Just to let you all know, I have recently moved the rest of my things from the UK to Corfu. The guy that did the delivery was very cheap and very fast. If anyone out there wants anything bringing please let me know and I'll pass his number on. á
Message posted by planthead on 06áJuneá2010 at 8:52am - IP Logged
Just to let you know as I've tried to reply to private messenger but it wont let me? The delivery guys name is Andy he's based near Corfu town but will pick up anywhere and is also willing to do runs every 3 weeks. Andys mobile number is 6906759859, his next trip is very shortly but for sure going again next month.
Message posted by janmanessi on 06áJuneá2010 at 5:14pm - IP Logged
Quote: Originally posted by Puddies on 07áJuneá2010
Just make sure he is licensed with Defra for the animals because they can be taken away from him otherwise, and that is the last thing anyone would want to happen! Sue x
Can I caveat this please... I'm not saying that Puddies is incorrect, but I am not sure that you do have to be Defra licenced to transport animals, providing that the animals being moved are neither CITES protected, nor being moved for commercial gain.
I used a chap who was doing regular Corfu/UK/Corfu runs to transport our pet parrots over here. I had all the relevant Defra certificates for their removal and Defra had details of the transporter's name, vehicle and routing, which they were entirely satisfied with. However, this chap was not 'Defra licenced' per se.
I would suggest you contact Defra to confirm exactly what is required. It may be that licencing is required when moving livestock into the UK, and my experience is limited to moving them out.
Meanwhile you might find this both helpful and accurate.
Message posted by Puddies on 18áJuneá2010 at 3:19am - IP Logged
If any money is exchanged whether it is one euro or one thousand euros you need a Defra licence and carriage of goods for hire and reward insurance and CMR insurance for animals or any goods. If it is all in good will any no payment what so ever, you dont need a Defra licence if you are just doing it for a favour. Sorry, but I've been in the business for 8 years and I know the ins and outs of Defra as we have a legal requirement to hold a licence and all the insurances for our business.
Message posted by janmanessi on 19áJuneá2010 at 1:28am - IP Logged
The disparity in prices charged for transporting animals by air is incredible- hundreds of pounds difference. It is much cheaper to freight an animal from Greece to Holland, go across and collect and drive the little bit to UK- crazy! Why are the UK airlines so greedy?
Message posted by Puddies on 19áJuneá2010 at 12:44pm - IP Logged
Hmm! I'm really interested now because we were informed by Defra that the licence is necessary for what we do so obviously we have it and we dont transport farm animals. The CMR point is full removal companies dont need it, we have goods in transit insurance and CMR which as a haulage company dealing with anything and part furniture for several people each time, we HAVE to have CMR and the paperwork all the time if going abroad. As we do a lot of work for companies, transporting their goods around the EU we have to deal with CMR permantly. It should be done bringing goods over to Corfu but as most of it is personal items customs allow it and obviously the customers as they dont know any difference but legally the paperwork should be done each time.
You've got me looking into Defra now as they say one thing to us and the opposite to you. I dont know!! they just like to confuse people!!
Message posted by julesx2 on 19áJuneá2010 at 2:15pm - IP Logged
Jan..its more expensive due to the airlines using a animal agency, the airline would rather give the resposibility to this agency due to the fact that if anything goes wrong its down to the agency rather than the airline. Very few airlines do a direct flight from Corfu with live animals and so the agencys can charge what they like. Also included in the price is heating the underneath area of the plane (expensive) and the animal handler at each end who have to check all the paperwork is correct for that animal to board or enter the UK. Our Corfu dog cost over ú700 pounds but the advantage is a very quick journey for the animal so slightly less stress or worry involved. I agree its very expensive but sometimes its the easier and quickest option...julesxx
Message posted by julesx2 on 19áJuneá2010 at 2:16pm - IP Logged
Just to add she is worth every penny..the best and most loving dog ever...julesxx
Message posted by Puddies on 19áJuneá2010 at 3:52pm - IP Logged
I think for the time taken it is always the best way Jules, just for a few hours it's great, especially for cats who aren't the best animals in road vehicles although most settle down after a while. Mind you! a small dog we took last year, lived in the cab with her nose out of the window loving every second, she was quite reluctant to leave us when we got there. I think her owner was a bit put out but that's animals for you!! The only thing I've always wondered is how they take the pressure with take off and landing, I presume the same as humans, some ok, some suffer a bit, it's a shame they cant tell us! lol
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