Shipping to the USA

There are both sea freight and air freight options available when it comes to shipping to USA from the UK. Sea freight is a great economical freight option, especially if you have a large or heavy shipment. Air freight is a preferred option for those who have an urgent, particularly light, or high worth consignment to ship to the USA.

Sea freight vessel loaded with shipping containers

Sea Freight shipping to USA

Shipping to USA via sea freight is surprisingly fast, with sea freight vessels covering the distance between the UK to a US port such as New York in as little as 7 days.  To ship to the other side of the USA (for example into Los Angeles) the shipping time is around 30 days.  If you have the luxury of time on your hands, then you can save your business some money by opting for sea freight to the USA.

Our sea freight load options between the UK and the USA are full container loads (FCL), less than container loads (LCL) when your shipment goes into a shared container and the cost is also shared between the shippers, open top containers and flat rack containers (the latter two are extremely useful container options when arranging the shipping of oversized cargo to the USA).

Air Freight Shipping to USA

There are daily departures from most major UK airports to most major USA airports.  You can discuss the options for air freight to the USA with our export team, who will be able to advise regarding a suitable departure airport in the UK and destination airport in the USA (choosing the closest airport to your cargo’s final destination is always a wise decision!).

We have 15 partner offices across the USA (due to our founding membership of MarcoPoloLine).  As such, we are able to offer a FULL export service from the UK to the USA, which includes clearance through US customs and delivery to door in the USA.

Sea freight shipping Vessel loading at port

Importing from the USA

As we have 15 partner offices all across the USA, our import services from the USA include collection from a USA address, delivery to the port/airport of departure, air freight or sea freight to the UK, and finally UK customs clearance and delivery.  Whether you choose air freight or sea freight, we can arrange every single aspect of your shipping from the USA, down to handling the VAT & duty payment to HMRC.

Once your import from the USA has arrived in the UK, our import freight team will handle the unloading, customs clearance and onward delivery to your door.

Get in touch for your free quote today

So if you’re looking at appointing a freight forwarder to handle your USA shipment, then why not contact us to get a quote: +44 2392 756 575, or email: