Sea Freight Shipping Import or Export Cargo.

Each mode of freight transport has its own unique advantages. Choosing an appropriate method is heavily dependent on distance, the geographic location of your destination.

The nature of your items, your budget, and any necessary deadlines or schedules that must be adhered to.You may be surprised to learn that although it seems like the less technologically advanced option, choosing sea freight shipping can be more economically viable, more reliable and easier than transporting your goods by other means.

Sea freight shipping may be your preferred choice of transportation if you have lots of heavy, over sized or a large quantity of packages to send & delivery time is not important.When shipping goods by sea you must consider the transit times, the frequency of sailings and sea vessel rotation of the delivery ports. In addition consideration must also be given to the temperature, humidity or moisture levels that your cargo may endure during the sea voyage. Ask yourself how will it affect my cargo?

Sea freight shipping is the most economic form of transportation by which goods are moved between countries in the import export process. With the use of containerization for packing and shipping export or import cargo it has greatly increased the volumes of cargo moved by sea freight whilst improving, the speed of transit and the safety of cargo deliveries

How long does Sea Freight take?

The transit time will vary from destination to destination but obviously sea freight is a much slower service than air freight. Depending on the final destination, most transit times will be between 2 and 5 weeks.

How are the Shipping freight charges calculated when shipping by sea freight?

Unlike air freight, sea freight is charged on the cubic meters of your cargo or kg weight if the weight of the cargo is greater than the cubic meters of the cargo.

What am I not allowed to send?

There are very strict rules which regulate what can and cannot send by sea freight. They fall mainly into the following 2 categories.

Dangerous goods

Many items which seem harmless to an individual are regarded as “dangerous goods” when being shipped by sea freight. It is against the law to send these items in your packages if they are not declared on the shipper’s inventory. If you do have “dangerous goods” to send they must be packed and handled in a specialist manner. Dangerous goods are more expensive to send than general freight.

Valuable cargo

This includes cash, traveler’s cheques, stamp collections, deeds, tickets, jewellery, watches or similar highly valuable items.

Why Choose Worldwide to ship my Sea Freight cargo? 

On time every time. We don't make excuses. We deliver.
No matter whether your freight is large or small or you need a regular service or just a one-off shipment, World Wide Customs & Forwarding Agents can meet your needs. We ensure your consignment arrives door-to-door, airport-to-airport or wharf-to-wharf by the most cost-effective route to almost anywhere in the world. Our experienced staff are always available to take your enquiries.

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