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Affordable Cost Of Shipping A Container To United Kingdom

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Affordable Cost Of Shipping A Container To United Kingdom

How Much Does It Cost To Ship A Container To United Kingdom?

United Kingdom Container Shipping Cost

There’s a need for you to ship a container overseas but you have no idea how. We, your friends from Three Movers, are willing to assist you. We will guide you in understanding this complex operation from start to finish. Our freight forwarder available to assist you in your shipment process to ensure a smooth and worry-free transaction.

Factors That Affect the Cost of Shipping

When shipping internationally, there are a few main factors to consider, such as:

  • The volume/weight of the items to be shipped: This refers to the number of items you will be shipping. The more items you want to ship, the more it’ll cost. This is also applicable to the weight.
  • The type of transport: Sea freight cost cheaper but take time to reach the destination. Air freights are faster but will be more expensive. Land transport is significantly cheaper than the previous two options but is only available to countries connected by land.
  • Distance: This is one of the obvious factors. The farther it will be from the point of departure, the higher it will cost.
  • The destination port: UK Port fees can vary depending on the port you choose. In the UK, there are 5 major ports you can ship to. There is Felixstowe, Southampton, London, Immingham, and Liverpool.
  • Peak season: The peak season for 2021 in most countries is August to October as people are getting ready for back-to-school and the holiday seasons. Shipping within this season will affect the total cost of your shipment.

Which Size of Shipping Container Works Best for Me?

There are two types of load modes to choose from. If you want to fill the whole container, you can opt for the Full Cargo Load option (FCL). If your items aren’t enough to use the full size of the container, you can share with other customers and opt for the Less Than Cargo Load option (LCL).

If you decided that the Full Cargo Load is for you, you can choose between the 20ft and the 40ft containers. The 20ft container can fit approximately 3 bedrooms’ worth of items. The 40ft container will fit double that amount.

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Instant Rates For Shipping Containers To United Kingdom

Average Container Shipping Rates Estimates

Full Container Load (FCL) Shipping Rates

FCL shipping is best for transporting lots of boxes, pallets and anything which will require a full container shipping to United Kingdom of up to 45,000lbs.

Full Container Load (FCL) Shipping Rates

20 ft Container $245
40 ft Container $295
Less Than Container (LCL) Shipping Rates

LCL shipping is more affordable way to transport less than container load shipments to United Kingdom.

Less Than Container (LCL) Shipping Rates

Personal Effects $335
Household Goods $445
International House Moving Costs

International house moving to United Kingdom services - quick, easy and cheap.

International House Moving Costs

Partial House (2000Lbs & Less) $325
1 Bedroom (3850 Lbs) $1370
2 Bedroom (4500 Lbs) $1985
3+ Bedroom (8750 Lbs) $2330
Container Car Shipping

International auto transport services to United Kingdom via RoRo and container ships. Ship cars, trucks, suvs, atv's, boats, RV's, heavy equipment and more.

Container Car Shipping

Sedan via RORO $895
SUV via RORO $940
Sedan (Container) $1250
SUV (Container) $1320

Understanding the Different Types of Freight Transportation

You have a variety of freight transportation modes to choose from. You can use the land freight option since this is the cheapest option available. However, this is only available for countries connected by land.

Since you are shipping to the UK, your best options will be either via sea or air. If your shipment isn’t urgent, sea freight transportation is about five times cheaper than air freight transportation.

However, if you want your shipment to arrive faster, air freight transportation can guarantee that. With that in mind, the air freight transportation option can be expensive.

Additional Shipping Costs

When shipping internationally, there are additional shipping costs to be considered. This is normal and to be expected. They are:

  • Custom duties: You can be charged Customs Duty on all goods sent from outside of the UK if your shipment is either excise goods or worth more than £135.
  • Container inspection fees: The container inspection fee for the UK is approximately £10.
  • VAT: VAT is charged on items sent from outside the UK except for gifts worth £39 or less.
  • Inland delivery charges: It depends if you availed a courier to deliver the shipment to your doorstep. If not, this might not apply to you.
  • Insurance: Insurance is to ensure that you are well-protected when shipping a container. This will cover whatever damages and/or unexpected accidents your shipment will incur.

What’s Next?

You are now well-informed about the basics of shipping to the UK. Now, you can contact Three Movers for a free quote. You can fill the web form or call us at (888) 202-0036.

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Chris Townsend is a moving professional and relocation expert that has more than 10 years of experience in the moving industry. With a background that includes working in virtually every aspect of the company, he has distinguished himself as an integral part of our operations with expertise in all things related to moving. Chris has a keen eye for detail and brings intelligence and passion to every project he’s involved with.

While getting his degree in communications from Santa Clara University, Chris started out with the company working in the field as part of our team of professional moving associates. Following graduation, he was promoted to our main office, where he has thrived in a role that involves increasing responsibility and requires him to wear many different hats. Some days, you may find him answering the phone and providing moving estimates, others he may be writing for our moving blog, and another day he may be coordinating a large corporate moving job or helping us with our marketing efforts. Chris has authored many of our in-depth moving guides, as well as provided our clients with information and advice to handle the complexities of their upcoming moving plans. Simply put, there’s nothing he can’t do and we wouldn’t be where we are today without him.

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