A guide to Freight Shipping from US to UK
Aver Logistics provides expert freight shipping from the US to the UK with a variety of different transport options to select from. This guide will provide the necessary information to help inform upon the method that best suits your business. It is important to consider costs, shipping times, and routes; this will vary depending upon the type of goods and the volume being shipped. Our team has the knowledge and experience to provide businesses with the most efficient and cost-effective transport methods for international shipping. For more information, please read below or request a quote today.
Shipping Costs from the US to UK
Freight shipping costs from the US to the UK will be determined by several factors: The type of goods, the mode of transport, the dimensional weight and the distance of shipping. Within the mode of transport, an FCL or LCL method will impact overall costs and the location/port that is selected to ship to and from. There are additional add-ons such as shipping insurance, customs clearance and express shipping options.
Sea Freight from the US to the UK
Sea freight transport is the shipping of goods by sea via containers, a popular mode for importers and exporters when transporting goods from the US to the UK. A cost-effective solution that is often cheaper than air freight. Both FCL and LCL methods are available: below is a simple breakdown of the two different ways, for additional information please click below to learn more about the benefits and disadvantages of both.
Less than a container load (LCL)
If the volume of products is not enough to fill an entire container, then sharing a container can be a great cheaper alternative. Often used for cargo loads not large enough to fill an entire 20- or 40ft shipping container.
Full Container Load (FCL)
FCL shipments provide the opportunity to use an entire shipping container to transport goods. This means there is no need to share with any other shippers and is perfect when looking to transport a large amount of stock. Also, if you are transporting delicate or very expensive stock, this could be the best option.
Air Freight from the US to the UK
Air freight is a great solution when looking to ship goods quickly, it can often reach the destination within a matter of days rather than weeks in comparison to sea freight. However, this will be more expensive and so will depend on the size and weight of the shipment and how quickly you need to goods to arrive. For more information on air freight, please click here!
Get a Quote Today
Click below and complete our quote form for a same-day, no-obligation quotation. Alternatively, speak to a freight shipping expert and discuss the potential routes for shipping from the US to the UK. Give us a call on +44 (0)1494 509700.