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Freight forwarding is a service that facilitates the transportation of goods from one location to another through various modes of transportation, such as (SARR) Sea, Air, Road, or Rail. Freight forwarders such as SARR logistics in Essex act as intermediaries, managing logistics, documentation, customs clearances, and other aspects of the shipping process.

Using a freight forwarding service such as SARR Logistics can streamline your supply chain by handling the complexities of shipping, ensuring timely delivery, optimizing cost efficiency, and minimizing risks. It saves you time, effort, and resources while providing expertise in global logistics.

Make sure they are a registered company with trading conditions. Consider factors like experience, industry reputation, global network, services offered, and expertise in specific trade lanes, customer support, and technology capabilities. Ask us for customized solutions that align with your business requirements. Ultimately you need to like and trust the people you're entrusting your business needs to.

SARR Logistics UK are registered members of BIFA and covered by their trading conditions. Our mission statement “Small enough to care, big enough to deliver” expresses our intention to provide excellent service from start to finish, for companies of all sizes. Whether you are a small business looking to expand your international reach or a multinational corporation in need of streamlined supply chain solutions, we have you covered.

Deciding which method of freight transportation to ship your goods is key to ensuring an economical and successful operation. The best method for you will depend on the time frame and destination location. A small shipment that is needed urgently would best be delivered via air freight. But if your goods have a longer window of time to arrive, and are larger in quantity, then sea freight would be the most cost-effective.


The required documents vary depending on the countries involved, the mode of transportation, and the type of goods being shipped. Common documents include commercial invoices, packing lists, bills of lading/airway bills, certificates of origin, and any necessary permits or license. With years of experience in the field SARR Logistics in Essex can provide guidance and help with any documentation need you may have.

Choosing the right pallet size is vital for several reasons:

Maximised Storage: Optimising pallet size helps in better utilisation of warehouse space.

Cost Efficiency: Reduces shipping costs by fitting more products into a container.

Product Safety: Ensures stability and safety of goods during transport.

Compliance: Adheres to international shipping regulations and standards.

ISPM15 International Standards For Phytosanitary Measures No. 15. 

For all thee reasons and more it is vital to choose the correct pallet for your freight forwarding needs because it is such a varied choice we have developed a pallet guide with all the vital information you will need please visit our guide.

Shipping costs are determined by various factors, including the weight and dimensions of the cargo, the distance travelled, the mode of transportation, fuel prices, customs duties, insurance, and additional services requested.
SARR Logistics can provide your company with detailed cost breakdowns based on all these variables. Just Ask Us

Transit times depend on several factors, including the origin and destination, mode of transportation, customs clearance procedures, and any unforeseen delays. SARR Logistics can provide estimated transit times based on their experience and knowledge of the trade lanes and also by utilizing shipping line platforms to monitor and track in real time / live tracking facilities. SARR logistics can advise you which service would suit your needs best depending on the urgency of the shipment and budget requirements.

FCL (Full Container Load) refers to shipments that occupy an entire shipping container, while LCL (Less-than-Container Load) refers to shipments that are consolidated with other cargo in a shared container. FCL shipments offer more control and typically faster transit times, while LCL shipments are cost-effective for smaller volumes. See Container Specification Here

We are experienced in managing customs clearances. We handle documentation, assist with compliance, calculate and pay customs duties, and coordinate with customs authorities to ensure smooth and timely clearance of goods. This all comes down to many years of experience in the industry to manage and overcome problems before they occur to save time and work efficiently with our customers.

Cargo insurance protects your goods against loss or damage during transit. While it is not legally required, having cargo insurance is highly recommended to safeguard your investments and mitigate financial risks associated with unforeseen events during shipping. Sarr Logistics in Colchester Essex are fully insured and have full public liability. We highly recommend to all our customers to have cargo insurance and can arrange this for you when quoting.

YES: Freight forwarders typically handle both import and export shipments. We have expertise in navigating the complexities of customs procedures, documentation requirements, and transportation logistics for seamless international trade in both directions. Here at SARR Logistics we pride ourselves on our seamless negotiation skills to collect and deliver all our customers cargo without delay. Get a Quote today.

One of the main concerns for a freight forwarder is the safety and security of goods. Cost is another factor to consider freight forwarders must ensure that goods are transported in the most cost-effective manner while still providing quality of service. Also deadlines and delays are a constant worry as a freight forwarder you need to keep on top of the local weather and traffic conditions along with global events to cover all aspect and be proactive to keep things moving swiftly cross border to save on timely delays and costs for the customer.

Freight forwarders must comply with international laws that prohibit the shipping of certain items. Understanding these restrictions is crucial to avoid legal complications. Prohibited items typically include dangerous goods, drugs, alcohol, certain chemicals, and perishable items, depending on the destination country. The regulation that govern freight forwarding is complexed and easily broken, causing delays with shipments and costly fines. Which is why you should always choose to use a reputable freight forwarding company to eliminate the risk of breaking the law.

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Please be mindful this is a collection of frequently asked questions and these answers provide general information and may vary based on specific circumstances and regulations. It is always advisable to consult with us for personalized guidance, related to your unique shipping needs. 

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