Sea Freight from China to UK

Transport your goods in high volumes quickly and cost-effectively with ZGGShip! As China's best freight forwarder, our global team can bring you the economical and tailor-made shipping services you need.


    Sea Freight forwarder from China to UK

    ZGGShip has assisted numerous clients all over the world in moving their cargo overseas. Working for more than 11 years in the industry, we have accumulated the experience needed to qualify as China's best forwarder, and we're confident that we can satisfy your shipping needs.

    With our global network, ZGGShip assures you that your goods will arrive on time to their destinations. Work with us today.

    • Fast shipping
    • Economical freight shipping rates
    • Secure freight forwarding
    • Strong network in the industry


      Why Ship from China to UK by Sea Freight

      Shipping by sea and ocean freight when transporting high shipment volumes is generally more economical than other modes of shipping. Move your goods via sea freight with us and enjoy various benefits.

      Hassle-free Service

      Many problems can occur when shipping your goods, which may lead to financial issues you don't want. Work with us and let our experienced team handle everything needed to move your cargo to enjoy stress-free shipping.

      • Tracking
      • 24/7 client support
      • Customs clearance

      On-time Delivery

      Ensuring that your shipments arrive on time to your clients help enhance customer satisfaction and retention. ZGGShip has a robust global network that we utilize to provide you with on-time shipments.

      • Complete documentation
      • Excellent credentials
      • Global relationships

      Competitive Service

      Having a competitive freight forwarder to navigate the ins and outs of sea freight is necessary to avoid trouble. ZGGShip has been in the trade for more than a decade, and we can provide you with the competitive services you need.

      • Economical rates
      • Quick processes
      • Robust network

      We have all the services to help your business. Write to us today!


      FCL Shipping from China to UK

      You pay for the entire shipping container when transporting goods via FCL shipping. This means that the whole container would be used for your merchandise only, granting you enough flexibility over your cargo load. You also take control over the loading and unloading of your goods, preventing scenarios of poor cargo handling.

      Generally, you want to ship via FCL when you're shipping beyond ten standard pallets or 14 CBM. Another reason is the security and handling of your cargo. Shipping via FCL is also faster than other sea freight modes, as they don't need to undergo many processing hubs as others do.

      FCL shipping may be door-to-port, port-to-door, or door-to-door, varying in terms of how comprehensive your freight package is. Common container loads in FCL include 20-foot, 40-foot, and 40-foot high cube shipping containers, capable of storing from a range of 10 to 25 European pallets.

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        LCL Shipping from China to UK

        Less than a Container Load, or LCL, refers to shipments where a container is shared by various shippers. You only need to pay for the freight space that your goods have occupied, making LCL shipping very cost-effective. In turn, your cargo is placed alongside other shippers' cargo.

        Low shipment volume under 13 CBM is generally more suitable to transport via LCL, as it would be a bit wasteful to secure an entire container without filling it up. For urgent shipping in peak times, LCL freight spaces may be easier to get than FCL. Using LCL for excess cargo that won't fit in one container is also good.

        There are several types of LCL, such as palletized and loose cargo. If you want your goods to be safe when in transit, opting for palletized ones is best. This also reduces the rate of lost or misrouted products. Loose cargo, on the other hand, isn't as safe as the previous one, albeit popular in Asia.


          Your Reliable Freight Forward in China to UK

          ZGGShip’s established worldwide network allows us to take your goods to anywhere on the globe. Ship with us to deliver to any country in Asia, Europe, North America, South America, Australia, Africa, and Oceania.

          International Freight

          Bring your goods internationally and grow your business with our various sea freight forwarding offers.

          Ship to Amazon FBA

          Make your FBA business successful by ensuring the on-time delivery of your inventory with us.

          E-commerce Fulfillment

          Increase customer satisfaction and retain your clients by letting us fulfill your e-commerce delivery needs.

          Dropshipping agent

          Work with us to ensure quicker and safer deliveries by letting our team communicate directly with your supplier.


          How to Ship from China to UK by Sea Freight

          You can use various methods to transport your products via sea freight forwarding. From renting an entire container for your cargo to sharing it with other shippers like you, ZGGShip offers you different sea freight methods to move your products securely and quickly from China to the United Kingdom.

          Full Container Load (FCL)
          Shipping via full container load (FCL) refers to paying for the entire shipping container, either 20-foot or 40-foot, for moving your goods. Take control of cargo loading and unloading for safer handling and have enough space for you.

          Less than Container Load (LCL)
          If you want to pay only for the amount of space your goods occupy, that works too! Using less than a container load (LCL) shipping, you can transport your goods at more economical prices, whether via palletized or loose LCL cargo.

          Bulk Cargo
          Items and goods like oil and coal are classified under bulk cargo, which is further categorized into dry, liquid, or free-flowing. We can also transport goods that are non-containerized, such as vehicles and plane parts.

