The import and export shipping team at Mercator recently arranged the temporary import and re-export of this Land Rover from Egypt. The owner required a specialist repair in the UK, so our agent in Egypt arranged the shipping from Egypt to the UK. Once the vehicle arrived at the UK port, our import team arranged the temporary import paperwork and customs entries accordingly, and onwards delivery to the repair garage.

Arranging a temporary import into the UK usually means that no import VAT or duties are payable. There is a list of requirements for a shipment to be able to be entered as a temporary import with UK customs, in this instance the shipment qualified for a temporary import.

Our team kept in touch with the UK garage so when the vehicle was ready for shipping to Egypt we arranged the collection, loading and lashing of the vehicle in the container, and sea freight to Egypt.
Alexandria is one of the main sea freight ports in Egypt. Sea freight shipping from Egypt to the UK takes around 20 days from port to port.

Mercator has a good working relationship with our partner agent in Egypt, thanks to our founding membership of the global freight forwarding network MarcoPoloLine. As such, we can handle all kinds of commercial cargo shipments to and from Egypt. Our shipping services to and from Egypt include air freight and sea freight.

If you have a commercial shipment to or from Egypt, or a temporary import into the UK that you would like a freight forwarder to handle, get in touch +44 2392 756 575 or email


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    Please note we are unable to handle personal shipments.