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CHIEF changing to CDS

You may have heard that HMRC are changing their customs declaration system from the current CHIEF system to the newer customs declaration service (CDS).  This change will begin in August this year phasing in slowly to be fully operational by April 2019. The CHIEF system currently lets you complete customs declarations electronically, calculating the duty […]

Why use a Freight Forwarder?

            A freight forwarder is like the middle man of shipping, they do the hard work and organisation so you don’t have to.  In many respects they are like travel agents, they have all the contacts and knowledge you require to successfully import and export, they know how to help […]

Get Exporting

          The Government have set a target for an increase in exports to £1tn by 2020, wanting businesses to seize the valuable opportunities that are waiting overseas. So Business West launched its 2020 by 2020 initiative. The aim being that by 2020 they will aim to have 2,020 businesses exporting. Exporting […]

Deciding between LCL or FCL?

When you are deciding between shipping FCL (full container load) or LCL (less than container load) you first need to know that a 20’ container has a cubic capacity of 33 cubic meters when filled with air.  So to allow for space to offload your products you would not want to exceed 27 cubic meters. […]

Property Letting Scam

It has come to our attention that there is a Property Letting Scam using our name! Isca Forwarding Ltd would like to make it clear that we are in no way associated with any Letting Agents or Property Rental Companies. We never take deposits for any and we do not courier Rental Agreements or Property Keys. […]

Christmas 2017 Opening Hours

A big thank you for all your support this year from all of us at Isca Forwarding.  We hope you all have a wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year.   We will be donating the money we would have spent on Christmas cards to: Who don’t just help Exeter’s homeless at Christmas but all […]

Accurate Shipping Quotes

Obtaining accurate shipping quotes is important for both importing and exporting. You want to make sure that you supply all the necessary information to ensure you get the best and most accurate rate for your shipping needs. Making sure the quote you receive is accurate for the shipping of your goods, will enable you to […]

LCL Shipments

LCL (Less than Container Load) LCL allows you to start out with small shipments. It gives you the flexibility of shipping them when they are ready, rather than having to wait until you have enough to fill a 20′ container. When you are shipping via LCL you will pay per cubic meter or per metric […]

Unexpected shipping costs! How to avoid them.

Unexpected shipping costs can decimate your profit margin or make a project nonviable, so you need to avoid them whenever possible.  The story below explains what happened to one of our new customers recently. We were asked by a new customer to arrange the clearance and delivery of some items they had bought from a […]

Christmas 2016 Opening Hours

                    Thank you from all of us, for all your support in 2016 As in previous years, the money that would have been spent on Christmas Cards, will be donated to St. Petrocks to help Exeter’s homeless. Our Opening hours over the festive period are as […]

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