Sea Freight France
P4D are experts in our field. We offer only the fastest, most reliable, and cheapest sea freight delivery services to France.
We work with trusted and reputable international couriers who are also experts in their field, to bring you the best offers and service available to ship your goods to France. Whether you are looking to ship less than a container load of goods (LCL) or a full container load (FCL), we will provide a service that meets your requirements. Use the instant quote generator for a free quote today on your shipment to France.
France Sea Freight Information
With its highly developed and free-market-orientated economy, France has the second largest economy in the EU after Germany. Shipping to France can be complicated, but at P4D, we take the stress out of the job, eliminating the need to make multiple arrangements on either end to deliver your goods. With P4D, you can make all the arrangements you need in one place, to ensure your cargo is delivered safely and efficiently from door to door.
With around 3,427 km of coastline, including the Bay of Biscay, the English Channel, Atlantic Ocean and Mediterranean Sea, France is easily accessible by boat and has many large ports. Some of the major ones that can be accessed by ocean-going container ships are the following: Port of Le Havre, Port of Marseille, Port of Lyon and the Port of Paris.
France exports much of its food and drink produce, including the booming champagne industry, every year. This means that its shipping routes and networks are well established and used. Our experts at P4D will be able to advise you of the best routes and couriers needed for your shipment to France. We are also able to advise you on the individual documents and forms required, just contact us today to find out more information on the initial forms needed to get your cargo on its way.
The main seven steps for any sea freight delivery to France are the following:
- Export Haulage
- Origin Handling
- Export Customs Clearance
- Ocean Freight
- Import Customs Clearance
- Destination Handling
- Import Haulage
If this looks daunting – don’t worry, that’s what we’re here for. P4D will be with you every step of the way to ensure a smooth transit of goods from the UK to France. At P4D we’re committed to taking the stress out of filling in the appropriate paper work, customs forms, etc. We’ll work closely with you on this to make sure you match France’s specific regulations. For specific information on items, we recommend getting in touch with French Customs.
We offer a comprehensive tracking system so you can check on the delivery status of your consignment as it’s being delivered to France. If you have any further questions about your order or our sea freight service, please contact P4D directly by clicking here.