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Import Freight Services

British Jewellery & Giftware International has joined forces with the Woodland Group, to offer freight services for BJGI and Federation members for importing shipments into the UK from all over the World.

The Woodland group has been active in international freight since 1988 and continue to grow each year through determination, innovation and award winning customer service.   With their global network of offices and trusted partners, they are able to handle shipments from any location.

The Woodland Group offer services to cater for all types and sizes of shipment, from urgent airfreight orders, to full seafreight container loads and less than container loads.  Their cargo volumes and buying power means that they can offer excellent rates, combined with a personal service, born from their close ties with the gift & home industries.

Import shipping from Asia is a major headache for members; the variable costs and peak time bottlenecks in services can make life difficult for members who supply the increasingly competitive and demanding retail sector.  The Woodland Group can provide a very simple pricing structure and have guaranteed space with the shipping and airlines, even during peak periods.

One factor of particular interest is Woodland’s range of less than container load (LCL) seafreight services, which are designed to cater for carton or pallet loads. Shipping small orders often increases the cost and can make some products uncompetitive. Woodland offers weekly LCL container services from a number of loading points across China and the USA, with the fastest transit times available.

Woodland’s airfreight division also operates regular worldwide air services and have among their comprehensive client list a certain Amazon, giving them the volume to increase their buying power and lower their rates. Services are designed to provide an ideal balance between speed of transit and cost; in many cases special rates are available for large, dense or voluminous loads. They can also assess the most effective option for individual orders – in some cases, shipment by airfreight can actually be cheaper and better value!

The Woodland group also offers competitive rates and services from markets closer to home, such as Italy and Turkey. In the UK, Woodland can handle Customs formalities on behalf of clients, and offer a range of distribution options, using their own fleet of vehicles.  Woodland also operates a full export service by all transport modes to all points of the globe.

To find out more about the services offered by the Woodland group, simply email Darren Brundell – advising him you have come from BJGI.