwide basis.

  • Depots across the UK
  • Global network of over 200 reciprocating agencies
  • Extensive “blue chip” export and import client base

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