General Cargo

Extrordinair are experienced in exporting general cargo to destinations all over the world. General cargo refers to commodities that do not have any special shipping requirements (e.g. dangerous goods), i.e. household goods, textiles and machine parts.

As an IATA approved freight forwarder we have access to over 140 airlines ensuring that your consignment will be forwarded on the best available service.

The packing of your consignment is of the upmost importance. When packing always keep four potential issues in mind:

  • Breakage
  • Moisture
  • Pilferage
  • Excess weight

Always pack your goods in strong cartons / containers, adequately sealed and filled when possible.

To provide proper bracing in the package, regardless of size, make sure the weight is evenly distributed.


To avoid pilferage, avoid writing the contents or brand names on the packages. Other safeguards include using straps, seals and shrink wrapping.

In many instances, standard packing is acceptable, especially if the items are durable. In other instances, stronger, specifically designed packaging will be more suitable.

Extrordinairs’ services include;

  • Collection
  • Shipping via air, sea or road
  • Advice on packing
  • Export customs formalities
  • Overseas clearance and delivery (not available on personal effects)

Whether this is your first time exporting or you are already an experienced shipper, our friendly staff are here to offer advice and assist with any query you may have.

Contact operations@extrordinair.co.uk or 0131 317 7277 and one of our experienced staff will be more than happy to help.