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Sea Freight Shipping to USA FROM UK

Specialised UK to USA Shipping

If you are looking for an economical freight forwarder US to UK for shipping your business cargo, our services for sea freight from the USA to the UK could be the ideal solution or vice versa shipping from UK to US.

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Freight to USA

Exporting Goods From UK to USA

From standard containers to Flat Rack, Open Top and High Cube containers, we can ensure that your cargo reaches its destination in good condition – and at the best price possible.

For trustworthy sea freight between the UK and the USA and attentive, reliable service, book with our team here at Barrington Freight today.

We have dedicated partners across the UK, the USA and a number of other locations abroad, so whether you are looking to send business shipments to the Big Apple from London, or from Washington back to Liverpool, we will find the best routes and services at the right price for you. We never opt for low-quality partners, so regardless of the destination of your goods, we will make sure that they are only ever handled by high-quality and trustworthy businesses.

If your shipments are not urgent, and you have the luxury of time, you can benefit from our economy USA sea freight service at a much lower cost – without compromising on quality. Our sea shipments are a core part of our business, and we treat every LCL, FCL, groupage and pallet shipment with the care that it deserves. For more information, all you have to do is read on or get in touch with a member of our USA shipping team today.

How long does it take to send freight to the USA With Barrington Freight?

Here at Barrington Freight, we understand the importance of a friendly face when handling important shipments. International freight forwarding to or from the USA can be stressful, so we ensure that each and every one of our clients is met by a team that is more than willing to help.

America is a huge country, but as a guide, we can provide you with the following US shipping time schedules:

  • Express Courier 4-5
  • Air Freight 4-5 days
  • Full Containers (FCL) 10 days port to port (East Coast)
  • Part Containers (LCL) 14-21 days door to door (depending on the area and customs clearance)

Shipping Services from USA to the UK

Our services for sea freight from the USA to the UK come with full support for any paperwork that you may need to fill out along the way. In all cases, we cover the customs paperwork for you, and we are able to offer tailored help and guidance also were required.

Here at Barrington Freight, we have a decade’s worth of experience shipping cargo across the Atlantic, so you can rest assured that your shipment is in safe and expert hands. With ports in Seattle, New York, San Francisco, Chicago, Los Angeles, Houston, Miami, Jacksonville, Savannah and Orlando, we’ll choose the most time and cost-efficient route – dependent on your requirements, needs and budget.

We have access to a UK skeleton trailer fleet to pick up your cargo and deliver it to our UK ports at Liverpool, Thamesport, Tilbury and Southampton for immediate shipment out to the USA. Regardless of the service you choose in the end, we will ensure that your cargo is treated with the care and dedication that you’d expect from a professional freight forwarder USA.

How to request a quote for Freight To The USA

Containers are constantly shipping to and from America via USA sea freight, and we are proud to be a part of the increasing volume. Our sea freight to America makes up a huge part of our business and so we treat every single shipment with care and respect. If you are in need of trustworthy and professional shipping services for your USA sea freight, why look anywhere else?

Get a free US shipping quote today

Where is USA located?

The United States of America is located in North America between Mexico, to its south, and Canada.

We are friendly, easy to work with, honest and we do not charge the earth.

For your free quote on your USA shipment, why not use our online quote form today? We’ll put together a bespoke quote for the best service available to you according to your requirements. Alternatively, feel free to get in touch with us here at Barrington Freight to speak to a member of our friendly team today. We are available throughout your shipment to support and provide guidance every step of the way. Get in touch today!

Customer Reviews For Shipping From UK to US

Needed Help getting an odd piece of machinery from the EU and got all the help I needed.
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
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.
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.
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
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
Excellent company, very efficient and great communication. Competitive , quick quotes!
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 :)
Joshua at Barrington Freight is friendly and patient. Their service hassle-free and affordable compared to other freight forwarders.
Important Information For Shipping To USA

US Customs Commercial Invoice

When dispatching parcels to the United States, one inevitable step is customs clearance. This might seem daunting, but with the right preparation, it’s quite straightforward. The cornerstone of this process is the commercial invoice. This document outlines the details of your goods, including their value, and is crucial for international shipments. It plays a pivotal role in determining the customs duties to be levied. Our tips below for the commercial invoice are designed to simplify your experience, turning customs clearance from a hurdle into a smooth process.

