International Shipping to India

Whether you are sending business documents, goods to your customers, or personal effects to family and friends, send to India for less with Ellcworth Express. As one of the UK’s trusted shippers, we have been providing Indian shipping and unaccompanied personel effects shipping to expats and foreign nationals, students, holiday makers and businesses for many years.

If you have a few items of personal effects to send overseas, luggage or baggage, we can arrange to collect, ship and deliver your goods to India. Please contact us with your enquiries, we would love to talk to you about whatever you would like to ship to India. Browse the FAQ section below for useful information on shipping to India.

Frequently asked questions

We have a weekly service to Nhava Sheva, serving Mumbai, Ahmedabad and New Delhi.

Our services are adjusted to suit your budget and timeframe, but there are three principal factors that will influence your overall shipping costs to India from the UK. These are load size, transport method and end destination in India.

If you are looking for cheap shipping to India, sea freight is the recommended method as shipping costs from the UK to India are primarily estimated based on the dimensions of your load.

We can help you determine if you require LCL (Less than Container Load) or FCL (Full Container Load) container shipping to India. If you require LCL, your items are loaded onto a shared shipping container alongside other Ellcworth Express customers’ and you will only be charged for space taken up by your goods within the container.

Alternatively, it might be more advantageous for you to use Full Container Load, this is the assignment of a 20ft or 40ft container for your sole use and you will be charged a set rate based on which size shipping container you use. This is suitable for very large loads, such as office removals, a whole home load and car shipping to India.

If you send to India using air freight, expect to pay considerably more for this service as the bulk of your India shipping costs are calculated based on the WEIGHT of your items. The air freight option is usually used for smaller loads a customer needs delivered urgently – perhaps a box or two, or a suitcase, for example.

Items we typically send when shipping to India from the UK are:

  • Clothes, accessories and shoes
  • Make-up, jewellery and toiletries
  • British foods, drinks and … English tea!
  • Wardrobes, beds, dressing tables and chest of drawers
  • Sofas, armchairs and TV units
  • Server systems, computers, work tools and office furniture
  • Skis, golf clubs, surfboards, weights and other sports equipment
  • Cars, motorbikes and bicycles
  • Guitars, drum kits and DJ equipment

Our customer service team will provide you with an exhaustive list of items that you can send to India with Ellcworth Express, or if you have any specific shipping queries, just ask!

By sea — your belongings share container space with other consignments bound for the same destination. We operate to regular sailing schedules and have guaranteed allocations on every vessel. You should allow an overall transit of approximately 6-12 weeks to arrival at destination port and a further two weeks for customs formalities. Sea freight rates are based on the overall volume of goods. Volume is determined by multiplying Length x Breadth x Height in metres and then multiplying by 35.315 = cubic feet.

By air — Unaccompanied Airfreight is a cost effective alternative to prohibitive airline excess baggage rates, with transit typically around 10 to 14 days to airport. Air freight rates are calculated on the greater of volumetric weight or actual gross weight. Volumetric weight is determined by multiplying Length x Breadth x Height in centimetres divided by 6000 = volumetric kilos. Your consignment will be weighed at our depot to verify the actual gross weight.

Please note in accordance with anti-terrorist regulations governing shipment by air freight and air courier the contents of your shipment may be examined in transit or may be subject to security screening, which could include the use of x-ray, explosive trace detection and other security screening methods.

Important notice. The Baggage service is restricted to what one man can lift so please do not exceed 30 kilos per item. A re-packing surcharge per item of £30 will apply if items are deemed not suitable for transit.

Ellcworth Express Ltd has built a reputation as one of UK’s best shipping agents, and, as standard practice, we’ll offer you a safe and secure way of shipping your belongings from the United Kingdom – we leave nothing to chance!

As longstanding account holders with all of the major carriers, we’re able to offer reduced rates. We have access to the global resources of one of the world’s most trusted international shipping networks and have the expertise and resources to move your belongings to India.

Get a quote today to send your belongings or luggage to India. Call us on 0208 979 6054 or 07776-234-234 or send us a message by completing the “get in touch” form below and we will call you back.

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