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LCL Container Prices - “All In” Rates

LCL shipping (Less than Container Load), is an efficient and cost effective way of shipping your goods around the world and paying only for the space that your goods occupy in the master loaders mixed container, as oppose to paying for a whole container when you do not have the volume of goods to fill it. Read More...


BIFA Terms and Condition BLOG

Standard Trading Conditions often change in order to reflect changes in laws, regulations and market movements. The amendments in BIFA STC’s reflect such changes in the shipping industry. Read More...


What Are Shipping Marks?

A shipping mark is a label, stamp or written mark on a package that will identify your shipment. Read More...


Top 7 Tips When Choosing a Freight Forwarder

A Freight Forwarder should be a vital partner for your business when considering international growth and providing good service levels to your overseas clients when exporting, or to maintain good stock levels when importing. A good Freight Forwarder will manage your shipping expectations well at the same time as giving you accurate and knowledgeable advice regarding available shipping options. Read More...


Mannson Freight - Your Go to Freight Forwarder - Global Agent Network

Here at Mannson Freight, based in Basildon Essex, we are the go to global freight forwarder in both Essex and the UK. This is based on the network of trusted agents we have globally. We have built these relationships over 25 years and the strength of our services we offer means the quality of customer services transends through our agents. Read More...


How Much Is It To Ship My Good to the UK?

Ultimately this is the key questions anyone will want to know when purchases goods overseas. There are a number of charges falong the way (such as duties and VAT) but these are always made clear when we are quoting a job at Mannson Freight.Read More...


Shipping from China to the UK - Chinese New Year 2018

Chinese New Year falls on Friday 16th February this year. It is never a fixed date, but lasts around two weeks. Bear this in mind when planning your shipments from China to the UK, as they will take longer than usual.Read More...


Freight Insurance - Insure Your Cargo With Mannson Freight

Cargo insurance is a very effective way of covering losses due to unlikely damages in transit and is fairly inexpensive. Many people forgo arranging cargo insurance on their goods when in transit which can be costly on the rare occasion that goods are damaged in transit. Mannson freight Services Limited are a UK Freight Forwarder based in Basildon Essex who offer a range of sea freight, air freight and road freight products. All of these methods of transport can be covered by insurance premiums from as little as GB£ 35.00 per shipment.Read More...


Chittagong, Bangladesh to the UK - Sea Freigth

Mannson Freight Services offer an excellent and efficient sea freight service from Chittagong to the UK. The sea freight transit time from Chittagong to the UK is approx 26 days. This is via Colombo. We offer this service in a sealed container. Read More...


How Long does it take to ship goods from India to UK?

We are often asked how long does it take for Mannson Freight to ship my goods from India to the uk. The good news is that we are ahead of the pack with our transit times from India to YUK. The reason behind this is that we have been developing services in India for the past 15 years with very strong partners and now load most containers from India on a direct / sealed basis all the way from the Customs depot in India to the Customs depot in UK. Read More...


Chinese Golden Week - Impact on Shipping from China

Golden week in China is set to run from 1st to 7th October. Golden week is a week long celebration starting with “Chinese National Day” on 1st October. The celebrations commemorate the founding of the Peoples Republic of China. Read More...


What Shipping Container do I need?

You will need to get the anticipated volume of your consignment (m3) from your supplier. Your supplier should be able to work this out for you even before the goods are ready to move if they are exporting these products on a regular basis. Read More...


Custom Clearance

Mannson Freight Services offer customs clearance at EVERY major port and airport in the UK. We have a dedicated team of custom clearance experts. Read More...


Warehousing with Mannson Freight

Mannson Freight can offer warehousing facilities at most major ports and airports in the UK including Felixstowe, Southampton, London Gateway, Liverpool, Grangemouth, Grenock, London Heathrow, Manchester, Birmingham and Bristol. Read More...


Middle East Shipping to UK? Ask Mannson Freight

The air freight industry has recently started (in early 2017) seeing positive signs in Middle East air freight industry, a turn around from a 'stagnant' few years.
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How do I Ship to Amazon FBA?

Shipping to Amazon FBA (Fulfillment by Amazon) is increasingly popular as more global traders seek to sell their goods across the globe on the worlds largest market place. There are a few minor hurdles that you have to overcome and with Mannson freight Services Ltd being experts in delivering to Amazon FBA we are happy to assist you. Read More...


How do I apply for an EORI number?

We hear this question ALOT. Quite simply if you do not have an EORI number, and are importing goods on a commercial basis, you cant get them into the country. You can read more about this on our previous blog. Read More...


What is an EORI Number?

To import goods into the UK on a commercial basis every company or sole trader must first apply for an EORI number. Without an EORI number issued by HMRC it is not possible for goods being imported on a commercial basis to be Customs Cleared on arrival at UK port / airport. No EORI = No Custom Clearance. Read More...


How Do I Ship My Goods? - What CIF and CFR Mean

When buying goods under the Intl Trading Terms CIF (Cost, Insurance, Freight) and CFR (Cost and Freight), your supplier will be responsible for paying any charges at origin and the freight (port to port element) up to a designated point.

For example if you are shipping goods from China to the UK you may agree with your supplier that you will purchase goods under Incoterm "CFR Felixstowe". In this case the supplier will nominate their own carrier and will ship goods to arrival Felixstowe port. If terms are agreed as "CIF Felixstowe" then supplier should also include cargo insurance. Read More...


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Shipping from China to UK - Key Info

Do you need the cost of shipping a 20ft or 40ft container from China to the UK? Here at Mannson Freight we operate our OWN direct services from EVERY port in China. Read More...


Global Freight Rates Rise in 2017

The dawn of 2017 saw Container Freight prices start in robust fashion with both import rates from Asia and India to Europe staying strong as well as export rates rising due to reforming of strategic carrier alliances leading to space shortages. Maybe the real surprise for everyone involves with the industry was that these initially strong rates have continued at a similar level through to the third quarter, and if industry intelligence is to be believed may continue to increase or at least hold until the end of the year. Read More...


How do I insure my cargo/freight?

In transit cargo insurance is something that not all shippers / consignees consider. You can these days insure your goods for a relatively low fee for the duration of their transit meaning that you can recover the bulk of your expenditure if anything does go wrong on route.

There are a few questions that we usually hear from clients regarding insuring their cargo. Hopefully the below will be of assistance. Read More...


How Do I Ship My Goods - What are Incoterms?

Making your first booking to ship goods from overseas can be very daunting. It isn't surprising the number of people trading internationally that do not know the basic meaning of Incoterms. Incoterms are a set of international terms of sale that all shippers and consignees should be aware of. If you know what the term you are buying under means you will also know what else you will be responsible for in terms of transport costs, and will be able to avoid any nasty surprises. Read More...


Bills of Lading, Telex Releases, Sea Waybill - What are the differences?

Bills of lading, we have been using these documents for sea freight shipping for over 100 years and they are a legal document and title documents to ownership of goods in transit. However there are other options available and this can cause some confusion. Hopefully this brief explanation of the difference between original bills of lading, telex release bills of lading and sea waybills will give you more of an insight into the advantages and disadvantages of each document and allow you to make a more informed choice in the future. Read More...