Sea Freight Logistics

Sea Freight Logistics

We offer a full range of sea freight services to all global destinations. With over 25 years of experience we are able to offer you the most appropriate service for your requirements whether your a home owner relocating or a manufacturer shipping pallets of machine parts overseas. A full range of our services is detailed below:

Groupage

We run a number of our own groupage services as detailed in the table below, as well as utilising services run by NVOCC's, covering all major global destinations.

 
Destination
Import
Export
Frequency
China
Yes
No
Daily
Australia
Yes
Yes
Weekends
USA
Yes
Yes
Daily
Canada
Yes
Yes
Daily

Door to Door & Port to Port

Our service can be tailored to your specific requirements. As a small independent company we can afford the time to determine the best routes to achieve your objectives, often using multiple service providers many of whom would not be used by the larger companies who only use their own preferred list of agents.

NVOCC

We have access to most NVOCC shipping schedules allowing us to book low cost cargo space for LCL and FCL shipments in advance with certainty.

Project Cargo

As a small dynamic company we are always happy to take on project cargo. We have years of experience in the shipment of out sized and complex cargoes by sea, including aircraft, sports cars and antique furniture. Many of our projects have involved multiple operations across more than one nation including sourcing and managing local lifting equipment and securing specific permits etc.

Customs Formalities

We can help you with all aspects of import customs formalities into the UK including tariff calculations and form filling. We also have a vast wealth of experience with customs formalities for exports, both with respect to leaving the UK as well as entering EU and non-EU nations. If you are unsure of your situation we would be happy to help.

Marine Insurance

Since the Government, with effect from 20 July 2007, introduced an exemption which removes the need for freight forwarders or storage firms who are carrying on insurance mediation with commercial customers to be authorised under the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (FSMA), we have been able to offer marine insurance to commercial clients. More details can be found here.

Deep Sea Shipping

Deep sea shipping routes offer regular cost effective passage to global destinations and is becoming a more attractive method of shipping than airfrieght due to the rising costs of fuel. Deep sea shipping is ideal for non time sensitive shipments. Shipping sea freight along the major shipping lanes is generally cost effective due to the high volume of capacity available, for example, Southampton to New York, however, regional ports tend not to offer as much choice regarding either ports of call or schedules.

LCL & FCL

We handle both Less than Container Load (LCL) and Full Container Load (FCL) sea freight. LCL sea freight can be either shipped direct to us for groupage, to a receiving depot or direct to the dock for groupage. For FCL sea freight we can arrange for a container to be shipped direct to your premises where it is loaded and sealed, loaded at one of our warehouse facilities or loaded at the docks. Generally speaking, FCL shipments are the ideal option once your have more than 50% the volume of a shipping container.

Packing

Sea freight requires careful attention to packing. We take every care to ensure that your consignments reach their destination in good order. Packing starts off with boxes, bubble wrap and other suitable materials to ensure the maximum protection for the actual consignments, through to careful container loading and strapping to avoid the effects of several weeks on the ocean. We have years of experience in the packing of seafreight, and whilst you can do this yourself, if you have any questions, we're here to help.


Chiltern Air Freight Ltd - Wraysbury House - Poyle Rd - Colnbrook - Heathrow - Berkshire - SL3 0AY - UK
Tel: +44 (0)1753 680535 - Fax: +44 (0)1753 681094 - E-mail: office@chilternairfreight.co.uk