General Trader Clearance

General consignments are sent via air freight for a variety of reasons:

  • Size: Where the shipment is too large to go by courier
  • Nature of cargo: Some goods are considered as ‘dangerous cargo’ and must therefore travel as air freight
  • Packing requirements: Some consignments (eg, antiques, fragile items) require specialist packing
  • Temperature: Some consignments (eg perishables, medication, live cargo) require to be stored at certain temperatures
  • Origin or destination point: Some do not offer courier flight facilities
  • Urgency: Less urgent shipments can go by air freight at lower cost than being sent by courier.


Wholesalers importing larger consignments of stock will often prefer to use sea/ocean freight. Slower than air freight, it is a lower cost option which is appropriate to many types of product.

Albatros Clearance Ltd can handle any sea freight importation. Our international door-to-door service using 20ft and 40ft containers or palletised is offered at very competitive rates. We can arrange for sea freight pick-up and delivery and of course, we will handle the customs clearance for you. We can also provide warehousing, break bulk and onward shipment services.