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For some time we have seen extremely high ocean freight rates whilst space has been at a premium to the UK and EU, however over the last few months we have seen a significant drop in these rates as the economy slows and demand reduces.

It is now actually a good time to look at taking advantage of the lower rates and shipping additional stock to your UK/EU warehouses or replenish inventory levels sold during recent and upcoming Prime Day, Black Friday, Cyber Monday and Christmas sales.

By doing this you could significantly reduce your cost per unit for international shipping and have the added benefit of stock stored and ready for despatch locally. Our team can offer solutions and pricing for any size of shipment and would welcome the opportunity to discuss your current supply chain and see if this is a potentially viable option for you.

Offering both Less than Container Load (LCL) and Full Container Load (FCL) services on a door-to-door or FOB port basis and with regular sailings from all major international ports to the UK and EU we are confident we have the imaginative and cost-effective answers to meet your requirements and exceed your expectations.

As more international businesses and online sellers look to expand into the UK and EU marketplaces, choosing the right provider can be a huge part of your company’s success.  With our e-commerce-specific import services, consisting of regular sailings for LCL and FCL cargo to the UK and Rotterdam, we can guarantee an efficient and cost-effective solution.

Bringing UK bound shipments into our home port of Southampton for quick turnaround and final mile delivery, means we get eyes on your freight to ensure it meets Amazon delivery requirements. Our EU bound service utilises the port of Rotterdam, The Netherlands for customs clearance, from here shipments are despatched for onward delivery throughout the rest of the EU.

Our services include but are not limited to:

  • Global FCL/LCL ocean services
  • Customs brokerage services
  • Payment of import taxes on your behalf to local authorities
  • Palletisation/re-work
  • Final mile delivery by courier, pallet and full trailer load
  • Amazon FC bookings
  • Marine transit insurance available.

Crossborder CEO, Neil Curran says “The sharp decrease in ocean freight prices represents a fantastic opportunity for our customers. In the last few months we have seen prices drop significantly from record highs.  There are significant cost-savings to be made for overseas sellers wishing to take advantage of the price drop, and neat solutions for storing in the UK and EU at great rates.  We can then replenish stock locally and quickly, meaning that sellers have a more seamless, year-round turnover of business without the constant need to ship more goods.”

At Crossborder, we would love the opportunity to discuss your ocean freight requirements with you.  Please don’t hesitate to get in touch today.