UK based freight forwarder Mercator has been in the business for over 30 years. Our import team handle shipping from Turkey on a daily basis, we have the necessary contacts and knowledge to handle imports from Turkey in an efficient manner.

Sea freight vessel loaded with shipping containers

International Shipping From Turkey

Before you’ve purchased your goods in Turkey, discuss your shipping requirements with a freight forwarder.  An experienced freight forwarder will be able to advise you of how much the shipping from Turkey will be, whether there is UK import VAT & Duty to pay upon customs clearance, and whether there are any quirks with importing those particular goods (for example documentation or certificates).  It is also a good idea to discuss international terms of buying (INCOTERMS) with your freight forwarder if you are not familiar with them.

If you are responsible for arranging the international shipping from Turkey to the UK we can take that task off your hands and handle the whole process.  We have a very competent freight forwarder in Turkey, who will handle all matters in Turkey.  Once your goods have arrived at the port in Turkey we can book them onto the next sailing (or flight for air freight).  The transit time for sea freight to the UK is between 9 and 19 days.

Importing from Turkey

Once your shipment from Turkey has arrived in the UK (via sea freight or air freight), our import team will arrange the customs clearance, handling any payments to HMRC for import VAT & duty (if applicable – check the current UK trade tariff).  Once your shipment from Turkey has cleared customs, our team will liaise with you to deliver your goods.

Appointing a freight forwarder like Mercator makes the process of importing from Turkey easy.  We are the experts, we take the workload and stress off your hands so you can concentrate on your business.

Sea freight shipping Vessel loading at port

Export Shipping to Turkey

The greatest trade lane between the UK and Turkey is the exporting of UK manufactured goods and machines.  Shipping to Turkey has become a very popular route and as such Mercator handles cargo to Turkey regularly.  We have special rates agreed with carriers and a smooth service once your cargo arrives in Turkey.

Mercator can handle all cargo sizes when it comes to shipping to Turkey.  From single pallets in a shared container through to full container loads and even out of gauge cargo (particularly common when arranging the shipment of machinery). We have a large partner agent in Turkey who can handle the customs clearance, landing and delivery in Turkey for all shipments that Mercator arranges.  Mercator has worked with this particular partner agent now for over 10 years.

Get in touch for your free quote today

When you have a shipment either to go to Turkey, or to come from Turkey to the UK, it is important to appoint a reputable freight forwarder.  Mercator can handle the whole process for you, including advise on documentation, routing and any customs restrictions.  Mercator has been handling freight shipments between Turkey and the UK for many years, as such we have built up good contacts and a tried and tested supply chain.  So when you need to choose a freight forwarder to handle your Turkey shipping, look no further than Mercator.

So whether you have an export of your UK manufactured goods, or some goods you have bought in Turkey to import into the UK, Mercator is a freight forwarder that can handle as much of the shipping between the UK and Turkey that you require.

Get in touch either by calling us on +44 2392 756 575, or email sales@mercatorcargo.co.uk