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Air Freight - UDS

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Air Freight

UDS always looks to simply air freight shipping procedures, as a result creating a hassle free service for our customers.

Our breadth of experience combined with our strong network of agents within the UK and worldwide we are able to create a simplified service taking care of your cargo, documentation and customs clearance support.

Our service is as simple as letting us know a convenient date and time along with your pick up location, a member of our team will collect your items at your specified time.

We pride ourselves in providing an efficient and effective service, being situated by close to Heathrow airport means we have a wide range of access nationwide and worldwide.

Customs Clearance Charges for Air Freight Import

Charges to Be Expected
Standard Customs Clearance: £45. This charge is made by us to customs to clear your shipment. Airline Handling Charge: This charge is made by the airline and varies (normally £0.22 per kg /minimum £45. Airline Bond Transfer Fee: £0.15 per Kilo/minimum £45. Delivery Charges to your home or business: These charges depend on distance from the airport and the weight and dimensions of the shipment. Standard delivery is from Monday to Friday between 9am – 5pm. Timed Delivery Charges: These refer to timed delivery in the evenings, early morning and weekends or by a “tail-lift truck” on request and by quotation. Delivery to an Amazon FBA location is carried out on request with a bespoke quote. You are welcome to collect your shipment from the airport warehouse. terms and conditions apply. Please contact us to find out more.

Other Charges That You Need to Be Aware Of

Customs Import VAT and Duty. This is mainly for commercial imports or private imports without a TOR.

Airline Storage. There are no charges on the of arrival ‘free time’ following this time period storage will be charged at the rate of £18 per kilo or part per day.

 Local Government Fees: health inspection of food or items selected at random for inspection by HMRC or Trading standards.

HM Customs VAT and Duty: if a fee is required to be paid on the same day you will be charged a £25 bank chaps fee.

A 15% Agency Fee will be charged in case we advance charges on your behalf to a Government Agency, Carrier or other (minimum £45, per payment made on your behalf). This will be added to your invoice to cover our administrative costs.

What We Need from You

For Personal Imports

For Business Imports

Frequently Asked Questions

Fireworks, ammunition, sporting ammunition, firearms, or explosives. Cylinders of compressed air, oxygen or liquid petroleum gas (LPG), etc. aerosol can (e.g., deodorant, shaving cream, hair spray, paint, etc.) Cigarette/pipe lighters or cigarette lighter refills.

Transit time on an air freight shipment can take anywhere from 8 hours to 7 days, depending on the origin and destination.

Generally, the goods that are usually transferred through this means of transport are the following:

  • Urgent goods.
  • High volume goods.
  • Intercontinental urgent mail.
  • Spare parts and spare parts for land vehicles.
  • Spare parts for the aerospace industry.
  • Perishable food.
  • Materials for fairs and events.
  • Plants.

So, can I send my phone? With most major carriers, you can send your phone by the air carrier and don't have to use hazard labels as long as the batteries are stored inside your device and don't exceed a certain level of "watt-hours" (Wh), a measure of electrical energy.

It is legal to receive alcoholic beverages sent by courier or mail when ordered from online retailers, but this is not the shipping case. Most freight forwarders include alcohol, whether beer or wine, on the list of restricted items.

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    What our Customers Say

    Our customers are our source of satisfaction. We operate for them, and they have been confiding in us for decades, which makes us the best Customs Clearance guide in India.

    Ishan Chakarvarti
    Best delivery service, fastest and most reliable
    Kessie Hodges
    I regularly work with UDS delivering stock from our international suppliers. They consitently go above and beyond to support our business needs. I could not thank them enough for their help keeping us on track this summer!
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    Best delivery service. No questions asked.
    sunny batra
    What a great company. Customer Service was top class. Spoke to a very kind lady "Anita Kapoor". She tracked my parcel and kept me informed every step of the way. Parcel was intact. I will definitely recommend them and will use the service again.
    Anne Joyce Martis
    Was very happy with the service also to mention Riva Kaur who was very helpful to follow up until the time my parcel reached me.
    Lacosto Bhupani
    IT was realy a night mare to get the parcel in hand on 26august , this was send out on 07 august from HK . BREXIT and the DHL team : Still we appriciate the help of Amrit KAPPOR from UBX team TO ENABLE US TO GET THE PARCEL . we do not understand WHY IT TAKES SO MUCH TIME TO DILIVER .
    ananya khurana
    Good service and efficient staff. Thanks to Anita kapoor for resolving my query
    gulzar dhawan
    Anita kapoor gave an outstanding service . Really appreciate the way she dealt with the query. I would recommend my family and friends to use your company. Many Thanks Simranjit
    hema thakorlal
    Riva and Urmila are very personable and helpful, definitely makes working with UDS a pleasure.
    How It Work

    Easy Step To Task


    We pick your parcel from your doorstep, as soon as your parcel is ready. Book a collection with us and out specialist parcel collection driver will pick up your parcel


    At our designated warehouse unit our specialist packing team handle your parcel with care, and give it the extra padding and packing it require to continue further on it's journey.


    Once it reaches the destination our specialist parcel delivery drivers deliver your parcel to the recipients door. You receive tracking delivery confirmation

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    Due to the crisis in the Red Sea, there may be considerable delays in transit times.

    The shipping companies reserve the right to levy surcharges for new shipments as well as for shipments already shipped.

    We will charge these 1:1 according to the display.