From distant places to Europe – easily.

Your gateway to Europe

Are you struggling to keep up with your competitors in Europe?

Combining Baxter Freight’s unrivalled experience and customer service along with one of the most modern warehouse facilities in Europe has enabled our customers to centralise their operation in the EU. This is your greatest opportunity to re-establish or kick off trading with Europe.

The Van Moer & Baxter Freight partnership

Shipping, storage and distribution of all kinds of goods not only needs unique and specialised skills, but needs excellent facilities. 

The combined expertise that the Van Moer and Baxter Freight partnership brings gives a massive advantage to businesses looking to improve call off times, be closer to the end customer and go toe-to-toe with European competitors.

The strategic location of the Van Moer gateway is ideal for those businesses who are looking to:

  • Have a better option when importing from China into the EU and want to avoid the double duty of bringing it to the UK first.
  • Have a small amount of goods but want to compete with European counterparts very quickly.
  • Want a single point of contact to deal with all parts of their supply chain.
Did you know?
In 2022, a large majority of EU countries traded more within the EU internal market than with countries outside the EU.

With 200+ locations across the continent and covering over 2,000 routes across Europe, we can deliver your groupage consignments using our expansive European logistics network.
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Did you know?
Between January 2021 and December 2022, EU imports from China increased by 39%.

Our Van Moer solution has great access to the very well connected port of Antwerp and using AI rafting, containers are loaded onto a barge to Grobbendonk, where they are unloaded and can flow freely into Europe.
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Did you know?
In 2022, China was the third largest partner for EU exports of goods (9%).

Through a large number of global connections we can provide flexible transport to align with your needs. Access via sea or road to our centralised hub will provide complete end-to-end supply chain management using our wealth of knowledge and expertise.
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Did you know?
In 2020, China overtook the US in becoming the EU's largest trade partner in terms of goods. Most of this trade is in industrial and manufactured goods.

We provide expert insights on sourcing, customs, and finding your competitive advantage whether importing or exporting, we are here to make your logistics supply chain work harder for you.
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Why use our European gateway?

Giving a big presence to smaller businesses

Quicker shipping times, lower costs and being an attractive option for the mainland European marketplace.

These businesses really do see a benefit from being closer to the end customer as they can offer an extremely late cut-off point for taking orders to fulfil the next day allowing any business to compete with even the largest of logistics operations.

The pre-Brexit benefit solution

Unlocking the EU for SME’s in the UK. Moving goods and expanding their businesses without being reliant on shipping large volumes.

Sector specific knowledge

The unique needs of our customers is something that our massive Operations team understands.

Each sector has unique needs and they work tirelessly to tailor unique solutions that will help your business work harder, for you. 

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

The extensive network allows us to evaluate your whole supply chain and not just a small facet.

Goods are moved in, stored and delivered, on your behalf.

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.

Total visibility of your goods – wherever they are

Keep a very close eye on movements with access to a WMS portal so you can create better demand forecasts, improve traceability and have eyes on real-time inventory data.

A warehouse solution to suit your needs

Our warehousing portfolio is made up of emergency, temporary and long-term storage along with bonded and non-bonded warehouses.

We have facilities in free-trade zones as well as warehouses near/in ports with barge access.

Access the EU

Staying competitive in the European market place is easy with our European gateway solution. Chat to one of our knowledgeable experts to see how this solution will work for you.

Some answers to common questions:

Our warehousing solution is available to all size businesses. From small businesses who are looking to gain a footing in Europe to those large corporations who need extra space.

All of the inventory levels are monitored in our Warehouse Management System. All of this information is available to our customers.

We try not to limit ourselves to any one specific industry. We offer very flexible warehouse space and are open to offering our services to pretty much any industry. If you think your industry is too niche, it’s probably better off contacting us!

Working out warehouse rates can be a very tricky thing to do as there are a number of factors to consider. It really does depend on how quickly the goods are moving in and out, do the goods need specialist handling equipment and what kind of shipping requirements do the items have. We do strongly believe that there is no “one price fits all” so we are happy to structure our pricing competitively to meet our customers needs. Get in touch and we can provide more of insight!

Short term is usually when we store goods for one month or less.

Long term is normally when we store goods for over a month or longer.

Trans-shipping is a logistics term that refers to the transfer of goods from one mode of transportation to another on the way to their final destination.

Cross-docking is a practice in logistics of unloading materials from a manufacturer or mode of transportation directly to the customer or another mode of transportation, with little or no storage in between.

If there is a discrepancy there is an investigation by the warehouse into what the customer thinks they have and how many there actually are, this would then be investigated to see where this went wrong and dependent on the outcome, this will be acted upon accordingly and a claim made where possible.

Audits are possible to add on that can help to eliminate the discrepancies between customer and WMS.

Contact our team of experts who can go into more detail regarding the claims process.

If a pallet is damaged upon receiving and there is a potential claim, a picture of the pallet is taken and immediately sent to the customer. The customer will then advise the warehouse to continue receiving or to hold the product in quarantine to allow further review.

Some useful warehousing terms:

This allows the goods to be held for 90 days.

Thereafter, goods must be customs cleared (and VAT and duties be paid) or be re-exported.

Goods are stored under customs control until duties and taxes are paid. This is most often used for goods where the taxes are high, including high value goods, alcohol and tobacco.

Goods can only be moved out of the warehouse in two circumstances: Duty paid, customs cleared into free circulation & if more documents are needed to move into a different facility.

This is a way of suspending VAT and duty payments for imports which will later be exported – such as importing parts used to make a new product.

If the parts are in a final product which will be exported from the UK within 6 months:

With an IPR number: the importer does not have to pay duty on the goods.

Without an IPR number: if there is documentation to prove this, the duty can be paid on deposit and refunded when proof of export is provided.

This is similar to inward processing relief – except it’s used when you export something, which will later be re-imported.

Transfer shipment from one warehouse to another.

Must move with appropriate documentation including guarantee.

This moves the liability and responsibility to a new warehouse, meaning the new warehouse bond holder now has the duty liability.

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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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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. 

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

Luton vans: Curtainsider, Box, Tail lift, Flatbed

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