Shipping to Port of Southampton
Looking to ship from China to the Port of Southampton in United Kingdom? China-based freight forwarder CNXtrans can help you consolidate and ship your goods from China to the Port of Southampton by sea freight. Air freight is also available to an airport in or close to Southampton. Alternatively, instead of just shipping to the Port of Southampton, CNXtrans also offers full door to door shipping all the way to your address in Southampton or anywhere in United Kingdom.
About Shipping to Port of Southampton
How best to ship by sea freight from China to the Port of Southampton?
One way which CNXtrans can help you ship by sea freight from China to the Port of Southampton 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 Southampton 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 Southampton. You can either pick up the goods at the Port of Southampton or arrange to have your agent to collect the goods from the Port of Southampton and deliver all the way to your address.
Alternatively, CNXtrans can also ship by sea freight to your address in Southampton or anywhere in United Kingdom on a door to door basis. With door to door sea freight shipments from China to Southampton 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.
Port of Southampton
The Port of Southampton is a passenger and cargo port in the central part of the south coast of England. The modern era in the history of the Port of Southampton began when the first dock was inaugurated in 1843. The Port of Southampton has been owned and operated by Associated British Ports since 1982, and it is the busiest cruise terminal and second largest container port in the UK. The volume of port traffic at the Port of Southampton categorizes the city of Southampton as a Medium-Port City globally.
The Port of Southampton is ten miles (16 km) inland, between the confluence of the rivers Test and Itchen and the head of the mile-wide drowned valley known as Southampton Water. The mouth of the inlet is protected from the effects of foul weather by the mass of the Isle of Wight, which gives the Port of Southampton a sheltered location. Additional advantages that the Port of Southampton enjoys include a densely populated hinterland and close proximity to London, and excellent rail and road links to the rest of Britain which bypass the congestion of London.
As one of the country’s busiest and most successful deep-water ports, the Port of Southampton is a natural choice for a wide range of customers and trades, with facilities to handle virtually any type of cargo. The Port of Southampton’s natural deep-water harbor and unique double tide allow unrestricted access for the world’s largest vessels. ABP Southampton provides VTS & pilotage services throughout Southampton Water and much of the Central & Eastern Solent.
The Port of Southampton is the UK's number one vehicle handling port, Europe's leading turnaround cruise port and the UK's most productive container port. Operated by DP World Southampton, the Port of Southampton Terminal is home to the new 500m deepwater quay SCT5, which was purpose built to handle the biggest ships in the world.
A major dredging program ensures that 15.5m draft vessels - the biggest currently afloat - can access the Port of Southampton on most days of the year.
The Port of Southampton is less than two miles from the M27 and has direct rail links to the main railway network for both freight and passenger trains. Additionally, the Port of Southampton is served by Southampton International Airport, while Gatwick and Heathrow airports are also within easy reach.
Why the Port of Southampton has an Ideal Location for Shipping to the UK:
- Ideally located on the south coast close to international shipping lanes and less than 100 miles from mainland Europe, Southampton Port is one the UK's leading ports.
- Around 1.7 million cruise passengers per year have the Port of Southampton as their preferred choice of port for cruise holidays.
- The Port of Southampton is home to the UK fleets of both P&O Cruises and Cunard Line and is used regularly by Royal Caribbean International, Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines and Saga Cruises.
- The Port of Southampton consists of four state-of-the-art cruise terminals in operation, all with ship-to-shore walkways.
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.