WHAT WE DO

WHAT WE DO

WE ARE THE IMPORT AND EXPORT SPECIALISTS

512 are one of the UK’s leading freight forwarders. We have been moving goods all over the world for over 26 years from our offices in Sheffield and Doncaster. Our expert team have shipped everything from dinosaurs to dongles, always on hand to solve your shipment challenges. Need 600 pallets shifting in a few days? We’ve done it all.

OUR FREIGHT FORWARDING SERVICES

AIR FREIGHT

OCEAN
FREIGHT

WAREHOUSE
AND DISTRIBUTION

ROAD FREIGHT
AND HANDLING

CROSS TRADE
MANAGEMENT

COURIER

What a fantastic service, over 80 courier shipments collected on time and arrived at destination without a single issue. Well done 512!

N.C, DERBY

I love using 512, as your aftercare service is so much better than others!

H.M.C, SHEFFIELD

Their Export knowledge is excellent, receiving departure and arrival notices along with regular updates is just what an Exporter needs in order to be kept informed. I would recommend them to anyone who is looking for a Freight Forwarder who can manage the whole Export experience.

L.R, RIPLEY

The personal service and attention to detail set them apart from the rest

E.V, RIPLEY

WHY USE 512 FOR YOUR FREIGHT FORWARDING?

WE SAVE YOU TIME
AND HASSLE

Your dedicated account manager will get to understand your company and its exporting needs. We only have to ask once, then it’s all logged in our system. We manage the entire process and deal with all the myriad of paperwork and forms. You can get on with more important stuff like growing your business.

EXPORTING THAT
DOESN'T FIT IN A BOX

Not all exporting challenges can be entered into an online form or a comparison website. Sometimes as a company exporting multiple things to different places, you just need to speak to someone. You just want it moving from here to there the most effective and easiest way possible. You need an expert who’s done it before and can ask the right questions.

WE CAN START
PREDICTING YOUR NEEDS

When we’ve been working with you for a while, we can start to spot patterns. Our expert account managers will start phoning you before you phone us. Your shipments often run like clockwork based on cycles of your business, and by acting on these earlier we can often get better deals on pricing and just stay ahead of the game.

OUR OWN 14,000 SQ FT
WAREHOUSE

Not every freight forwarder has their own purpose built warehouse. Based in Sheffield, our modern storage facility is able to handle all kinds of goods in a secure compound with 24-hour security. It provides all our clients with a low cost solution to housing their goods ready for shipping. People often end up trusting out stock system better than their own.

A BIT MORE ABOUT WHAT WE DO

INSURANCE

Being backed by a specialist insurance provider, our Open Marine Policy enables us to provide for you, a one off, straight forward insurance solution for the goods you wish to ship by any mode. Cover being available for almost any product to any worldwide destination. Offering you total peace of mind at a competitive and affordable price.

LETTERS OF CREDIT/
BANK PRESENTATION

Our specialist team, not only advise on Letters of Credits but provide a total Bank document presentation service. Our aim is to ensure, through total attention to detail, the provision of fully compliant documentation, being passed first time by the Bank releasing to you timely and hassle free settlement of funds.

We can assist you by providing guidance on how to open a letter of credit to ensure the terms are achievable and achievable quickly to ensure fast settlement.

CUSTOMS DOCUMENTATION
/ COMPLIANCE

Automated customs entry creation, digital filing and retention ensure we help to keep you our client totally HMRC compliant at all times.

Customs documents automatically stored in “MY 512” include C88 and DTI-S8 documents to ensure that the documents are available at all times during customs audits along with other applicable shipment documents.

FREIGHT AUDITS

Be sure you are trading internationally in the most efficient, productive and cost effective way. Our Freight Audits challenge everything you currently do and how you do it. Knowing you are benefitting from today’s most competitive freight rates and cutting edge technology gives you a greater chance of becoming more productive and more competitive.

WEB TRACKING

Our “MY 512” facility not only tracks all of your Freight, automatically updating progress and milestone communication but provides you with an on line digital filing cabinet. Where all of your shipping documents are securely held on the cloud (job specific) for instant availability and ensuring your total HMRC traceability and compliance.

RELATIONSHIPS /
PARTNERSHIPS /
FRIENDSHIPS

At 512 we are not one to follow the crowd – we would rather forge our own path or row our own boat. To this end we invest in the most up to date technology and accept we need to use it for competitive advantage but in the 512 world, PEOPLE MATTER MOST – and people answer our phones. In everything we do we begin with a relationship – we take time to forge a mutually beneficial partnership but our overriding aim is to create a LONG TERM TRUE FRIENDSHIP and we don’t discriminate, we apply this same ethos to clients / suppliers and network partners alike.

MATERNITY &
PATERNITY COVER:

Keeping your Exports and Imports flowing smoothly should a key member of your staff be away for a time will be paramount to your Company and your clients. So at 512 we offer maternity and paternity cover,  where you can have the confidence to know that a fully qualified temporary member can be drafted in to support your team.

FIRST TIME EXPORTER’S

At 512 we acknowledge we too were once,  FIRST TIME EXPORTER’s and had to start somewhere.

So to help you decide  whether or not to start your journey into the ‘EXTRAORDINARY WORLD OF TRADE’ we have drawn on our wealth of experience to date and created our own bite size starter videos. These will give you a true flavour of this EXTRAORDINARY WORLD, what’s involved and whether it is right for you at this time. Look out for these online courses coming to this website soon…It won’t be difficult but it will be different

I WANT TO EXPORT,
WHAT DO I DO NEXT?

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