Container shipping to China

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 China from the UK

Container shipping to China

Container shipping to China from UK

·         Transit time: direct from 29 to 40 days

·         Network of convenient receiving depots, located Nationwide

·         Warehousing and storage facilities

·         Competitive Rates

Our global ocean freight services cover both import and export deep sea container consolidations (LCL) as well as full load (FCL) services. Unsworth provides weekly, direct sailing services to China. We provide services to many destinations including Qingdao, Shanghai, Ningbo, Shantou, Macau and Hong Kong. 

Container shipping has revolutionised the sea freight industry over the last 40 years. We encounter goods that have been transported by sea in a container every day! It is a method that can be accessed by anyone, not just big companies or manufacturers.

Unsworth UK takes care of the entire process from warehouse to destination, providing customers with a hassle free shipping experience. With reliable and secure sailings, our customers benefit from offices and representatives throughout the world to monitor and control your freight. You will also have access to a network of convenient receiving depots located in Birmingham, Bristol, Felixstowe, Hull, London and Manchester. We also hold full Authorised Economic Operator (AEO) status.

China’s continued economic growth is impressive. The country’s success has been attributed to manufacturing as a low-cost supplier with a combination of cheap labour, good infrastructure and high productivity. The UK is one of the largest European investors in China and, although language and cultural barriers still exist, it is becoming easier for UK businesses to reach a Chinese consumer market. On its way to becoming the worlds largest market for luxury goods, the increasingly sophisticated consumers often turn to the UK for innovative and high-end products that are hard to come by locally.

Unsworth UK facilitates a weekly, direct sailing service to China. We provide services to many destinations including Qingdao, Shanghai, Ningbo, Shantou, Macau and Hong Kong. Transit times vary according to destination but range from 29 days to 40 days, port to port.

Unsworth UK staff can provide assistance with import permits and China’s Advanced Manifest Regulation (AMS). Please note that customers wishing to export goods to China will need to ensure ISPM15 standards are adhered to. This is the internationally agreed standard for the treatment of all forms of packaging made from solid wood. 

Less than Container load (LCL)

Cargo that does not fill a full container will be combined with other parties’ cargo at the loading warehouse. Unsworth specialises in LCL shipments, allowing us to tailor our services to suit your requirements.

To qualify LCL cargo must be the following requirements:

  • Be in-gauge
  • Be non-hazardous
  • Be suitably packaged for shipment.

Full container load (FCL)

This describes larger cargo that fill up either 20 ft (28 cbm) or 40 ft (58 cbm) containers on their own with the doors being sealed upon loading. We have extensive FCL container services available including Dry, Reefer, Flat rack and Open top. Our ocean freight service offers you several benefits:

  • The choice of multimodal containers: 20ft, 40ft, 40HC.
  • Transportation options for both transhipped and direct services
  • Accurate web-tracking upon request
  • Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) capabilities
  • Roll-on/roll-off (ro-ro) loading

We can provide customers with the option to ship Freight of All Kind (FAK). This includes the ability to ship a variety of motor vehicles, non-commercial cargo (personal effects) and commercial cargo (business to business). Unlike most companies we also ship food products, a number of hazardous goods and out of gauge cargo.

Getting your cargo to us

You are welcome to deliver your FCL cargo to the agreed port, where we can load it into a container for you. If you do not have access to a loading facility it’s not a problem! We offer door to port pickup via our trucking service, where your cargo will be loaded into the container at one of our warehouses and delivered to its port of origin.

Cargo insurance

Unfortunately your shipments are not insured automatically with full face value of your cargo unless you arrange separate Marine Insurance for each shipment. Here at Unsworth UK we highly recommend you protect your cargo in case of any damage during transit or handling, which is why we offer Marine Insurance to all our customers.

Click here for more information on our competitive cargo insurance rates.

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