Tips for arranging European Freight

The EU has the largest individual economy in the world. Exports and imports between the UK and other EU countries represent a huge market which continues to grow, and with it demand for freight services throughout the EU and the rest of Europe is also growing.

Whether you are an old hand at exporting or taking your first steps into the export arena, opening the door on the export market is a very effective way of expanding your customer reach outside of the UK.

Trading abroad not only benefits the bottom line but also brings with it increased brand awareness and credibility in the global market. The rewards from selling your products and services abroad can be huge.

The journey of your goods is a crucial element of export. You’ll need the right transport to get your product to where it needs to be, when it needs to be there.

Freight forwarders like ACC organise the movement of goods between countries. When dealing with larger consignments of palletised goods a specialist freight forwarder is the most effective and cost efficient means of transportation.

ACC specialise in the delivery of world class logistics to a number of different industries exporting and importing across the EU and Europe.

How to arrange European freight service with ACC – simply follow these tips for arranging European Freight.


Step 1. Get a quote

Either call us on 01454 227500 or email
You will need to have the following information:

  1. Type of goods to be transported
  2. Weight and size of goods
  3. Any hazardous speciation’s
  4. Address the goods are to be collected from
  5. Address the goods are to be delivered to
  6. Date the goods will be ready
  7. Timeframe requirements


Step 2. Book the consignment

Book the consignment by emailing
You can also request ACC’s exclusive Cargo Track service, which allows you to keep track of your goods, request Proof of Delivery (POD) and invoice online.

If this is the first time you have used our services you will be required to complete and return a Credit Application Form. This is a request for credit to be set up and payment terms confirmed.


Step 3. Goods collected

Goods collected. Make sure the goods are ready to be collected on the agreed date at the agreed location.


Step 4. Keeping track

All European road consignments can be tracked through ACCs exclusive service Cargo Track.


Step 5. Goods delivered

Goods are delivered on time and on budget.


Step 6. Invoice

Invoice issued by email within 48 hours of goods being delivered. Invoice can also be obtained on Cargo Track if requested.


Step 7. Proof of delivery

Proof of delivery issued by email. Proof of delivery can also be obtained on Cargo Track if requested.


Help with Exporting – ACC tips for arranging European Freight

Our friendly and knowledgeable staff are happy to assist with any aspect of your logistics, including customs procedures outside of the EU, hazardous or specialist freight requirements.

The governments export campaign has also been working hard to support the UKs export market. There are a number of websites set up which host a wealth of tools to help you on your export journey.

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