Simplify the way through customs clearance procedures

As experienced customs clearance agents, our highly trained and experienced team simplifies the process of import and export.

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Alban Shipping has an in-depth understanding of UK and overseas customs clearance

Since 1990 we have built in-depth, global knowledge of the procedures, legislation and customs tariffs that underpin UK import and export clearances. Our clients enjoy a fast, convenient and effective service, with our direct link to HMRC. As customs agents, it is all part of our complete service.

Combine customs clearance with other services

However large or small the shipment, we’re a trusted single source provider that can handle all global logistic needs. For additional convenience, customs clearance can be integrated with our other movement, freighting, storage or case making services.

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Insurance Cover

Alban Shipping can provide a specialist insurance policy to protect your valuables should an accident occur. Our policy offers comprehensive insurance for works of art, antiques, collectables and other items from the time we collect them to the time they are delivered to your door.

Our drivers carry digital cameras with them and make visual notes of any damage prior to our collection. These pictures will be passed onto the client for their consideration. Please click here for further details.

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Alban Shipping have expertise in documentation specific to art and antiques. We ensure your items are exported correctly. From UK export licences, Carnets and International CITES permits, to BADA and LAPADA antique declarations, we make certain that your shipment avoids unnecessary delays and complications.

We provide auction houses with Certificates of Shipment upon dispatch as proof of export. We use the online UK Customs & Excise New Export System (NES) for UK customs entries. These too are forwarded to auction houses as a requirement for aspects of VAT refunds upon export.


Get in Touch

For more information about any of our services, or to arrange for a free quotation, please fill in the form below and a member of our team will get back to you in 24 hours.

Alban Shipping
Unit 4, Premier Business Park,
Dencora Way,
Luton LU3 3HP
Tel: 01582 493099 / 0800 612 5060

All Business is undertaken in accordance with our Terms and Conditions, a copy is available upon request.