Shipping to Port of Felixstowe

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United Kingdom

Looking to ship from China to the Port of Felixstowe in UK? China-based freight forwarder CNXtrans can help you consolidate and ship your goods from China to the Port of Felixstowe by sea freight. Air freight is also available to an airport in or close to Felixstowe. Alternatively, instead of just shipping to the Port of Felixstowe, CNXtrans also offers full door to door shipping all the way to your address in Felixstowe or anywhere in UK.

About Shipping to Port of Felixstowe

How best to ship by sea freight from China to the Port of Felixstowe?

One way which CNXtrans can help you ship by sea freight from China to the Port of Felixstowe is on a FCL (Full Container Load) or LCL (Less Container Load) basis. If we ship this way, you will need to hire your own customs broker in Felixstowe to help you with customs clearance. FCL and LCL shipping do not come inclusive of any customs duties in UK and destination port charges. Both customs duties and destination port charges will be payable once the shipment has arrived in Felixstowe. You can either pick up the goods at the Port of Felixstowe or arrange to have your agent to collect the goods from the Port of Felixstowe and deliver all the way to your address.

Alternatively, CNXtrans can also ship by sea freight to your address in Felixstowe or anywhere in UK on a door to door basis. With door to door sea freight shipments from China to Felixstowe or anywhere in UK, CNXtrans will be able to include customs clearance service, customs duties, destination port charges and delivery all the way to your address in UK. This will save your the hassle of having to hire your own customs broker in UK or worrying about having to pay customs duties and destination port charges in UK without knowing how much they will cost. With door to door sea freight shipping from China to UK via CNXtrans, all the these costs are included upfront in the shipping fee that you pay to CNXtrans, giving you a peace of mind and all you have to do is wait for the shipment to be delivered to your door.

One more alternative that CNXtrans offers for customers looking to ship from China to Felixstowe is to simply ship from China to to a partner warehouse located in Felixstowe close to the Port of Felixstowe. This type of shipments will also be done on a door-to door basis meaning that the shipment will also include customs clearance, customs duties, destination port fees and delivery to the partner warehouse in Felixstowe. You will not need to hire your own customs broker or pay any customs duties in UK. Once the shipment has arrived at the port warehouse in Felixstowe, you will then need to make arrangements to have the goods collected from there.

Port of Felixstowe

The Port of Felixstowe is Britain’s biggest and busiest container port, and one of the largest in Europe.

The Port of Felixstowe handles more than 4million TEUs (Twenty-foot Equivalent Units) and welcomes approximately 2,000 ships each year, including the largest container vessels afloat today – crucially, the port provides some of the deepest water close to the open sea of any European port. Around 17 shipping lines operate from the Port of Felixstowe, offering 33 services to and from over 700 ports around the world.

Together with its unrivaled rail and road links connecting the port to distribution hubs in the Midlands and elsewhere in the UK, the Port of Felixstowe plays a pivotal role in keeping the UK’s trade moving, and delivers real benefits to customers, the community and the industry.

The Port of Felixstowe, in Felixstowe, Suffolk, is the United Kingdom's busiest container port, dealing with 48% of Britain's containerized trade. In 2017, the Port of Felixstowe was ranked as 43rd busiest container port in the world and 8th in Europe, with a handled traffic of 3.85 million twenty-foot equivalent units (TEU).

The Port of Felixstowe is operated by the Felixstowe Dock and Railway Company, which was set up under an Act of Parliament, the Felixstowe Railway and Pier Act 1875, and so is one of the few limited companies in the UK that do not have the word "Limited" in their name. Much of the land on which the Port of Felixstowe sits is owned by Trinity College, Cambridge, which in the 1930s bought some land near Felixstowe which included a dock that was too small to be included in the National Dock Labour Scheme. In 1967, it set up Britain's first container terminal for £3.5m in a deal with Sea-Land Service.. Because container shipping is much more economically efficient in bulk, this early start led to the Port of Felixstowe becoming the UK's largest container port, despite its previous insignificance to the shipping market.

The Port of Felixstowe is owned by Hutchison Port Holdings (HPH) Group and has always been privately owned. In 1951, Gordon Parker, an agricultural merchant, bought the Felixstowe Dock & Railway Company, which at the time was handling only grain and coal. In 1976, Port of Felixstowe was bought by European Ferries. In June 1991, P&O sold Felixstowe to Hutchison Whampoa of Hong Kong for £90m. In June 1994, Hutchison Whampoa's Hutchison International Port Holdings bought out Orient Overseas International's 25% stake in Felixstowe for £50m.

Consolidate & Ship Internationally from China via CNXtrans and Enjoy Free Warehousing Services at the CNXtrans Warehouse in China

Free Warehousing Services at the CNXtrans Warehouse

Free Unlimited Storage

CNXtrans does not charge you for storage of goods at our warehouse. Hence you can take your time to make all the orders from various suppliers that you need to make - we'll store all your goods (which have already arrived) at our warehouse until everything has arrived and you're ready to ship internationally

Free Labelling of Packages

CNXtrans does not charge you for labeling of packages at our warehouse. Whether you need us to label your packages with Amazon FBA stickers for purposes of shipping to Amazon FBA warehouses or you need us to stick on your company on your company logo, simply send the stickers to us by email (contact@cnxtrans.com) we'll stick them on for you at no charge. 

Free Repackaging Service

CNXtrans does not charge you for repackaging of goods at our warehouse. Once all your packages have arrived we'll access them for international shipping and decide how to pack them in the most efficient way as to minimize your volumetric weight and thereby minimize your international shipping costs. This may involve using a smaller package for certain items or simply combining all the items from different packages into one big package - we'll do whatever it takes to minimize your volumetric weight. 

Free Consolidation of Packages

CNXtrans does not charge you for consolidating your packages into a single shipment. This is ideal if you're buying from multiple suppliers/factories/Alibaba manufacturers but wish to have all your goods shipped together as a single international shipment in order to minimize your shipping costs. Consolidation is sometimes confused with repacking but in actual fact consolidation can come both with or without repacking. Consolidation simply refers to the act of shipping multiple packages concurrently as a single shipment - they do not all have to be combined into one big package - as long as they are shipped together (concurrently) it is considered one consolidated shipment. There is a base shipping charge (which can be thought of as a minimum shipping charge) for each shipment that you make and shipping multiple packages concurrently (which constitutes a consolidated shipment) ensures that you only have to pay this base charge once instead of paying it for every single package that is shipped separately.

 

Even without repacking them into a single package, shipping multiple packages concurrently helps you save because you are only charged the base shipping weight once. This helps reduce your international shipping costs. Naturally, if deemed appropriate for your shipment, consolidation can come with repackaging too - after assessing your shipment if we deem that combining all the items into one single large package or into fewer packages can help reduce your volumetric weight, we will do so for you at no charge.