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Freight Forwarding – Shipping to Russia from the UK

Russia is one of the largest countries in the world and is enjoying an ever-growing economy.  These two strengths combined make Russia an excellent choice to ship your UK manufactured goods to.

Once you have found a buyer for your goods in Russia, you will then need to consider how you are going to ship them from the UK.  The most sensible route is to appoint a reputable freight forwarder as shipping to Russia can be complex due to its vast size and strict customs regulations.

Mercator Cargo has been shipping goods on behalf of our clients to Russia for many years and our export team are familiar with procedures when your shipment arrives in Russia.  Our partner agent in Russia (thanks to our affiliation with the global freight forwarding network Marco Polo Line (MPL)) can assist in clearing your shipment through customs and arranging delivery to door if required.

Mercator mainly handles pallet, part container and full container shipping to Russia, but do contact us even if your shipment is smaller, as we may be able to arrange air freight for you, or palletise the shipment.

The majority of the shipping we handle to Russia is via sea freight, but you may wish to consider air freight if the shipment is quite small or urgent.  Sea freight shipping times to Russia is approximately two weeks, whereas air freight is a matter of hours (not including packing, loading, unloading and customs clearance time – give us a call to discuss this in further detail).

So if you are looking for a freight forwarder to handle shipping your goods to Russia, then give the export team a call to discuss your requirements and to obtain a quote – Tel. 02392 756 575. Email:


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Freight Forwarding Imports and Exports to Russia

Mercator Cargo is an independent UK based freight forwarder.  Having been running for over twenty years, we have extensive experience of importing and exporting with Russia.

It is a wise choice to appoint a freight forwarder when arranging your shipment to or from Russia, as it can be a complex matter.  Our team of freight forwarders can assist you with their knowledge and expertise when it comes to shipping freight to and from Russia.

Mercator is an agent for a dedicated shipping line, and we have our own containers and equipment for shipping to Russia from the UK.  Our export team is familiar with export protocols and documentation required to export goods to Russia.

All ocean freight destined for/originating from Russia tranship at Rotterdam.  If you are looking to export goods via sea freight to Russia, there are regular sailings from the UK to St Petersburg.  There are regular sailings from Russia to the UK.  Transit times via ocean freight between the UK and Russia  are approximately two weeks.

So if you’re looking for a reliable freight forwarder to handle your shipments between Russia and the UK, call us today – Tel. 02392 756 575. Email: Alternatively you can complete our Quotation Form.


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