Ocean Freight

Ocean Freight

In the realm of international trade and logistics, sea freight services serve as the backbone of global commerce. At Logistica, we specialize in delivering cost-effective, reliable, and efficient sea freight solutions that cater to your cargo needs.

Our Comprehensive Sea Freight Services:

  • Container Shipping  Our container shipping services are tailored to handle various cargo types, ensuring secure and efficient transportation.
  • LCL (Less than Container Load)  We offer LCL services for smaller shipments, allowing you to share container space and reduce costs.
  • FCL (Full Container Load) For larger shipments, FCL services provide exclusive container use, optimizing cargo protection and transit time.
  • Ro-Ro (Roll-on/Roll-off)  Streamline vehicle and heavy equipment shipping with our Ro-Ro services, designed for ease of loading, and unloading.
  • Reefer Containers  Safely transport temperature-sensitive cargo with our reefer containers, equipped with precise climate control.
  • Customs Clearance  Our experts handle all customs documentation, ensuring your cargo complies with international regulations for smooth global trade.

Service Coverage:

Our sea freight services cover key trade routes across the world, connecting you to vital destinations in Asia, Europe, the Americas, and beyond. Whether you're shipping consumer goods, industrial equipment, or raw materials, our extensive experience ensures precise, efficient delivery.

Why Choose Logistica?

  • Proven Expertise  With years of experience in sea freight logistics, our team effectively manages a wide range of cargo needs.
  • Global Network  Our extensive network encompasses leading carriers, port authorities, and local logistics experts worldwide, offering you a global presence.
  • Customer Satisfaction  Satisfied clients attest to our commitment to exceptional service tailored to your unique requirements.
  • Competitive Pricing  We understand the significance of cost-effective logistics, providing competitive rates without compromising on service quality.
  • Compliance  We strictly adhere to international regulations, ensuring the secure and compliant transportation of your cargo.

Choose Logistica for dependable sea freight services that streamline your global logistics. Contact us today for a personalized quote and experience the efficiency and reliability of our sea logistics services.

Your cargo's journey begins with us.

Frequently Asked Questions about Ocean Freight Services

1. What is Sea freight and how does it work?

Sea freight service is a method of transporting goods via ships across oceans and seas. Sea or ocean freight involves loading cargo onto shipping containers or directly onto the vessel and transporting it to the desired destination port. The process typically includes booking cargo space with a shipping line, arranging for the pickup and delivery of goods to and from ports, and managing customs clearance procedures. Once the cargo reaches its destination port, it is unloaded and transported to its final destination by land transportation if needed.

2. What types of cargo can be transported via sea freight?

 Sea freight is versatile and can accommodate various types of cargo, including:

1. Containerized cargo: Goods packed in standard shipping containers, such as electronics, clothing, machinery, and consumer goods.

2. Bulk cargo: Unpackaged goods such as grains, coal, ores, and liquids like oil or chemicals, transported in large quantities without individual packaging.

3. Roll-on/Roll-off (RoRo) cargo: Vehicles like cars, trucks, and heavy machinery that can be driven onto and off the vessel.

4. Breakbulk cargo: Goods that are too large, heavy, or irregularly shaped to fit into standard containers, such as machinery, timber, and oversized equipment, loaded individually onto the vessel.

5. Refrigerated cargo: Perishable goods requiring temperature-controlled transport, including food items like fruits, vegetables, meat, and pharmaceuticals.

6. Project cargo: Large, complex, or high-value items for specific projects, such as construction materials, industrial equipment, or components for infrastructure projects.

These are just some examples, and sea freight can accommodate a wide range of cargo types, making it a popular choice for international trade and logistics.

3. How do you ensure the safety and security of goods during sea transit?

Ensuring the safety and security of goods during sea transit involves several measures:

Proper Packaging: Goods should be appropriately packaged to withstand the rigors of transportation, including potential impacts, vibrations, and changes in temperature and humidity.

Secure Stowage: Cargo should be properly stowed and secured within containers or on the vessel to prevent shifting, damage, or loss during transit.

Vessel Selection: Choosing reputable shipping lines and vessels with good safety records and modern equipment reduces the risk of accidents or incidents at sea.

Insurance Coverage: Cargo insurance provides financial protection against loss or damage during transit and is essential for mitigating risks associated with sea freight.

Tracking and Monitoring: Utilizing tracking systems and real-time monitoring technologies allows for continuous visibility of cargo throughout its journey, enabling prompt response to any issues or delays.

Compliance with Regulations: Ensuring compliance with international shipping regulations, customs requirements, and security protocols minimizes the risk of delays, fines, or confiscation of goods.

Security Measures: Implementing security protocols such as seals on containers, restricted access to cargo areas, and surveillance systems helps prevent theft, tampering, or unauthorized access to goods.

