T Ward Shipping Blog


Welcome to our blog, we post occasional articles of interest in this area related to shipping and freight forwarding and management.

 

Importing from China or India to sell at Christmas

17th May 2018

If you need to import items from China, India or the rest of Asia to sell for Christmas, here's why it makes sense to start ordering now.

 

The Port of Burntisland

10th May 2018

We serve the Port of Burntisland as Ship's Agents. It has been a major Scottish port for 150 years. 

 

LCL and FCL explained

25th April 2018

A short and sweet explanation of the difference between shipping your goods using LCL (part of a container) and FCL (a full container)

 

The Port of Grangemouth

17th April 2018

Grangemouth is Scotland's largest container port, and is an ideal location for access to Edinburgh and Glasgow.

 

Packaging goods for shipping

29th March 2018

It is essential that your goods must be properly packaged and labeled before shipped. They must also meet certain packaging requirements, to ensure that they are delivered safely to their destinations. Here are some ways you can help ensure items are p

 

The Turing Trust experience exporting from the UK

21st March 2018

T.Ward have been working with the Turing Trust since 2014, helping them with shipments to Ghana, Malawi and Liberia. We asked them some questions about their experience exporting from the UK and how working with us has improved things.

 

First Time Importers Paraiba Beachwear

01st March 2018

We helped Paraiba Beachwear ship their clothing from Mexico to the UK. They had never imported anything to the UK before and describe themselves as ‘complete novices’. We asked them about their experience.

 

Chinese new year and freight movements

17th January 2018

Now Christmas is out of the way, the next big date in the international calendar is Chinese New Year. This year the date is 16 February, which means the next month will see significant disruption to international freight movements that affect impo

 

Shipping goods over the Christmas period 2017

28th November 2017

Arranging transport for your goods over the Christmas period can be tricky business - with holidays, variable weather conditions and increased demand. Here are a few of our hints and tips for transporting your goods over Christmas.

 

Importing for the first time - Q and A by Dr Gorka

20th November 2017

We continue our series of question and answer sessions by asking Agata Gorka of Dr Gorka Trading and Consulting about her experience importing to the UK for the first time.

 

Shipping for Chippendale School of Furniture

24th October 2017

For over 15 years, T.Ward have been shipping precious cargoes of handmade furniture for students from the Chippendale School of Furniture, many of whom are sending their works home at the end of the year. 

 

What does a Ships Agent do

17th October 2017

We offer a full service ships agency with a wide range of services to help clients import, export and transport their cargos with as little fuss as possible. As ship’s agents, we aim to get things moving quickly and make sure that vessels spend a

 

Winter laying up services

10th October 2017

It’s  common in the oil and gas industry for ships to seek refuge in a port over the months of December and January, especially in the North Sea – and so laying up

 

Importing to the UK - Stretch Tents Scotland's experience

19th September 2017

We regularly import for local company Stretch Tents Scotland. They hire out ‘stretch tents’ for functions such as weddings, parties and other events.  Their freestyle tents are st

 

Helping businesses understand imports

14th September 2017

The eBay and Amazon success stories have led to a surge in small businesses importing goods for sale in the UK, and opportunistic sellers looking for ways to make money have been getting their hands on anything from textiles to e-cigs, cables and packa

 

Transporting your artwork

14th September 2017

Works of art are often unique, valuable and irreplaceable. Different countries have different laws for the import and export of goods, making the process more complicated. How do you ensure your work of art arrives at its destination legally and in one

 

Shipping in time for Christmas

05th September 2017

If you are thinking of importing goods for yourself or your business in time for Christmas, now is the time to start thinking about your requirements. Here we discuss some typical LCL and FCL shipping times for importing goods.

 

Insurance cost of badly packed and stowed cargo

01st September 2017

The packing of Cargo Transport Units (CTUs) is high on the agenda for the shipping industry, and correctly stowing your freight is absolutely imperative – you might have thought that was obvious, perhaps, but according to The TT Club, a leading p

 

Importing for the first time

28th August 2017

We recently imported an ice cream machine and Gazebo from China for Michael Notarangelo of Edinburgh start-up Rolly’s Ice Cream. We asked him about his experience.

 

Common Incoterms Explained

02nd August 2017

You’ll probably come across the phrase ‘Incoterms’ while working with shipping, transport and freight forwarding companies, and many people aren’t sure what these terms actually mean, so here’s the t ward Shipping guide to

 

Guide to British International Freight Association (BIFA)

21st June 2017

Freight Forwarding firms have their very own trade association - The British International Freight Association (BIFA) BIFA is there for companies using any type transport to move freight around the world; air, road, rail and sea.

 

Our top 5 tips for first time exporters

05th June 2017

Exporting your goods for the first time can seem daunting but it has never been a better time to explore overseas markets. Here are our tips.

 

Exporting from the UK

10th April 2017

The new government initiative - Exporting is great - is encouraging more businesses to sell their goods globally. Cross border trade intiatives and platforms like amazon and Ebay have opened up international sales for retailers of all sizes.

 

2017 - Time to review your transport and shipping services?

19th January 2017

With the demise of Hanjin causing freight rates to rise, 2017 is a great time to compare your shipping and transport costs to and from the UK.

 

Transporting Artwork for The Biscuit Factory, Newcastle

05th December 2016

We recently transported some original artwork for the Biscuit Factory in Newcastle-Upon-Tyne.

 

Shipping cars with t ward shipping

14th November 2016

If you’re thinking about selling a commercial vehicle such as a van, tractor or bulldozer, or even considering sending your own car, classic or otherwise, abroad, we know everything you need to know about the regulations and procedures involved.<