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When Global
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Are you looking to move a pallet every week or move a full trailer every day to Europe?

We have a solution for you.

We’re here to simplify your European logistics, empowering all businesses to thrive in the European marketplace.

Consolidate (groupage) gives you the most cost-effective and efficient way to move your goods through Europe.

Our exclusive UK sales partnership with DHL Freight, enables direct access to one of the only consistent and controlled networks in Europe, which boasts being able to reach 95% of business addresses.

Utilise groupage, safe in the knowledge that your goods will be handled with care and under the umbrella of one of the world’s largest logistics brands.

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Daily collections from 99% of the UK

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Our network reaches 95% of business addresses in Europe

How can you meet European demand with a local provider?

Consistency of service with DHL Freight’s Wholly Owned European Network

Doesn’t matter if you’re moving ceramics to Spain or pharmaceuticals to Sweden, our service never changes.

Regardless of the location and route your goods take, you will experience the same level of service across all aspects of our Consolidate solution due to the unique partnership we have with one of the world’s largest logistics partner, DHL Freight.

Local Expertise for 24/7 Post-Brexit Customs Support

Customs can be a tricky system to navigate, but we have the all important know-how, a trusted customs partner in Gerlach, and in-house experts to keep your goods moving across borders without delays.

Whether moving goods DDP or DAP, our own in-house customs team are available to lean on, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Oh, and we can collect mixed Incoterms on the same trailer…

Flexible Solutions for Businesses of All Sizes

We understand that businesses come in all sizes.

Whether you’re an SME or a larger enterprise, our flexible approach offers a wide range of customs solutions, routes, and hubs, tailored to your unique needs.

Overcome EU trade issues with Consolidate

Utilise Cross Trade with our Consolidate®/Groupage Solution

A cross trade is a shipment organised between two countries – none of which the seller is locally based in.

Cross trades are a great way to break into a new market without having the extra expense of on-selling your product from your local country once it’s already been imported.

Access to Europe’s biggest Groupage Terminal Network regardless of location

Do you need to be closer to your customers in Europe?

The network can still be utilised if you are located in Europe or are just moving goods with the EU. 

Use Consolidate as a better option when importing from China into the EU and want to avoid the double duty of bringing it to the UK first.

From pick-up and storage to delivery – we have all bases covered

We have distribution hubs where and when you need them, allowing you to scale quickly but also build flexibility and resilience throughout your whole supply chain.

Our premium option for Consolidate® / Groupage

Do you need a premium Consolidate/groupage service as your pallets are time-critical and of the highest priority?

You can book on to our day-definite premium groupage/less-than-load solution that utilises the exclusive partnership we have with DHL and their DHL Freight’s Eurapid Service. 

We can connect you to the regions that matter the most in 24-48 hours.

We do this by:

  • Detailed scheduling of collection and delivery slots
  • Priority boarding with same-day pick up (if applicable)
  • Priority handling with committed lead times (depending on location), daily connections and no temporary storage
  • Priority delivery (pre 10/12 options available)

Here's how we make it work for...

Customs - Styled by Baxter Freight

Some of our most-loved British clothing retailers are having a moment, through shrewd management of their business strategy, embracing change and being agile enough to change with the economic climate, there are brands who are weathering the storm.

Churchill China

Churchill China, of the famous pottery region of Stoke-on-Trent, are the UK’s leading brand and manufacturer of high quality tableware and one of our most valued customers. Their extensive collection are popular globally and sold throughout the hospitality and retail sector.


Working with brand’s who are aligned with our core values is of strong importance to us – being better together is a value Amtico believe in greatly. The power of collaboration between our Consolidate and Key Accounts Teams bring this to life in supporting Amtico’s supply chain.

Our step by step groupage guide

Step 1

Tell us the details

Your dedicated Account Manager will want to understand your business, your goals and your freight requirements. They'll ask you some simple questions so that we can work out the best solution suited to you.

Step 2

Getting your shipment ready

Using our expertise in both our Consolidate product and Europe, we can find the best customs solution, whether you need a regime 42, or article 23, - we will sort it for you.

Step 3


We do the leg work so that you can be safe in the knowledge we are looking after your goods. We do those extra checks so that all your paperwork is compliant, so you don't have to stress. Our Consolidate solution was designed to eliminate headaches from groupage. We are fully integrated with DHL's state-of-the-art technology so you have full traceability from the moment we collect your goods.

Step 4

Using the Consolidate Experts

The Consolidate Team along with your Account Manager really shine when moving goods to Europe. They manage the shipment for you, advise on delivery times, updates from tracking and everything in between. Whether on our standard service or on a time critical booking, they will ensure your goods are where they need to be, and when.

Step 5

Customs cleared

Our in house 24/7 Customs Team are responsible for clearing your goods. We have many options for which country to clear your goods, utilising our Customs partnership with Gerlach, checking your import documents as we go. Our Customs Team is there to support you through the entire process, whether it involves a timed delivery, day definite delivery, exports, imports, DDP, DAP, or communicating with the consignee for both delivery and clearance.

