Shipping to Port of London
Looking to ship from China to the Port of London in United Kingdom? China-based freight forwarder CNXtrans can help you consolidate and ship your goods from China to the Port of London by sea freight. Air freight is also available to an airport in or close to London. Alternatively, instead of just shipping to the Port of London, CNXtrans also offers full door to door shipping all the way to your address in London or anywhere in United Kingdom.
About Shipping to Port of London
How best to ship by sea freight from China to the Port of London?
One way which CNXtrans can help you ship by sea freight from China to the Port of London 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 London to help you with customs clearance. FCL and LCL shipping do not come inclusive of any customs duties in United Kingdom and destination port charges. Both customs duties and destination port charges will be payable once the shipment has arrived in London. You can either pick up the goods at the Port of London or arrange to have your agent to collect the goods from the Port of London and deliver all the way to your address.
Alternatively, CNXtrans can also ship by sea freight to your address in London or anywhere in United Kingdom on a door to door basis. With door to door sea freight shipments from China to London or anywhere in United Kingdom, CNXtrans will be able to include customs clearance service, customs duties, destination port charges and delivery all the way to your address in United Kingdom. This will save your the hassle of having to hire your own customs broker in United Kingdom or worrying about having to pay customs duties and destination port charges in United Kingdom without knowing how much they will cost. With door to door sea freight shipping from China to United Kingdom 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 London is to simply ship from China to a partner warehouse located in London close to the Port of London. 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 London. You will not need to hire your own customs broker or pay any customs duties in United Kingdom. Once the shipment has arrived at the port warehouse in London, you will then need to make arrangements to have the goods collected from there.
Port of London
The Port of London is that part of the River Thames in England lying between Teddington Lock and the defined boundary (since 1968, a line drawn from Foulness Point in Essex via Gunfleet Old Lighthouse to Warden Point in Kent) with the North Sea and including any associated docks. Once the largest port in the world, Port of London was the United Kingdom's largest port as of 2020. Usage is largely governed by the Port of London Authority ("PLA"), a public trust established in 1908; while mainly responsible for coordination and enforcement of activities it also has some minor operations of its own.
The Port of London can handle cruise liners, roll-on roll-off ferries and cargo of all types at the larger facilities in its eastern extent. As with many similar historic European ports, such as Antwerp and Rotterdam, many activities have steadily moved downstream towards the open sea as ships have grown larger and the land upriver taken over for other uses.
As a trust port, the Port of London Authority has no shareholders and operates for the benefit of customers and stakeholders now and in the future. The Port of London’s operations cover 95 miles of the River Thames, from Teddington to the North Sea. The Port of London works to keep commercial and leisure users safe, protect and enhance the environment, and promote the use of the river for trade and travel.
As the UK's largest port, the Port of London handles more than 45 million tonnes of cargo each year, employing more than 40,000 people and contributing over £3 billion to the economy annually.
The Port of London today comprises over 70 independently owned terminals and port facilities. These are mainly concentrated at Purfleet (with the world's largest margarine works), Thurrock, Tilbury (the Port of London’s current main container facility), London Gateway, Coryton and Canvey Island in Essex, Dartford and Northfleet in Kent, and Greenwich, Silvertown, Barking, Dagenham and Erith in Greater London.
The Port of London handles containers, timber, paper, vehicles, aggregates, crude oil, petroleum products, liquefied petroleum gas, coal, metals, grain and other dry and liquid bulk materials. With around 12,500 commercial shipping movements annually, the Port of London handles around 10% of the UK commercial shipping trade, and contributes £8.5 billion to the UK's economy.
Consolidate & Ship Internationally from China via CNXtrans and Enjoy Free Warehousing Services at the CNXtrans Warehouse in China
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 (email@example.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.