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Whatever your need, We'll handle it
Our add-on services allow you to customize your shipments to meet the specific demands of your business.
We take the utmost care with every shipment. But some circumstances are simply beyond our control. GSC shipping insurance covers the full value of your goods against all risks.
Every shipment we accept is covered by standard global conventions, as specified in our Terms & Conditions. However, these offer limited liability based on weight, not the actual value of your shipment.
With GSC shipping insurance, there’s no need to use a separate insurance provider. Simply add this to your service, when you book a shipment to manage your worldwide shipping with just one supplier.
Our optional shipment insurance provides:
Peace of mind Cover the full value of your shipment against all risks.1
Low rates Your goods are protect for a low price.
Easy management Simply choose this option when you book.
Global coverage Insure most any shipment across more than 200 countries.²
Take advantage of our local knowledge and up to the minute expertise you need, so your shipments never get unnecessarily delayed.
At GSC, we have 65 years of global experience in international transport, export controls, import and export regulations and customs clearance — all at your disposal for every shipment you make.
Our service includes:
- Fully managed customs clearance
- Efficient, timely & accurate customs handling
- Expert local knowledge in more than 200 countries
- Clear and relevant customs information throughout the shipping process
- Compliance when completing declarations on your behalf
ADDITIONAL CUSTOMS SERVICES
Duties & tax advancement
On request, we can cover any duties and local taxes levied during customs clearance, so your shipment doesn’t get held up waiting for payment.
Delivery duties paid (DDP)
You can opt to take responsibility for any applicable customs duties and local taxes on your shipment, so the receiver doesn’t get the bill. We may be able to pay these on your behalf and charge it back to you.
Special clearance activities
We can help with non-standard customs declarations and transit documents in cases such as return for repair or temporary import/export.
Other governmental agencies
We’re here to advise and assist when additional government agencies and regulations are involved in clearing your shipment (e.g. medical or telecommunications equipment).
GSC is certified by: AEO (Authorized Economic Operator), PiP (Partners in Protection), STP+ (Secure Trade Partnership Plus) and C-TPAT (Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism).
GSC’s Express Import service takes the hassle out of bringing shipments from abroad as an importer. For registered users of myGSC, receiving a shipment is as easy as sending one — with no need to contact a shipper in the country of origin.
We’ll collect your package in more than 175 countries, transport it as quickly as you choose, clear customs and cover any import duty required. So it’s on your desk the next morning — and you have just one invoice to pay, with costs billed in your own currency.
Unlike other express delivery services, GSC’s Express Import provides a cost quote before you book. So you can choose exactly when your shipment will arrive and how much it will cost.
Choose the speed and delivery time of your import shipments from these Express services:
9:00 EXPRESS EXPRESS
10:00 EXPRESS ECONOMY EXPRESS
NOTE: Service options may vary depending on the collection and delivery addresses.
Whether by road, sea or air, GSC is licensed to handle hazardous materials with the highest level of expertise and the strictest procedures to ensure safety and compliance at all times.
Any articles or substances capable of posing a significant risk to health, safety, property or the environment are classified as ‘dangerous goods’. As a shipper of such materials, you need to be fully compliant with applicable rules and regulations. So you need a reputable transportation partner you can count on.
Trust us to handle:
- Fully regulated dangerous goods
- Dangerous goods in limited quantities
- Dangerous goods in excepted quantities
- Radioactive material in excepted packages
- Section II lithium batteries
- Dry ice
- Category B biological substances
- Genetically modified (micro)organisms
Specific dangerous goods may include:
- Gas cylinders
- Magnetic material
- Spillable (wet) batteries
- Lithium batteries
- Equipment including lithium batteries
- Devices including lithium batteries
- Power supplies/power packs
- Camping equipment
- Electrical equipment
- Fuel tanks & fuel systems
- Containers holding liquids
- Containers holding chemicals
- Engines/spare parts
Acceptability & limitations
Dangerous goods, including hazardous chemicals, must be prepared and packaged in accordance with all regulatory requirements. It is your responsibility as shipper to declare these items and ensure they are properly packed, marked, labelled and accompanied by the correct documentation. Additional restrictions apply in some countries. Certain types of shipments may only be accepted from dangerous-goods-approved customers to ensure compliance with all relevant regulations and restrictions.
For guidance on shipping dangerous goods and hazardous chemicals, please contact us to speak with one of our specialists.
To understand and mitigate the environmental impact of your business from CO2 emissions, we offer a number of useful services - to offset the carbon dioxide emissions of your shipments, predict and assess your carbon footprint, and identify ways to meet the compliance needs of your business.
- Track and analyze your CO2 footprint
- Choose the detail and frequency of reporting — from one-page summaries to detailed data extracts
- Fully verified by external auditors against the leading European standard (EN16258)
CO2 NEUTRAL SHIPPING
- Fully offset the CO2 emissions of your shipments
- Highest quality ‘gold standard’ credits
- Annual certificate specifying the amount of CO2 neutralized
- GSC CO2 Neutral logo tells customers you care
CO2 AND GLOBAL SUPPLY CHAINS
- Predict and model your CO2 impact
- CO2 Quote predicts carbon emissions for tenders or quote requests
- CO2 Scenario models and optimizes emissions in your transport supply chain to lower overall footprint
SPECIAL COLLECTION, DELIVERY AND HANDLING
Need a pickup out of hours? Or special handling to guarantee safe delivery? Our special collection, delivery and handling services have got you covered. Additional fees apply.
For collections outside our usual hours, on-demand collection service means your goods can start their journey whenever you're ready.
For weekend service, we can collect on Friday and deliver on Saturday or collect on Saturday and deliver on Monday.
REMOTE AREA SERVICE
Nowhere is too far or too difficult to reach. We can deliver and collect in hard-to-reach and remote locations. Check for postcode details
RESIDENTIAL DELIVERY SERVICE
Deliveries aren’t limited to business addresses. To meet your customer’s needs, we can deliver to residential addresses, too.
Choose prioritized handling from collection to delivery and your consignment will be clearly labelled with our priority sticker.
If your shipment exceeds our standard dimensions or can’t be handled on automated conveyor machinery, we’ll manage with additional handling.
If your consignment contains more than one item, we’ll handle them together as one shipment.
If your cargo is an unusual size or shape, our team will ensure it’s handled as efficiently and safely as always, including:
- Non-stackable items
- Classified and designated substances per IATA, ADR and other transport regulations
Easy Track your shipment
We want to make your life as easy as possible and so we have designed a simple to use WLS tracking system. To find out if your shipment has been delivered, who signed for it and other tracking information just type in your WLS consignment number(s) or your own consignment reference(s), select the appropriate button and click on trackTrack Now