Transatlantic Shipping specialises in international commercial shipments to the USA, vehicle transportation, RO RO, international removals and personal effects for shipping to USA.
We ship to and from all the major Ports in USA, on the East and West Coasts with weekly services and offer a direct service to several Ports in USA.
If you are shipping to USA we can offer a door to Port/depot service and also door to door. If you require Customs Clearance we can also arrange for a Broker to deal with all aspects of Customs clearance in the USA. They act on your behalf and ensure that your goods are cleared efficiently and without delay.
Shipping to USA – LCL or FCL Shipment?
FCL – If you are relocating to the USA and taking your furniture as well as personal effects then you may need a full container load. A container is delivered to your home, storage facility or wherever you require it to be loaded and then once loaded and sealed taken to the Port for shipping to USA. Included in the rate quoted are 3 free hours for loading with any additional time taken charged at approx. £40 per hour.
LCL – If you only have a few belongings to ship then your goods would be shipped LCL, less than container load, which is a consolidated “groupage” service. The rate you pay for a LCL shipment 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 over 20 receiving depots in the UK and considerably more in the USA.
Shipping from the UK to the USA
For shipments from the UK to 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 the destination charges in local currency. 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.
Shipping from the USA to UK
Shipping from the USA to the UK, you can deliver your goods into one of our depots or alternatively we can collect. However USA residential collections are more expensive as hauliers in the USA do not have the smaller types of vehicles that are available in the UK for residential collections.
USA Customs Clearance
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.
Please contact us on 0800 999 2100 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. Shipping overseas can be a very stressful experience and we are here to ensure that everything goes smoothly.
Where do we ship from UK to USA and ship from USA to UK?
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.
Please do call us on 0800 999 2100 or submit the contact form we look forward to your enquiry.
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