Freight Vietnam - UK | Rates - Transit Times - Duties & Taxes

Freight Vietnam – UK | Rates – Transit Times – Duties & Taxes

Welcome! If you are planning on importing or exporting products between the UK and Vietnam, you may have questions about regulations and transportation methods. It can be difficult to find accurate information online, but don't worry, FNM Vietnam has created a "country guide" to help. Despite that, if you still have doubts, feel free to ask.

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About FNM Vietnam

An expert team, specialised in freight forwarding and supply-chain optimization, from and to Vietnam. Our polyglot collaborators, mastering French, Vietnamese and English language are guaranteeing you clarity toward the different links composing your supply-chain.

Strong of its decade of experience, FNM Vietnam followed proactively the evolution of import/export to answer the modern requirements of the international trade businesses.

FNM Vietnam is now part of DocShipper Group in order to provide a worldwide network to our customer. Moreover, we also enlarge our scope of work to assist you further: Sourcing services, quality control, products compliance... are now part of our range of services.

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Our Clients Testimonials

Stanley Ting
Stanley Ting
Very good and efficient service. Picked up in USA was very smooth, items packed very carefully; delivery and clearing Thai Custom was very smooth also. Didn't have to make a trip to Laem Chabang as I was expected to. Everything was delivered to my house without anything being damaged. Definitely would recommend to anyone making an international move!
Roland Bonnard
Roland Bonnard
Grand merci à Skander très bon travail MrBonnard
Shirley Stolmack
Shirley Stolmack
Mohamed did a fantastic job of clearing our shipment through the difficult Thai customs. We are relieved and grateful that they had the expertise to help us. We would use them again without hesitation.
Claudiu Hrib
Claudiu Hrib
I would like to thank Mallek Skander and DocShipper company for offering an outstanding service. I had to send goods from Morroco to Romania and working with them made my life easier as everything was sorted: loading, shipping, customs and unloading. It's a company I recommend in case you need this type of service.
Guiserix Jeanne
Guiserix Jeanne
Great services

Sea freight

Our great relations with carriers in Vietnam enables us to have competitive rates for their services. LCL, FCL, Bulk, Roro, OOG, we can provide you all these services from and to Vietnam.


Frequent Questions about Sea Freight


From what volume does sea freight become profitable?

Ocean freight is the most widely used method of transportation in the world, being quite simply the cheapest method on the market. Usually, sea freight becomes interesting when you send volume over 2 cubic meters, below that we suggest to opt for air freight. Although you have the choice between shipping by groupage (LCL) or full container (FCL), this method is - unsurprisingly - much slower than air.


Maritime groupage (LCL) or full container (FCL), what to choose?

As you may have understood, when you ship in groupage (LCL - Less than Container Load), you are sharing the container with other shippers. Conversely, when you opt for a full container solution (FCL - Full Container Load), you reserve the entire container. In general, from a financial point of view, we suggest to go for an FCL from 15 cubic meters although the 20ft container has a capacity of 33 cubic meters.


What is the advantage of choosing sea freight?

First and foremost, ocean freight is simply the cheapest solution on the market when shipping large volumes. Failing to be loaned, this method is secure and allows you to charter goods in most countries around the world. In addition to this advantage, sea freight also makes it possible to ship prohibited goods by air such as electronic products with batteries.


Which port of departure should I choose?

Our team relies mainly on 2 factors to determine the departure (and arrival) port. As a first step (and this is the most important factor), we analyze the international port closest to the starting address. Secondly, we check the prices of the different shipping lines according to the port of departure. We generally select the cheapest method unless contraindicated as a problem of time.

Air freight

FNM Vietnam is positioned in all Vietnam's international airports. This enables us to book classic, courier or urgent freight from everywhere.


Frequent Questions about Air Freight


When does air freight become profitable?

Besides the time issue that you can overcome with air shipping, this method is generally cost effective (financially speaking) when shipping a small volume / weight: usually below 2 cubic meters or 200 kgs. For all higher volumes and if your priority is profitability, then you will opt for a solution by sea.


Are there any specific restrictions when shipping by air?

It is the IATA (International Air Transport Association) organization that regulates all air traffic and therefore air freight. This is an area with very strict rules to avoid technical problems which can turn into a tragedy. Thus, many products cannot be shipped by air such as batteries, liquids, flammable products ...


How much and how is air freight loaded?

The price of an air freight solution will depend on multiple factors. Obviously, you will find the weight, the volume, the point of departure and arrival but not only! You must also consider the nature of the goods as well as the ancillary steps such as packaging service, storage, truck mileage ... The more complex an operation is, the more expensive it will be. Note that the airline will use the greatest weight between the gross weight (on the scale) and the volumetric weight based on the following ratio: 1 cubic meter = 167 Kgs.


