Shipping to and from India

India is one of the leading and fastest-growing economies in the world. Due to its increased manufacturing capacity and the fact that more products are being sourced from this country, it has established itself as one of the foremost global exporters, particularly to the UK.

At Good Logistics, our knowledgeable team is on hand to assist with all aspects of shipping to India. We will listen to your needs and advise on the best solution, comparing the different shipping options in order to get your goods in or out of India in the most efficient way possible.  .  

We will guide you through the whole process, including documentation and declaration requirements. When your consignment arrives in India or the UK, our team will be on hand to ensure it clears customs smoothly. We will also assist with any storage and onward distribution requirements. 

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Weekly direct consolidation service from India to the UK

Good Logistics offers a weekly direct consolidation service from India to the UK, with fixed weekly sailings from Nhava Sheva to Felixstowe and a fast transit time of only 22 days. We also offer weekly services from a wide range of Inland Container Depots (ICDs) in India, including New Delhi, Ahmedabad, Hyderabad, Bangalore and Jaipur.

FCL services to and from India

Good Logistics also provides a wide range of FCL container services to and from India, covering various ports, including Nhava Sheva, Chennai and Mundra in India, and Felixstowe and London Gateway in the UK.

Full visibility of your shipments

With a dedicated Trade Manager who will assist you as you export and import from India, we offer a range of innovative and cost-effective solutions for both FCL and LCL shipments with complete visibility thanks to our groundbreaking technology for booking, tracking and analysing your logistics activity.

A complete logistics solution

For almost two centuries, Good Logistics has been helping our customers navigate the world of shipping and logistics. We can offer shipping to India by sea freight, road freight and air freight. In addition, in order to make your life easier, we also offer a full menu of 3PL services, such as customs clearance, warehousing and onward distribution

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Frequently asked questions

Here is some additional information you might like to be aware of before shipping goods to India.

How often do you provide consolidation services from India?

How often do you provide consolidation services from India?

We provide direct consolidation services from India every week. Because we have fixed weekly sailings from Nhava Sheva to Felixstowe, you can expect your shipments to reach their destination at the earliest possible time.

What documents do I need to secure before importing from India?

What documents do I need to secure before importing from India?

With the cost of manufacturing being relatively lower in India than in countries closer to the UK, it is no surprise that there is a growing number of UK businesses purchasing goods from this growing economy. If you are interested in importing goods from India, you must prepare the following documents in order to avoid potential problems or delays to your shipments:

  • Waybill
  • Commercial Invoice – used by customs to declare imported goods. You should ensure that it indicates the name and contact details of both the seller and the receiver, the invoice number, the importer’s EORI and VAT registration numbers, a description of the goods, and the commodity codes, among other items.
  • Original Self-Declaration Form (SDF)
  • Shipper’s Letter of Instruction (SLI)

What would I need if I want to import restricted goods from India?

If you are considering importing restricted goods from India, such as antiques, plant products, precious metals or military equipment, you will need to secure a special import licence. Fortunately, Good Logistics employs highly experienced India freight forwarders who can handle this matter on your behalf. As we mentioned earlier, we also have a dedicated Trade Manager who can offer all the assistance you need when shipping to India.

Do I need to make import declarations when purchasing goods from India?

Like all products arriving from outside the UK, goods imported from India must be declared to the UK customs authorities. This is a standard operating procedure that you must complete to ensure the release of your goods. 

Making import declarations can be quite complicated which is why most businesses use freight forwarders in India and the UK to handle the customs process on their behalf. If you need any assistance in this regard, please feel free to contact our staff as we will be more than happy to offer our expertise.

What is the best way to transport goods from India?

The answer to this question will often depend on your needs and preferences. Air freight is undoubtedly the fastest way to transport your goods (just ask any freight companies in India). On the other hand, if you are looking to minimise your expenses, sea freight is your best option as it is significantly cheaper than air freight. However, the downside is that lead times are much longer with sea freight and it could take weeks for your shipment to arrive at its destination. 

If you can’t decide on which option to choose, our highly trained staff can provide some expert advice. Please get in touch with us so we can answer any questions you may have.