As a large proportion of the readership of this blog comes from the UK & because I see a lot of questions related to logistics & accurately calculating landed costs of products from new importers who are trying to import from China to the UK, I will try to address these issues in this post. I will try & do a similar post for the US in the near future. You can also download the UK Landed Cost Calculator Template Spreadsheet here.Ultimate Guide on Importing from China to UK with Downloadable Landed Cost Calculator Click To Tweet
In the first part of this article, I looked at 5 common reasons for sea shipping delays from China.
Here are 5 less-common reasons that can lead to delays with your shipments. Many of these are factors that can’t really be planned for.
Often when our clients enquire about the transit time for their container to reach their port, we like to add a week over the transit time stated by the shipping line.
To this they often come back stating that their forwarding company told them it takes a week less.