Shipping to Germany
Germany is one of the largest countries in Europe but we are able to handle road freight shipments to all the major cities and regions, working in partnership with Koch International in Osnabrück, the largest, privately owned carrier in Germany. Whether you’re a UK firm looking to export to Germany, or a German company importing into the UK, we offer:
- Frequent trailers – 48/72-hour transit times import/export.
- Fully manned groupage services and palletised freight delivery.
- Complete supply chain management solutions.
- Sea freight and air cargo services.
Case study in UK-Germany logistics
International Forwarding implemented a third-party logistics strategy for a large electrical products company based in Frankfurt. Their warehouse operation was only able to supply goods to UK customers within a 48-hour period but competitive customers now expect next-day delivery on placing an order.
Within four weeks, we had put in place a pick-and-pack warehouse operation to enable overnight deliveries. After liaising with the IT department in Germany, we installed a real-time computer-based package that gave our client the ability to review stock levels, orders and other information, and keep up to date on their product in our warehouse. By using bar code scanners, stock levels are updated as each item is packed, which allows our German customer to know exactly the amount of product to dispatch for stock replenishment.
IFL now picks up to 50 separate consignments per day from more than 300 different stock locations. We then deliver them using a wide range of cargo fleet services, from a small van to an articulated truck, depending on the size of the order.