Testimonials

Our overall impression of R W Freight Services is excellent

Great britain Freight Exporter
69222

A great service from Lebannon! You did a fantastic job for me importing my first groupage shipment from Lebannon, I will most certainly be using you again!

Importer from Lebannon 065308

RW Freight Services dealt with my export to Finland and the service I received was great. The goods were collected quickly after the booking was made and all the goods fitted on the lorry without any problems.

Export Freight to Finland
74475

More Testimonials

air freight Australia Brexit Canada cargo China container containers Covid-19 Denmark exporters exports exports China Finland France freight freight forwarders freight forwarding Freight Shipping Germany Gothenburg Hong Kong imports India Ireland italy Japan logisitics logistics Netherlands Norway Poland rail freight russia Seafreight shipping South Africa Spain Sweden Sweden freight Swedish Switzerland Turkey USA wine

BIFA queries import charge

The owners of Southampton Port are levying a 10% charge on all loaded import containers in order to recover its contribution to the Southampton-Nuneaton gauge clearance scheme. It is being charged on all containers, including those which will be moved inland by road.

The British International Freight Association asked the Office of Fair Trading for guidance, because DP World is surcharging the nominated clearing declarant, not the shipping line. BIFA’s argument is that there is no contractual relationship between the clearing agent and the Port, so therefore DPW should invoice its ‘true customers’ which are the shipping lines. BIFA also makes the point that, as most imports through Southampton will continue to move by road, it is unfair for road freight to subsidise rail freight.  However, the OFT shelved the complaint last week because it was not sufficiently important.