Gibraltar is a British Overseas Territory located on the southern end of the Iberian Peninsula at the entrance of the Mediterranean. Densely populated, it has an area of 2.6 square miles and is home to more than 30,000 Gibraltarians and other nationalities. To the north, it borders the Province of Cadiz in Andalusia, Spain. A popular location for British holiday makers, considering the size of its territory, the volume of exports to Gibraltar is relatively high, and this continues throughout the year.
Our road freight service to Gibraltar
Considering the size of this outpost, there is a surprising amount of freight of all kinds being sent to Gibraltar.
- Our road freight service to Gibraltar is twice weekly, departing from Manchester every Tuesday and Friday direct to Gibraltar
- Transit time is usually 7 days subject to customs clearance which takes place at La Linea de la Concepcion.
- Dangerous goods in scope of ADR on most departures
Considering the size and narrowness of many of the roads in Gibraltar, a large proportion of deliveries are made on small vehicles equipped with small cranes, and often fork lift truck hire needs providing, charged by the hour.
A few years ago we transported the island’s New Year firework display, ironically only to watch our efforts go up in smoke some hours after arrival!
Important to note, the commodity and the commercial invoice is required at the time of booking, and should the final delivery point be the Ministry of Defence, this information is also required.
And, if you are new at shipping to Gibraltar and you’ve not applied for a EORI number, you need to complete an application to obtain one. Our team will be pleased to advise the procedures, but the ‘official’ information can be found at the HMRC website. Saying that, I’d expect that with the last few years of turmoil with Brexit, most companies have now been ‘force-fed’ an EORI number!