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How We Help: Sea Freight
Sea freight, also known as ocean freight, is the transportation of goods by sea, typically through cargo ships. It involves the movement of cargo in containers or bulk, from one port to another across the world's oceans. Sea freight is a cost-effective option for transporting large volumes of goods over long distances, especially for items that are not time-sensitive. It is often used for transporting commodities such as raw materials, machinery, vehicles, and consumer goods.
Sea freight is arranged by freight forwarders or logistics providers, who manage the entire transportation process, including booking the shipment, handling customs clearance, coordinating with carriers, and arranging inland transportation. The cost of sea freight varies depending on the size and weight of the cargo, the distance traveled, and the type of shipping service selected, such as full container load (FCL) or less than container load (LCL). Sea freight generally takes longer than air freight, but it offers significant cost savings for businesses that can plan ahead and have less urgent delivery requirements.
Containerized sea freight involves transporting goods in standard containers that are loaded onto cargo ships.
Container sizes: Containers come in various sizes, including 20ft, 40ft, and 45ft.
The most common container used in sea freight is the 40ft container, which can hold up to 25-28 metric tons of cargo.
Freight rates: Freight rates in sea freight are determined by various factors, including the size and weight of the cargo, the distance traveled, the type of service selected, and market demand. Freight rates can fluctuate based on various economic and industry-related factors, such as fuel prices, capacity, and seasonality.
Documentation: Sea freight involves several legal and regulatory requirements, including customs clearance and documentation, such as bills of lading, commercial invoices, and packing lists. It is essential to ensure that all required documents are accurate and complete to avoid delays and penalties.
There are several types of sea freight used in the shipping industry. Some of the most common types of sea freight include:
Full Container Load (FCL): This is when a single shipper fills an entire container with their cargo. The container is then sealed and transported to the destination port.
Less than Container Load (LCL): LCL is when multiple shippers share a single container, with their goods consolidated into one shipment. This option is suitable for those who don't have enough cargo to fill a full container.
Roll-on Roll-off (Ro-Ro): Ro-Ro is a type of sea freight used for vehicles, such as cars, trucks, and heavy machinery. The vehicles are loaded and secured on the ship's deck and then rolled off at the destination port.
Break Bulk: Break bulk is a form of sea freight where cargo is loaded individually onto a ship, rather than in containers. It is used for oversized or irregularly shaped cargo that cannot fit into a standard container.
Project Cargo: Project cargo is a type of sea freight that involves the transport of oversized and complex items, such as wind turbines, oil rigs, and heavy machinery, which require specialized handling and equipment.
The type of sea freight used depends on the nature of the cargo, the size of the shipment, and the shipping requirements of the shipper.