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Discussion in 'International Business' started by Justin B1212, Apr 5, 2021.
My supplier gave me a quote of 5000 US dollars. Is this reasonable? Many thanks.
Does it include delivery charges to final address in UK?
No, only to Southampton port.
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.
Port to door wont increase the cost all that much
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
On average it costs circa £400 to get a container del'd
I rent my yard of one of the ones pulling out of Southampton hence my reply
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.
I'd give my left testicle for that
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?
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
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.