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New York in time for breakfast

Canford operates in a truly international Broadcast and Pro AV market place with approximately 30% of its revenue derived directly from exports. The worldwide nature of the business is emphasised with many of the company’s domestic customers themselves operating globally, which demands the trusted, timely and secure movement of goods around the planet.

Canford has supported overseas clients with a multilingual sales team for the entirety of its forty-one years history, and now has offices in Dubai and France.

The company has developed a specialist International Shipping Department. The Team has accrued over 50 years’ experience, gained here at Canford, in the logistics of audio and video product.

From its headquarters in Washington, Tyne and Wear, UK, Canford offers a fast courier service into major cities all over the world, at competitive prices. The most popular services include a 2-day shipment to Dubai, Doha, Muscat and Riyadh or New York, Next Day by 10:30am and two-days 10:30am service to Toronto.

Canford Marketing Manager, Stephen Gallagher, asks: “How do they do it?”

Shipping Manager, Ian Farina explains: “We have a trusted network of couriers and forwarders that provide a high-quality service which is best suited to handle our Business to Business deliveries in the UK, Europe and Worldwide.

We provide a service to customers who are located in over 185 countries, some with very complex documentation requirements to clear customs or to qualify goods for Free Trade Agreements required for a zero rate of duty.

Our complete service includes all of the necessary documents. The complex nature of these would be very difficult to navigate without the experience we’ve developed. These include Certificates of Origin, EUR and ATR forms that are certified and approved for customs by our local Chamber of Commerce, conveniently located just under 10 miles away from our headquarters in Washington.

As a department we are responsible for completing Letters of Credit, Certificate of Conformities and Export Control Regulations too.

“Quick deliveries don’t stop at the smaller shipments! To ensure we can ship larger consignments with a tight deadline, Canford hold ‘Known Shipper’ accreditation, which involves our premises being audited annually by the Civil Aviation Authority.”

“This speeds up the movement of goods through the airport and reduces the risk of delay onto the aircraft. To offer a recent example of this, a 3 piece 1,000kg consignment to Jordan was collected at 10:50am on Tuesday and arrived at Amman airport 11:05pm on Thursday.”

Our 3 members of the Shipping Team joined the Canford Family as Apprentices.

 James Akerman, Ian Farina and Peter Herkes on the Canford bridge in warehouse  Canford Shipping Team: James Akerman, Ian Farina and Peter Herkes

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