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Container shipping to USA - Moving from UK to the USA

Container shipping to USA - Moving from UK to the USA - Lowest prices Shipping by container to USA in 20ft Container, 40ft Container, 40ft/hc Container

  • We offer weekly international shipping services direct from the UK to USA , we combine the best prices with the best container shipping service to USA. our container shipping service to USA has helped families with all of their removal needs from cars, small shipments of furniture and personal effects to complete home removals !.

  • We offer a full door to door container shipping service to USA.

  • We provide a part container (Less Than Container Load) shipping service to USA all major cities in on a regular basis. our expert container shipping to USA consultants will advise you on the best container size which is suitable for you, usually 40ft containers (also 20ft containers available). When shipping a container to USA, we can combine your household items along with your car inside your own container.

  • We would position a container at your residence on your removal day and carefully load, secure and over crate your vehicle. The remaining space inside the container would be utilised by loading and stowing your professionally packed household effects. Your container will then be sealed at your door with a customs type seal, your sole use container would then be returned to a UK port and custom terminal ready for loading on to a vessel for shipment.

Seakargo offers affordable Container , personal items and vehicle shipping from UK to USA, Your vehicle/Container can be shipped through: Container Seafreight / RORO Shipping to USA

U.S. Customs 24 Hour Advance Filing Rule

The procedures to ensure your shipment compliance with US Customs 24 hour Advance Filing Rule.

Advance Cargo Declaration

Trade Act of 2002, known as the 24-Hour Rule, is a US Customs & Border Protection(USCBP) regulation that requires the advance cargo declaration of all cargo onboard a vessel calling or transiting a US port to be submitted electronically no later than 24 hours before vessel departure from a foreign port of loading.

USCBP uses the cargo information to identify and eliminate potential terrorist threats before vessel sails from a foreign port to the U.S seaports, rather than after the vessel and cargo arrives in the United States

You provide the information - we do the work

Advance Cargo Declaration

Shipping Line performs this service for all customers. The data elements required to be included in the cargo declaration are taken from master Bill of Lading (B/L), which is issued on the basis of shipping instructions as received from each of shipper customers.

The USCBP rules prescribes the data elements that must be included in the cargo declaration. An incomplete declaration will be rejected by the Customs authorities. A container shipment for which a declaration has not been filed and accepted by Customs may not be loaded. In other words – USCBP 24 Hour Rule applies a "no documentation - no load" requirement.

Penalties and delay of the vessel and shipments carried may result in case of breach of this requirement.

The most efficient way for you as a customer to reduce the likelihood of Customs authorities issuing "Do Not Load" requests or holding cargo after discharge is to ensure that the Shipper , Consignee and Packing lists are:

  • Provided in due time and at the latest by our documentary cut-off
  • Complete
  • Accurate

We applies this "no documentation - no load" requirement for shipments on vessels loading foreign ports which are calling or transiting a US port.

Necessary information for US Cargo Declaration

The data elements we need to receive as part of the shipping instructions for inclusion in the cargo declaration are:

  • Full name and address of Shipper
  • Full name and address of Consignee
  • Full name and address of Notify Party (mandatory for "To Order" B/L)
  • 6 digit HS Code
  • Code for the type of packages if cargo is packed
  • Number of packages
  • Shipping marks for packaged goods
  • Container and seal number as applicable
  • Gross cargo mass (in kilograms)
  • UN code for dangerous goods

For further information, please contact us on - 01473 375 030 or Email

Importer Security Filing (ISF)

The Security Filing, commonly known as the “10+2” initiative, is a Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulation that requires importers and vessel operating carriers to provide additional advance trade data to CBP pursuant to the Trade Act of 2002 for cargo shipments arriving into the United States by vessel.

All ISF filings are to be done electronically via vessel Automated Commercial Environment (ACE).

The party required to submit the Importer Security Filing (ISF) is the party causing the goods to enter the limits of a port in the United States. This party is known as the “ISF Importer”.

  • Could be the owner, purchaser, consignee, or agent (e.g. customs broker).
  • For foreign cargo remaining on board (FROB), this party is the carrier (vessel operating carrier).
  • The party filing the (in-bond movements), immediate exportation (IE), transportation and exportation (T&E), or foreign trade zone (FTZ) documentation is the ISF Importer for those types of shipments.

NOTE: The ISF Importer is ultimately responsible for the timely, accurate and complete submission of the ISF filing electronically in ACE. Therefore, Seakargo ltd. cannot file the ISF on behalf of the Importer or the party filing any of the above mentioned in-bond movements.