What is the point of choosing air freight?

Do you have a time problem? Air freight will be the right solution! As mentioned above, it will also be a competitive method if you want to ship a small parcel around the world. Also note that this is a reliable method of transport since it requires less handling which reduces the risk of loss / theft / breakage during the shipping process.

Rail freight


FNM Vietnam can provide rail freight services to the major cities in South East Asia and China. Thanks to our great partnerships with railway companies, their great services are available for us.

Trucking services


In destination of China and all the ASEAN countries, road freight is a fast and inexpensive way to transfer your goods from Vietnam. Our skilled truck drivers will always transport your products safely.

Express transport


Your goods can be sent anywhere in less than 4 days with express freight. We partnered with the big names of this industry, like DHL, Fedex, TNT and UPS to provide this kind of services.

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There are diverse methods to ship your goods from/to China. You can opt for the profitability of the sea freight, the speed of the air freight, trucking if it's close, express if it's small, or even rail freight if you go for a happy medium.

At first sight, the process sounds like a complicated adventure for inexperienced importers/exporters who are not familiar with this field. It's not only a question of technicality, indeed the small unseen detail can wreck the entire operations.

We, at DocShipper, don't handle requests as a traditional freight forwarder. We work on a case by case basis in order to dedicate an expert on each operation. This devoted consultant will assist you from A to Z to make sure the shipment is the smoothest possible.

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Our logistics services before and after your shipment

DocShipper offer a unique solution in line with your budget

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Sourcing Services

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Packing Services

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Warehousing Services

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Customs Clearance

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Crossborder freight

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Door To Door

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Freight insurance

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Frequently Asked Questions

✅ What is the mission of a freight forwarder like DocShipper?

The role of a freight forwarder is to build a tailor-made (logistics) solution to customers. At DocShipper, we regularly provide door-to-door solutions where our team takes care of the entire logistics process. From pickup on departure to delivery on arrival, we manage the entire process including ancillary services such as packaging, storage, customs clearance, transport insurance ... You have nothing more to do, we take care of everything!

✅ What is the advantage of going for a door-to-door solution?

Door to door service is a bit like the Rolls Royce of international logistics services. An all-inclusive solution that perfectly fits your needs (and your budget). This solution includes all the services you may need throughout the journey of your cargo. That’s good, DocShipper has made it his specialty.

✅ Why DocShipper rather than another logistics provider?

DocShipper offers multiple benefits for these customers. First of all, we are the only (and unique) company able to support you throughout the product operational cycle thanks to our 3 complementary departments. Our sourcing team supports you in your search for a supplier, quality control and product compliance. Our logistics crew will take over to assist you throughout the logistics chain and finally, our 3PL department (a distribution center based in northern Italy) can get rid of the dispatch of your products with stock monitoring, order fulfillment and last mile delivery. Tailor-made and professional support in the language and channel of your choice: WhatsApp, Live chat, phone, E-mail ... Do not hesitate to contact us today!

✅ How can DocShipper manage the entire product cycle?

As mentioned in the above question, we are able to manage the entire procurement process: you give us your specifications and we take care of the rest. You no longer have to waste time with logistics, negotiating with suppliers (which are sometimes simple scams) ... You cannot improvise yourself as an international buyer, focus on selling your products and let us handle the rest.


Questions related to Vietnam

What are the methods of transportation from Vietnam?

The most suitable method of transport will be advised by our consultants. It will generally depend on the volume, the weight, the nature of the goods and finally the point of departure and arrival. You are free to choose the method which is convenient for you according to your time requirements, especially that a solution by sea will be much longer than shipping by air, but generally more competitive (except in the case of low volume / weight).

What to do legally when importing into Vietnam?

When you switch to DocShipper, it's not complicated, you don't have to do anything! Our customs broker checks the documentary package and ensures that all documents are in line with the expectations of local customs officers: certificate, license, permit ... Everything is checked to avoid unpleasant surprises and above all to avoid wasting time for you and your business on this more than sensitive stage.

What is an international freight operation?

An International freight is the act of transporting goods from a point of departure to a point of arrival and whatever method of transport you operate: sea, air, rail or road freight. International freight isn't the only service you'll need! Transport is good, but you also have to declare the goods to the authorities, prepare the documents, package the products ... And this is where freight forwarders like DocShipper come in. We are implementing a solution that includes freight but also all the actions necessary for the smooth running of operations.

