EUROPEAN & OVERSEAS EXPORTS
Westhaven has offered specialised road services for part loads and full loads to and from all regions of EUROPE for more than 12 years. Our strength lies in knowing European markets well and we speak fluent French, German and Spanish, which is very helpful when liaising with European customers and agents. We focus on back loading Continental hauliers who are looking for RETURN LOADS from the UK to their home countries. This means that we can offer DAILY SERVICES, RAPID DELIVERY ON THE SAME VEHICLE – avoiding handling and delay - and, of course, VERY COMPETITIVE ‘BACK LOAD’ PRICES. We have excellent long standing working relationships with a large number of reliable and efficient, regionally based European hauliers who contact us on a daily basis to advise vehicle availability. This allows us to match available vehicles with available loads, resulting in rapid, direct and cost-effective solutions for our customers.
Over recent years, as we have proved the effectiveness of our European services, we have increasingly been called upon by our customers to help them with shipments of all kinds to OVERSEAS destinations. In response to this demand, we have gradually extended our activities and now provide a complete range of services for part load shipments by ocean, air and overland systems. We offer free of charge advice on documentary requirements, processes and procedures and all other aspects of overseas shipping in order to provide a comprehensive door to door delivery service. As a member of the World Cargo Alliance – a global consortium of more than 1000 independent shipping agents – we have local representatives in almost every country in the world to deal with foreign Customs clearance, handling, warehousing and inland transport.
Our small team of professionals, with a cumulative experience of more than 100 years in the shipping industry, is friendly, enthusiastic and helpful and we are always keen to encourage UK companies to establish and succeed in export markets. We work closely with UK Trade & Investment, Chambers of Commerce and industry associations to provide free of charge support to new exporters so that they are well prepared to overcome obstacles and barriers to trade and succeed in foreign markets.