What we ship:
RO RO – car shipping on the RO RO service to USA
Commercial – container cargo shipped to and from the USA
Less than Container Loads – LCL for smaller shipments to USA
We ship to and from all the major Ports in USA, on the East and West Coasts with weekly services.
We can offer a door to Port/depot service and also door to door for shipments to and from the USA. If you require Customs Clearance we can also arrange for a Broker.
If you only have a few belongings to ship then your goods would be shipped LCL, less than container load, and consolidated into a shared container.
Moving Home to USA
A full house move is likely to require a full container – either 20ft or 40ft. The container is delivered to your loading point and then once loaded and sealed taken to the Port for shipping to the USA.
Groupage/LCL shipments to USA
The rate you pay for a LCL shipment to USA is based on the volume of the packed items. The minimum chargeable by sea is for 1 cbm with further volume charged pro rata. You can calculate the cbm of each packed box/piece by multiplying the length x width x height in cms which will then give you the cbm for that piece. For example a box 60 x 40 x 40 cms is 0.1 of a cbm. So if you had 10 boxes that size you would have 1 cbm. You can use any size of box. Heavy items such as books should be distributed over several boxes if possible.
We can arrange collection from your home or you can deliver the goods to our depot. We have 15 receiving depots in the UK and considerably more in the USA.
You can pay to a USA depot only and then collect the shipment yourself or once customs clearance is obtained, our agent would arrange haulage and you would pay him in local currency, USD, for the haulage. Alternatively you can pay all charges door to door, where we offer that service, in the UK in pounds sterling. However it can be more cost effective to split the costs and pay in local currency due to the currency adjustment fluctuation. It is entirely up to you how much or how little you wish to prepay.
Customs Clearance in USA
There are a lot of factors to consider when shipping to and from the USA. USA Customs clearance is very involved and many of our personal effects and household shippers to the USA prefer for us to arrange a Customs Broker to act on their behalf. For shippers shipping to UK from the USA we include Customs clearance. UK charges for Customs clearance are considerably cheaper than USA Customs clearance charges as we do not have the same amount of paperwork for clearance in UK.
Shipping from the USA to UK enquiries – please contact us on 01773 770050 or complete the contact form and we will be very happy to advise you regarding your shipment. Our rates are very competitive and we will put them in writing so that you know exactly what is included in the rate.
Where we ship from and to in USA
Listed below are some of the depots and Ports in the USA that we ship to and from. If there is an area that isn’t listed below, do contact us and we will discuss what your options are.
DES MOINES IA
EL PASO TX
GRAND RAPIDS MI
KANSAS CITY MO
LAS VEGAS NV
LITTLE ROCK AR
LOS ANGELES CA
NEW ORLEANS LA
NEW YORK NY
OKLAHOMA CITY OK
RALEIGH DURHAM NC
SALT LAKE CITY UT
SAN ANTONIO TX
SAN DIEGO CA
SAN FRANCISCO CA
ST. LOUIS MO