Sea Freight USA
P4D are experts in our field. We offer only the fastest, most reliable, and cheapest sea freight delivery services to the USA from the UK. 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 the USA. Use the instant quote generator for a free quote today on your shipment to the USA.
USA Sea Freight Information
The USA is a vast country with miles of coastline and many international ports. Whether you’re moving across the pond permanently, or just have a large shipment that you need to get to the states, P4D can help. 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.
The USA is the founding country of containerisation. During the Second World War, the USA used small containers as a way of distributing supplies. It wasn’t until after the war that a man named Malcom P. McLean bought a steamship company and decided to transport truck trailers with their cargo still loaded. He soon realised it would be far quicker to have one that container that could be lifted onto a ship, as well as other modes of transport, without having to unload the contents. Hence the foundation of modern shipping as we know it!
The USA dominates the global market, and remains one of the biggest international powers. It is the largest importer of goods in the world, and it is therefore not surprising that the USA has a strong network of ports and shipping routes. Our experts at P4D will be able to advise you of the best routes and couriers needed for your shipment to the USA. 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 the USA 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 to the USA. 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 the USA’s regulations. For specific information on items, we recommend getting in touch with U.S. Customs.
We offer a comprehensive tracking system so you can check on the delivery status of your consignment as it’s being delivered to the USA. If you have any further questions about your order or our sea freight service, please contact P4D directly by clicking here.