Hello, My first post and first shipping experience via sea - so please be gentle with me if I sound stupid. I'm looking for some general guidance in advance of me getting to the point of my goods being in transit from China. A recommendation of a fair and reliable forwarder may be useful so i can get a quote.... which is what I am just starting to do. I wondered if any of you more experienced people could give me some rough idea of what you would expect the following to cost: I do not have the final info but I have the following approximates: Box size 68x38x38cm x 37 boxes @ 13kg each = (3.5779 m3 I think / 481kg) Will go onto ship around early / mid-April FOB price given. Shanghai to Felixstowe My delivery address is Manchester Approx value may be £11,000-ish I am looking for a price from Felixstowe to Manchester including clearances with a company that is pretty good at being helpful especially for a first timer. Does anyone ever collect their own stuff from Felixstowe - I assume this is more trouble than it's worth, but I suppose that depends on costs involved? I have an EORI number and I have yet to work out all the other things I'll need. I also know about the duties and vat to pay - is there typically anything else I need to be aware of? Thank you in advance and I hope this does make sense -as I say, I am a newbie so please excuse anything that sounds a bit odd... hopefully, I will get there.