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Industry-leading ocean and air services for the UK-Canada and UK-USA trade lanes.

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Looking for a better way to ship freight from the UK? Universal Logistics offers a wide range of service options, created to meet the varying needs of high and low-volume importers.

Need rush service? We offer three options:

  • Fast: weekly air consolidation services
  • Faster: direct daily air freight services
  • Fastest: daily direct courier services

Looking for the most cost effective service? We offer two attractive alternatives:

  • Industry leading, weekly ocean consolidation services (LCL), introduced in 1969
  • FCL (Full Container Load) services via a wide variety of carriers, offering varying costs, transit times and ports of call

Have a non-urgent shipment? You could save 10% or more with Wait ‘n Save, the deferred shipping service available exclusively from Universal Logistics. It’s the ideal option when when your receiving date is flexible and you want the maximum possible savings.

Why our UK ocean service is #1

  • No co-loading – ocean consolidations directly controlled and operated by Universal Logistics, the better option because third parties can no longer delay or bump your freight
  • The dependability of scheduled departures 51 weeks a year (excluding Christmas and New Year’s week)
  • Unlike most competitors, we operate receiving hubs in the north (Manchester) and the south (London), plus receiving depots in Newcastle, Leeds and Bristol
  • Extended cut-off times, which means your suppliers have more time to meet sailing dates
  • An FMC licensed office in Buffalo, NY, the gateway for shipments to New York, Ohio and Pennsylvania

More reasons why it pays to choose Universal Logistics

  • Three export services to the UK (weekly ocean consolidations; weekly ocean FCL; and daily air direct)
  • 50+ year track record, achieved by consistently providing the most reliable service, fast transit times and the most competitive pricing
  • Fully integrated freight and customs brokerage services on both sides of the Canada/US border to reduce costs, optimize transit times and meet two challenges: AMPS penalties for clearance pre-arrival and shorter free storage times at Canadian terminals
  • Unique partnership with World Transport Agency (WTA), a market leader with unsurpassed expertise on routings and ocean/air options for the UK/Canada trade lane
  • Comprehensive insurance coverage available for all modes of transport
  • Order status updates on request. Just give us your purchase order number – we do the rest (Freight Solutions – order management)
  • Convenient online shipment tracking, including automatic weekly updates (enRoute) and track and trace via our web site (UConnect)

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Quick Tip #57
When Incoterms are incomplete

The shipping term FOB (Free on Board) is incomplete when the port of shipment and country are omitted. Moreover, you could end up paying extra if an incorrect assumption (guess) is made about your port of shipment (many countries have multiple ports of shipment).

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