Can I take out air / sea freight insurance?

In any case, insurance is always available for your goods, it is also highly recommended. Note that you have the possibility of going through our team to subscribe to this insurance, otherwise, you can use a third party agency only for this service, the choice is yours!

How do I check if my products are compliant?

A significant point because it can turn operations into disaster. The slightest missing document and the customs authorities can simply reject to release your cargo, which will incur inspection and storage fees. It is very important to check all documents before shipping. Don't panic, this is something we do on all projects we deal with. If the documents are not compliant, then we will refuse the management of the shipment.

My order is ready, how can I organize the transport?

Has your supplier finished producing the products? Now is the time to prepare for their shipment. Fill out our online form or send all the information directly by email: type of products, volume, weight, dimensions, point of departure / arrival and any other details related to your cargo. If you have any documents, don't hesitate to provide them to us, they will probably help our team to better assess the needs.

Why choose us?


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Sourcing products manufactured in Vietnam


Vietnam is becoming another manufacturing hub apart from China, if you are looking for another country to tackle the rising additional cost involved when manufacturing in China. The manufacturing advantages in China may not be lucrative anymore.

Vietnam’s manufactured exports to the United States surpassed $96.3 billion in 2021, with a focus on textiles, apparel, electronics, and foodstuffs. The government has pledged to become a high-income country by 2024, with a more environmentally friendly and inclusive economy. Manufacturing accounts for 25% of Vietnam’s rising economy, and the country’s GDP is expected to grow by 5.5 percent this year.

Although Vietnam is offering itself as a growing manufacturing hub it is far from the manufacturing standards followed by neighboring giants Taiwan, China, and Japan. Vietnam, like every other industrial location, has its own set of advantages and disadvantages. In this article, we’ll go over six points to think about if you’re thinking of manufacturing in Vietnam. We also offer suggestions for determining whether this appealing Asian manufacturing site is suited for your products.


Advice FNM: Manufacturing sector is still new in Vietnam, consider the location of the Manufacturer for sourcing before signing any contract. You can also get an expert help, FNM Vietnam expert are experienced in the field of manufacturing and supplier sourcing, all you have to do is to fill in our contact form to reach to our experts, who be glad to help and assist you.


The Initiatives of the Vietnamese government to grow international trade

The government has taken a stance to change its image across the world and enhance the economy of Vietnam by venturing into manufacturing. As known, Vietnam is an agricultural focus country.

The government wants to diversify the country’s portfolio to minimize the threat to their economy from external influence. Companies like yours can take benefit of this sentiment and get your production going, as the government will be making it easier for foreigners to make international trade with them.

Info FNM: The Vietnamese government is opening its door to new traders, if you are planning to switch your manufacturing from China, FNM Vietnam  is here to help, contact us through our free from.

New Trade Agreements

trade agreemant At the beginning of the 21st century, A Bilateral trade deal was signed between the United States and Vietnam. The RCEP agreement was also signed by Vietnam aka Regional Comprehensive Economic partnership that has a web of 15 nations and nearly a 3rd of the population on the west Pacific Rim on this planet, all in 1 trade Zone, this was possible as Vietnam was already a reputed ember of ASEAN trade agreement which is for south-east Asian countries exclusively. This shows that Vietnam has access to source materials from its partners and neighboring countries in the ASEAN and RCEP regions.

Tax Haven

The government of Vietnam provides tax benefits to attract foreign investment into the country. To build the manufacturing industry domestically, they provide establishments that are technologically advanced in industrial colonies at discounted tax rates, strategic tax holidays, and other tax incentives to grow and build in the country. These benefits help the new manufacturers to increase their capability and capacity at lower tax rates.

Modern Infrastructure


Connectivity can become a problem, as one might think for a country like Vietnam. The city of Ho Chi Minh aka Saigon, the financial capital of Vietnam, has gone under progressive infrastructure growth, especially in the south.

The locale surrounding the city of Hanoi, the capital of Vietnam, has gone under large investments with electronic tech giants such as Samsung towards the growth of the region by deploying people and money in mass. This region of Vietnam is ahead of the rest and is recommended due to connectivity and ease of moving supplies from port to your facility and vice versa with finished parts or products. In a booming region in the efforts for expansion, roads are being built, railways and ports to support growth when it comes to manufacturing.


Labor Training Programs

One of the major stakeholders, employees are the driving asset for organizations, the central government understands the need to upskill their people, to enhance the knowledge and skills of their workforce, this is another way the central government is making their domestic market vibrant and a part of the diversification of the economy. There are several vocational programs in their arsenal of development initiatives. The labor force manufacturing is high quality and has enhanced the capabilities of the Vietnamese workforce.

