With the UK officially leaving the EU only a few months ago, Brexit is already causing some major disruption when it comes to trade.
The new customs procedures add the risk of costly delays and are leading to many of the usual haulage contractors withdrawing their vehicles from the UK. This has caused significant frustration for business owners who cannot get a specific date and time of arrival for their freight – particularly for companies that are moving capital equipment and may need to align several parties in one location at the same time.
When scenarios like this arise, businesses need a robust back-up plan to minimize the risk of lost production and unexpected additional costs.
At Flegg, we offer a cross-docking service that allows businesses to offload their freight from transport to a temporary storage facility – typically for around 1 week. Your freight will be safely held at our secure warehouse in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire – allowing you (or us) the time to synchronize with stakeholders prior to the equipment going on to its next destination.
With over 40-years’ experience, you can be assured that your valuable assets are handled correctly and efficiently. As well as our knowledge, Flegg has an extensive range of in-house heavy lifting equipment with the capacity of up to 100-tons all operated by some of the leading machine moving engineers in the UK.
Once the freight is stored, you can collect your goods at any time so long as it’s within our normal working hours (8am – 6pm, Monday to Friday). We can also collect and deliver outside times if agreed prior.
If you would like to store your goods for longer – we can accommodate this as well, get in contact with our team where we can tailor our service to specific needs and requirements.
There are a number of benefits of using our cross-docking service. One of the biggest benefits is that our warehouse is based in Aylesbury.
We have the required lifting equipment and experienced crew on-site that will ensure your freight is stored safely and in accordance with all the relevant guidelines.
Additionally, there’s no need to have a large storage capacity of your own as you can rely on Flegg to store your goods for you. The recent increase in delays have been due to Brexit however, you can use our service anytime you feel like storing your goods elsewhere.
This can be a very cost-effective method of transporting your goods as you don’t have to take up valuable room at your premises and you can minimise the risk of any additional costs from having your freight being delayed.
Our solution has also proven beneficial in instances whereby business have received freight that is overweight. Should your vehicle exceed the weight limits that are in place, you can use our cross-docking service so that we can move your load and keep it compliant.
Speak with an expert
If you would like to find out more about the cross-docking service please do not hesitate to get in touch with our team today for more details. You can reach our head office by dialling 01296 630234. Alternatively, you can send an email to email@example.com and we will get back to you as soon as possible.