Testimonials

I found that whilst dealing with you on our imports to Sweden you were always really helpful on any queries we had and the handling of the booking process was fantastic.

Sweden Import Customer 59048

Fine, everything works like clockwork with R W Freight Services. When there is a query or a problem it is dealt with efficiently and sorted. We are kept in touch, not a lot of companies do that and we really appreciate this, because in turn we can keep our clients informed. Everyone should be made to do this and life would be a lot simpler.

Shipping Customer
615

Very good service with our Imports from the USA by RW Freight. Everything is always clearly explained and information is always correct.

USA Importer
75748

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Shipping peak surcharge

The world wide economic climate resulting in lacking consumer confidence has meant that orders for consumer goods are falling below expectations, and ships are sailing below capacity.  Carriers on the Asia-US container lines usually introduce surcharges around mid-June.  But this year, the surcharges have been delayed because the main routes have excess shipping capacity.

The container lines usually agree on the level of surcharges, but this does not mean that the individual carriers will actually impose the charges.  Most container shipping lines have seen a reduction in earnings this year, and rates on the Asia to USA routes have fallen by 21%, according to the Shanghai Containerised Freight Index.

The General Manager of Shenzhen Continents International Forwarding Co, said “Containerships to the US west coast are not filling up, which leaves shipping companies with few bargaining chips for imposing surcharges,”