There are three ways to ship your goods from China to Ireland; rail, sea or air.

TCB Group can provide all three options, but this page will focus on pallet or part load shipments by sea freight

A common complaint we hear is that shipping is complex; too many different terms and acronyms. So, let’s make this quick, simple and above all else, affordable.

TCB Group in Ireland consolidate shipping containers every week from all the major ports in China – Ningbo, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Qingdao etc. back to Ireland.

Your pallet(s) or part load consignment is shipped inside one of these containers as an LCL consignment (Less than a Container Load) – apologies, I promise that will be my last abbreviation.

Your consignment, along with additional pallets and boxes for other importers, will be shipped directly into Dublin or Belfast. On arrival TCB Group will customs clear your shipment to bring it into free circulation within the EU and deliver the consignment to its final destination.

Everything from point of loading to final delivery arranged and managed by TCB Group.


  1. One ‘all in’ price
  2. A to B shipping inside the same container, limiting the potential for damage and delays
  3. TCB Group manage everything on your behalf

What we need to provide a rate and arrange shipping;

  1. The weight and dimensions of your consignment
  2. Shipping terms agreed with your supplier
  3. Supplier contact

….and that’s it. Simple.

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We will communicate directly with your supplier and ensure that the process is straight forward with no hassle.

TCB Group are one of Irelands leading freight consolidators. We have been shipping from China to Ireland for over 16 years and through our agency network in China are able to offer collection services from any inland origin in China back to Ireland.

TCB has offices in Dublin and Belfast. Partnering with a local freight provider means your queries will be answered quickly and TCB Group are always on hand to provide advice and guidance.

Do you require a quote for goods coming from China?

Contact TCB Group today.

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