I would appreciate it if someone could shed a little light or point me in the right direction.
I've been importing small quantities (compared to some of you guys/girls importing container loads) of items from China and Taiwan for a couple of years now however I've always had my suppliers arrange the transport via air (door to door). Now that I've tested the water and have a couple of suppliers I'm happy with I would like to start having some goods shipped in via sea freight.
I won't be importing any ware near a container load, it would just be about 10-20 boxes 0.3m2
My questions are, how would I go about this and what are my options?
Are there any risks involved with sea freight of small shipments like the above?
Is it possible for my supplier to arrange a door to door service when transporting via sea freight? or is it best I arrange it myself? What are the pros and cons? what usually works out cheaper? etc
Any guidance or a link to some info would be much appreciated