A Commitment towards Green Economy

green economyFor the Vietnamese government, sustainability is a primary motivator. They want to be a carbon-neutral country by 2050, and one of their green goals is to develop a sustainable manufacturing industry.

This is an excellent time for businesses who want to become more sustainable and want to start from scratch. Vietnam has benefits in that the manufacturing industry is a rising sector in the country, and they can apply sustainable directives for cleaner energy and manufacturing processes to establish a green economy in its totality through infrastructure, which is only the beginning. If green manufacturing is ingrained in your company’s DNA, it may be the determining factor in the manufacture of your product.

Finding the Right Factory for Production

You may already be aware of the number of manufacturing choices there in China, it becomes overwhelming sometimes to which manufacturer to choose. Despite the Pandemic hit in the year 2020, the World Bank in Vietnam reported the manufacturing sector alone brought $45 billion in revenue in US dollars but in the same year China made $3.2T in US dollars.

We see the difference is more than 60x times, which shows Vietnam’s manufacturing sector does not have a solution for every manufacturing need. The choices are limited, you will have to find the right connections to know about the domestic market and get in touch with the right partner. You will need someone to check if the manufacturer has all the resources such as specific technical equipment for your product’s creation and does it have relevant skilled labor and specific equipment.

It is also required to check certifications for quality control, which is progressively developing as well. All boils down to selecting the right manufacturer to make sure your production is seamless. The capability of Vietnam is limited for now and it’s still developing its manufacturing sectors unlike China, so It might not be the option for everyone, but it can be an option for you Contact FNM Vietnam for more info.


Alert FNM: There are new manufacturers in the market, be cautious and check the records, capabilities and production capacity of manufacturers prior considering them, Contact DocShipper if you need help!

Consider the Supply Chain Capabilities

The pandemic in 2020 showed the world how depending on 1 country for its manufacturing process can affect production around the world. Importers are thinking of diversity in their sourcing but beware of the supply chain loopholes and capabilities of other options available. Make a clear analysis of how you will get your products delivered to you and raw materials into Vietnam if you’re sourcing it from a third country to your manufacturer’s factory, identity and examine all the costs that may occur. It is an advantage that Vietnam has a land connection to China and the recent regional agreement of RCEP mentioned beforehand nullifies many barriers and allows tariff reductions. You have the option to source from RCEP partners such as Taiwan, Indonesia, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, and Japan.

The Bureaucracy and Developing Infrastructure

BureaucratyVietnam’s two most generous challenges in construction allure production area, that it is increasing, and it has a sole-body, central regulated administration. Infrastructure bettering be reluctant demand and organizing. Government bureaucratic rules may be confusing  although reconstructing, two together endure determinant into your conclusion, exceptionally by what method they grant permission impacts your schedule and in what way or manner long it will enjoy receiving your brand to display.

Finding the Right Partner: Enhance Strengths

Choosing a production friend is so detracting that sourcing is a stage in the brand growth process. At the beginning of your sourcing journey, you endure believing diversified locales for production, containing Vietnam. Make sure you believe what science you need, by means of what much labor is necessary, and the needs of your supply chain. Finding masters the one thinks the local advertising is even more influential in Vietnam than in added nations. Because the product manufacturing is still increasing and skilled are not almost as many laboratories to select from, dignitary the one sees terrain is essential. Finding those masters is easygoing with the help of FNM Vietnam. Our group has knowledge of Vietnam and added nations around the globe. We again specify the planet’s first worldwide forum for production incidents. You will find an approach to the fashionable society and guests to not only help you survey Vietnam production but replace your complete commodity happening crew. The current real world is that even though China is still the worldwide director in production, you have additional alternatives. And for many products, production in Vietnam grants permission to be a high-quality choice. Reach out to our crew, and let’s survey in what way or manner we can help.


Adivce FNM :We help you with the entire sourcing process so don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions !

  • Having trouble finding the appropriate product? Enjoy our sourcing services, we directly find the right suppliers for you!
  • You don’t trust your supplier? Ask our experts to do quality control to guarantee the condition of your goods!
  • Do you need help with the logistics? Our international freight department supports you with door to door services!
  • You don’t want to handle distribution? Our 3PL department will handle the storage, order fulfillment, and last-mile delivery!


DocShipper | Your dedicated freight forwarder in Vietnam !


Due to our attractive pricing, many customers trust our services and we thanks them. Stop overpaying the services and save money with our tailored package matching will all type of shipment, from small volume to full container, let us find the best and cost-effective solution.

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