Our Services Follow us on Twitter @GrangeShipping Vessel Agency. Freight Forwarding. European & International Road Freight. Customs Brokerage – Import / Export / Transhipment. Vessel Chartering / Project Cargo Management. Specialists in Explosive / Hazardous & Reefer Cargoes. NVOCC & ERTS Operators. Bespoke Track & Trace Facilities.
Background / History Private Limited Company established in 1979. Totally independent. Founded on the handling of Scandinavian forest products. Vessels & cargo handled through all U.K. ports. Highly professional, qualified & dedicated staff. Customer driven focus, standard of service is paramount. We focus on our areas of expertise: Refrigerated Produce; Dairy, Meat, Fish, Fruit & Vegetables. Explosive & Hazardous Cargoes. European & International Road Freight.
Accreditations & Associations The Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers (Company Member Reg No. 0266) Authorised Economic Operator Customs, Safety & Security (GB/AEO/F/0051/10) FONASBA – Quality Standard Approved British International Freight Association (Registered Member No. 0145) Member of the Explosives Industry Group UK Home Office Section 5 Approved Felixstowe Port Users Association
Pedigree Our belief in professional standards is rewarded by a loyal customer base who trust our service. Our standards are maintained by a dedicated, professional and qualified staff. We have been entrusted with significant and challenging project cargo movements. Our accreditations & associations ensure we are up to date with industry practice and statutory fiscal requirements at all times. Our aim is always zero non-conformances, errors can be expensive for all concerned and our systems ensure compliance. The highest levels of service are maintained to avoid any delays and to facilitate the quickest delivery of customer requirements.
The Team Our staff and their total dedication is our single biggest asset. The personnel are qualified through ICS (Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers) and CILT (Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport), courses and examinations. We are shipping people who understand the business, terms, freight, routes, carriers and cargo. We adopt a flat management structure where directors & managers sit alongside the staff, to guide and assist where appropriate. Our professional staff allow us to specialise in aspects of the business that require a high degree of technical knowledge and expertise.
Road Freight A personalised professional service tailored to meet each individual customers requirement. Utilising trailer operators covering the whole of Europe, from the Baltic to the Mediterranean and all points in between. Full or part loads can be accommodated and we can also arrange for multidrop deliveries. We employ a very extensive range of haulage partners with both national and regional experience and local knowledge. All quotations can be made whether for the spot market or tender process for larger contracts. Our range of operating partners allows us to ensure the customer receives the best rates and service available. All consignments are monitored up to and including delivery to ensure the customer needs are met. Our dedicated staff have a wealth of experience, giving peace of mind to the clients. Our AEO status allows us to be part of the secure supply chain.
Road Freight Services Full loads, part loads and groupage services arranged. Abnormal load movements organised. Curtain sided trailers available. Mega trailers resourced. Temperature controlled trailers coordinated. Tail lift collections and deliveries. Dedicated vans. Driver accompanied or unaccompanied trailer deliveries. Full Marine Insurance upon can be arranged. Customs documentation attended as required. Dedicated Account Manager
Road Freight Service Schedule Our services are not limited to these destinations, please contact us for any specific locations you require. COUNTRYDEPARTURE DAYTRANSIT TIME AustriaTuesday/Friday3 – 4 days BelarusFriday9 – 13 days BelgiumDaily1 – 3 days BulgariaFriday9 – 12 days CroatiaFriday6 – 7 days Czech RepublicTuesday/Friday4 – 5 days DenmarkTuesday/Friday2 – 4 days EstoniaFriday6 – 8 days FinlandFriday4 – 5 days FranceDaily3 – 4 days GermanyDaily3 – 5 days GreeceFriday5 – 7 days HollandDaily1 – 3 days HungaryFriday4 – 5 days IrelandDaily2 – 3 days ItalyTuesday/Friday3 – 4 days LithuaniaFriday7 – 8 days LuxembourgTuesday/Friday2 – 3 days NorwayFriday4 – 5 days PolandTuesday/Friday4 – 5 days PortugalFriday4 – 5 days Romania Friday6 – 7 days Russia Friday9 – 13 days Slovakia Tuesday/Friday5 – 6 days Slovenia Friday4 – 5 days Spain Tuesday/Friday2 – 4 days Sweden Tuesday/Friday3 – 4 days Switzerland Tuesday/Friday3 - 4 days TurkeyDaily7 – 9 days UkraineFriday9 – 13 days
Vehicle Specifications DimensionsVolume Box-trailer13.50 x 2.46 x 2.71 m90 m3 Tilt-trailer13.60 x 2.48 x 2.67 m90 m3 Tautliner13.60 x 2.50 x 2.65 m90 m3 Mega-trailer13.60 x 2.47 x 3.00 m100 m3 Escort Van 1.60 x 1.20 x 1.20 m 2-4 m3 Mercedes LWB 4.20 x 1.70 x 1.70 m 10 m3 Luton Van 3.20 x 2.10 x 2.13 m 14 m3 7.5 ton 5.70 x 2.2-2.40 x 2.20 30 m3 17.5 ton 7.80 x 2.40 x 2.30 40 m3
Turkey Grange Shipping offer a full warehousing and distribution service to Turkey, including all aspects of transportation, handling and shipping. Movements in certain markets require a specialist knowledge not readily available through every transport provider. The Turkish market is rapidly growing for UK imports and exports, and we have established a strong alliance to handle this specialist trade. Daily full loads and part loads with Mega Hanging textile trailers, 3 metres high and with GPS tracking. Customs clearance and complete documentation service provided.
