Customs for deep sea shipments .

Here’s what you need to know about deep sea customs.

What is deep sea customs?

Deep sea shipments involve the transport of goods across continents by sea.

When importing deep sea container shipments into the UK from overseas, customs compliance is vital - but it can come with its own challenges.

At CustomsLink, we are proud to be able to clear FCL (Full Container Load), LCL (Less Than Container Load or Groupage) and Bulk deep sea shipments at any UK land or sea inventory linked port. 

Not all customs brokers are licensed to support deep sea shipments at each UK port. 

What are the challenges of deep sea customs?

Unfortunately, most brokers do not have all port badges. This means that you could end up needing 5 or even 6 brokers when importing your deep sea shipments at multiple ports. 

This results in more lines of communication and therefore more admin work for your business, even potentially causing you to lose out on money. Some brokers will even add fabricated/hidden charges to your bill. 

But with CustomsLink on your side, you can do all your imports in one place, reducing the risk of errors and increasing compliance - all with transparent pricing. 

Our deep sea experts are in pole position to support you with your deep sea imports, even from multiple ports, and we'll only charge you for the clearance and an additional (transparent) admin fee where port fees apply.

What is the CustomsLink Container Customs service?

With our Container Customs service, you can submit your deep sea customs clearance paperwork through our easy-to-use online platform, or you can benefit from our expertise and let the CustomsLink experts take care of this for you.

At CustomsLink, we cover all GB Seaports for shipments from anywhere in the world - including China, India and the USA. 

No matter the shipping line, the nature of your goods or the type/amount of containers you are moving, we can help.

Learn more about our Container Customs Clearance service here. 

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