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Freight Forwarding – Shipping to New York from the UK

If you have a shipment for New York, whether it is a full 40 foot container load, a 20 foot container load, a part load, or palletised goods, then give Mercator Cargo a ring today.  Mercator is a small, but experienced freight forwarding agent, our export team deals with shipping to New York on a regular basis.

If your goods are a full container load, or are particularly heavy, you may opt for a sea freight transit, which takes around 7-10 days from the UK (from Southampton or Felixstowe) to New York.  Air freight might be your preferred choice if the cargo is urgent, or particularly lightweight (air freight is calculated by weight and volume, whereas full containers via sea freight are priced on a per unit basis).

There are several carriers which we have worked with for a number of years that offer shipping to New York from the UK.  Using our long-standing relationship with these carriers we can do the hardwork of getting the best price for you, and arrange all aspects of your shipment for New York.

When your goods arrive in New York, they will need to be cleared through customs.  Using our partner agent in the USA, we can arrange this for you, as well as delivery to the door in New York (if it is required).

Give our export team a call today to discuss your shipping to New York and to obtain a quotation for air or sea freight – Tel. 02392 756 575. Email:


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Freight Forwarder – Ship to New York

If you are searching for a freight forwarder to ship your goods to New York, then look no further.  Mercator Cargo is a well-established freight forwarder that has been in operation for over 20 years.  We have a small, but expert team to help you ship your goods to New York, USA.  We regularly ship customers’ goods to New York from the UK, so are well placed to handle your shipment.

There are a few options when it comes to shipping to New York from the UK.  The first decision to make is whether your goods should transit via sea or air.  The most obvious difference is, of course, the time scales.  For example a typical shipment time from UK to New York is around 7 to 10 days from Southampton or Felixstowe Docks.  Whereas an air shipment to New York from the UK takes a matter of hours.

If your load to be shipped to New York is particularly big (i.e. 20 foot or 40 foot container), and not very urgent, then you might consider a shipment via sea freight (as this generally will be a better priced option compared to air freight depending on cargo size).  However, if you have an urgent shipment, or a particularly small shipment (i.e. a light pallet), then air freight might be more favourable.

Once your goods arrive in New York, they will need to be cleared through customs, this is a service we can also offer, in partnership with our agents based in New York.  We can then arrange for your shipment to be delivered to its final destination in the USA.

If you have some goods to be shipped from the UK to New York contact us today to discuss your requirements and obtain a quotation – Tel. 02392 756 575. Email:


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