Cargo Handling and Delivery

Our Forwarding & Port Services teams are experienced in all kinds of cargo. We can also draw on more technical services from our project, engineering and marine teams.

Customs & Forwarding

We’re members of the British International Freight Association (BIFA), and work under BIFA Standard Trading Conditions – giving our clients the confidence to trust us with all aspects of customs work.

Transport of goods

Scope of work is dictated by the Incoterms of each sale contract, but we’re ideally placed and equipped to handle onward transport requirements for all kinds of goods.

Documentation & Customs

We can help you to process export declarations and navigate shipments through customs and associated border agencies. This also includes shipping documents, and we can provide compliance support with international trade facilities such as Letters of Credit.



Our Port Services team can offer:

  • Collection from the place of manufacture
  • Export packing
  • Abnormal and heavy haulage
  • Loading and unloading of containers, flat racks and MAFI roll trailers
  • Transport engineering calculations
  • Lashing and securing cargo, using specialist lashing systems and equipment
  • Heavy lift services including loading of ships
  • Sea freight – including liner services, part cargo and chartered vessels
  • On carriage to the destination address in the country of delivery

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  • 25 years of experience
  • Assistance with goods classification, origin, valuation, free trade agreements, customs processes and completion of customs documentation
  • Export entries offered for shipments in any UK seaport
  • Direct Trader Input into DESTIN8 port inventory and CHIEF
  • Strong relationships with UK customs and other local government authorities

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Why choose Osprey

Our Port Services team is supported by multi-disciplined experts in heavy and specialist logistics. We can support, plan, design, and deliver multi-modal logistic solutions for all kinds of port imports and exports.

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When you need experience, equipment, and enthusiasm…

Talk to Osprey. We love a technical challenge. We’re one of the UK’s foremost large-scale logistics, heavy transport, and abnormal load specialists. Our teams would love to hear about your project and to see how we can help most.

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