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    How many Pallets fit in a Shipping Container?

    The answer to how many pallets fit in a container can be answered by first establishing what kind of pallets you have, and what size container they will be loaded […]

    Shipping an Airstream Caravan to New Zealand

    Mercator was recently tasked with shipping this 1967 airstream caravan from the UK to New Zealand.  This particular consignment was requested because the caravan dealer in the UK had sold […]

    Freight Forwarder News – Peak Shipping Season 2015

    What is Peak Shipping Season (PSS)? Peak Season is a term used within the shipping and Forwarding community to describe the increase in volume of both air and sea traffic […]

    Award Winning Freight Forwarder up for Further Award

    Following Hampshire based freight forwarder Mercator Cargo’s recent success at the Portsmouth News Business Excellence Awards, we are delighted to announce that we have been shortlisted for Team of the […]

    Oversized Shipping to Taiwan

    Mercator was instructed to arrange the sea freight shipping of three mobile cranes from Southampton in the UK to Taiwan.  The cargo was classed as oversized (also sometimes referred to […]

    Shipping to Turkey

    Shipping to Turkey with Mercator is a straight forward process.  We have contacts in Turkey who we work with regularly thanks to our founding membership of MarcoPoloLine, the global shipping […]

    UK Customs Clearance

    Mercator is a UK based customs clearance agent.  We deal with clearing goods through UK customs on a daily basis.  Our clearance services cover all UK ports, air and sea, […]

    Motorbike Shipping

    Importing Motorcycles into the UK So you’ve bought a motorbike from the USA and need to arranging the shipping for it to the UK.  Mercator can handle the whole shipping […]

    Mercator’s Success at The News Business Excellence Awards 2015

    On Friday 6th March, members of our freight forwarding team attended the Portsmouth News’ Business Excellence Awards.  The awards night was a chance for local businesses in Portsmouth to get […]

    Shipping from the USA to the UK

    Shipping from the USA to the UK Mercator has recently seen an increase in import traffic of shipping from the USA to the UK.  If you have freight to ship […]