Bradley Waller, logistics development manager at Alliance Shipping, argues that airlines cannot duplicate the full…
Far Eastern Imports – A Summary
Our clients source product from all key trade lanes across the Far East however the greatest volume of inbound product orders now emanate from the Chinese mainland.
The Alliance group offers a turnkey service from ex- factory through to delivered duty paid mainland U.K. offering several tiers of sea and airfreight services from the initial importation of sample orders through to multi-supplier order consolidation and full container load shipments across all key provinces in China mainland.
The majority of Chinese suppliers supply their goods on an ex-works or FOB basis, this enables U.K. importers to control and monitor the on-going transportation costs and, as such, we work closely with both our nominated carrying (shipping) lines and airlines to ensure that our U.K. clients can circumvent the sometimes punitive seasonal costs involved in sourcing product from this market.
Benefits to our Wholesale clients
Order consolidation services across China and the Far East
Speedy customs clearance at the U.K. port or airport of entry
Highly competitive groupage and full container load rates
A seamless door to door service for both singular and consolidated LCL/FCL shipments
Regular tariff heading monitoring of applicable duty rates
On-site staff attendance at arrival ports/airports
The Alliance Group acts for many hundreds of well established “blue chip” import clients and is fully experienced in sourcing suppliers and product from this marketplace and is also extremely adept at working with first time importers and guiding them through the rigours of the logistics chain, customs tariff duty regulations and ultimate handling and delivery costs within the U.K.
Your selection of the appropriate freight forwarder is paramount in the successful process of transporting your valuable orders from the points of emanation in the Far East through to ultimate U.K. destination. There are many dubious operators that offer cheap rates, however using these agents often leads to goods delayed in transit and/or losses as a result of the poor quality of such services. Clients bringing product to market as an integral part of their manufacturing process or purely for retail resale use, clearly need to ensure that transportation costs are competitive, however low prices for transportation are not always indicative of the premium service that is called for in this marketplace and vigilance must be exercised in the choice of inbound freight forwarder.