Shipping from USA to UK

Are you looking for a smart way to ship your containers from the USA to the UK? Then you should consider shipping your cargo via the port of Rotterdam. Opting for transhipment in Rotterdam will give you more options and can actually be faster and more cost-efficient than choosing a direct connection from the USA to the UK.

Shipping your container from the USA to the UK via Rotterdam

The port of Rotterdam has more weekly calls from the USA than all the UK seaports combined. An average of fifteen Trans-Atlantic services a week call at the port of Rotterdam from ports on both the East and West Coast of the United States. There are connections to and from, amongst others, New York, Norfolk, Charleston, Houston, Savannah, Philadelphia, Miami, New Orleans, Long Beach and Oakland. Once your cargo arrives in Rotterdam, your options are endless: over sixty weekly shortsea and feeder services to destinations across the United Kingdom and Ireland are at your disposal.

Shortsea and feeder connections to 20 ports in the UK and Ireland

The port of Rotterdam offers regular departures to over twenty ports in England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and Ireland. With so many options to choose from, you are no-longer limited to the larger UK ports, such as Felixstowe, Southampton or Tilbury. You can simply select a port nearby and start saving time and money on expensive road transport.

More destinations in Europe

In addition to the shortsea, feeder and RoRo connections to the UK and Ireland, the port of Rotterdam offers an extensive network of shortsea and feeder connections to the Baltic States, Scandinavia, Spain and Portugal. Destinations in Germany, Belgium, Austria and Switzerland are also within a day’s reach by rail, road or inland waterway.


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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