Peak Season Surcharge

The market instability affecting westbound shipments from China in 2020 has continued into 2021. The lack of capacity in the air freight market has seen many shippers switch to sending by sea. A lack of available empty containers in China has continued to worsen and with Chinese New Year approaching is unlikely to be resolved anytime soon. With the coronoavirus pandemic causing staff shortages at ports and offices around the world, container prices have soared to record highs and show no sign of abating.

To avoid having to continually issue new rates for imports from China to the UK, increasing our administrative overhead and causing confusion for our customers, we have taken the decision to extend our 2020 China Import Rates for the whole of 2021, and will apply a floating Peak Season Surcharge on all shipments. The Peak Season Surcharge will be reviewed on a weekly basis and adjusted up or down as market conditions improve or worsen. The Peak Season Surcharge will be published on this page and should be added on to our tariff rate to calculate total freight cost. Our 2021 tariff for imports from China is available here.

We hope that this method of pricing will prove the easiest way of managing the ongoing instability and give our customers clear insight into market conditions and costs.

Vessel Departure Date Peak Season Surcharge
8th January 2021 £160.00 Per Cubic Metre
1st January 2021£ £108.00 Per Cubic Metre
17th December 2020 £92.00 Per Cubic Metre
12th December 2020 £60.00 Per Cubic Metre
1st December 2020 £42.00 Per Cubic Metre
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As a leading UK shipping company, you can be confident that when using our services your cargo will be in the safest of hands. It doesn’t matter which of the many destinations you’re looking to have your goods / cargo transported to, we are here to offer a fast, reliable and cost effective shipping service. It doesn’t matter what your cargo is, from a couple of extra items of luggage which won’t fit on the plane, to an entire factory full of equipment moving to a new country – we can handle any shipment to just about anywhere in the world. We provide an outstanding cargo shipping and freight forwarding service, it doesn’t matter if you want your items to go via our Sea Shipping or Air Shipping service we can help you.

Our team of dedicated shipping experts are on hand to advise you on all aspects of your overseas shipping requirements.

As well as our standard sea shipping, air shipping and international removal services, we also offer a range of specialist freight services – including car and motorcycle shipping services. We can collect your motorbike directly from your home – or if you prefer you can deliver to our depot. Your motorcycle will be packed into a purpose built wooden shipping case – with room for helmet, leathers and even a small amount of personal effects if necessary. Your crated motorbike will then be dispatched to the port for immediate overseas shipping. For customers wanting to ship their car to another country, you have the choice of two options – either a roll on roll off car shipping or container car shipping. We even offer a car air freight service! Deliver your car directly to the port to save money, or use our nationwide car collection service for minimum hassle. We offer fully comprehensive marine transit insurance and full customs clearance overseas.

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