Value for money when shipping your less-than-container load to the US
There are options that mean you don't have to send a container full of air. The best way to achieve this is to utilise a consolidation service that allows you to ship your products safely to the US, especially when you don't have enough product to fill an entire container. This type of service is also better for the environment when you do choose to consolidate.
Complete visibility for your LCL shipments
By managing our very own consolidation services to both NYC and Chicago, you can have peace of mind that your shipments will be handled and controlled by us and not by many providers across the shipment.
You will also have the added benefit of competitive rates, flexibility, and reliability of service.
The management of your LCL shipments will be controlled by one of our dedicated account managers. They will ensure that all KPIs are met and will help deliver customer service excellence.
The one-stop-shop for your LCL shipments
When considering what consolidation service is right for your business, it's worth noting that we can handle your USA customs requirements as part of our consolidation services. If you also decide that your goods need to be insured (this is something we certainly recommend), we can take care of this as well.
Additionally, we can offer you further advantages with our end-to-end, trucking, and warehousing services.
All you need to do is use the WTA platform, where you can see your LCL shipment in real-time.
London Gateway to New York
London Gateway to Los Angeles
Liverpool to New York
Liverpool to Norfolk
Southampton to New York
Southampton to Seattle
Felixstowe to Boston
Felixstowe to Los Angeles
Keri Barton is our export specialist.
She has worked with many companies of all sizes across the globe to create effective export strategies.
US Custom Requirements
The United States Customs and Border Protection (CBP) enforces trading rules on all shipments imported to the USA. When exporting from the UK, the amount you pay for customs will depend on the value of your goods.
Additionally, before shipping your product to the US, you need to ensure you meet all legal requirements. Make sure to know your product's correct Harmonised System (HS) code and investigate any specific regulations. This can help to ensure seamless customs clearance.
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) enforces additional rules on the packaging and contents of food, drinks, drugs, medical devices, and cosmetics. These regulations can change depending on the state you're exporting to. So has the potential to get complicated.
There is a lot to deal with and plan for, which isn't a process most companies can make on their own. However, by partnering with an experienced shipper like WTA who can handle all your customs clearances, we can help you overcome all these challenges.