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Importing From Zhongshan to the UK

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Located on the Pearl River Delta in Guangdong province, Zhongshan has long been used by British firms who know it well from its close proximity to the former colony of Hong Kong.

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Importing From Zhongshan to the UK

In fact, along with Macao, the former Portuguese trading post on the southern side of the Pearl River estuary, and Shenzen, just to the north of Hong Kong, Zhongshan constitutes one of the most important trading areas in all of China and possibly the world.

Although Hong Kong, Macao and Shenzen may be slightly better-known among the general public in the UK, there can be little doubt of Zhongshan’s importance to the Chinese economy. The city was often associated with high-quality craftsmanship in the past. This tradition continues because Zhongshan remains a noteworthy place for furniture making, especially from wood. However, the city is now much more diverse than it ever used to be.

Nowadays, it is associated with many more manufacturing industries. Importers of things like light fittings for both industrial end domestic markets will find a raft of businesses making such items, for example. Zhongshan’s manufacturing sector is also famed for electronic goods, especially appliances and so-called white goods. Shaxi Town, in central Zhongshan, is also well-known for its clothing manufacturing industry, especially casual garments and sportswear.

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Why Is Zhongshan Worth Considering When Importing to the UK From China?

Zhongshan boasts a natural estuary port that means access for container vessels of up to 5,000 tonnes is possible year-round. The Pearl River Delta, on which the port stands, flows directly into the South China Sea for convenient onward journeys to either North America or to Europe via the Singapore Straits. The port mainly handles sea transportation for bulk cargo and containerised goods, serving Hong Kong, the southern Chinese coastal region and international shipments.

British importers can sometimes get confused by the terminology used at the port. For example, Zhongshan Port Area is just one of three port areas in Zhongshan and does not constitute the entire port in its own right. The other two port areas are the Shenwan Port Area, which lies at the mouth of the nearby at the Xijiang River, and Xiaolan Port Area, on the city’s Xiaolan Canal in the north. All three are administrated as a single entity, however, despite their different names.

It is also worth noting that a good deal of air-freighted cargo from Zhongshan passes through the nearby Hong Kong International Airport. However, air freight can also be organised via Shenzhen Bao’an International Airport in neighbouring Shenzhen. This airport is served by the likes of FedEx, UPS and Cargolux among others.

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Relying on professional assistance when importing from Zhongshan to the UK can be a smart move, especially if your company only occasionally deals with Chinese exporters. At Barrington Freight, we can advise you on the best way to get your goods through Zhongshan port and into the UK. We’ll help with the paperwork needed to get consignments through Chinese and UK border controls in the most cost-effective manner, too. Why not ask us right now how we can help improve your Zhongshan imports to the UK?

Kay Sherry
Kay Sherry
2024-04-23
Simon Pool from Barrington freight was very helpful and door to door service to S.Korea was excellent, pick up and delivery services on time. I highly recommend Barrington Freight for air cargo services. Thank you Simon and the team! Kay
Daniel Gardner
Daniel Gardner
2024-04-03
The team at Barrington where incredible at delivering our goods on-time despite the new Brexit regulations on goods being imported. We even didn't pay tax on the returning shipment coming back to German.
Drewit Studio
Drewit Studio
2024-03-25
Brilliant service. Extremely helpful, and they supported us all the way through the process of transporting goods to mainland Europe, which for anyone who hasn't done that before can seem quite daunting. Would definitely recommend using this company.
Jason Scott
Jason Scott
2024-03-22
Working with Barrington was brilliant. They really looked out for us, tackling our tough shipping/freight requirements keeping us informed at every stage of the process. Thank you
James Ayre
James Ayre
2024-03-21
kept up to date with all progress, i know they had a particularly troubling time with import customs messing up paperwork but sorted all that out for me. highly reccomend will use again
Peter Seal
Peter Seal
2024-03-08
Excellent company, very efficient and great communication. Competitive , quick quotes!
LOFT&VINTAGE Kft.
LOFT&VINTAGE Kft.
2024-03-02
We are very satisfied, we would like to thank the team for this with an awesome rating! They handled the delivery of a very sensitive, valuable, gigantic pallet for us at a fair price and without any problems. I mean, out of 4 companies, only they were able to undertake it. Nothing is damaged! We recommend the company to everyone :)
Sophie Benge
Sophie Benge
2024-02-06
Joshua at Barrington Freight is friendly and patient. Their service hassle-free and affordable compared to other freight forwarders.
Alex Burton
Alex Burton
2024-02-04
Fantastic service from Barrington Freight. It was our first time exporting goods from the UK and it was very reassuring to have them manage the shipment. The process was made easy and hassle free and Simon was always quick to respond to any queries. I would highly recommend.
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