  1. Accurate Information: Include complete and precise details of both sender and receiver.
  2. Detailed Goods Description: Clearly describe each item, including material and use.
  3. Correct Valuation: State the true value of goods to avoid under- or over-valuation.
  4. Harmonized System (HS) Codes: Use appropriate HS codes for each item for tariff classification.
  5. Country of Origin: Specify the origin country of each product.
  6. Include All Charges: List all applicable charges and costs associated with the shipment.
  7. Signature and Date: Ensure the invoice is signed and dated by the authorized person.

Following these tips can help streamline the customs clearance process for shipments to the U.S.

Understanding the De Minimis Threshold

The concept of the de minimis threshold has significantly simplified shipping to the US. Essentially, if the value of your goods is below this limit, they’re exempt from formal customs procedures, duties, taxes, or fees. Formerly set at $200, this threshold has been raised to $800, offering numerous benefits for businesses:

  • Reduced preparation time for your parcels.
  • The ability to dispatch larger and more valuable orders.
  • Streamlined customs and border clearance processes.
  • Elimination of unexpected costs for you and your customers.
  • Open doors to a broad market of businesses and consumers in the US.

This enhanced de minimis threshold can be a game-changer for your business, making cross-border shipping more accessible and less cumbersome.

US Customs Banned & Restricted Items

When importing items into the USA, there are several categories of goods that are either restricted or completely banned. These include:

  • Dental Instruments: These require FDA approval before they can be imported.
  • Veterinary Products: Including pet medicine or vitamins, dental instruments, etc., are illegal to import without FDA approval.
  • Consumer Electronics: Certain electronics that emit waves such as infrared or lasers require FDA clearance.
  • Chemicals: Including inks used in pens, require proper certification of compliance or exemption from Toxic Substance Control Act regulations.
  • Tobacco Products: These are subject to various restrictions and should be sent to licensed recipients.
  • Cultural Artifacts and Cultural Property: Items that are considered cultural property are often protected by laws in their country of origin and might be illegal to import.
  • Nutritional and Dietary Supplements: These are subject to FDA regulations and might need special approval or conditions for import.
  • Automobiles: Imported automobiles must meet U.S. environmental and safety standards. Modifications may be necessary for vehicles purchased outside of the USA.
  • Absinthe (Alcohol): The importation of absinthe must comply with specific regulations regarding its content and labeling.
  • Alcoholic Beverages: The import of alcoholic beverages is regulated by both U.S. laws and the laws of the state where you first arrive.
  • Biological Materials: Importing biological specimens may require permits from the USDA and/or the CDC.
  • Ceramic Tableware: Although not restricted, ceramic tableware from certain countries might contain harmful levels of lead.
  • Cosmetics: Including bath and essential oils, which require FDA clearance.
  • Wood and Wood Products: Subject to the Lacey Act and International Plant Protection Convention guidelines.
  • Animal Products and Animal-by-products: Certain items made using animal-by-products may be prohibited from import.
  • Eyewear and Contact Lenses: Must comply with FDA requirements.

Additionally, many wildlife and wildlife products are prohibited from import into the United States, including products made from sea turtles, ivory from elephants, rhinoceros horn, furs from certain animals, feathers from wild birds, crocodile and caiman leather, and most coral.

It’s important to note that the information provided here gives a general overview of prohibited and restricted items. For the most accurate and detailed information, it is advisable to consult our team or with U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

We are friendly, easy to work with, honest and we do not charge the earth.

For your free quote on your USA shipment, why not use our online quote form today? We’ll put together a bespoke quote for the best service available to you according to your requirements. Alternatively, feel free to get in touch with us here at Barrington Freight to speak to a member of our friendly team today. We are available throughout your shipment to support and provide guidance every step of the way. Get in touch today!

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Barrington Freight Ltd,
Bowden House,
Luckyn Lane, Basildon,
Essex SS14 3AX