20 ft container shipping cost from Fuzhou to Southampton

Discussion in 'International Business' started by Justin B1212, Apr 5, 2021.

  1. Justin B1212

    Justin B1212 UKBF Contributor Free Member

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    My supplier gave me a quote of 5000 US dollars. Is this reasonable? Many thanks.
     
    Posted: Apr 5, 2021 By: Justin B1212 Member since: Jul 3, 2020
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  2. Red Wood

    Red Wood UKBF Regular Free Member

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    Does it include delivery charges to final address in UK?
     
    Posted: Apr 5, 2021 By: Red Wood Member since: Jan 14, 2014
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  3. Justin B1212

    Justin B1212 UKBF Contributor Free Member

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    No, only to Southampton port.
     
    Posted: Apr 6, 2021 By: Justin B1212 Member since: Jul 3, 2020
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  4. Mike Foulds

    Mike Foulds UKBF Regular Free Member

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    As a prepaid rate, it's not great, but it's also not massively high. We are seeing rates in the market between USD 4600 and USD 5200 for 20fts at the moment, where space is available. There are sometimes cheaper spot rates available, but they normally involve potential cancellation fees. Hope that helps.
     
    Posted: Apr 6, 2021 By: Mike Foulds Member since: Mar 21, 2018
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  5. JEREMY HAWKE

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    Port to door wont increase the cost all that much
     
    Posted: Apr 6, 2021 By: JEREMY HAWKE Member since: Mar 4, 2008
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  6. Justin B1212

    Justin B1212 UKBF Contributor Free Member

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    Thank you so much. What is this cancellation fee? What other fees and how much will I be looking at when I import a 20 ft container
     
    Posted: Apr 6, 2021 By: Justin B1212 Member since: Jul 3, 2020
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  7. Red Wood

    Red Wood UKBF Regular Free Member

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    On average it costs circa £400 to get a container del'd
     
    Posted: Apr 6, 2021 By: Red Wood Member since: Jan 14, 2014
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  8. JEREMY HAWKE

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    I rent my yard of one of the ones pulling out of Southampton hence my reply
     
    Posted: Apr 6, 2021 By: JEREMY HAWKE Member since: Mar 4, 2008
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  9. CHUKTC

    CHUKTC UKBF Regular Free Member

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    Shipping rates have increased massively over the past 6 months largely due to the pandemic reaching a peak jet before CNY - we expected a fall after New Year but it hasn't really happened and now thanks to Suez it has risen again - largely due to equipment shortages. You may find this article helpful https://focus.cbbc.org/why-has-shipping-between-the-uk-and-china-become-so-expensive/#.YGxwqC1Q3Ly

    As others have said its worth shopping around as rates vary enormously. In addition to UK delivery costs remember to factor in UK port and clearance charges.
     
    Posted: Apr 6, 2021 By: CHUKTC Member since: Jan 2, 2019
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  10. Red Wood

    Red Wood UKBF Regular Free Member

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    I'd give my left testicle for that :D
     
    Posted: Apr 6, 2021 By: Red Wood Member since: Jan 14, 2014
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  11. paulears

    paulears UKBF Big Shot Free Member

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    Forgive me for the ignorance on all things containers - but the charge of say 5000USD to get a 20ft container to a UK port, plus around £400 to deliver it - who actually owns the container and assuming it isn't you, who pays to get rid of the empty one. Or does the five grand include purchase of the container? How does this work?
     
    Posted: Apr 6, 2021 By: paulears Member since: Jan 7, 2015
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  12. JEREMY HAWKE

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    Freight agent will arrange a reload in the area to return to dock so you won't have to pay for a rerun to Dockside
    Sorry Paul I misquoted myself and made an amendment
     
    Posted: Apr 6, 2021 By: JEREMY HAWKE Member since: Mar 4, 2008
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  13. paulears

    paulears UKBF Big Shot Free Member

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    Cheers Jeremy!
     
    Posted: Apr 6, 2021 By: paulears Member since: Jan 7, 2015
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  14. Larry Fong

    Larry Fong UKBF Contributor Full Member

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    The quote is in line with the market and the freight rate will rise further with the mess in Suez and the strengthening of RMB.
     
    Posted: Apr 10, 2021 By: Larry Fong Member since: Dec 16, 2020
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