As the name suggest, sea freight, or also known as ocean freight, employs a sea vessel to transport goods or cargoes from one sea port to another on other parts of the world. The goods are commonly contained within a shipping containers or if they are packed well enough, are placed directly on the vessel.
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Upon selection of a sea freight company, trucking services, or a land delivery will be made. This is to bring the container to a commercial warehousing space that allows for the loading of their goods.
Upon filling up this container with the goods, it will be bolted shut and sealed with a high security seal. This container will only be open and seal broken, upon delivery, at the requested storage place or unless ordered by custom official for inspection.
The sea freight forwarders will then contact the port where this container will be shifted to. Necessary logistical and administrative paperwork are then completed by both customer and the sea freight company to ensure that goods exported or imported fulfil customs regulation of affected countries and are also insured with the necessary documents.
Container is then loaded on to the ship and will carry out its delivery within the agreed stipulated time.
Factors to Consider When Using Sea Freight
One great advantage of using sea freight over its counterpart is its capacity to hold large amount of containers. This allows for huge number of storage and shipment of large amount of goods to another location.
Another advantage and consideration for many is the cost. The price of sea freight is comparably 5 to 6 times cheaper as that of its air freight counterpart. However, though the cost is low, there will be times where additional cost are incurred. This is due to the added trucking where is used to bring the necessary goods to the warehouse, not located near the seaport. But whatever the reason, it is still a good call for consideration to use sea freight as a mode of delivery.
Other consideration of employing sea freight will be its delivery time and punctuality. It will take 30 days for a sea freight to deliver their goods as compared to air freight which only takes between 2 days to a week. Also, due to certain circumstance, there can be instances where shipping schedules gets delay. This delay may pushed sea freight delay a further 1 to 2 weeks back as compared to its stipulated timing.
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Being located in Singapore, a place with seaport vastly connected with the world, M & P International will definitely be the choice for any customers shipping solution. Being at a prime location allows for M & P international to provide her customer with a widespread range of services, promising to deliver their items or cargos at the quickest time with the best cost saving option.
M&P International Freights provides quality sea freight services in Singapore and around the world. Contact us today and let us know how we can help you.