Import from China
Import from China

Shipping from China to UK with confidence. Thanks to our efficient single pallet, part or full container load service your freight will make the 8,000km journey in as little as 21 days. With our experienced Freight Managers always on hand to keep costs down, and service levels up.

Export to China
Export to China

Expand your business and plan beyond Brexit by shipping goods to China, the UK’s largest export destination outside of Europe and North America. Whether new to export or a British manufacturer exporting to China regularly, you can trust our BIFA accredited freight services and seasoned advice.

Sea Freight
Sea Freight

We search the whole market and draw on years of experience to secure the best rates for our Sea Freight service from China. From single pallet to Less Than Container Loads (LCL) or Full Container Loads (FCL), and whether a 20ft, 40ft or 40ft high cube container, our shipping will be the most cost-effective around.

Air Freight
Air Freight

We’re the UK’s go-to air freight forwarders. With time-definite express delivery, door to door cargo tracking and economy air freight shipping options available between the UK and China’s many airports including Anqing Tianzhushan (AQG), Beijing Capital International (PEK) and Sanming Sjaxian (SQJ).

How it Works

Plan to import from China? Here’s how it works…


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Reasons to import from China with Barrington Freight

We’ll simplify even the most complex UK – China freight service and find the most cost-effective solution for your business.


We’ve over 60 years of freight forwarding. Our best-in-industry client care is BIFA accredited, and our professional service is backed up by comprehensive liability insurance.


Our duty rates, shipping schedules, and all-in-one pricing are always accurate, and we’ll never promise anything that we can’t deliver.


Our Freight Managers are personally responsible for shipping consignments and will simplify the entire process, from negotiating supplier costs to calculating duty.


We’re family run, and so are free to consider whole of market air and sea freight services as part of our tailored shipping solution.


There’s no such thing as a silly question when it comes to freight. We’re on hand to provide advice to firms new to shipping, or recommendations to regular importers.

Meet your experts
When you ship with Barrington Freight you get experience, professionalism, and unmatched customer care. Meet the team who make shipping freight, no matter the size, distance or time constraint easier for all…
Matt Everard:
Matt Everard:

Managing Director Matt has decades of freight industry experience behind him. Shipping consignments by road, sea, and air has been his passion since leaving school. He’s responsible for making sure Barrington Freight operates to the highest standards of conduct, integrity and client care.

Simon Poole:
Simon Poole:

Operations Manager Simon is regularly mentioned on our testimonials page. His decades spent in UK transport, European haulage, international sea freight, air freight, warehousing and logistics, and calm, patient nature mean he’s trusted by clients to find a realistic solution no matter how complex the freight challenge.

Tips, tricks and advice to help make importing from China hassle free.

April 5, 2018

China is one of the world’s most active and well-oiled delivery locations, so it’s no surprise that hundreds upon hundreds of deliveries and imports are passing through the country on a daily basis. While shipping here really isn’t much different from shipping anywhere else in the world, its popularity and the sheer volume of deliveries […]

Import from China Shipping Terms

November 24, 2017

FOB Shipping: What Is It? If you’ve ever heard of the term ‘FOB’ shipping, you will have probably wondered what on earth it means. Well, let us tell you. ‘FOB’ means ‘Free on Board’, and refers to a commonly used Incoterm (International Commercial Terms – a set of pre-defined trade terms published by the International […]

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March 20, 2017

In 200BC the Silk Road was a network of trading routes connecting the East and West from China around Asia, where caravans from China carried silk and other wears. In those days, this route was a vital contributor to China’s wealth and its political relationships with other countries. But, it wasn’t just Chinese traders using […]

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