          Out of Gauge (OOG)
          Shipping products that do not fit inside the standard containers are generally done with out-of-gauge (OOG) freight. This also applies to goods with abnormally shaped indivisible loads (AILs), such as aircraft components and colossal machinery.

          Using roll-on/roll-off (RORO) freight forwarding is applicable when you are planning to transport wheeled cargo. You may move your goods using pure car carriers (PCC), pure truck carriers (PTC), or other types of RORO.

          Reefer Container
          Transport perishable and temperature-sensitive goods like fruits, food, and others, safely and on time using reefer containers. By refrigerating these perishable products, they would maintain their quality when being transported.

          Ship Your Cargo by Sea Freight Fast With Full China Port Options

          The United Kingdom has several established seaports where you can route your cargo to, such as Felixstowe, Southampton, London, Immingham, and more. Wherever you need to bring your goods, we will gladly assist you.

          Shipping from Guangzhou to UK

          As the world's fifth-largest container port in 2018, the Port of Guangzhou serves as a strategic shipping point for many businesses. It takes three weeks to ship your cargo from Guangzhou to the United Kingdom.

          Shipping from Shenzhen to UK

          The Port of Shenzhen ranks as the world’s second-largest port, making it a global hub of freight transport. As with Guangzhou, shipping from Shenzhen to the United Kingdom takes up to three weeks.

          Shipping from Ningbo to UK

          Shipping from Ningbo to the UK requires at least four weeks to accomplish. This is because Ningbo serves as the world's busiest port when it comes to container tonnage.

          Shipping from Shanghai to UK

          The Port of Shanghai stands as the world’s current largest port, serving as a global freight forwarding hub. Similar to Guangzhou and Shenzhen, UK-bound shipments from Shanghai arrive in up to four weeks.

          Shipping from Dongguan to UK

          Dongguan, one of China's goods production hubs, is a strategic location to ship goods from. The transit time from Dongguan to the UK is similar to that of Shenzhen and Guangdong.

          Shipping from Yiwu to UK

          ZGGShip also has warehousing facilities in Yiwu, among other provinces. With our quick personnel, you can ship your goods from Yiwu to the United Kingdom as fast as 18 to 30 days.

          Shipping from Qingdao to UK

          The Port of Qingdao is also one of the busiest ports in China and in the world. Shipments from this port to the various ports in the UK take 35 days to finish.

          Shipping from Fujian to UK

          Fujian is home to famous ports like Fuzhou, one of the earliest commercial ports in China. Shipments from Fujian to the United Kingdom take an average of 30 to 40 days to accomplish.

          Wanna know the specific shipping time from China to the UK? Get in Touch

          Get the Best Sea Freight Quote from China to UK

          Your best bet to getting cost-effective and valuable freight quotes is to find a good forwarder. In most cases, excellent ones can provide you with tailor-made shipment plans covering all of your shipping needs.

          Work with the right freight forwarder
          An experienced firm providing forwarding services is careful and well-versed when it comes to the laws and policies in goods transportation. They can also help you negotiate for lower freight fees while avoiding possible issues that may incur you losses.

          Shipping documentation
          While a reliable freight forwarder like us would be responsible for everything it takes to ship your cargo, including documentation, preparing the paperwork needed would help increase the speed of your shipment. It is also a money-saving preventive measure to check that your documents are complete to pass clearances without hassle.

          Consider the packaging
          People tend to spend more than needed on packaging when shipping. Discussing with your supplier about the available packaging choices may be helpful in reducing your expenses. Consider your sea freight method as well, like in LCL, where pallets may be needed.

          Contact ZggShip to Get the Latest Cost from China to the UK. Get in Touch

          Optional China to UK Freight Services

          Shipping from China to UK by Air
          If you're looking for faster shipping for your lightweight cargo, choosing to transport them via ZGGShip’s air freight forwarding services, such as airport-to-airport freight, would be your best decision.

          Shipping from China to UK by Express
          For urgent parcels, our global team can help you by offering expedited shipping processes and ensuring that your goods arrive on time at your clients' doors with our express shipping services.

          Shipping from China to UK by Train/Road
          Using rail and road transport is generally more cost-effective than other modes of transport and also a more eco-friendly type of freight. ZGGShip can offer you economical rail freight.

          DDP Shipping from China to UK
          Under delivered duty paid (DDP) agreement, the shipper would be responsible for all expenses aside from the unloading of the cargo. Ensure that your cargo is in good hands by working with us.

          DHL Shipping from China to UK
          We work with DHL, a German logistics enterprise and one of the world's leaders in the logistics and shipping industry. Enjoy economical and quick freight shipping with ZGGShip.

          FedEx Shipping from China to UK
          ZGGShip is an official partner of FedEx, a global leader in the logistics and shipping industry. Deliver your goods from China to the UK with FedEx's secure services with us.

          UPS Shipping from China to UK
          Our team also collaborates with UPS, one of the most acclaimed companies in the logistics industry. With our connections, we can provide you with secure shipping at low rates.

