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Freight Forwarding – Shipping Steam Engines to the USA

As a well-established freight forwarder, Mercator Cargo has encountered some interesting cargo since operations began in 1991.

One recent shipping task we were asked to assist with was the export of four 1920’s steam engines.  Our duties included arranging the collection, loading, packing and sea freight shipping to the USA.  Due to the nature of the engines and the age, it was essential that special measures were in place to ensure that the engines were completely protected during handling and transit.  We arranged for experienced packers to put in place wooden blocks nailed to the shipping container floor, and strap the engines down to ensure their safety.

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It was essential to ensure the safe carriage and loading into the shipping container for transport by ocean freight to the USA.  It was very much a labour of love for all involved, not least the owner of the machines in the USA who has spent many long years locating these machines, and paid substantial amounts of money for them – some of them are very rare – one in particular is one of only two working models in the world.

If you have an unusual shipping request, then get in touch, our experienced team of freight forwarders enjoy a challenge – our MD’s motto is “there is no such thing as can’t”. Call us today to discuss your shipping needs – Tel. 02392 756 575. Email: sales@mercatorcargo.co.uk.

 

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Freight Forwarding News – Los Angeles Port Developments

The Port of Los Angeles on the West cost of America is the country’s busiest container port.  A new project is underway to improve rail links at the container port.  The developments will create new jobs and allow for more straight forward routes out of the port.

The container port’s new and improved rail links aim to decrease its carbon footprint, whilst offering a more efficient service to transport containers to and from the freight forwarding port.

The improved rail links are intended to reduce congestion on the roads to and from the container port.  The total cost of the rail improvements are estimated to be in the region of $138 million.

The benefits are anticipated to outweigh this cost, making the area a nicer place to work, live and do business in.

It is envisaged that the development will be complete in the middle of 2014.

Mercator can arrange shipments to the USA via the Port of Los Angeles.  Sea freight transit time to Los Angeles from a UK port is approximately 31 days.  Ocean freight from the UK to the Port of Los Angeles sails via the Panama Canal.

As an experienced freight forwarder we can arrange your shipment to or from the Port of Los Angeles.

To discuss your ocean freight shipment to Los Angeles with an experienced freight forwarder give us a call – Tel. 02392 756 575. Email: sales@mercatorcargo.co.uk.

 

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Freight Forwarding Exports to the USA

Mercator Cargo is an independent freight forwarder, based in the UK. Having been operating for over twenty years, we regularly arrange export shipments to the USA from the UK.

Direct sea freight shipments from the UK to the USA depart from a number of UK ports, including Liverpool, Southampton, Thamesport and Felixstowe. Each of these departure ports have direct sailings to different parts of the USA.

Sea freight transit times vary from 7 days sailing to New York, to 31 days sailing to Los Angeles via the Panama Canal.

There are daily departures for air freight direct to various airports in the USA, including New York, Chicago, Texas and Miami.

As founding members of the global network Marco Polo Line (MPL), we have contacts with various freight forwarders across the USA. These connections allow us to offer a comprehensive door-to-door service across the States.

For exports to the USA from the UK, documentation needs to be prepared no less than three days prior to vessel departures.

So if you’re looking for an experienced freight forwarder to handle your export shipment to the USA, then give us a call – Tel. 02392 756 575. Email: sales@mercatorcargo.co.uk.

 

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