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Are You Ready For Brexit?

Posted On: October 13, 2020

For customers who currently trade exclusively inside the EU, Brexit may be the first time your business will be exposed to the customs requirements and VAT procedures that come with trading outside the EU. Existing government guidance loosely follows similar procedures for trading outside the EU. The good news is EFS Global has the experts and experience in import, export and customs processes. Our experts are on hand to assist you through the transition and beyond.

  • European Road Freight
  • CIS Road Freight
  • Air Freight
  • Sea Freight
  • Customs Processes and Clearances

EFS Global’s international depots are based in Manchester, Liverpool, Immingham, Burnley and Skipton.

Contact Martyn today to start your preparation for Brexit 01282 410 040

Carriers cut China flights as coronavirus measures widen

Posted On: February 4, 2020

Several airlines have suspended their flights to China. British Airways is currently not flying to China and will reassess the situation on 29 February 2020. Lufthansa, Swiss and Austrian Airlines will fly to China for the last time on 31 January. After that, all flights will be temporarily suspended until 9 February 2020 Cathay Pacific plans to reduce flights to mainland China by up to 50% by the end of March, KLM/Air France have suspended selected direct flights/reduce flights and will not be carrying live/fresh shipments.

Further reductions and suspensions of scheduled flights must be expected.

This will not only have an impact on passenger transport, but will also lead to a significant reduction in air freight to and from China.

Considering that air freight is mainly used for time-sensitive and, in relation to its weight, valuable goods, these restrictions can lead to considerable problems and damage in supply chains.

Contact EFS Global for your air freight requirements email: or call 01282 410044

Air Freight- Closure of Pakistan Airspace

Posted On: February 27, 2019

Pakistan’s civil aviation authority has closed the country’s airspace as tensions with India escalate.

Pakistan’s Civil Aviation Authority said on Wednesday that it had shut its entire airspace to all commercial flights.

We experienced some disruption on air freight services crossing Pakistan/Indian air space yesterday/over night.

For air exports/imports please call 01282 410044.

PDQ Joins EFS Global

Posted On: February 1, 2019

We are pleased to announce that EFS Global has aquired PDQ Specialist Courier Services.

PDQ’s head office is in Alderley Edge but the firm also has centres in Wirral, Buckinghamshire and Ireland. PDQ was established in 1998 and provides specialist courier services across the pharmaceutical, hazardous and medical professions with a range of highly specialist temperature controlled solutions.

Mark Jones – MD of EFS Global – commented: “PDQ is a great addition to the EFS Group and we are delighted that Brian Brennan – long-term MD of PDQ – will be carrying on steering the firm into the future. It really is a case of business as usual for PDQ’s staff and clients but with the added benefits that come with being part of one of the UK’s leading freight and haulage companies.”

The deal follows a number of other acquisitions made by EFS in recent years including Euro SDB, 747 Express Freight, Logictrans UK Limited, RTS Refrigeration, CS Brunt, Horizon Distribution, Euro-Tran Despatch and JRS Traction.

New China Customs Data Requirements

Posted On: June 5, 2018

As you may already be aware of ‘The General Administration of Customs China (GACC) Announcement No.56’ effective 1stJune 2018 which requires further data included on all MAWB, HAWBS, MANIFESTS for destinations within China and those transiting to another Country outside China (excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan) and is applicable for all consolidated or direct shipments.

Here is an outline of the information requirements that EFS Global will require:

Full address, postcode, contact name & number, VAT number.
If personal effects then Passport Number or CN ID number.

Full address, zip code, contact name & number, Unified Social Credit Identifier (USCI 18 digit number)

Full address, zip code, contact name & number, Unified Social Credit Identifier (USCI 18 digit number).

Must be detailed, general descriptions are not allowed.

MAWB, MANIFEST and HAWBs must also comply.

For freight from/to the UK please complete the relevant online form here:

Air Freight

Ocean Freight

or call 01282 410044

We’re Hiring

Posted On: August 9, 2017

Our staff are at the heart of everything we do, to be the best we work with the best, due to continual growth EFS are looking for people to step up and play their part within our talented team.

If you want to work for a company that will help you to learn, progress, and excel, then you should apply today.

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Euro-Tran Despatch Join EFS Global

Posted On: May 24, 2017

We are pleased to announce that EFS Global has completed the acquisition of Euro-Tran Despatch based in Skipton, West Yorkshire, Euro-Tran Despatch who offer a comprehensive and competitive parcel and pallet collection and delivery service throughout the UK and Europe, joined EFS Group in April.

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Brexit Begins

Posted On: March 29, 2017

Article 50 will be handed in today at 12:30 BST by Sir Tim Barrow the British ambassador to the EU, after this formal exit negotiations can start. It will then be upto two years before the process of leaving the EU is complete.

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