Professional Sea Freight Transportation Services
At Power Forwarding we offer sea freight services from and to virtually anywhere within the main areas of trade being in China and the Far East, Australasia and the Americas. Sea freight is by far the most common and cost effective way of moving the majority of cargo to and from the UK.
Our team at Power Forwarding are based in Essex and offer LCL, FCL and reefer services to virtually anywhere at competitive rates. The largest market we cover is the Far East, this is simply due to the vast volumes from this region of the globe.
We have range of depots throughout the UK including Essex, London and Manchester our two main UK ports we serve are based in Felixstowe and Southampton. For import consolidation we have unpacking depots in Felixstowe, Southampton and Birmingham.
Reliable International Shipping Company
Our expertise in shipping goods worldwide makes us one of the UK’s most popular international shipping companies. With our friendly advisers here to handle all your administrative work, insurance paperwork and to answer any of your questions, we offer an unrivaled customer service experience. Our honest price quotations and secure service make Power Forwarding Freight Services the right choice for any commercial or private shipping needs.
Sea Freight from China
With Power Forwarding you can ship from China to the UK with confidence, this is all thanks to our efficient single pallet, part or full container load service your freight will make the long journey in as little as 21 days. With our experienced Freight Managers always on hand to keep costs down, and service levels up.
When it comes to sea freight from China Power Forwarding is an approved agent by IATA and BIFA and has a long and well established strong partnership with the most reliable agents all over China We provide a bonded Warehouse service and can deal with consolidated goods coming into the UK, custom clearance and distribution services by your preferred courier companies.
Below we have listed some example of how we can help you manage your sea freight from China…
- Ordering goods from a factory in China and in need of an agent to collect and deliver back to the UK
- You are planning to send your goods from Europe to China
- Your agent has arranged an export from China to the UK and you need delivery and clearance in the UK
Benefits of Using Sea Freight
Sea freight may not be as fast as air freight, but it makes up for the extra time with potentially huge savings. Sea freight is a cost-effective way to ship your goods. In addition, the administration on ports usually takes less time, meaning your goods don’t get held up by paperwork.
Sea freight can also be much more environmentally friendly, as seafaring vessels use less fuel to ship the same number of items as an airborne or land-based vehicle. For green shipping services no matter what your budget, choose sea freight.
Security and safety. Contents of the container is unknown to carriers. Can only be opened at the origin (seller), at customs and at the destination (buyer). Reduced spoilage and losses (theft).
Why Choose Power Forwarding for Sea Freight Services?
For a reliable and trustworthy freight shipping service across the globe don’t be hesitant to choose Power Forwarding, operating from our depot in Essex and nationally throughout the UK. We specialise in shipping to the Far East, Australasia and the Americas. We pride ourselves on providing private and commercial clients with a high quality service, with a fast turnaround, reasonable prices and honest quotes.
For Sea Freight Services, Contact Power Forwarding Today
If you are new to international sea freight forwarding or are simply using Power Forwarding for the first time, our friendly advisers are here to help you. We are happy to assist you with any advice on documents you may require for imports and exports, information on destination countries, and can even help to arrange your insurance. Our advisers are based in several depots throughout the UK including Essex and are more than happy to talk you through any issues or questions you might have about our international shipping services.
Frequently Asked Questions about Sea Freight
You will need to know how much sea freight costs before importing from China, the far east or anywhere else in the world. At Power Forwarding we try to make our sea freight prices as simple as possible, below is what you will need to get a quote from our team:
- Weight and Dimensions/Volume of your goods
- Shipping terms that your supplier is offering
- The outbound port
- Where the goods are being delivered to
Sea freight costs are calculated by the volume or the weight. It’s normally the volume, which is why we need to know the dimensions of your shipment to get you a price.
At Power Forwarding we can transport many good including any type of household goods, such as: furniture, clothing, appliances, (washing machine, dryer, small appliances) etc.
We can also ship personal vehicles. But it is necessary to be informed about the restrictions of the destination country. Please get in touch with your consulate or embassy; these entities may be in contact with a customs broker or agent that can provide you with this information.
At Power Forwarding we cannot ship following goods:
- Drinks; alcoholic beverages
- Firearms or any other type of weapons
- Undeclared goods
- Prohibited substances
When buying products from the other side of the world one of the first things to consider is how to get them to your door. There are two main options; Air freight or Sea Freight.
The choice all depends on what your needs are. If you are looking for the quickest service, the best option is of course air freight. If you are trying to keep your costs down, the sky-high prices of air freight may not be for you.
There is a chance that the products you’re purchasing will force your hand one way or the other. If your cargo is being sold at an event in 2-3 weeks you won’t be able to wait for a delivery via sea freight. If, on the other hand, the products are large and the RRP is relatively low then importing your cargo by air freight will mean the cost to import the product will be higher than the price you can sell them for.