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  • Provide the best sea freight from China to UK
  • Provide the air freight from China to UK
  • Pick up service from entire China
  • Delivery to anywhere in UK
  • Door to Door service from China to UK
  • Baseton have over ten offices in different cities in China, making it easy to coordinate well with the suppliers in China
  • Basenton works closely with various Carrier and airlines , making it easier to negotiate the best freight when shipping from China to the U.K.
Container Shipping Rates from China to United Kingdom
  • Main seaports in China to London,Manchester,Ipswich,Plymouth,Thamesport
  • Reliable shiping schedule
  • Competitive Ocean freight
LCL Freight Shipping from China to United Kingdom
  • Main seaports in China to London,Manchester,Ipswich,Plymouth,Thamesport
  • Fixed Schedule with in time delivery
  • Competitive freight based on per CBM or TON
Air Freight Rate Shipping from China to United Kingdom
  • Main airlines from China to London,Manchester
  • Competitive air freight rate
  • Directly and transit service both included
Courier Serivce Shipping from China to United Kingdom
  • Delivery to United Kingdom
  • Huge discount of DHL/FEDEX/TNT/ARAMEX
  • Including customs clearance
Door to Door Service Shipping from China to United Kingdom
  • Door service by LCL/FCL/Air
  • Handling all related customs document
  • Including customs duty&taxes (DDP/DDU)
Consolidiation Service
  • Collect cargo fm different supplier with different city
  • Warehouse in every main city in China
  • Custom clearance and document making

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Sea Freight From China To UK

Shipping good from China to UK lazyload

Sea freight is an affordable way to transport goods via ships between various ports across countries and regions.

Although it may take longer and is slower, it is undoubtedly the cheapest method of shipping products from China to the UK.

If you’re not in a rush to get your bulky goods from China to the UK, sea freight is the optimal mode of transportation.

When shipping goods by sea, you have the option to choose between FCL (full container load) or LCL (less than container load).

Full Container Load (FCL) freight

FCL implies that the entire container is dedicated to your cargo, and you don’t have to share it with anyone, we can arrange earlier schedule

You can use the following types of containers for FCL freight:

20-ft container: internal capacity of 33 CMB.

40-ft container: internal capacity of 66 CMB.

40-ft high cube container: internal capacity of 76 CMB.

45-ft high cube container: internal capacity of 86 CMB

LCL consolidation

LCL implies that multiple clients use the same container , pay for the space you’re using. Generally it will charged by per CBM.

Besides, it also will take a few days longer than FCL. If a consignment in the same container gets stuck at customs, the whole container may be put on hold, resulting in delays.

Choosing between FCL or LCL is dependent on several factors such as whether your cargo can fill the whole container, shipping costs, time, and other considerations.

How long does sea freight take from China to UK?

Shipping time depending on the origin port and the final destination, loading and unloading, custom clearance time or even pandemic-related disruptions like port closures.

If the shipping is port-to-port, it will take a shorter time, but door-to-door shipping from China takes longer. You also 

Below is the transit time from China port to UK port for your Ref

China portShipping to ImminghamShipping to FelixstoweShipping to LiverpoolShipping to Southampton

Major Port in China

There are several seaport in China: Shenzhen, Guangzhou, Shanghai, Ningbo, Qingdao, Tianjin, Dalian

Shipping good from China to UK lazyload

Major Port in UK

There are several seaport in UK: Immingham, Felixstowe, Southampton, London.

Shipping good from China to UK lazyload

Sea shipping lines that offer shipping from China to UK:

COSCO / Maersk / HPL / MSC / WHL / PIL / CMA / EMC / ONE / HMM / OOCL

The cost of shipping between the two countries varies several factors such as the loading port and discharge port, the type of goods being shipped, the shipping company, and the current market conditions.
Shipping in a 40-ft container from China to the UK will take more goods then Shipping in a 20-ft container from China to UK . But 20ft and 40ft freight not much different while the space will be double then 20ft
We suggest you can get more goods to ship by 40ft container which will be much more cheaper.

Air Freight From China To UK

Shipping good from China to UK lazyload

If you’re looking to ship goods from China to the UK, air freight is a fast and reliable option.

When considering air freight from China to the UK, there are several factors to keep in mind.consider the cost, reliability, and experience with shipping from China to the UK

While air freight can be more expensive than sea freight, it’s also much faster, which can be an advantage if you need your goods to arrive quickly. but we need to compare all the airline price to choice the suitable one with required schedule and transit time

Reliability is a crucial factor when selecting a carrier. Basenton Logistics have a good reputation for timely delivery, as delayed delivery could cause a chain reaction of issues like missed deadlines, inventory shortages, and customer dissatisfaction. Real-time tracking information is helpful for keeping track of your shipment’s progress.

Basenton Logistics as an China professional logistics provider have rich experience in air shipping process and regulations when shipping goods from China to the UK,

This experience also ensures that any necessary customs clearance is handled smoothly and delivery your goods on time

By selecting Basenton Logistics, you’ll be able to ensure timely delivery and have peace of mind knowing your shipment is in good hands.

What is air freight's chargeable weight?

While searching for air freight rates, you may come across the term – air freight chargeable weight.

Air freight chargeable weight is different from the gross/actual weight or volumetric weight. It is the weight you will be charged for – it can either be actual or volumetric.

Gross (actual) weight is the weight of the shipment and the pallet, whereas air freight volumetric weight is based on a package’s length, width, and height.

Air freight chargeable weight is used to measure the amount of space a package will take.

Its calculations vary depending on the mode of transportation and sometimes by trade lane. To calculate the air freight volumetric weight, the length is converted into metres, and volumes are in cubic metres. For more details you can transfer to the air freight page to learn

Rail freight from China to the UK

Shipping good from China to UK lazyload

If you are not pressed for time, rail freight from China to the UK can be a more sustainable and affordable way to ship your goods.

Rail freight from China to the UK has LCL and FCL shipping options.

The Yiwu–London Railway Line isabout 12,000 km long, the second-longest railway freight route in the world. (The first is the Yiwu–Madrid railway line, which is close to 13,000 km). Yiwu in Eastern China is the world’s largest wholesale market.

The train passes through central Asia and Eastern Europe.

The journey includes Kazakhstan, Russia, Belarus, Poland, Germany, Belgium, France, and through the Eurotunnel to London and other cities.

Door To Door Logistics Service from China to UK

Shipping good from China to UK lazyload

  Door to Door shipping process

Pick up goods from supplier by China forwarder under EXW, but if under FOB, shipper will send the goods to seaport or airport.

Arrive to the seaport or air port :The processes within 7 days may include; custom clearance, loading into the container, moving the container to the quay and finally loading onto the ship.

Shipping from China to UK, by air or by ship

Arrive destination port in UK:  we will take the container from seaport (or pallets from airport) , doing custom clearance and delivery to your address

What details required while seeking a quote for shipping

Here is all the information you need to keep on hand when seeking a quote from Basenton Logistics

  • Volume of goods (Weight and dimensions)
  • Type of product you want to ship
  • Terms of shipping offered by the supplier (FOB, EXW, CIF )
  • Loading port in China
  • Discharge port in UK
  • Shipper Address and consigess address if the shipping is door-to-door


Clearly, importing from China to U.K. is simple and straight forward.

From evaluating costs, knowing rules and regulations, choosing modes of transport, etc.

All you should do is to understand everything and trust Basenton Logistics

For more details to ship goods from China, pls contact us without delay

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