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Pallet & Air Freight Delivery

We Deliver the World

Fastlane - delivering freight fast since 1985

Fastlane® has more than 30 years of pedigree when it comes to shipping air freight and palletised goods. As specialists in shipping large and heavy goods we work with the best global logistics companies, to offer air cargo solutions for shipping abroad to more than 220 countries.

We make it easy for you to compare shipping prices from the best international freight forwarders, and save as much as 60% on express freight delivery compared to booking direct.


The Fastlane Difference

  • £50 free liability cover
  • Real-time cargo tracking
  • Compare shipping costs from the best freight forwarders
  • Business logistics solutions to save you more

Our Courier Services

  • Door-to-door or door-to-airport, or port-to-port.
  • Compare freight delivery costs and delivery time
  • Express or economy shipping
  • Experts in shipping oversized items internationally
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Compare prices for shipping air freight

Fastlane® makes it simple to send express freight deliveries to destinations around the world. We show you a range of great value shipping prices and services from the world’s best transport companies, for you to compare.

  1. Get an instant online quote
  2. Compare low prices from the best couriers.
  3. Take your pick from express and economy delivery options.

Let us take the work out of shipping bulky and oversized items, while saving you money compared to booking directly with freight forwarders.

As well as saving you money on freight and pallet shipping we offer free insurance up to £50, door-to-door track and trace, and UK-based customer services.

Our Freight Services

Express Oversize Parcel delivery Next Day Delivery to the UK and EU
Fast 2-7 day delivery worldwide.

Timed Delivery of Large Items Guaranteed pre 9am, 10:30
and noon delivery.



Cheap delivery for international cargo Economy 4-10 day delivery to over 220 countries.

Oversized Pallets

Fastlane® can also ship oversize pallets. Pallets that are longer than 1.2 metres or are wider than 1 metre will be charged as double pallets.

Courier collecting parcel

Collection

With smaller packages, Fastlane® can often collect on the same day your booking is made. However, air freight shipments need to be booked 24 hours in advance.

For bulky shipments over 50kg in weight, or 180cm in length, you will also need to offer your courier assistance in loading the items into their van. And if your pick-up requires a tail-lift vehicle or a pallet truck, please inform us when making your booking.

Learn more about collection and delivery

Delivery

Freight deliveries are made between 9am and 6pm on working days as standard, however we also offer AM delivery options for urgent global shipping.

As with collection, we can provide a pump truck for unloading pallets and oversized parcels if you request one in advance. You may also have to help the driver with unloading.

All our large and heavy deliveries come with signed-for delivery as standard.

Preparing your pallet for shipping

International freight shipping is a complex process and the best way to make sure that your cargo arrives in the same condition they depart in is to properly prepare it carefully for the journey.

Avoid these common mistakes when loading pallets:

  1. Not making sure that your shipment is allowed into the country.Some countries, like Australia, do not allow wooden pallets unless they are treated and certified as safe.
  2. Failing to properly secure the contents to the pallet. Make sure to strap your goods down firmly.
  3. Sending goods that are too wide for a single pallet, or allowing the contents to overhang the side of the pallet.
  4. Failing to use enough shrink wrap in the process of securing the contents

Safely Preparing Your Goods on Your Pallet

1. Use a strong, new four-way pallet. Thoroughly inspect it to make sure that it does not have any weakness or damage.

2. Place your boxes on the pallet in straight columns. Ensure that there is no overhang on the edges of the pallet.

3. Secure and support your pallet with strapping and corner supports.

4. Secure and support your pallet with strapping and corner supports.


Be generous with packaging throughout the process, as the more protection and support you can provide, the better. Use plenty of shrink wrap, strapping and, if necessary, be sure to add protection to the top of the pallet. Ensure weight is evenly distributed, as unbalanced pallets are liable to topple.

Pallet Tracking

Many of our pallet delivery services include door-to-door tracking, though some of our freight forwarding partners are unable to offer this service. In these cases, we will provide proof of delivery within 24 hours of your cargo arriving at its destination.

If you require real-time shipping tracking throughout the process, please get in touch with our customer services team. They will be able to assist you in finding an option that suits, but this will likely affect your original quote.

Cargo Tracking

Fastlane® is one of the only freight forwarders who offer comprehensive tracking and visibility throughout the shipping process right here on our website. This is thanks to our relationships with expert global logistics companies, such as DHL Freight.

In fact, Fastlane® offers more than simple track and trace, we pro-actively notify you by email if any delays occur on-route. And we also have a UK-based customer services team with freight delivery experts on hand to assist you with any issues.

Learn more about tracking global air freight deliveries

Cheap Cargo Delivery to the UK and International Freight Logistics

Fastlane® makes it simple to deliver cargo all over the world, whatever their size. We offer cheap, fast and reliable global freight delivery to over 220 countries.

Fastlane® is more than just a pretty price tag; we deliver premium service at an economy price. We’re passionate about helping everyone, from people sending gifts abroad, to eBay sellers, and businesses looking for large scale logistics solutions.

  • Cheap UK Parcel Delivery Services & International Courier Services to 220 countries
  • Same day collection for parcels and next day for air cargo.
  • Reliable and affordable delivery of packages, large parcels and pallets.
  • Save up to 60% on shipping with expert international couriers.

FAQ's

Why it is safer to transport large and heavy items by pallet?

During the shipping process, parcels will be handled and loaded multiple times. If your package is bulky or awkward, there is a higher risk that it may be damaged, as they may be heavily placed or dropped. When large or bulky parcels are on a pallet however, they can be loaded or unloaded with a forklift, which significantly reduces the risk of them getting damaged.

Can I ship furniture and white goods?

Fastlane® is not a removals or moving company; we can ship some furniture, but you will not be able to claim if your furniture is damaged. Exceptions may be made if you contact us in advance and we approve your packaging. We can ship large furniture items and white goods, but they have to be palletised.

Why are there surcharges applied to large parcels?

Because there are special requirements when shipping bulky parcels – such as the use of freight vehicles – this costs more for the courier, which means that your shipping costs more.

If I ship on a pallet do I have to pay extra?

Yes, there are surcharges applied for over-size parcels, but we include all applicable surcharges at the point of quote, so there are no nasty surprises.

Can the courier take the goods upstairs?

Our partner carriers will only deliver to your door. That means they will not be able to assist in moving your goods into your house, or upstairs.

Why do I have to provide assistance to the driver for loading and unloading?

Many delivery or collection drivers will be on their own. Health and Safety regulations state that they can only lift packages that weigh less than 30kg. Packages that weigh more than 30kg require two people, so you will need to provide assistance in loading and unloading.

What freight forwarders does Fastlane use

Fastlane works with the best air freight providers including DHL Freight, UPS Supply Chain and Kuene & Nagle. These transport companies provide end-to-end logistics for air cargo and freight globally.