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Freight Forwarding Help & Advice

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New to Freight Forwarding? Need Freight Forwarding Advice?

Feel free to give us a call to discuss your plans, or ask questions. We are happy to help and share our 35 years of experience and knowledge with you.

Useful Forms, Guides & Links

ISCA Forwarding Terms of Business: 

ISCA Forwarding are a member of BIFA (British International Freight Association) and you can read our Terms of Business here. 

INCOTERMS – International Commercial Terms

International Commercial Terms (‘Incoterms’) are internationally recognised standard trade terms used in sales contracts. They’re used to make sure buyer and seller know:

  • Who is responsible for the cost of transporting the goods, including insurance, taxes and duties
  • Where the goods should be picked up from and transported to
  • Who is responsible for the goods at each step during transportation


INCOTERMS at a glance

Shipping Personal Effects?

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Contact Us Complete this form and you will have access to download our detailed advice on shipping personal effects.

Read our Shipping Personal Effects Tips here, or download them here: Simple steps for shipping Personal Effects

If you are importing Personal effects to UK (Or EU) from outside of the EU, you will need to complete this form: TOR1 – Application for transfer of residence

It is good practice to keep and provide a shipping inventory of the goods you are shipping. Here is a simple form you can print out and use Shipping Inventory

Standard Shipping Terms can be found here

Importing and Exporting for Business?

Contact Us Complete this form and you will have access to download our detailed advice on Importing and Exporting Goods.

You will need a commodity Code. H M Customs provide an excellent service to help you find the commodity code for the goods you are importing. You can access their website directly by clicking  How to find a commodity code alternatively if you need further assistance you can call them on 01702 366077

EORI Application form (if you are VAT registered) Click Here

Exporting EORI Application form (if non VAT registered) Click Here

Importing EORI Application form (if non VAT registered) Click Here 

Importing Check List

General Advice

Import Experts - Michelle

Michelle – Import Team

You can fit quite a lot in a container, but it can be hard to know exactly how much! Containers can vary by manufacturer or by material,  you can find a general guide to container sizes here: Container Dimension Guide Just call us if you would like more detailed advice.

More information about Marine Insurance Marine Insurance Aviva – ISCA Forwarding

For information on commonly used shipping terms please look here. If you can’t find what you are looking for, or you are still unclear, just give us a call on 01392 369923