Gateshead Shipping & Freight Forwarding

Personal Effects

shipping-personal-effect We offer a competitive and personal service to help move your personal effects, household goods and vehicles.

Vehicle Shipping

Vehicle & Car Shipping We ship heavy plant and machinery, bikes, cars, vans, trucks, and just about anything that can be driven or towed

Commercial Shipping

Worldwide-Shipping We offer worldwide coverage from LCL (less than container load) to FCL (full container loads) and we can help and advise you through your requirements.

Imports & Customs

import We have extensive knowledge of importing & customs clearance and can advise and guide you through the clearance process.

Gateshead Shipping & Freight Forwarding

Shipping from Gateshead contact Transatlantic Shipping. We are an independent freight forwarding company providing sea, air and road freight solutions for shippers in Gateshead wishing to ship goods, vehicles, plant and machinery, commercial, household removals and personal effects worldwide.

We have been established since 2000 and have arranged shipments for many customers in Gateshead. We provide both Full Container Load (FCL) and Less than container Load (LCL) services for your shipments as well as out of gauge and break bulk services for non-containerized cargo. We ship worldwide with partners situated throughout the world which enables us to provide you with the best possible service at very competitive rates.

Shipping from Gateshead – Sea or Air Freight?

How you ship your goods depends on many factors, time, volume and budget, all play a part in determining how you ship. The general rule is that for time critical shipments or small volume, lightweight goods then air freight may be the best solution. For larger volume less urgent shipments then sea freight is your best option.

Air Freight/ Cargo Shipments

Air Freight charges are calculated on the basis of the chargeable weight of the cargo. However to determine the chargeable air freight rate we need the length, width and height of each packed piece/box/crate etc which then allows us to calculate the volumetric weight. Air freight charges are based on which weight is greater, either the volumetric weight or the actual weight. The actual weight is easy, just place it on scales and weigh. The volumetric weight calculation is based on: Length (cm) x Width (cm) x Height (cm) divided by 6000 (equals the volume weight in Kg)

We ship air freight worldwide and we are fortunate to have several receiving centres throughout the UK.

These centres act as hubs where air freight destined to be freighted worldwide is received and processed for clearance through Customs and also to be scanned.

If you would like a quote for Air Freight please call us on 0800 999 2100 or email info@transatlantic-shipping.co.uk or submit the contact form.

If you have several items and are unsure whether to ship by air or sea we will also give you the sea freight rate and also the date of sailing of the ship and the ETA (estimated time of arrival). Many of our shippers are surprised at the quick transit times for some destinations. Shipping to Port New York USA is a 7/8 day transit from Port to Port and is a weekly service as USA is a very high volume destination. So if you would like a quote for shipping from Gateshead by Sea and Air please call us on 0800 999 2100 or email info@transatlantic-shipping.co.uk or submit the contact form.

Sea Freight – Shipping from Gateshead

We ship full loads (FCL) and groupage (LCL) to destinations worldwide from USA to Africa to Asia to Europe. We also ship vehicles and plant and machinery in containers and also on the RO RO service which means roll on and roll off. So at the Port of departure it would be driven or towed on the vessel and at Port of exit would be driven off or towed off. The RO RO service is for those vehicles which are self-propelled. If they cannot be driven then they may be containerised. We can arrange for the loading, lashing and securing of vehicles and plant and machinery in containers. A shipper sending a high value vehicle or costly or sensitive plant and machinery may prefer to containerise rather than use the cheaper RORO service. The cargo might be too big for a container so may need to be shipped on a flat rack or other special equipment. Whatever your requirements there will be equipment available to do the job. Whether it is a commercial shipment requiring a full container load or a smaller shipment of household goods and personal effects we can provide you with competitive rates and direct, weekly services to many destinations with fast transit times. So if you would like a quote for Sea Freight shipping from Gateshead or indeed shipping from anywhere in the UK, please call us on 0800 999 2100 or email info@transatlantic-shipping.co.uk or submit the contact form.

Your shipment is unique to you and although you may get an idea of costs completing an online quote request, I assure you it will not be accurate, as you need to discuss or email your requirements in detail so we can find out the relevant details to enable us to advise you of your best options at the most cost effective rate.

We are here to advise, guide, assist in any way we can. We can provide packing materials, packers and people to load your container if required. So if you would like a quote for Sea Freight shipping from Gateshead or indeed from anywhere in the UK, please call us on 0800 999 2100 or email info@transatlantic-shipping.co.uk or submit the contact form.

Sea Freight  – LCL / Groupage If you are shipping a small volume then you would ship LCL which means your goods are shipped in a container with other small shipments being shipped to the same Port.

How we calculate the rate – LCL LCL shipment rates are determined by the volume of your shipment. To calculate the volume, multiply the Length (cm) x Width (cm) x Height (cm) of each packed piece. The minimum chargeable by sea is 1cbm.

Your shipment is unique to you and although you may get an idea of costs completing an online quote request, I assure you it will not be accurate, as you need to discuss or email your requirements in detail so we can find out the relevant details to enable us to advise you of your best options at the most cost effective rate. We are here to advise, guide, assist in any way we can. We can provide packing materials, packers and people to load your container if required. So if you would like a quote for LCL Sea Freight shipping from Gateshead or indeed from anywhere in the UK, please call us on 0800 999 2100  or email info@transatlantic-shipping.co.uk or submit the contact form. We do respond promptly to enquiries and look forward to your enquiry.

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