We were recently tasked with shipping a rib from Hamble in Hampshire to Egypt. Our customer had bought the boat a few months previously but was struggling to find a freight forwarder who offered a sensible solution to the shipping task.
When the customer approached our export department, we suggested loading the rib into a 40 foot container, this would ensure that the cargo was safe and secure in transit, and provides an easy onward forwarding solution once the container arrived in Egypt.
Other freight forwarders that our customer had spoken to had suggested shipping the cargo from Felixstowe or London Gateway. As the customer was located in Hampshire, the best, most cost effective way to transport the container was via the Southampton port. As such, we were able to save our customer money on the transportation costs, and a lot of headaches by ensuring that the boat was secured within the container.
Mercator Cargo is an independent, family-run freight forwarder based in Portsmouth. We are big enough to cope but small enough to care. If you are looking for a new freight forwarder then please do get in touch, even if it is for a quote comparison.
Mercator’s export team arranges shipping to Egypt regularly and are well versed in transit routes, times and customs requirements. So if you have cargo which you wish to ship to Egypt, get in touch today with our team of experienced freight forwarders – Tel. 02392 756 575. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.