Sea freight

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Sea Freight is a popular shipping channel for both exported and imported goods. Indeed, around 80% of all international trade (in volume) is performed through maritime shipping, and the percentage is even higher for most developing countries.

Sea freight  is simply a cost-efficient way of transporting large quantities of goods over long distances. 

Lower rates

The rate of transportation is generally much lower than transport by rail or air. One reason for this is the lower maintenance cost.

Ease of transportation for large volumes

Shipboard logistics make them ideal for transportation of large volume cargoes. This is particularly true for bulky products such as machinery.

There are several factors that can influence the costs of sea freight, including the weight and volume of the goods, the distance they are transported, and prevailing market conditions.

Traditional channel of foreign trade

Seaborne freight simply has a longer history in terms of international trade, meaning importers/exporters relying on it, have the advantage of established procedures and traditions.

…But slow

The main downside to sea freight is that it simply involves a very long lead time. It takes a long time to set, up and a long time to cash in on – which makes planning ahead to ensure an optimal customs release process all the more important.

If you are considering sea freight to ship your goods, it is important you work with a customs agent with good reputation that can help you secure the best possible prices.

Our company has both a good reputation and connections with the leading shippers all over the world. We know how to help you secure the best possible prices for your sea freight shipments for any destination in the world.

With our highly experienced staff, an experience of over 90 years in the field of sea freight, we know how to provide our clients with the highest level of service, while maintaining fair prices in seaborne freight to every destination in the world.

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