FCL quote to China

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China from the UK

FCL quote to China



     FCL Seafreight 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

Unsworth provides reliable, direct FCL services from the UK to over 18 destinations in China including Hong Kong, Qingdao, Ningbo and Shanghai. 

China has seen continued growth that has helped transform the global economy and is predicted to soon become the biggest market for consumers. While China is the UK’s main importer, the country ranks in the top 10 export destinations for British goods. The number of exports has almost doubled since 2009 and regularly exceeds £1 billion per month. Top import commodities include electrical and other machinery, oil and mineral fuels, optical and medical equipment, metal ores and motor vehicles.

Unsworth provides reliable, direct FCL services from the UK to over 18 destinations in China including Hong Kong, Qingdao, Ningbo and Shanghai. Transit times vary according to destination but range from 29 days to 40 days, port to port. Our team are highly experienced in shipping to China and are happy to assist with any questions or queries you may have.

Unsworth 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. 

FCL shipments and what we offer

The abbreviation FCL stands for, Full Container Load. It is used to describe larger cargoes that would often be loaded by the manufacturer into either a 20ft (28 cbm) or 40ft (58cbm) container. The doors would be sealed upon loading using a bolt seal.  

Unsworth has over 40 years experience moving goods, allowing our export team to take care of the entire process from warehouse to destination and provide our customers with a hassle free shipping experience. When shipping a full container load we can offer a choice of multimodal containers: 20ft, 40ft, and 40HC. Extensive FCL container services are also available including Dry, Reefer, Flat rack, Open top etc. There are also a number of warehousing and storage facilities available as well as accurate web-tracking upon request.

Unsworth’s quotation tool

Cargocost, powered by Unsworth UK, is a quick and convenient way to obtain instant, all-inclusive Import and Export shipping quotes. It is simple to convert your quotation into a booking and our online platform is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

All quotations Cargocost provide detail:

  • Freight On Board (FOB) elements
  • Nationwide collection costs (exports)
  • Ocean freight charges
  • Any applicable surcharges
  • UK destination handling charges (imports)
  • Customs clearance fees (imports)
  • Vessel details
  • Transit times
  • Rates and Booking details
  • Door delivery (imports)

Our customers benefit from an all-inclusive, competitive quote. There are no hidden or late surcharges after you ship (Currency Adjustment Factor (CAF) and Bunker Adjustment Factor (BAF) included).

Visit Cargocost for further information on how our quotation tool operates.

Customs clearance

Unsworth’s highly experienced and dedicated team can provide assistance with all aspects of customs clearance in China. All Customs Clearance formalities can be taken care of where needed, including assistance with licences. Our services are prompt, professional and reliable.

Prohibited items specific to China:

  • Animal skins
  • Antiques
  • Asbestos
  • Biological substances Category B, UN3373
  • Dangerous goods, hazardous or combustible materials
  • Firearms, or parts of
  • Furs
  • Items that could be used as weapons
  • Gabling devices
  • Ivory
  • Jewellery
  • Military equipment
  • Perishables
  • Precious metals & stones
  • Radar equipment

Further restrictions apply on goods imported into China, for more information please contact the exports department.

More information on our prompt, professional and reliable customs clearance service can be found on our site.

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 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.

Don’t hesitate to get an instant, all-inclusive export quotation from Cargocost. Register today to receive full benefits! Alternatively you can visit our website or contact us for more information.


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Email: enquiries@unsworth.uk

Get A Quote Now!

Phone: +44 (0) 20 8988 8068