The Benefits of Sea Freight

Before the development of air cargo, sea freight was the primary means of international goods transit. The birth and growth of air cargo was a major development for world trade and opened the door to considerably higher levels of import and export for many nations. In the light of recent concerns about the environmental sustainability of air transport however, the justifiability of our current reliance on this mode of cargo movement is in question. The same concerns also apply to the proliferation of road based haulage and it’s sustainability.

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Originally posted on July 13, 2015 @ 10:01 am

How To Calculate Cubic Metres (CBM) When Shipping

Determining Cubic Metres or CBM is the first step you should take in determining how to ship your cargo. You don’t want to be shipping FCL cargo as FCL Groupage cargo nor do you want to be shipping FCL Groupage Cargo as FCL, unless obviously you have reached or exceeded the break-even point of your cargo which I teach in the section FCL vs FCL Groupage.

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Originally posted on July 8, 2015 @ 3:13 pm

Freight Containers Classification

The pattern of cargo reception and shipment has changed with the use of the freight container – container, box or LO/LO (lift on/lift off). The use of containers, which started more than 40 years ago, in intercontinental traffic is now available in most seaports worldwide.

In the 1960’s, many seaports either had inadequate container facility or none at all. Consequently, export shipments often relied on conventional (break-bulk) vessels. The cargoes were placed alongside a vessel for hoisting on board. The stevedores (longshoremen) were often employed to carry cargoes on and off the vessel. The loading and unloading of vessels consumed too much time, which caused dockside bottlenecks and delayed shipments. With the increased use of containers, the congestion was decentralized. The problem of congestion was transferred from the docks or piers to the container freight stations or terminals.
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Originally posted on June 15, 2015 @ 2:38 pm

Full Container Load. a definition

A Full Container Load (FCL) is a standard (20 or 40 ft length) depending on location of origin Country, but sometimes it is standard container that is stuffed (loaded) and un-stuffed (discharged) under the risk and account of one shipper and only one consignee, in practice it means whole container is intended for one consignee.

FCL container shipment attracts lower freight rates than an equivalent weight of cargo in bulk. The FCL means the loading reaches its allowable maximum weight or full measurement. In practice, the FCL in the ocean freight does not always mean packing a container to its full payload or full capacity. Сontainer loading is a quite difficult procedure, and during the loading it is necessary to pay attention in order to avoid cargo damage. Following there are some rules you should know in order to save goods in proper condition:
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Originally posted on June 6, 2015 @ 10:37 am

The Problems Faced by The Shipping Companies.

Sea freight companies offer services such as the transport of expensive goods and cargo from one place to the other on water. These companies are majorly involved in the transport of bulky goods and products as well as raw materials that could be seen heavier to be borne by other means such as air, roads and rail. There is however risks that threaten the closure of some companies due to losses incurred in the process of delivering the goods.

In most parts of the world, sea freight companies suffer huge loses die to the attacks that they get from pirates who destroy goods that were supposed to be delivered or even steal them. In some cases pirates hijack cargo ships and demand huge sums of money as ransom which threaten the collapse of such companies that become victims of this. As a result of the threat posed by the emergence of pirate gangs, insurance firms that offer insurance cover to goods being shipped across troubled waters and the ships have sky rocketed there premiums. This makes sea freight one of the most expensive and insecure means of transporting goods and manufactured products as well as raw materials.

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Sea Freight Forwarders – Finding Reliable Sea Freight Forwarders for Exporting Products

It is typically more affordable for companies that have to ship their products internationally to choose sea transportation. Furthermore, you can ship very large loads to considerable distances. For successful shipping, you need to use the services of reliable sea freight forwarders.

Check whether the sea freight forwarders offer door to door delivery. This service is more comprehensive and more cost efficient compared to arranging the transportation to and from the port yourself. It is best to learn how the door to door delivery service will work precisely and what kind of transportation will be arranged to and from the port. Railroad transportation is the most commonly used option primarily because it is more cost efficient but in some cases road transportation may be required.

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International Shipping Container

Shipping containers are most vital in the transporting of goods from place to place especially for fragile and delicate products. International shipping containers are vital in the international shipment of these goods. The traditional methods of shipments are no longer used by international shippers because of higher percentages of damages resulting from exposure and no protection of cargoes. International shipment of delicate items are done with less damage expected because the items are placed inside the containers and covered with cardboard or polystyrene shields for protection. For fresh products or food items shipped internationally, placing these in cartons and polystyrene packaging materials will protect these from damage, likewise with electronic products packed in polystyrene shields or airbags.

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Facts About Full Container Shipping

Full container shipping is a smart container shipping activity which is offered by the international shipping and freight movers to import and export companies as well as individual customers who are looking forward to move from one country to another. As compared to open shipping; container shipping is safe especially when considering on moving the fragile household items, or exporting and importing goods that are otherwise quite fragile in nature. It is estimated that every year many thousands of containers are lost in the sea for some reason or the other, and which therefore calls for greater concern to secure the goods during the international movement. International shipping companies’ take care of the containers and also insure them so as to prevent the customers to suffer from any losses, in case of any eventuality. The prices of full or less container shipping charged by international shipping company also includes the insurance costs.

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Sea Freight Services

Sea freight, also known as ocean freight, is one of the longest established forms of transporting goods internationally. It’s also one of the most economical. While air freight is favoured for time-sensitive shipments, sea freight is still the first choice for many businesses and individuals looking for a cost-effective solution.

Small businesses and individual customers may not typically consider sea freight as a viable option, as it tends to be associated with larger companies exporting high volumes of commercial cargo. But sea freight services can also be a great option for transporting personal effects.

With our LCL (part container load) service, you don’t need to have enough cargo to fill a whole container in order to get a beneficial shipping rate. But if you do, we also offer FCL (full container load) shipments.

Why not find out how much you could save by filling in the quote form above? Getting a quote is free, with no obligation to register or book.

Sea freight specialists since 1989

Bali Cargo (trade mark of Bali Intercont Cargo) has been trading for over 28 years. We’ve established a reputation for freight forwarding expertise, great value-for-money services, and exceptional customer care.

We offer:

  • Port-to-port LCL and FCL sea freight services to over 500 international ports.
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  • An easy-to-use booking system – with prices inclusive of all associated charges up to the destination point.
  • An optional collection service from an address of your choice.
  • Support with shipping documentation. Our customer care team will assist you for the duration of your shipment and beyond.

Your low-cost shipping solution

Sea freight is the most economical way of sending large volumes of goods internationally. If your delivery is not particularly time-sensitive, then we would recommend sea freight as a viable alternative to air freight or door-to-door courier services.

To get the most out of sea freight services:

  • Plan ahead: Sea freight times are much longer than air freight times, so it’s a good idea to make a booking well in advance of your desired delivery date. Our specialist freight team will be able to give you estimated transit times depending on the vessel and routing. Call +62 815 5804 8969 or email Marketing@BaliIntercontCargo.com
  • Think big: As a rule of thumb, greater volumes almost always mean cheaper delivery prices when shipping goods internationally. This is especially true for sea freight.
  • Protect your goods in transit: It’s important to package your goods correctly to minimise the risk of damage during transit.