Sea Freight

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Sea freight is a cost effective method of transport for your goods. We can offer Door to port service for less-than full container shipments (LCL) and full container loads (FCL) to all worlds’ major ports.

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Sea Freight

We offer the following sea freight services:
  • 20ft/40ft container shipping, FCL and LCL 
(full and less than container load)
  • Port to port/ Door to door
  • Dangerous good handling
  • Export documentation
  • Customs clearance
  • Direct transshipment
  • Domestic cartage
  • Project sea freight cargo
  • groupage services
  • Export consolidation services
  • Global NVOCC services
  • Expert advice on Customs formalities
  • Electronic order tracking

What is LCL shipping &
how to calculate LCL shipments?

LCL – Less Container Load, LCL shipping is a good way to ship large orders and items that are large or heavy. LCL shipping is based primarily on volume with a minimum shipment volume of one cubic meter.

Please note the shape of the crate does not have to be 1 meter by 1 meter it can be any size it is only the volume that is calculated. The two shapes below are different but if their volumes are the same then it will cost the same amount to ship either box.

We calculate LCL shipments by taking the item or items that you would like to purchase and calculate their given volumes. To do this we first take the length, width, and depth of each piece and add from 2-10 centimeters to each dimension.

We add the 2-10 cm to the size of the pieces to allow for packing and framing. Once we get the total volume of the piece or pieces you are ordering we divide the total volume by 1,000,000.

We get the 1,000,000 figure from length 100 cm multiplied by width 100 cm multiplied by Depth 100 cm . note* there are 100 cm in one meter, thus there are 1,000,000 cm in a cubic meter.

Example:
 Item #BOX 1
Quantity 1
Size 75 x 50 x 90 cm

Let us assume that this item is fragile so it will need very good packing and framing. To insure that we are able to pack this very well we will add 10 cm on to each side of the object. The new shipping size of Item #widget 12 is 85 x 60 x 90 cm.

85 x 60 = 5,100
5,100 x 90 = 459,000
459,000 / 1,000,000 = 0.46 or 46%

From this example we know that widget 12 will occupy 46% or about half of a cubic meter. Since there is a minimum shipping volume of one cubic meter for LCL there is an extra 54% of a cubic meter that can be used.

Questions about sea freight and container shipping?

For more information please contact us

Container Dimensions & Specifications:
20ft or 40ft

Standard Container
Spec Length Width Height Door Width Door Height Capacity Max Cargo
Standard 20′ 5.900m 2.350m 2.393m 2.342m 2.280m 33.2m3 21770 Kgs
Standard 40′ 12.036m 2.350m 2.392m 2.340m 2.280m 67.7m3 26780 Kgs

Open Top Container
Spec Length Width Height Door Width Door Height Capacity Max Cargo
Open Top 20′ 5.894m 2.311m 2.354m 2.286m 2.184m 32.23m3 21600 Kgs
Open Top 40′ 12.036m 2.350m 2.392m 2.340m 2.280m 67.7m3 26630 Kgs

Flat Rack
Spec Length Width Height Door Width Door Height Capacity Max Cargo
Flat Rack 20′ 5.61m 2.228m 2.233m 27722 Kgs
Flat Rack 40′ 12.06m 2.228m 2.233m 38918 Kgs

Platform
Spec Length Width Height Door Width Door Height Capacity Max Cargo
Platform 20′ 6.07m 2.43m 2.23m 23993 Kgs
Platform 40′ 12.19m 2.43m 1.95m 30117 Kgs

Sea Freight Products

We provide Full Container  (FCL) and Less than Container  (LCL) Load services for shipments, also out-of-gauge and break bulk services for non-containerized cargo.
  • FCL (Full Container Load)
Based on carrier routing options, FCL is our best transit-time-to-cost combination product for full container loads. FCL offers complete schedule flexibility, a high frequency of sailings per port-pair, and availability of equipment.
  • LCL (Less-than-Container Load)
A competitively priced consolidation product, LCL offers the highest levels of schedule integrity.

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Standard container
Open top container
Flat rack
Platform
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