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Ukraine Aid Shipment

The humanitarian crisis in Ukraine has affected us all. Here at First European we want to help out in any way that we can. We were contacted by a lovely lady who had been out raising money to aid the pets affected. She wanted to send a full trailer load of pet supplies out to…

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Well done to our Customs Manager

Our Customs Manager Jordan has been busy behind the scenes. He’s taken his BTEC in Customs Export & Import procedures and he passed with flying colours. Well done Jordan. Keep smashing it. We’re all proud of you.

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COVID-19 Statement

There are very worrying times ahead and we’re taking our responsibilities extremely seriously in an effort to limit the spread of bacteria and viruses wherever possible. The health and safety of you, your customers and our drivers & staff is our number one priority. We’re staying close to the advice from the government and will…

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Covid-19 virus is continuing to affect people in Europe and precautions are advisable. Where a mask and carry hand gels if you are entering a known hotbed (Lombardy region Italy) or crowded places. Do not touch your face and minimise the use of bank notes. Regarding Freight there has been a slowdown in manufacturing in…

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Brexit Update

We are now in the transition period for leaving the EU with current arrangements. This means that at present movement of goods are not subjected to anything new. We can continue to carry your cargo custom free until 31st December 2020. This is good news for the industry as a whole and going forward we…

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This year First European will be attending MultiModal as exhibitors! MultiModal is firmly established as the UK, Ireland and Northern Europe’s premier freight transport, logistics and supply chain management event.   Why not visit us at our logistics pod at BIFA’s freight forwarders village. The event will be taking place from 16 – 18 June at…

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Delivering comfort to San Siro

This past week First European have been involved in the delivery of a bespoke custom bed. The express shipment to Italy was for no other than Romelu Lukaku Inter Milan’s star striker – who has taken to Instagram with excitement of his new bed. We were part of the critical transport leg from London to…

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Shipping to Germany

Next day pallet delivery to Germany

We have been trusted by another freight forwarder to carry aerospace materials from Bristol to a specialist machining parts manufacturer in Dusseldorf Germany.  This was an urgent next day express shipping request and we had loaded the pallet within 2 hours of contact. Our rates and wide vehicle availability along with our dedicated operations team…

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BMX Sponsorship

First European Logistics is proud to announce that we will be sponsoring Leon Parker-Livesey for the 2020 BMX Race season Leon Parker-Livesey BMX Racer Age 14. Member of Preston Pirates BMX Club and Team Rider for PROSTART FTB BMX UK Race Team Leon won the 2019 British Championship in Expert Male 15’s riding up an…

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We join the FSB – Federation of Small Businesses

We have decided to join the FSB and be part of their network of small businesses. FSB is a recognised advisory body committed to helping small businesses across the Country. Their mission is to help small businesses achieve their AMBITIONS through great advice, support and a multitude of other FSB benefits We are looking forward to networking with…

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Christmas Delivery Deadline


Its that time of year again already! Please note: Call Us Now to ensure Christmas Delivery as our last groupage trailer will leave the UK on 13th December and will commence again the first week in January for shipping around 10th January. Any groupage loaded on 13th December will be delivered before Christmas – Anything collected…

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Summer Driving Bans

Its that time of year again! Please see here a reminder of the summer driving bans which could effect your cargo transit time across Europe The bans come into effect 1st July and last for 8 weeks **FRENCH DRIVING BANS** Driving bans for 7.5t  and over No driving – Saturday 7am-7pm Driving  – Saturday 7pm-10pm…

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First European turns 10!

On Saturday we celebrated our 10th trading year ( a little early). First we headed to WOOD MANCHESTER for a 5 course tasting menu then afterwards to Albert Schloss Manchester for drinks and dancing. Jenna ‘director’ says: It was a great evening of celebration for us, getting to 10 years is a massive achievement. My team…

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Brexit is coming!

Although we appreciate that at the time of going to press the Brexit situation is still very uncertain, First European will be here to help. We can advise on all aspects of your shipments before or after 29.03, whatever the outcome. We are in a position to arrange not only the transit of your goods but…

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European Freight Delays mean Express is the way forward

The next 8 weeks (July to September), will see European freight delays effecting manufacturers, freight forwarders and and direct shippers, importing and exporting goods across European countries. Does your business use a Freight Forwarder or Couriers to transport goods to Europe? If so, has your business planned for the disruption to UK imports from Europe and exporting…

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