Freight Forwarding Instant access to all the latest services and freight rates. Established long term working relationships with all the major carriers. Consignments handled on all global trade lanes and even to the remotest parts of the world. Well-established network of partnership arrangements with fellow professionals at all major destinations, giving access to best local practices. You can rely on us to provide the rates and service to suit the demands of each individual shipment. Grange Shipping has a proven track record in supplying the high standards of service required by the client. We carry full AEO status accredited customs, security & safety, GB/AEO/F/00051/10. We are prominent and active members of BIFA (British International Freight Association).
Fresh/Frozen Produce We know the reefer business, having a wealth of experience in this specialist market. We handle; meat, seafood, dairy, fresh fruit and vegetables, and all other food products under import control. We have established working relationships with all UK B.I.P.s; Felixstowe, London, Southampton, Liverpool, etc. We can guide you through the labyrinth of fiscal regulations and requirements. Every consignment must be presented for examination, whether it be full, door or seal check. We present all the necessary documentation, as failure to comply with statutory obligations can result in the cargo being refused entry into the UK. Our proven track record of customer satisfaction has been gained through many years of service.
Explosives/Hazardous/Military A considerable level of expertise and knowledge inherited since the Companys foundation. We are holders of the UK Governments Home Office Section 5 license, giving authority to handle and arrange consignments of this sensitive nature. We have been entrusted with handling Government cargo projects exacted to the highest standards. Individual vessel charters and operations can be arranged for explosive consignments. All fiscal and statutory requirements are handled by us to ensure compliance with regulations is met. We have a thorough understanding of the IMO classifications, and the dos and donts. With cargoes of this nature we have to get it right to ensure we are trusted with future shipments. Grange Shipping are active and prominent members of EIG (The Explosives Industry Group).
Vessel Agency and Husbandry We have highly qualified & experienced personnel, including ex-seafarers who understand ships. We possess a thorough understanding of all UK regulatory and statutory requirements. Vessels of all types are catered for, from the largest tonnage afloat to off-shore support vessels. Our history gives us good working relationships with all the UK major ports to the benefit of our Principals. The husbandry team can handle vessels in any UK port and the individual requirements thereof. Our seagoing background ensures we have the knowledge to understand the needs of the vessel, master, crew and cargo, as well as the needs of the owner/operators. Full agency/husbandry or protecting agency services available. Specialist services available for the off-shore and renewables markets, which require a different touch. Grange Shipping are prominent members of ICS, FONASBA and ECASBA, keeping us at the forefront of all agency matters on a global scale.
Technical Support Grange Shipping regularly invest in the latest technology to assist staff to produce the best service levels. Fully integrated and supported computer systems (operating Windows 7, Office 2010) Industry standard software (Multifreight and Impatex). Tailored online Track & Trace documentation service available. Destin8 and CNS links for all the major UK ports. Registered with PEACH (Plant Health) and TRACES (Port Health) systems. Sage 200 accounts package operated. All key staff are equipped with the very latest mobile technology to ensure instantaneous communication.