SEA Freight

Sea Transport

Sea freight is a method of transporting large quantities of product via cargo ships; goods are packed into containers and these containers are loaded onto a vessel, where they will be sailed to their destination country. As a typical cargo vessel can carry 18,000 containers (TEU), sea freight is a cost-efficient way to transport high quantities of product.

LCL vs FCL

There are two types of sea freight rates: LCL and FCL, each for a different type of shipment. When you import goods via sea freight shipping, goods are loaded into containers that are then loaded onto vessels for transit. Depending on the size of your shipment, you will either be able to fill an entire container with only your goods, or you may need to share a container with other people.

LCL

LCL (Less-Than-Container Load) shipments are for goods that are too small to fill an entire container. Instead of your goods being loaded into their own container, your goods are in a shared container with other people’s. LCL is charged by cbm (cubic meter).

FCL

FCL (Full Container Load) shipments are for goods of a high enough volume to warrant being transported in their own container. FCL is charged as a flat fee per container.

E-FALL will help advise you on whether your shipment requires LCL or FCL.

How we pack your sea freight ?

Most used container types

 

20 ft container

Internal dimension
5.898 x 2.352 x 2.390 mm

Overall dimension:
6.058 x 2.438 x 2.591 mm

Footrpint: 13,88 m²

Volume: 33,1 m³

40 ft container

Internal dimension
12.032 x 2.352 x 2.395 mm

Overall dimension:
12.192 x 2.438 x 2.591 mm

Footrpint: 28,37 m²

Volume: 67,7 m³

40 ft HC container

Internal dimension
12.032 x 2.352 x 2.698 mm

Overall dimension:
12.192 x 2.438 x 2.896 mm

Footrpint: 28,37 m²

Volume: 76,4 m³