pso the van got back to base today , 14/04/2022 after another successful Spain - UK -Spain trip , the 4th of 2022
It in fact despite taking us all the way up to Sheffield in Yorkshire was a quick turn around
The van got off the Ferry on Monday 11th April in Newhaven and got back on the ferry from Newhaven to Dieppe on the 12th
Made it to Spanish Customs yesterday 13th April
And Delivered today on the 14th
And yes during that time despite the current issues in the UK
The knock on effect from P&O (causing in Dover operation Brock/stack )
(We always ship with DFDS on the Newhaven route (but the boat/ferry was extra busy that was for sure)
Reports of Fuel issues in the south East
Easter Traffic in the UK , France and Spain
Despite all that the ERS team stuck to schedule and delivered another load to Spain making another customers dream move come true
Move with confidence
So with the van back at the ERS base in Turre Spain today 05/02/2022 that is the first trip of 2022 on our Spain - UK - Spain route completed
(15th Trip since Brexit and the 88th customs clearance process completed (and 2 GVMS done )
We had no delays in the UK on this trip due to the New GVMS system and the trip went soomthly
The van entered the UK via Newhaven and exited Via Newhaven having been to Cornwall , Osset in Yorkshire and Telford
So we are into the 6th Month of 2021 here are a few of our stats for the year
So the Van (and Team) on Saturday (21/11/2020) where up Bedar way (not far from our Turre base) helping out GB Liners on a apx 75 cubic metre move they did from the UK (With Porter assists and Transshipment )
What is multimodal transport ?
Multi modal transport is the transportation of goods via multi modes of Transport often In a shipping container , by Truck from the Factory , then ship to a receiving port and then often depending on factors either onto a truck or a train , (if onto a train a truck/lorry will often do the final few miles )
What is a shipping container ?
They are those big metal boxes you often see on trucks
They do thou range in size from 20 foot (yes 10 foot ones exist but rare to see them in use in international transport /multimodal transport and that is a containers main purpose ) 30 foot (mainly bulk powder and the likes are in these ) 40 and 45 foot containers
( 1 teu is a 20 foot container (may have heard the term when you see container ships discussed )
Larger containers do exist but they are mainly in use in north America
What is a flat rack Container?
While most shipping containers are just solid boxes with doors at one end a few other types exist, including Flat racks which are basically a containers version of a flat bed trailer
Other Types of containers ?
Yes there are several other types beyond the above mentioned 2 as containers where developed in the 1960's to speed handling of goods up in ports
As a result various types do exist including
Bilk tipper containers (ass mentioned commonly the 30ft type (other sizes are about )
Curtain side containers the same as a box container expect the side is a curtain (like curtain side trailers )
Out of gauge ?
this is a term your more likely to come across in most sectors of Transport as it is just simply a term to describe any item been transported who size/s are out side standard and therefore larger than normally transported
You also get containers with curtain roofs for tall out of gauge cargo's
(for us out of gauge would be anything longer or wider than the van )(and most companies it will be just the same expect larger or wider or longer than what their largest units carry normally)
Among our numerous services that we offer is car transport
We make use of an enclosed car trailer (pictured)
What are the advantages of an enclosed car trailer?
Ashley R Clark