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Ship between European destinations

08 of May 2014 | By Susan Brooks | Posted in Service Updates

Ship between European destinations

Most of our customers know that we can take care of shipments within the UK, exporting elsewhere into Europe or importing back to the UK. However, we’ve found that few realise that we also collect and deliver palletised freight between other European destinations – with the same standards of service and tracking.

All inter-European shipments booked with National Pallets are handled by reputable partner companies within the long-established pallet network to which we belong. Deliveries are never subcontracted out to hauliers whose credentials are unknown. With all shipments remaining within our reliable network, inter-European shipments benefit from all the advantages of our other services:

  • Choice of express or economy delivery*
  • Competitive pricing
  • Full tracking information
  • Insurance cover options
  • Simple, online booking system

No account required

What's more, these benefits are available to everyone, as – unlike the arrangements with most freight forwarders or transport companies – there is no need even to have an account with us. New customers can make a one-off consignment booking via our online system within minutes. Plus, for existing customers, the process could not be more straightforward, as orders for other inter-European shipments can be placed just as if you were booking collection and delivery within the UK.

No restrictions

Whichever non-UK countries you are shipping between – Germany, Ireland, Spain, Denmark, France, Italy, Portugal, Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, Czech Republic or Slovakia – there are no additional restrictions, as the movement of goods is between EU countries. In other words, the restrictions in freight are the same as for goods being shipped from the UK. Although invoicing paperwork is not compulsory, it is recommended, to ensure that there are no delays if the goods do happen to be stopped at customs.

Service options and pricing

Collection and delivery timescales do vary country by country, so please check our pallet delivery quote checker to get the most accurate and up-to-date information on transit times and costs. To give an idea, however, here are some typical examples of service levels and prices:

Germany to Netherlands

Economy 3 days £140.70 (ex VAT)
Premium 2 days £146.50 (ex VAT)

Italy to Portugal

Economy 5 days £219.20 (ex VAT)
Premium 4 days £263.04 (ex VAT)

Got a question?

We take pride in being one of the most approachable pallet delivery providers, so if you have a question, please give us a call on 0845 260 1086 (calls charged at local rate). With over 25 years' experience in the transport and haulage industry, we’re more than happy to answer your queries and provide advice – it’s all part of our end-to-end service. And remember, when you book online you can start earning Pallet Points straight away!

* Express or Economy services where subject to availability.

**Prices quoted are accurate at time of publication and are based on a standard (not oversized) quarter pallet with standard goods in transit insurance cover. Prices subject to VAT at the applicable rate.

Susan Brooks

By Susan Brooks

Susan Brooks is Managing Director National Pallets. With a track record in delivering high levels of transparent customer care and satisfaction in the transport and logistics sector since 1988. Connect via Google+ or LinkedIn.

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