The UK & European groupage solution you never knew you needed, where value matters the most.
It’s the smart way to ship if you are unable to fill a trailer or if you have high volumes that need a greener, cost-effective way to move in and out of Europe.
How can Consolidate work for you?
The most cost effective and efficient way through customs clearance
DDP, DAP exports that we can move together. We also cover FCA imports.
Reducing your overall carbon footprint
Biggest independent clearance agent in Europe
750 customs experts offices dotted around the world. 140 years in the business. Co-ordinate with our 24/7 in house customs support team.
Fiscal representation options available
For your delivery duty paid freight we can offer Limited fiscal representation & General fiscal representation depending on the shipping terms.
Partnering with DHL Freight
We are the UK’s sales partner for DHL Freight; one of our key collaborators to help you move your goods with ease throughout Europe.
A global powerhouse, DHL operates in over 220 countries delivering nearly 2 million parcels a year!
As a customer you will have the advantage of moving goods through a closed network, keeping your products secure and handled by a well-known global brand.
Customs made simple with Gerlach
If your goods are moving in and out of Europe, there will be a customs implication. Whether you need to utilise a DAP or DDP solution or maybe you just don’t know, our 24/7 in-house customs team are here to offer you the support you need along with our customs partners, Gerlach.
Consolidate is one of the most versatile solutions we have available. To really understand how this solution can give you a competitive advantage, speak to our highly experienced team today.
Here’s how we make it work for Churchill China
- Daily exports from Stoke
- Safe transporting of ceramic tableware
- Integrated customs clearance in The Netherlands
- Delivered safely around Europe
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Frequently asked questions
Consolidate is exactly that; consolidating your goods onto one vehicle, taking it to a hub for redistribution. This can be from UK to Europe or Europe back to the UK. Consolidate can sometimes be referred to as groupage.
Our approach is to make the import and export process as streamlined as possible, minimising touchpoints and re-handling.
We choose the most efficient border crossings to minimise customs processes with the aim to get your products to your customers and keeping them, and you, happy!
Get in touch with one of our account managers so they can understand a little bit more about your groupage requirements and help!
One of the main benefits of groupage is cost savings. By sharing the cost of transportation with other parties, the cost per unit of cargo can be significantly reduced. Additionally, groupage can also help to reduce the carbon footprint of transportation, as fewer full containers are needed to transport the same amount of goods.
Another benefit of groupage is flexibility. Groupage services can be used to ship a wide range of goods, from raw materials to finished products, and can be used for both import and export. Furthermore, groupage can also be used to ship goods to and from various destinations, making it a versatile option for businesses that need to ship cargo to different locations.
Groupage terminals, also known as consolidation terminals, are facilities that are specifically designed to handle consolidated cargo or groupage. These terminals are becoming increasingly popular as a cost-effective and efficient way for businesses to import and export goods, especially for those who do not have enough cargo to fill a full container.
The concept of groupage terminals is simple: multiple parties ship their goods together to a single location, where they are consolidated into a full container before being shipped to the final destination. This allows businesses to share the cost of transportation, which can significantly reduce the cost per unit of cargo.