By implementing these measures, shippers and logistics providers can enhance the safety and security of goods during sea transit, safeguarding against potential risks and ensuring successful delivery to their destination.

4. What size of cargo can your sea freight services accommodate?

We typically accommodate a wide range of cargo sizes, from small shipments to large-scale industrial equipment. The size of cargo that can be accommodated depends on various factors including the type of vessel, container capacity, and shipping company policies. Standard shipping containers come in sizes such as 20 feet (TEU), 40 feet (FEU), and 45 feet, but there are also specialized containers for oversized or irregularly shaped cargo. Additionally, breakbulk cargo and RoRo vessels can handle larger or non-containerized goods. It's essential to work with a shipping provider that can accommodate the specific size and type of cargo you need to transport.


5. Do you offer tracking and monitoring systems for sea cargo shipments?

 Currently we do not offer this service.

6. What is the average transit time for sea cargo shipments within GCC and internationally?

The average transit time for sea cargo shipments within the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) region can vary depending on factors such as the specific ports of origin and destination, the shipping line or carrier, and the type of service (direct or transshipment). Generally, sea freight shipments within the GCC can range from a few days to a couple of weeks.

For international sea cargo shipments, transit times depend on several factors including the distance between the origin and destination ports, the shipping route, the mode of transportation (direct or transshipment), and any potential delays such as weather conditions or port congestion.

7. What documentation is required for sea freight shipments

Sea freight shipments require various documentation to facilitate the movement of goods and comply with international trade regulations. Some of the essential documents include:

Bill of Lading (B/L): A contract between the shipper and the carrier that serves as a receipt for the goods, evidence of the contract of carriage, and a document of title to the goods.

Commercial Invoice: A document issued by the seller to the buyer, providing details of the transaction, including the description of the goods, quantity, price, terms of sale, and payment terms.

Packing List: A detailed list of the contents of each shipping container, including information such as item descriptions, quantities, weights, and dimensions.

Certificate of Origin: A document that certifies the country of origin of the goods and may be required for customs clearance and trade compliance purposes.

Export License (if applicable): A government-issued document authorizing the export of specific goods, which may be required for controlled or restricted items.

Insurance Certificate: Proof of insurance coverage for the cargo during transit, providing financial protection against loss, damage, or theft.

Customs Declaration/Form: Documentation required by customs authorities to declare the details of the shipment, including the value of the goods, their classification, and any applicable duties or taxes.

Shipping Instructions: Instructions provided by the shipper to the carrier regarding the handling and transportation of the cargo, including details such as pickup and delivery instructions, special handling requirements, and routing preferences.

These are some of the key documents required for sea freight shipments. The specific documentation needed may vary depending on factors such as the nature of the goods, the countries involved in the trade, and any regulatory requirements applicable to the shipment. It's essential to work closely with your freight forwarder or shipping provider to ensure that all necessary documentation is prepared and submitted correctly for smooth customs clearance and transportation of the cargo.

8. Do you handle insurance for sea freight shipments to protect against potential loss or damage?

Yes we have Freight Forwarding Liability insurance and Marine insurance on case to case basis if required.

9. How do you handle customs clearance procedures for sea freight

Handling customs clearance procedures for sea freight shipments involves several steps:

Documentation Preparation: Ensure that all required shipping documents, such as the commercial invoice, packing list, bill of lading, and certificate of origin, are accurately completed and organized according to customs requirements.

Submission of Documentation: Submit the required documentation to the customs authorities of the departure and destination countries or ports. This may involve electronic submission through customs portals or physical submission at the port of entry.

Customs Inspection (if applicable): Customs authorities may conduct inspections of the cargo to verify the accuracy of the documentation, assess the goods for compliance with import regulations, and ensure that any applicable duties or taxes are properly assessed.

Duty and Tax Assessment: Customs authorities will determine the applicable duties, taxes, and fees based on the declared value, classification, and origin of the goods. Import duties and taxes must be paid before the cargo can be released for delivery.

Customs Clearance: Once all necessary documentation has been reviewed, and any duties and taxes have been paid, customs will issue clearance for the cargo to be released from the port and delivered to its final destination.

Delivery Coordination: Coordinate the delivery of the cleared cargo to its final destination, whether by arranging for inland transportation or coordinating pickup by the consignee.

Record-Keeping: Maintain accurate records of all customs clearance documentation and transactions for future reference and compliance purposes.

Throughout the customs clearance process, it's essential to ensure compliance with all relevant import regulations, tariff requirements, and customs procedures to avoid delays, penalties, or other issues that may arise during the importation of goods via sea freight. Working with experienced customs brokers or freight forwarders can help streamline the customs clearance process and ensure compliance with all regulatory requirements.

10. Do you require cargo Insurance ?

Yes. This is very important as the General insurance given by IATA/ Maritime or Transporters are basically covering cargo on a minimum value .It is always safe to take an individual cover at all times especially for high value cargo.