About Kinnes Shipping Ltd.
Kinnes Shipping Ltd. is a ships agency, freight forwarding and customs company based in Dundee on the East coast of Scotland. Today the company is a modern and forward thinking agency servicing customers and vessels throughout the UK. With roots embedded deep in the whaling and jute industries of Dundee’s maritime past, we continue to provide a first class service to vessels up and down the country.
UK Shipping Container Straight freight forwarding and customs clearance services for UK shipping containers. For a shipping container, we arrange and manage transport, clearance and the shipping line on your behalf. We often manage 40′ HC containers from China, India and Brazil as well as tank containers from Iceland, Norway, Belgium, Netherlands and Germany. Containers commonly come in 20 ft and 40 ft sizes. While there are a number of container ports in the UK, we prefer to move goods through Grangemouth, Teesport, Immingham and Felixstowe depending on the final destination.
Shipping Container For palletised goods, cartons, bagged and small bulk cargo, shipping container is often the best choice however, Sea Freight is a time-bound movement that contains many moving parts that must line up at the right moment to avoid additional costs and delay. A freight forwarder can manage each step in the process on your behalf.
Container Capacity For 20 ft containers, you can manage approx. 10 pallets on 1 tier. For 40 ft containers, you can expect to fit about 20 pallets on one tier. If your pallets are stackable, you may be able to increase tiers to fit however a full assessment for safety and security should be carried out to ensure the load does not shift in transit, remains within the weight limitations and remains safe to unload.
Ship’s Agent If you’re docking in Grangemouth, Dundee, Montrose or Perth, appoint Kinnes Shipping as your ship’s agent to help ensure a quick and efficient turn around of your vessel. Customs Clearance Our customs clearance service offers clients a quick and accurate customs declarations, provided in-house by experienced customs officers.
Freight Forwarding We offer a complete freight department experience for all your import, export and domestic shipment needs.
Our UK Customs Clearance service offers traders efficiency, peace of mind and a trusted partner when trading goods across the UK border No matter if you have bulk cargo from a chartered ship, an air package in Heathrow, a truck coming into Dover or a shipping container leaving Grangemouth, we can arrange clearance for them. We also clear goods for special procedures such as Outward Processing, Inward Processing and Transit