Sea Freight is primarily sent in containers. As part loads (LCL, Less than Container Load) or as a full container (FCL, Full Container load).
In other words, minor shipments will ship consolidated with other goods in containers. Larger shipments take up a full container.
Various container types and sizes are available in the market. The most common types are 20 ft DC (Dry Container), 40 ft DC og 40 ft HC (High Cube). Container Types
In case goods are not suitable for shipping in containers we offer to ship as bulk or deck cargo.
We recommend that you always take out freight insurance on goods shipped by sea.
Speaking of sea freight it is always important to know the exact frames for the transport to be able to find a perfect match. As a minimum we should know:
The container rates can fluctuate considerably over time owing to peak seasons, changes in level or cost and busy markets. The fluctuations can be locally in a certain geographical area for instance China around Chinese New Year. It follows rates will only be valid for a short time. Normally the rates are modified monthly.
Freight by sea is typically routed between 2 or more ports. Consequently, you normally have a local connecting transport in both ends i.e. transport from shipper to port and from port to consignee. Moreover freight by sea will often require export documentation in the shipping country and customs clearance in the receiving country. We should be pleased to offer door to door rates including all costs except import duty, VAT or similar duties levied by 3rd party.
Terms of Payment such as freight collect (consignee pays) or prepaid (shipper pays) is commonly used. To judge the real cost at the end a little background knowledge is required - Import/Export. Our aim is to ensure good quality freights as well as good rates for sea freight.
Some of the important countries that we serve: