UK ROAD HAULAGE
Our UK distribution service includes arranging your deliveries for export either to continental Europe or deep sea destinations. This includes haulage for all sorts of trailers, standard containers, flat racks, open tops and we can even provide vehicles that will lift and load your containers from ground level.
If you provide us with the specifications for your cargo, we can help you by working out the exact type of vehicle you may need. Where your cargo is too wide or too high, we will source the correct low loader units and comply with all route and safety requirements.
Our road and rail services can also make it easier for our clients importing into the UK where cargo needs to be customs cleared, deconsolidated and then distributed to its final destination. Working with you we can help minimise the transit time through the arrival port by ensuring your documentation is correct and arrange to load the cargo onto a truck for your UK delivery as soon as is practically possible.
We can arrange to provide vehicles capable of delivering your cargo where you may not have adequate unloading facilities or where the cargo is out of gauge and requires specialist handling.
RAIL FREIGHT SHIPPING
At Wallis we have been heavily involved in a national low carbon logistics initiative to switch container shipping from road to rail logistics with great success. We have also been working with a number of clients on projects to bring cargo from China to Europe via the new overland rail route and freight trains which offer potentially quicker transit times than sea and cheaper prices than airfreight. If you would like to ship your cargo by train we can organise competitive, low carbon intermodal-rail freight services.
How Wallis’ experienced road and rail logistics team can help you:
- Highly skilled freight team monitor cargo through every stage of transport
- We can source any type of vehicle
- Intermodal-rail services
- We can provide all sorts of trailers, standard containers, flat racks, open tops and can even provide vehicles that will lift and load your containers from ground level
- On site supervision of cargo loading / discharging
- Detailed route surveys
- Access to skilled escort delivery drivers and vehicles
- We can arrange customs clearance, deconsolidating and distribution for UK imports
We can make it easy for you by working it out. All you need to do is provide us with the weights and dimensions for your cargo and we will do the rest. We can help you by working out the exact type of vehicle you may need. Where your cargo is too wide or too high, we will source the correct low loader units and comply with all route and safety requirements.
We can provide tail lift vehicles that will deliver your cargo to the ground.
Yes it is often possible to arrange this, subject to routing and final destination. Along with many other aspects of moving cargo along the supply chain it is always better to organise in advance and make sure the transport providers have adequate notice.
If you know your final destination is near a railhead it is sometimes possible to request a rail movement in advance. Otherwise it is usually down to the shipping line to consider the logistics. Final destinations in the midlands and north of England and Scotland are often served by rail.
This may well change with Brexit when the UK leaves the EU but currently an invoice and a packing list will suffice. More detailed documentation is required if you are shipping cargo such as hazardous material or bonded goods. Check with us in advance for advice.