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How can you reduce your transport costs to and from the UK?

December 2023 brought significant increases in tolls for the use of highways and federal roads in Germany. This problem also affects Polish exporters and importers to/from the United Kingdom. If you want to use road transport, you often have to face toll increases of over 80% on the German part of the route. Due to the rising costs of road transport, sea freight is gaining in importance.

Consider shipping to the UK by sea

Due to the rising costs of road transport, Polish companies exporting to the United Kingdom must look for new, more effective logistics solutions. Sea container transport, thanks to cost stability and efficiency, is becoming an attractive option, enabling companies to maintain a high level of competitiveness.



In ColliCare, we offer sea container service as an alternative to road transport between Poland and Great Britain. Based on our own ships, we operate connections from Gdynia to the ports of Immingham and London Thamesport in the south of the UK. We also reach ports in the north of the United Kingdom, such as Grangemouth and Greenlock, as well as Belfast in Northern Ireland.

Due to the additional costs of road freight, which road carriers have been obliged to add to each kilometer traveled in Germany since December, sea freight between Poland and the UK is becoming an even more competitive solution. By using sea container transport you can reduce freight costs and guarantee supply stability. If you are an exporter or importer to/from the UK, sea freight may be the solution you are looking for.

Sea container transport as a response to the rising costs of road transport

Currently, sea freight between Poland and the UK can be an excellent way to avoid additional costs related to the new regulations introduced in Germany. But sea container transport is always worth considering for several other reasons:

  • Cost stability - Unlike road tolls, costs associated with maritime container transport, especially short sea, are relatively stable. Exporting companies can avoid sudden increases, allowing them to better budget and stay competitive in the market.

  • Scale and efficiency - sea freight solutions allow for transporting large amounts of goods at the same time. On the other hand, it is also possible to consolidate general cargo in the containers. Effective management of container space translates into lower unit transport costs.

  • Safety and punctuality – sea freight has a reputation as a safe and reliable form of transport. Transport tracking and management systems enable real-time monitoring of container locations, which has a positive impact on on-time deliveries.

  • Sustainability - choosing sea container transport is also a step towards more sustainable development for your company. Reducing greenhouse gas emissions related to sea transport is an important aspect for companies that have committed to achieving sustainable development goals.

Contact us for shipping to/from the UK by sea

We encourage you to ask questions about sea transport options to and from the United Kingdom. Our team is ready to prepare a dedicated offer for you, including customs clearance.

Piotr Kaleńczuk

Piotr Kaleńczuk

General Manager Poland
Joanna Chmielińska

Joanna Chmielińska

Sales Representative