Sea Freight Import
Overview: We provide cost effective sea freight import solutions comprising FCL, LCL, conventional, charter and Ro/Ro movements, providing full customs clearance, bonded warehousing, destuffing, distribution and duty & tax payment facilities.
Import Formalities: Import formalities we cover include:
Shipping Line Documentation
LCL: We can manage LCL (Less Than Container Load) services from overseas to the UK through our extensive network of agents, ensuring that all identification and documentation is fully prepared in advance to speed transit through UK customs.
FCL: For FCL (Full Container Load) services we can arrange for containers (using 20', 40' & 40'HC) to be delivered to any location in the world. We can also provide guidance on labelling and declarations.
Conventional Vessels: We can arrange shipment by conventional vessels for any cargoes that are too large to fit into containers.
Ro/Ro: We can arrange for roll on / roll off transport from most major ports around the world for goods destined for the UK.
Warehousing: We can provide storage in general or bonded warehouses offering temperature control, security, container handling facilities and packing services, if required.
Charges: Like most people, cost is a significant issue when transporting goods. We offer duty deferment facilities, good FAK rates and ensure that the correct import duty rates are applied to your goods.
Transhipments: We manage cross trading and transhipments to third parties handling distribution and even invoicing, taking care to avoid revealing the true source of the goods where required.
Brokerage: Our Heathrow based operations facilities has direct connection to HM Customs & Excise allowing us to process customs declarations quickly.
Service: We tailor our service to meet your exact requirements taking a personalised approach to every shipment we handle. Carrier tracking is available online direct from the airline and ocean lines web based tracking facilities.
Clients: We handle sea freight imports from China, the Far East and the Americas for goods as varied as electronic equipment, machinery, clothing & textiles as well as many other products.