Sea Freight Services
The premier choice for many of our customers when shipping goods overseas is sea freight. Due to the cost effective pricing when compared to air freight, sending consignments by sea offers significant cost savings, whilst still maintaining decent transit times.
At FPF Global we offer a comprehensive sea freight shipping service, catering for imports, exports and cross trade shipments. Our services cater for Less Than Container Load (LCL) and Full Container Load (FCL) shipments, providing scheduled weekly sailings to and from all major ports.
Less Than Container Load (LCL)
LCL shipping (meaning Less than a Container Load) is an ideal solution for customers sending small to medium sized consignments by sea. This service is where customer’s goods are grouped (consolidated) into a shipping container, for onward shipping to the same destination.
With LCL shipping you are charged on the w/m (weight or measure) meaning you will only be paying for the space occupied within the shipping container. Unlike full container shipping, where you’ll pay for sole use of the container, LCL sea freight shipping is an ideal choice for small to medium sized shipments. As well as competitive pricing, our LCL services also offer scheduled weekly sailings, prompt transit times and global coverage.
LCL Sea Freight Exports
When exporting goods using our LCL sea freight services, we offer a nationwide UK collection service. We have access to a modern fleet of vehicles, from small vans to articulated trucks. For those customers who do not have access to a forklift truck, we can offer tail-lift vehicles to collect your goods.
As well as handling UK collection, we will also take care of the export customs entry, as part of our service. This is where the goods have to be declared to HM Revenue & Customs, for export purposes. We will talk you through at the time of booking, the documentation we will require, in order to make the export customs clearance declaration.
Import LCL Sea Freight Services
Without doubt the busiest service for FPF Global is LCL import shipping. We have a large volume of import cargo arriving from overseas, to the ports of Southampton, Felixstowe and London Gateway. Although FPF Global offers global coverage for sea freight shipping, our main import business originates with customers shipping from China, India, Vietnam, Taiwan, Thailand & U.S.A.
Thanks to our global network and own appointed agents at origin, we can offer you a complete one stop solution for your LCL import bookings. Our local agents, will make contact with your supplier(s), coordinate the collection/loading of your import cargo, confirm the booking with the shipping line or consolidator and keep us posted throughout. We will literally take care of the whole process from start to finish.
Upon the goods arriving into the UK port, our customs clearance service will ensure the prompt clearance of your goods once the container has devanned at the port warehouse. Final delivery can then be arranged to your premises.
To discuss your LCL shipping requirements in more detail, please give us a call on 01256 861474 or contact us via our website.
Full Container Load (FCL)
FCL shipping (meaning Full Container Load) is a service for those customers whom are shipping larger consignments. Whether loose loaded goods, or palletised cargo, shipments which are of a larger volume, would usually be best suited to full container load services, when compared to LCL shipping.
Sea freight prices, would generally be more cost effective for the customer, when looking to fill a 20ft or 40ft sea freight container. This is because the customer has sole use of the container and can therefore maximise the loading capacity. In return this provides significant benefits in costs, when calculating on a “per unit basis.”
Export FCL Shipping
Offering scheduled sailings and global coverage, our FCL export sea freight services are second to none. Offering fantastic Door to Port pricing, we can arrange the prompt movement of your export cargo to all major ports. Working in partnership with leading shipping lines and consolidators, ensures that we are able to offer the best possible rates to our export customers.
FCL Import Shipping
Import FCL shipping is a huge part of our day to day business, with regular import containers arriving from China, India, USA and Vietnam. Thanks to our strategic global network, we are able to offer quotations for full container load imports from virtually any location to the UK.
As we are an independent company, we have multiple shipping lines, consolidators and overseas agents that we can work with. Therefore this means we are always able to source the best possible routing or your full container load shipment. Most of the containers we are handling, will arrive at the ports of Southampton, Felixstowe or London Gateway. However, we do also operate services into other UK ports, such as Grangemouth, Liverpool and Teesport.
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To learn more about our Full Container Load (FCL) sea freight services, please get in touch by phone on 01256 861474 or contact us via our website.