Consolidated shipment/reduce the risk

Question posted by Yan Mak, on behalf of Mak in United Arab Emirates

We are shipping regularly to Dubai.the shipping cost is very high(air) and the way to reduce the cost is to do a consolidated shipment.We have found a potential partners who may ''consolidate with us''.I'm not very familiar with this a looking for the advice in the scenario:
I would consolidate the shipment by 3-4 different shippers.The goal is to reduce the shipping cost by 40%.I will be responsible for packaging and storing.I will deal with freight forwarder/carrier who organize the carriage.Now the question is:
Who is the shipper,consignee(may get a local co.) and how to deal with the shippers using consolidated services provided by myself-do I need to issue to them my own HAWB?
Many thanks for your help.

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David Lowe, on behalf of Open to Export in PE2.

Hi Yan

Thanks for the your question. Are you a UK based company?

Where are you shipping from and what is the type of cargo that you are shipping?

Answers to these questions will help the Open to Export Community respond.

kind regards

Open to Export Adminstrator

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Yan Mak, on behalf of Mak in United Arab Emirates.


Thank you for your quick reply.
I'm based in the UAE/Dubai,we are buying the cloths,the books and the gadgets mainly.
We are shipping from London to Dubai.

Best regards


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HMRC Advisor, on behalf of HM Revenue & Customs in G67.

Information on the Customs requirements for exporting is given in HMRC Public Notice 275. All notices can be found on our website under Quick Links > Library > Official Statistics – Publications – Notices, Info Sheets & Other Reference Materials > Import, Export & International Trade. The Public Notices are in numerical order.

A more comprehensive guide to importing / exporting can be found on our website by selecting ‘Import and export’ from the home page and then scroll down to ‘Guide to importing and exporting: Breaking down the barriers’.

HM Revenue & Customs
Customs International Trade & Excise

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Hi Yan,

As a freight forwarder we offer a weekly consolidation service to all UAE ports. Air Freight will always be more expensive than the sea method, but if you dont have a rush time to receive goods then Sea Consolidation would be far cheaper.

For rates and more information on our services please send me an email:
and i will gladly assist.

Anyone else reading in copy looking at consols to Dubai or UAE STI Global have weekly departures at very low and cost effective prices. I will be pleased to offer rates to all enquiries and a discount given to anyone quoting Open to Export.

STI Global

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