Imports From China
FPF Global Ltd – Specialists At Importing Freight From China
We are a Heathrow based freight forwarder providing import freight services from China to the UK. We provide sea freight from China and air freight from China. Large or small – regular imports or “one offs” FPF Global would welcome the opportunity to handle your next import shipment from China.
Ex-Works, FOB, CIF, Ex-Works, DDU……What Does It All Mean???
When purchasing goods overseas, a supplier will usually quote you a price for the product and alongside this would be the terms of shipment. Generally speaking when importing from China, the supplier will quote either CIF (Cost Insurance & Freight), DDU (Delivered Duty Unpaid), FOB (Free On Board) and EXW (Ex-Works), this is not an exhaustive list, but generally these are the terms the suppliers will quote to a customer from our experience. FPF Global are able to assist you regardless of the terms (referred to as Incoterms) of shipment.
Sea Freight & Air Freight From China
Depending on the size of shipment, value of goods and urgency of the delivery, will determine which mode of transport you will need, when importing from China. Sometimes a customer may have a tight deadline, where the cheaper option of sea freight is not an option, due to the transit time and therefore the shipment will have to travel by air freight.