Felixstowe was the busiest container port for sea freight from the UK in the figures released up to 2012 with 3.95 million TEUs or twenty foot equivalent units, but there are many other ports that are used by container vessels. London Gateway has recently opened and looks like it will be a serious rival to Felixstowe. Bristol, Southampton, Liverpool and Grangemouth have regular services also.
For general cargo the majority of sea freight from the UK is sent as either FCL Full Container Load or LCL Less than Container Load, also known as Groupage or Consolidated.
Shipping lines offer a range of containers that suit a variety of cargo, click on the link to find details of the main types of shipping containers for FCL Full Container Load shipments.
LCL is available from many regional depots to worldwide destinations. It is a very competitive market and the suppliers will offer deals just to be able to fill their containers.
There are also conventional cargo ships and Roll On Roll Off vessels operating from the UK.
To get the lowest rates for sea freight from the UK, click on the link and complete the simple online quotation form.