Freight Forwarding UK | Imports & Exports

Shipping from UK

International Freight Forwarding –  UK

As one of the UK’s leading international freight forwarders, we have developed our UK import and export solutions to include ocean freight, airfreight, rail and road freight forwarding.

Whether it’s ocean or air freight or a combination, we are well placed to advise and quote on the most suitable method(s) to export and import your goods to and from the UK.

The UK trades with partners in countries such as the United States, Germany, China, and many more, therefore when it comes to working with a freight forwarder you’ll want a trustworthy, reliable and experienced company which understands the country.

Commercial flights run daily, sailings are weekly, and at DG International we act quickly and efficiently to secure the best options for your business.

Get flexible, competitive rates and fast delivery times on FCL and LCL (ocean freight) options when shipping to and from the UK, while we manage customs clearance to ensure the smooth transit of goods.

After your consignment arrives in the UK via any of the major ports, we and our partners will work to ensure the transition from customs clearance to final delivery, is a smooth one.

Services in The UK Include

• Ocean freight options available
• Air freight options including direct flight (24hr option)
• Road freight options available
• Rail freight options available
• 48-hour economy services at competitive rates
• FCL & LCL solutions
• Daily full and part load trailers
• In-house customs clearance (AEO accreditation)
• Arrange any associated documentation including marine insurance
• Final mile delivery for imports
• End-to-end management possible (also known as door-to-door)

Customs Information in The UK

We handle international customs facilities and relationships to make managing the process as simple and as fast as possible. If you require customs information we recommend you contact us to see how we can help

Shipping Insurance

We handle international marine insurance policies and relationships to make sure the shipping process is seamless.

Please enquire for more information about how we can help.

Major UK Ports

Felixstowe is the UK’s busiest port dealing with circa 50% of the imports and exports and was directly built to handle containers. Common goods that flow through the port include, retail and fashion goods in containers, automotives, dry bulk, forest products, energy products, metals, and project cargo. The UK’s tops trading partners include United States, Germany, Netherlands, France and China.

The country well known for its strict maritime security and strict adherence to environmental conservation standards and ecological balance. Below is a list of the largest ports in the UK.

Port of Felixstowe
Port of Southampton
Port of Tilbury, London
London Gateway
London Thamesport
Seaforth Dock, Liverpool
Port of Belfast
Port of Portsmouth
Port of Grangemouth
Immingham Container Terminal


To support our UK freight options, we offer complete visibility of cargo, a VAT goods calculator and sales support through our Horizon platform.

UK Shipping Rates 2021 – Quotes

We offer bespoke pricing and contract rates depending on your consignment’s volume, regularity and business needs.

Our experienced team will work with you to understand your specific needs and offer you a service personalised to your business.

For a personalised import or export quotation for delivery to and from the UK, please get in touch.

Call us today: 0800 3277 535 or email:

Special Requirements

Finally, if your goods have special requirements, e.g. pharmaceuticals, temperature-controlled goods or perishables, hazardous, please contact our experienced team, or contact us.

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