Because of the high volumes of cargo, shipping sea freight from China to the UK by FCL or LCL is a very popular choice. Our partners have helped us to save our clients money on both FCL and LCL shipments . We have a regular stream of enquiries for all types cargo. Our partners can get low sea freight rates from Dalian, Guangzhou, Ningbo, Qingdao, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Tianjin, Xiamen and Xingang, to name a few.
If you have enough cargo, FCL sea freight from China to the UK is the way to get the cheapest sea freight rates. For lighter bulkier cargo, 40ft High Cube containers will give you the a bit of extra space bringing the shipping cost per item down. If you don't have enough cargo for a 40ft container, a 20ft or even LCL cargo could be the answer. It is very important to know the incoterms that you are buying the goods under. Goods under FOB terms are still very common for imports from China, so the exporter will pay all the local charges, they don't always advise the consignee that the shipping quote they have given is an FOB quote, so the consignee asks us for a door to door price, which is too high. The shipper then arranges the shipment and gets a kick back from their freight agent. If we know it is an FOB shipment we usually get a reduction on freight charges. We can arrange FCL sea freight from Dalian, Guangzhou, Ningbo, Qingdao, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Tianjin, Xiamen and Xingang.
LCL Sea Freight from China to the UK is cheaper if you arrange it from the UK. There are so many freight agents in China, all competing for the same cargo, that some companies have resorted to unfair tactics. It is very common for a freight agent to offer a shipper very low cargo rates or in some cases pay them to use their service and then forward the charges on as a China Import Surcharge. The cost you end up paying is higher than the rates available from UK agents. When we quote an LCL sea freight rate from China there are no hidden charges. We know our rates are good as our customers keep coming back.
For cargo from Dalian, Guangzhou, Ningbo, Qingdao, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Tianjin, Xiamen and Xingang, click on the link for the lowest rates for shipping sea freight from China to the UK by FCL or LCL.