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Part Load to UK

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    Registered Users Posts: 304 ✭✭ Raven_k42

    Afternoon all - hoping someone can offer some advice or suggestions. I'm looking to get some items couriered from Dublin to my brother in the UK. Just some items from a clear-out of our Mam's house, e.g. boxes of magazines, an old chair, a few paintings, etc. Sentimental only and of no value. Seems tailor-made for a "part load". Has anyone done anything similar...and could recommend how best to do this ?. Individual AnPost-type parcels not an option - I need someone to collect/deliver.

    Many thanks,



  • TbH that’s a hard one at the moment.. A lot of freight companies steer clear of personal effects shipments price private individuals are willing to pay isn’t justified for the amount of work involved.. Doubly so with Brexit, the relative lack of customs experience in IE-U.K. operators and the backlog of import clearances into the U.K. after the expiry of the import customs exemptions that were in place for the first 6 months of the year

    Also, so you are aware, for customs purposes there is no such thing as having no value..

    Your best option would be to load up a car and go visit your brother or get him to do the same

  • Personal effects are a nightmare unless you get a specialised removal firm to do it. You can't insure it as a Freight Forwarder and they have no idea if it was in good or bad condition when they got it. We did a job like this years ago when I worked in that business, an MD of a large client rang me to pick up his daughter's personnel effects in West Cork and ship them to Germany. Our MD had given explicit instructions not to. MD gets on to MD and our guy decided, against his better judgment, to do it. He had been told that it was a load of old junk, and worthless. Half a 40' trailer worth of junk goes to Germany and the day it delivers we get an irate call that the "antique" cast iron range/stove had a leg broken, and it was now quite valuable, apparently. Queue much falling out between MDs, and my guy ringing me to tell me to ignore him if he countermanded his own instructions in future......😂

  • Thanks guys - think a run over to Holyhead myself might be the answer !!. Prob not even a full car load. Might this avoid a more complex customs drama ?. Really is personal stuff only - 3 boxes of old Billboard magazines, LPs, etc.



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