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  1. #11
    Have it come to Goole which his the most inland sea port. I have a warehouse there so I'll pop down to docks and pick it up but you'll never see it again. .

  2. #12
    Quote Originally Posted by HankMcSpank View Post



    Indeed, now that I've looked at it...it is (I'm a bloke that brings in a bit of stuff from abroad, that doesn't make me a 'shipping lanes of the UK' expert!) , still it appears to cater for small ships...not trans-ocean liners!
    Not just small ships, in the 80's for some celebration they had a US nuclear sub sail up it right to Manchester.
    IIRC the average depth is 90 foot.
    John S -

  3. #13
    Quote Originally Posted by motoxy View Post
    But if your buying on a budget then it can cope with sampans and junks

    huh?..........

  4. #14
    Importing via sea can be a whole different ballgame to air.

    What your probably looking for is Less than Container Load, LCL, your in a shared container so there is unloading and clearance charges this end, UK, in addition to VAT, duty and the actual shipping charge.

    Have a google and a read of some of the business forums and talk to a couple of UK shipping/logistics agents, cost varies wildy, couple of calls is always worthwhile.

    Cheers
    Adam

  5. #15
    Thanks for the info.

    One other thing, the company emailed this morning asking if my country requires me to be a business to import by sea.

    Is this true or false, in the UK do i have to be a registered business to have things imported by sea or can i be just anyone?

    Thanks

    Craig

  6. #16
    You dont need to be a registered business ,freight forwarders and HMRC are happy to take anyones money, but do talk to some freight forwarding/ logistics outfits, there is a lot of shipping coming in from the Far East and it is possible to get costs down a lot.

    You don`t want to be in this position:

    http://www.ukbusinessforums.co.uk/fo...d.php?t=155805

    Cheers
    Adam

  7. #17
    Quote Originally Posted by motoxy View Post
    But if your buying on a budget then it can cope with sampans and junks
    Thanks for that,

    I'll give the seaport a call in the morning, its looking like maybe getting it shipped by air maybe a cheaper option?

    They want around 250 for air shipping + vat

  8. #18
    Quote Originally Posted by craigrobbo View Post
    They want around 250 for air shipping + vat
    No contest compared to the sea option.
    John S -

  9. #19
    Quote Originally Posted by John S View Post
    Not just small ships, in the 80's for some celebration they had a US nuclear sub sail up it right to Manchester.
    IIRC the average depth is 90 foot.
    MSC is quoted as having a depth of 8.78 = 28.8feet, of course the average may be more ;-)

  10. #20
    Using a UK shipping agent is the easy answer, they are employed by you and report to you and can tack on delivery options as required within the UK. Easy.

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