Shipping from China to the UK

Are you importing or exporting goods from China to the UK? Shipping your containers via the port of Rotterdam can help you save time and money. The port of Rotterdam offers more than sixty weekly short sea, feeder and RoRo services to the United Kingdom that link up well with a large number of deep sea services from Asia calling frequently at the port of Rotterdam. Opting for Rotterdam as your transhipment port offers you a fast and reliable alternative to direct transport from China to seaports in the United Kingdom.

Shipping containers from China to UK by sea

Shipping your container from China to the UK via the port of Rotterdam may seem like a detour, but it is actually a faster route that increases your range of options. The port of Rotterdam is Europe’s largest seaport with the highest number of East-West calls in Northwest Europe. This gives you more options to choose from for your intercontinental transport.

Shipping containers from China to the UK more efficiently

Moreover, the port of Rotterdam is the preferred first port of call in Europe for many deep sea shipping companies. Combining that with one of the numerous feeder, short sea or RoRo connections with the UK can mean your container has already been transhipped and is on its way to you by short sea or feeder service before the deep sea vessel has even left for its next European port of call.

Shipping services to more than 20 ports in the UK

Shipping via Rotterdam also offers you more possibilities for transport to the UK. Rotterdam has short sea, feeder and RoRo connections with more than twenty ports in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, allowing you to select a direct connection to a port nearby. That way you are no longer bound to the larger seaports in the UK for your intercontinental cargo, saving you time and money on the expensive further transport by road from deep sea ports such as Felixstowe, London or Southampton.

Other European destinations

Besides being well connected with the UK the port of Rotterdam also offers a wide network of short sea and feeder connections with the Baltic States, Scandinavia and the Iberian Peninsula.

More information on our other short sea and feeder connections


Would you like to know more about what transport via the port of Rotterdam can mean for your supply chain? Please contact:

Steven Jan van Hengel
Sr. Business Manager Shippers & Forwarders
+31 (0)6 2024 5369
Dimitri van Eekelen
Commercial Manager
Alexander Philipsen
Business Manager Shortsea
+31 (0)6 1021 0164

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