Container service from China to UK

The needs of our current customers for their imports from China to The United Kingdom require not only highly competitive prices and adequate customs brokerage services, but a logistics partner to provide a complete & seamless shipping process.

We liaise with the supplier’s factory regarding the progress of order’s and when available, relay the message to our customer for the urgency and arrange the shipping accordingly. Due to the frequency and high demand for products from China, we at Distribusha have launched our own container consolidated services. Since January 2015; this product, dedicated to the needs of small to medium companies orientated to trading with China, offers expert advice and competitive pricing for transportation of smaller volumes of goods. Our ability to negotiate the key container transport concession for a fledgling business in this booming market is the key to this offering.

Distribusha can organize fixed price, fully managed, container freight from China, regardless of volume, through most of the 130 ports open for foreign ships such as: Beihai, Beijing, Chiwan, Dalian, Dandong, Fuzhou, Guangzhou, Haikou, Hankou, Hong Kong, Huangpu, Hunagzhou, Jiangmen, Jiujiang, Kaohsiung, Keelung, Lianyungang, Macau, Nanhai, Nanjing, Nantong, Ningbo, Qingdao, Qinhuangdao, Rizhao, Sanya, Shanghai, Shantou, Shekou, Shenzhen, Shunde, Suzhou, Taichung, Tianjin, Weihai, Wenzhou, Wuxi, Xiamen, Xingang, Yangzhou, Yantain, Xiamen, Xingang, Zhanjiang, Zhongshan and Zhuhai.

As experts in this field we offer "port to port", "port to door" and "door to door" services to suit the various incoterms.

The most common incoterms for China trade are listed below:

FOB (Free on Board) - The supplier in China delivers the cargo to the Port of Loading and takes care of the export clearance and local charges at origin.

CIF (Cost, Insurance & Freight) - The supplier arranges delivery to the Port of Destination in the importer’s country.

EXW (Ex Works) - The buyer must arrange transportation all the way from the factory floor in China to the final destination.

For optimum cost effectiveness for your imports from China you can choose between FCL - Full Container Load or LCL - Less than a Container Load. We offer in addition to the above, a broad range of container types and sizes depending on the nature of commodity, shape, and weight of your freight. We are always on hand to offer our expertise and advice if you are not sure of the requirements for an awkward load.

Customs Clearance for China Imports

In case you need port to door services, our brokerage department has direct in-house computer links to HMRC at all major UK sea and air ports. We can offer expedient UK customs clearance and delivery services. We can seamlessly see you through the entire process of import clearance (port charges, duties, VAT, taxes etc.) with minimal delays at very competitive prices. We also provide fulfilment, storage and distribution to your final UK or EU destination.

To illustrate this service we have outlined below we can give an example of our current prices for handling a 20” container landed at Port of Southampton and delivered to London:

Terminals £145 per container
Docs £35 per bill
Security £15.50 per container
Customs £45 per entry (up to 2 commodity codes)
Presentation £17.50 per entry
Delivery £365 (subject to congestion charge where applicable)

And this is not all an experienced merchant or a newcomer can expect to get from Distribusha. Time is an important aspect of every business deal. That is why at Distribusha, we offer express (21 – 26 days) and economy (up to 45 days) container services from China.

Air freight from China

We want to draw your attention to our Air Freight Service from China. This service can meet the many demands from our customers to fulfil their requirements, for example:

  • uninterruptible supply of products on time
  • fulfilling delayed production by factories
  • extra unexpected orders in the high or low season

With transit times between 3 and 5 days from all China major air ports and confirmed space on board the carriers, we can provide a seamless air freight service, allowing you to concentrate on your growing business and giving you peace of mind.

Of course each business is unique and transport needs can vary, so if it’s something you would like to discuss, no problem: Just pick up your phone and call us at 01923828460 or send us an enquiry.