Anything you need, they're available.

Step 6


Once customs cleared, we’ll sort the delivery utilising the expansive DHL closed network. Depending on the service you’re booked on to – we’ll deliver on the agreed time & day (if priority) or within the agreed timeframe (if standard).
We can provide you with updates along the way so you can prepare for your pallet/s to be delivered. If you require POD's, simply ask your Account Manager and they can tap into the barcode tracking & obtain online POD’s.

Step 7

Review call with your Account Manager

We'll schedule a call with you to see how you feel the job went, look for any improvements. We'll stay on top of trends and advancements so that your movements stay as efficient and cost-effective as possible.

Meet The Team

Team Consolidate

Consolidate is one of our more complex solutions – but our team make it look easy, masterminding the consolidation and distribution of your goods across the UK and Europe.

Meet the team who work tirelessly to enable businesses to operate within the EU.

Did you know?
Only 9% of firms have a dedicated employee or team to handle customs -

We have a dedicated customs team that are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. They will ensure that the details are scrutinized before engaging with our global partner, Gerlach, who boast a whopping 140 years experience in customs processes!
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Did you know?
93% of small exporters move goods from the UK to EU & 81% of small firms have experienced cost increases for overseas goods -

We're here to support small business overcome the challenges of European import & exports.
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Did you know?
39% of traders that move goods do so at least once a week, of which 27% move goods more than once a week -

We have daily shipments out of the UK to enable regular movements into Europe.
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Did you know?
9% of small firms said they used to import or export but have stopped within the past five years as they are struggling with costs of trade. The top reasons for stopping are the volume of paperwork (56%), overall costs (49%) and supply chain or logistical issues (29%) -

We believe in the people power, it's good to talk and when you work with us you will have a dedicated account manager who is an expert in solving issues. We live and breathe logistics everyday.
About Baxter Freight
Did you know?
56% of businesses that no longer trade overseas say excessive paperwork contributed to their decision to stop -

We understand the importance of properly handled customs formalities and compliance. Our highly experienced experts can help, from completing a customs declaration form, to a customs invoice and other customs documents.
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Scope 3 Reporting

Whether you’re a thriving enterprise or a growing SME, addressing Scope 3 emissions reporting is a necessity.

The imperative to manage carbon emissions is more apparent than ever, especially as the EU spearheads the mandatory reporting of emissions.

This sets a crucial precedent, signaling that other nations will likely adopt similar measures soon.

Curious about what Scope 3 emissions are and how to effectively report on them?

Let our expertise guide you.

Explore our core services


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For direct UK or European deliveries, we’ll take the wheel no matter the shape or size of your goods.

Our Consolidate News & Articles

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Claire is our Talent Acquisition Specialist so if you’re on the Easter Job Hunt, she’s a great person to connect with on LinkedIn.

Claire is always sharing news on our latest vacancies, top job hunting tips and showcasing what a career at Baxter Freight looks like.

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Get to know us better!

Hi – we’re Baxter Freight 🖐️ It’s great to meet you!

Yes we move freight, but take a closer look and you find we’re so much more

From our vibrant office culture to the values we live by – find out what makes us tick.

Egg-cellent - you've found a new job!

Forget about the chocolate eggs this Easter – you’re on an Easter Job Hunt! And we have a cracking one for you to enjoy 🥚

If you’re a uni grad with a passion for sales – we have the opportunity for you.

Check out our Graduate Account Manager vacancy and apply today!

Egg-cellent - you've found a new job!

Forget about the chocolate eggs this Easter – you’re on an Easter Job Hunt! And we have a cracking one for you to enjoy 🥚

If you’re an experienced sales professional looking to develop long-term relationships with your clients – we have the opportunity for you.

Check out our Account Manager vacancy and apply today!

Established reputation

Our levels of experience and reputation have enabled us to innovate quickly within the industry.

Baxter Freight has been operating and excelling in the UK and Europe for over a decade now. Our leadership has been leading the way in the logistics industry for a lot longer.

We have led the way as the UK went through Brexit and established ourselves as experts in working in Europe. 

Vehicle Types:

Vans: Short wheel-based, Long wheel-based, Extra- long wheel based

Luton vans: Curtainsider, Box, Tail lift, Flatbed

7.5 Tonnes – 18 Tonnes: Curtainsider, Flatbed Box, Rigids, Tail lift, HIAB, Moffett

Artics (44 Tonnes): Box, Tail lift, Flatbed, HIAB, Moffett, Curtainsider

Rigids: Tail lift, Flatbed, HIAB, Moffett

Specialised Vehicles/Trailers: Sliding Roof, Low Loader, Stepframe, Double Decker, Mega, Beavertail, Extendable Flatbed, Super mega Flatbed, Wafer Deck, Container Self-loading, Skeleton, Racked / Open floor trailer, Tanker, Silo, Swap Body, Jumbo (Wagon & Drag), Walking floor, Coil well, Stanchion, Hanging Garment, Frigo

We have access to an extensive network that offers a wide range of vehicle types. If you need something in particular, please do not hesitate to contact us.