          Door-to-Door Shipping from China to UK
          Door-to-door shipping means that we will ensure that your cargo arrives at your clients' doors safely. ZGGShip uses different modes of shipping and other intermodal solutions to achieve this.

          Shipping from China to UK by FBA Forwarding
          Secure the top place in the Amazon FBA market by ensuring on-time inventory delivery. ZGGShip is a veteran in FBA forwarding and well-versed in Amazon policies in terms of inventory.

          How Long Does Sea Freight Take to Ship from China to UK?

          For sea freight, it takes an average of 21 to 40 days for your goods to be delivered. The port of departure may affect the exact number of days as well. Choosing a nearer port would be good in reducing your shipping time.

          The shipping time that your cargo takes from China to the United Kingdom is affected by numerous factors. You should keep in mind that the process of transporting your cargo is inclusive of more than just the time it takes on the water.

          How long it takes for you or your supplier to move your products to the port will add up to your shipping time. Then, a week may pass before your goods get loaded into your container and to the ship. Sea travel would occur, followed by the land transport of your cargo.

          Shenzhen Felixstowe / Southampton 23 days
          Guangzhou Felixstowe / Southampton 23 days
          Hongkong Felixstowe / Southampton 21 days
          Ningbo Felixstowe / Southampton 30 days / 31 days
          Shanghai Felixstowe / Southampton 27 days
          Tianjing Felixstowe / Southampton 35 days / 40 days
          Qingdao Felixstowe / Southampton 35 days
          Xiamen Felixstowe / Southampton 25 days

          How Much Does Sea Freight Cost to Ship from China to UK?

          Many factors can affect your costs when shipping from China to the United Kingdom. Generally, these would include your chosen sea freight service, nature of goods, shipment volume, and similar factors. Knowing about your shipping requirements would be key to enjoying cost-effective rates.

          Sea freight rates are priced at an average of $4000 to $8000. The prices are in such a range as they will vary depending on which port you route your cargo to, among other factors. In simple terms, the farther the point of destination is, the higher the price.

          For FCL shipping, keep in mind that rates are flat -- they don't change regardless of whether your container is full or not. LCL, on the other hand, is calculated based on the space occupied by your goods. Shipping sensitive goods have corresponding tax rates and handling fees as well.


            Frequently Asked Questions

            we offer thousands of shipping container rates for your shipment needs. Whether you're shipping to Europe, Asia, North America, South America, Africa, or Oceania, we have got you covered.

            You can check the "How Much Does it Cost to Ship from China to the UK?" section, or get more information by contacting us.

            Generally, you should consider the following factors in estimating your shipping expenses.

            • Product nature
            • Shipping location
            • Cargo load
            • Shipping method

            Expect that sensitive goods will cost much more than normal merchandise to ship as there are many precautionary measures to employ to ensure that they won't get damaged. Weigh your budget and see how many products you can ship. Also, take note that more distant shipping locations incur steeper prices.

            You can check the "How Long Does it Take to Ship from China to the UK?" section, or get more information by contacting us.

            In general, it takes as short as one to three days to transport your goods to the United Kingdom. The shipping time can span up to 28 days or more depending on your chosen shipping method.

            You can check the "How Long Does it Take to Ship from China to the UK?" section, or get more information by contacting us.

            To different regions of the United States takes different time, here is some info. for reference.

            • 23-28 days

            The shipping time from China to the United Kingdom is affected by different factors, and the difference will be very large. If you need a specific arrival time, please contact us.

            You can check the "How Long Does it Take to Ship from China to the UK?" section, or get more information by contacting us.

            To different regions of the United Kingdom takes different time, here is some info. for reference, but in general, by express is the quicky way and take few days from China to UK.

            • 4-7 days

            The shipping time from China to the United Kingdom is affected by different factors, and the difference will be very large. If you need a specific arrival time, please contact us.

            You can check the "How Long Does it Take to Ship from China to the UK?" section, or get more information by contacting us.

            To different regions of the United Kingdom takes different time, here is some info. for reference, but in general, by air is the fast way and take few days from China to UK.

            • 2-5 days

            The shipping time from China to the United Kingdom is affected by different factors, and the difference will be very large. If you need a specific arrival time, please contact us.

            We'd love to work with you and help you handle everything ship from China to the UK. Just contact us and telling us what products and it's dimensions etc. information, and our team will do our best to do the rest of stuffs.

            Don't hesitate to contact us!

            Simple, just contact us by filling out the contact form below.

            To get a specific quotation, you need to provide the specific information, like below:

            • product name
            • Package dimensions
            • Total weight
            • Location of China
            • Prefer transport method: like by sea
            • etc.

            Didn't have any transport method in your mind now? Don't worry, just contact us, and our experts will give the best advice based on your requirement.

            You can check the "What is the Best or Cheapest Way to Ship from China to the UK?" section, or get more information by contacting us.

            To understand the fastest or cheapest shipping options from China to the United Kingdom, there are many factors to consider. So please contact us, we will provide combined transportation solutions according to your time needs to meet your needs and maximize your income.


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