Shipping 400KG, 2CBM NJ,US to NW England

Discussion in 'International Business' started by Demus, Aug 9, 2010.

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  1. Demus

    Demus UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    I've contacted a few freight forwarders etc and read up etc but the ones who have responded have given high quotes so I think I'll looking in the wrong places. I needed to act on this quick as if I don't the opportunity will possibily diminish.

    I want to ship around 400KG from New Jersey in the US to the North West of England. We're talking about 2CBM and it's a part of NJ maybe 30 miles from NYC so can't be far from frequently used ports for trans-Atlantic? Ideally I'd want pick up from the manufacturer but I can pick the product up from Liverpool/ around Manchester.

    Value is around £2K and I have my product sorted (it's hard rubber balls), just need to get them here. Was hoping it'd be doable for £360 given people seem to ship all the way from China for $40 or $50/CBM ( I understand there are other costs)

    Where is the best place to find a freight forwarding agent/consolidated shipping/whoever does this kind of thing? A friend works in logistics but went on holiday so I dont know how long he'll take to give me an answer.

    How long is shipping likely to take? What price should I be expecting? Most importantly, who are the best people to ask to do this?

    Any help v. much appreciated
    Posted: Aug 9, 2010 By: Demus Member since: Aug 9, 2010
  2. Mister B

    Mister B UKBF Ace Free Member

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    Speak with Wavecrest, a member on here and he'll be able to answer your questions in full.

    That being said though, if you're getting similar high quotes from different forwarders maybe you have an unrealistically low figure for shipping in mind. What constitutes a high quote to you?

    Mister B
    Posted: Aug 10, 2010 By: Mister B Member since: Aug 31, 2007
  3. Demus

    Demus UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    I was getting quotes from $1,500 but these were from people who specialise in house moving etc (and only 2 of them at that). I'll get in touch with Wavecrest and I've realised it's better to look for agents near your destination as opposed to origin now.

    I understand £500 for 1000KG for the product I'm getting was the rate from China 6-12 months ago, so hopefully 400KG from NY will be a reasonable rate.
    Posted: Aug 10, 2010 By: Demus Member since: Aug 9, 2010
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