Sea Freight

As the industry leader in sea transportation, Think Global Logistics offers tailored shipping services through the best of both worlds - a global network with unmatched local expertise. We can manage all your ocean freight requirements, including direct or transhipped operations, affordable air/sea combinations, and a versatile range of logistics solutions offered at each origin and destination. Whether transporting LCL or FCL shipments across the ocean, our priority is to deliver your sea freight securely, on schedule and within budget.

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There is greater flexibility with the items that can be transported via ocean freight compared to air freight
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Lower costs involved with sea freight
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Greater capacity to ship more items, especially bulky items
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Sea Freight Services: The Reliable and Cost-Effective Choice for Shipping Goods Internationally


Sea Freight Service Overview

  • Global shipping network
  • Cost-effective shipping option
  • Door to Door Delivery
  • Suitable for large and heavy items
  • Can handle various types of cargo
  • Sustainable choice with low carbon footprint
  • Flexible options (FCL and LCL) available
  • Ideal for bulk shipping and oversized items
  • Advanced tracking and reporting options
  • Efficient and hassle-free with experienced professionals
  • Insurance options available

The Top 7 Advantages of Sea Freight for Shipping Goods Internationally

Due to its numerous advantages, sea freight is a popular choice for shipping goods globally. Some of the key benefits of using sea freight include:

  1. Cost-effectiveness: Sea freight is generally the most affordable option for shipping large quantities of goods over long distances. This is because the cost of transporting goods by ship is significantly lower than by air or land.
  2. Capacity: Ships can carry much larger quantities of goods than planes or trucks, making sea freight a good choice for shipping large volumes of goods.
  3. Sustainability: Shipping goods by sea has a lower carbon footprint compared to air or land transportation, making it a more environmentally friendly option.
  4. Reliability: While sea freight may take longer than other modes of transportation, it is generally a more reliable option with a lower risk of delays due to weather or other factors.
  5. Flexibility: Sea freight offers a range of options for shipping different types and quantities of goods, including full container load (FCL) and less-than-container load (LCL) shipping. This allows for flexibility in terms of the size and nature of the goods being shipped.
  6. Safety: Sea freight is generally considered to be a safe and secure mode of transportation, with strict regulations in place to ensure the safety of the goods being shipped.
  7. Customisation: Shipping by sea allows for the customisation of shipping solutions to meet the specific needs of the shipper, such as specialised handling for oversized or hazardous cargo.

Overall, ocean freight is a cost-effective, reliable, and flexible option for shipping goods internationally. Contact a reputable sea freight provider like TGL to discuss your shipping needs and get a quote for our services.

Sea Freight Frequently Asked Questions

How long does sea freight shipping take?

The transit time for sea freight shipping can vary greatly depending on the distance the cargo is travelling, the mode of transportation (e.g., container ship, roll-on/roll-off vessel, etc.), and any necessary transshipments. Transit times can range from a few days to several weeks.

Are any items not allowed to be shipped via sea freight?

Yes, certain items are restricted or prohibited from being shipped via sea freight. These may include hazardous materials, illegal goods, perishable items, and live animals. It's essential to check with the TGL and relevant government agencies to ensure that your goods can be shipped legally and safely.

How do I determine the size of the shipping container I need?

The size of the shipping container you need will depend on the dimensions and weight of the goods you are shipping. You can use a volume calculator to estimate the container size you need, or you can contact the shipping company for assistance.

Can I track my sea freight shipments?

Yes, TGL offers tracking services that allow you to track your shipment as it moves through the supply chain. You can typically track your shipment online or by contacting TGL directly.

Are there any additional fees I should be aware of when shipping via sea freight?

There may be additional fees associated with TGL's sea freight shipping services, such as terminal handling charges, customs fees, and fuel surcharges. It's important to discuss these fees with TGL and factor them into your budget.

Can I insure my sea freight shipment? 

You can insure your sea freight shipment with TGL to protect against loss or damage during transit. 

How do I prepare my goods for sea freight shipping with TGL?

To prepare your goods for sea freight shipping with TGL, you will need to package and label them appropriately. You may also need to obtain necessary documents, such as a commercial invoice or a packing list. It's vital to follow TGL's guidelines to ensure that your goods are shipped safely and efficiently.

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TGL is an international freight forwarding company based in Australia, providing complete logistics solutions to all industries. We specialise in offering business to business logistics services including sea freight, air freight, domestic freight, 3PL warehouse, and customs clearance. We lead the industry in delivering exceptional service to our customers by focusing on our people and technology. Get a quote today or book a free consultation session with our logistic professionals.

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