Peterborough 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.

Peterborough Shipping & Freight Forwarding

Shipping from Peterborough contact Transatlantic Shipping. We are an independent freight forwarding company providing sea, air and road freight solutions for shippers in Peterborough 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 Peterborough. 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 Peterborough -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)

Example You are shipping from Peterborough 8 boxes with a total actual weight of 45kgs. All the boxes are the same size, 60 x 40 x 20cms. Using the above calculation, the volumetric weight is 64kgs which is higher than the actual weight of 45kgs so the chargeable weight would be 64 kgs. 8 boxes at 60 x 40 x 20cms = 384,000cm3 Divide 384,000cm3 by 6000 = 64kg volumetric weight (Please note depending on the destination the volume weight can be 5000 or 4000)

Where can we ship Air Freight Cargo to? We send air freight worldwide and we are fortunate to have several receiving centres throughout the UK.

If you would like a quote for Air Freight please call us on 0800 999 2100 or email 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 Peterborough by Air then please call us on 0800 999 2100 or email or submit the contact form.

Sea Freight – Shipping from Peterborough  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. 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.

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 Peterborough please call us on 0800 999 2100 or email 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 shipping from Peterborough please call us on 0800 999 2100 or email or submit the contact form. We do respond promptly to enquiries and look forward to your enquiry.