Driving Value for U.K. Exporters Shipping to the U.S. Market

US markets represent a huge opportunity for UK-based companies, but transatlantic trade requires the help of an experienced shipping and logistics partner.

US markets represent a huge opportunity for UK-based companies, but transatlantic trade requires the help of an experienced shipping and logistics partner.

For a number of reasons — low regulatory barriers, minimal language barriers, strong historical ties, among others — many British companies choose to sell their products in the United States despite the significant distance between the two countries. Indeed, the U.S. is Britain’s largest single export market, importing about $55 billion worth of goods per year for the better part of the last decade.

As common as it is, however, selling goods into the U.S. can be a complex task, especially for small-to-medium-sized enterprises. From selecting transport options to negotiating exchange rates, exporters have to navigate an intricate network of laws and regulations to send even a small shipment abroad. Doing so without an extensive background in UK-US trade makes it all the more challenging.

With so many variables to address, British exporters need a reliable and knowledgeable shipping and logistics partner to maximize their foreign investments. Fortunately, experienced American shipping companies like Primary Freight have spent years mastering the nuances of transatlantic trade, helping UK-based exporters overcome the administrative and logistical obstacles that stand in the way of a smooth operation.

The Value of Third Party Shipping and Logistics

As the U.K. government’s trade advisory resource notes, freight forwarders and similar third-party logistics providers (3PLs) can consolidate shipments to help smaller exporters save time and money, provide advice on the rules and regulations surrounding exports to the U.S., act as an intermediary for U.K. exporters in U.S. markets, and arrange and manage a variety of transport methods for door-to-door deliveries.

A U.K. exporter can’t take full advantage of these capabilities without an experienced shipping and logistics partner in the States. After all, you need an experienced and trustworthy partner overseas to ensure that cargo arrives, is unloaded, and distributed as quickly, safely, and efficiently as possible.

A Commitment to Customer Service

At Primary Freight, we have more than 20 years of experience operating in a number of international markets, including the U.K., Australia, Dubai, Italy, and more.In the UK specifically, our LCL consolidation program offers exporters the ability to keep up with the rapid — and sometimes unpredictable — pace of U.S. demand. We take partial shipments, consolidate them, and ship them out on a weekly basis, ensuring that your U.S. customers receive their goods in a timely and reliable manner.

What really sets Primary Freight apart, however, is our commitment to customer service. Not only does our team possess the highest level of industry knowledge and expertise, we also treat each and every one of our partners with the same consideration and respect we offer our own employees.

Primary Freight’s dedication to value-driven is widely recognized, so much so that we were recently honored with the peer-voted Best of Best in the Americas award at the ELITE Global Logistics Network’s 3rd AGM. This distinction, along with our demonstrated expertise in UK markets, makes Primary Freight the perfect shipping and logistics partner for UK exporters of any size.

If you’d like to learn more about Primary Freight’s award-winning shipping and logistics services for U.K. exporters, give us a call at (800) 635-0013 today.


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