Full Container Load (FCL) Services Guide

  • 20ft/ 40ft
  • 40ft High Cube (9ft 6ins external height)
  • 20ft/ 40ft Double End (standard cargo doors at both ends)
  • 20ft/ 40ft Open Top (no steel roof - covered by detachable PVC roofing)
  • 20ft with Side Access (cargo doors opening and folding along one full side)
Full Container Load (FCL), is the standard form of shipping freight for those who have a large amount of goods to send.
The FCL definition seems to imply that you have to fill the container totally, but in fact, this is not the case – you are renting its exclusive use but if you cannot use every square metre it may still be the cheapest method.
You have to calculate, versus the option of LCL Shipping (Less than Container Load), whether FCL transport is the more cost-efficient. As a rough rule of thumb, if you have 12 pallets or more, FCL freight is likely to be the better solution.
Other advantages are that you have less risk from other peoples’ cargo, and there is no bumping from the LCL consolidation/deconsolidation process. If you have fragile goods this can be a deciding factor in favour of FCL Shipping.
Container Sizes
The bulk of shipments are commercial goods, and the system of moving standardized, stackable steel boxes around the world has flourished thanks to the creation of International ISO standards.
These ‘intermodal’ bulk containers can be conveyed by ‘
Semi-trailers pulled by trucks
The most popular sizes are:
20 foot: 20’ long x 8’ wide x 8 ½’ high external (c. 6.1m x 2.4m x 2.6m)
40 foot: 40’ long x 8’ wide x 8 ½’ high external (c. 12.2m x 2.4m x 2.6m)
Increasingly used by bulk shippers is the Hi-Cube 40 foot, which has a 9 ½’ height.
There are also refrigerated containers, which can be broader at 2.6m width.
Other specialist types that you may encounter include Flat Rack, Open Top, and ‘heavy tested’ 20’ containers that are suitable for heavy machinery.
The maximum payload mass for a 20’ container is approx. 22 tonnes: and for 40’, approx. 27 tonnes.
The FCL process
As with most shipping, you have options. These can be summarized as –
Door to Door
Door to Port
Port to Door
Port to Port
The choice will depend on cost, your level of preparedness for loading the shipment, and the arrangements you have with your consignee at the other end.
Modern Full Container Load transport is usually fully computerised and able to provide transparency so that we will be able to track and trace the progress of the consignment.
We will take care of paperwork for you as required by the type of service chosen: including the Bill of Lading (BoL), advice to the receiving port, and customs clearance
Container Stuffing Options
You can elect to have an empty container dropped off at your premises. Be ready to load soon to avoid extra charges. You will be responsible for the condition of the packing so ensure that it is well done.
For overseas shipments you may require special ‘export packing’, often carried out by a specialist firm. We will arrange collection from them and transport to the shipper at the port.
Do not forget that with FCL container delivery the risk, and the account, are held by one shipper and there is one consignee. The container is sealed until it reaches its destination. There is no-one else to blame if you do not carry out the container packing to the required standards.
Loading Time and Renting Options for FCL
If you opt for a Live Load, the container is brought to you and you have 2 or 3 hours to load and secure the consignment before an hourly surcharge kicks in.
Less stressful is the Drop and Pack service where the container is left with you for an arranged time of 1 day to a week. It is a good option for people moving house abroad. It does cost more, though.
Containers are in use as temporary storage (or even as buildings) all over the country and can be bought or rented. If you want the flexibility of being able to hold a container for a longer period before sending it abroad, then speak to us and we will arrange it for you. Make sure you specify that it is for eventual shipping use because it must meet ISO specifications.

Booking process

1 Get Price from Us
Get instant freight prices and view sailing options. If you like what you see you can book it.
2 Book
We will then contact you to confirm the booking and finalize the paperwork.
3 Ship
Your goods will be collected on the agreed date and shipped to their destination.


Worldwide Coverage for a Full Service

Whether you have full loads (FCL), or groupage loads (LCL), whether port-to-port or door to port, through to final delivery at destinations worldwide - we can handle your needs.

Our international network of offices and sea cargo agents is equipped to deal with short sea / deep sea shipping requirements to and from anywhere in the world.

This means that our coverage of routes and options gives you the fullest possible service.

Worldwide Sea Freight Services

Our Independence Gives You the Best Deal

A major advantage with Seakargo is that as an independent freight forwarder, we are not tied to any specific shipping line nor restricted by agency agreements.

This independence has allowed us to build up a large portfolio of sea freight services, offering some of the most competitive rates and services available.

You simply decide what you want and we will tailor the best priced options to suit your individual requirements.

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Let Our Experience be the Key to Your Peace of Mind

With over 10 years' experience in worldwide sea freight services from all major UK sea ports and terminals, our portfolio covers virtually all major sea ports worldwide including those ports requiring feeder vessel delivery.

As you would expect, the service and flexibility we can offer is second to none: the personal nature of our operation means that your needs will be met first time, every time.

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Please contact us to discuss your sea freight requirements.

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