For over 100kg of goods, sea freight is usually cheaper than air freight and is the primary shipping method for relatively low value but high volume goods and has a favourable environmental footprint. It is essential to factor in enough lead time for the door-to-door journey. Sea shipping can be done by full container load or by sharing a container
Pros: Low cost, excellent carbon footprint compared to airfreight.
Cons: door-to-door, China to UK shipping time is typically six weeks, cost of port duties and taxes, harder to track consignments, basic freight rates are subject to fuel and currency surcharges.