Import Shipping Containers

With over 30 years experience in the movement of freight by land or sea or road we have moved thousands of shipping containers across the world.  Our team can recommend you the best and most economical size to use to ensure that your costs are kept to a minimum.

We keep clients fully informed on the status of their shipment so you don’t need to worry about anything including customs clearance.  We can even deliver it to your warehouse or storage if you require.

Cheshire Freight Forwarders

We are Cheshire’s leading freight forwarders who offer the complete range of customised freight forwarding solutions to suit you needs to our clients across the globe.

With provide a complete service for your freight organised by our team of experts who will first find the most cost effective way to get your goods delivered exactly where you want them.

We handle everything whether it needs air, sea or land and keep you fully informed on the your freights journey as it makes it’s way to you.

Chinese Golden Week & UK Imports

We’ll shortly be coming up to Chinese Golden Week which begins in the first week of October.  It’s the equivalent of an old style UK bank holiday where things actually used to close down and factories and industries would close.  It is observed across China and manufacturing and banking closes down for a minimum of one week, sometimes up to two weeks as celebrations take place.

We always recommend our clients check with their suppliers as to what the plans are and must factor this in when anticipating delivery times. 

Help with Importing From China

As a timely reminder to our customers and prospective customers  the 1st week of October is Chinese Golden Week. This festival is in affect a public holiday when Chinese manufacturing closes down more or less completely for at least a week and often for two. During this time normal business with China stops and goes on hold and so if you are planning to buy from China whatever you are purchasing will need to be in the supply chain before Golden Week starts as often it takes factories some time to get back up to speed after the holiday period.

Best UK Freight Forwarding Company

When you are looking to move goods around the world then you want to be sure you are choosing the best UK freight forwarding company possible.  You need someone you can trust to make sure your goods pass smoothly to their destination with the minimum of fuss for you.

Our team keep clients up to date every step of the way so you know where your goods are and if things are running to time.

Manchester Freight Forwarders

It’s important to understand the role of a freight forwarder.. Put simply a freight forwarder is responsible for the shipment of your goods between two given destinations. The freight forwarding company is supposed to arrange the entire shipment process on your behalf.

Freight forwarders act as intermediates between the shipping companies and shippers. They negotiate with the transportation services on behalf of their clients until they get the most reliable, economical and fastest route for their clients.   

Air Freight into Manchester

We work with freight and shipping handlers across the world to make sure we get the best service and value to pass onto our customers.  When you become a client of K & L Freight you become an very important part of our business.  We will get you a designated member of the team to speak to the build the relationship who will be on the phone and email to assist with any queries you may have.

UK Imports After Brexit

We are in uncertain times across the UK as business and consumers try and work out exactly what will happen with Brexit and struggle to cut through the noise of politicians and experts telling us conflicting information.

One things is certain and that is that if you deal with imports in your business then you are going to need a reliable freight company on your side as you navigate through Brexit and out of the other side.

Importing into the UK from China after Brexit

After Brexit importing into the UK will, as it stands, be the same process from any country and the current arrangements for importing from an EU country will no longer apply and you will always need an EORI number so if you have not got one already you will need to apply using H M Revenue & Customs on line procedure.

If you use K&L Freight whole import process is handled by ourselves and so you do not need to worry about how,

Import from Vietnam

Our team have vast experience in shipping goods around the world.  We have move thousands of containers from Vietnam to the UK and are happy to share our experience with you.

We offer shipments of all sizes including full and part containers and are the only company you need to import from Vietnam.  We use sea freight where we can to provide the best value but are happy to quote for air freight if you need a faster delivery time.