Freight forwarding is one of the leading means of global transportation for commercial and individual customers. Freight forwarders such as Bali Intercont Cargo arrange the delivery of inventory from one location to the next utilizing a variety of different couriers, including air freight, ocean freight, as well as domestic transportation such as road freight (trucks and other large transport vehicles) and even rail lines.
Shipping in its original sense meant the transit of trade goods via sail ships in the colonial era. The business has evolved today into a multinational industry which today includes ‘transit architects’; companies which handle a multitude of tasks involved with the loading, transit and delivery of import/export goods all over the world. Ocean freight is the transportation of goods to worldwide destinations, loaded upon cargo ships and transported from port to port.
Ocean freight services help exporters and importers by providing services to manage some or all of the aspects related to international shipping and often guarantee the arrival of goods to the target location as well.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
- Port-to-port LCL and FCL sea freight services to over 500 international ports.
- Free price comparison for a variety of routes and vessels.
- 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.
Makassar – PT Pelabuhan Indonesia IV (Persero) has realized the construction of the mega project of Makassar New Port (MNP) to 28.18 percent as of July 31, 2017.
“The realization exceeds the planned 27.69 percent at the end of July 2017 or there is a deviation of +0.49 percent,” said Head of MNP Project Management Unit, Arwin in Makassar, Monday (7/8/2017)
He said Pelindo IV was trying to speed up the construction of the MNP project.
According to him, the realization is the total of the construction of MNP phase I package A, B and C, each of which has reached 36.46 percent, 25.72 percent and 27.46 percent.
Activities that are currently being done, Arwin continued, on package A secant pile iron production and reclamation or replacement of soft soil (soil replace).
Jakarta – (suaracargo.com)
Port junior services and services in Tanjung Priok are assured to continue well and smoothly, despite the strike action at PT Jakarta International Container Terminal (JICT) on 3-10 August 2017.
Indonesian Port Corporation (IPC) and JICT management together with the Ministry of Transportation and Police of RI have developed contingency plan in order to maintain the security of national vital objects and still provide optimal service in handling the loading and unloading of goods.
JAKARTA – PT Terminal Petikemas Surabaya (TPS) is preparing to face the strategic environment changes that surround it, including the end of cooperation between PT Pelabuhan Indonesia III and Dubai World Port in managing the container terminal facility.
Such changes are predicted to have far-reaching impacts on the existence of TPS because the current management will fully run the wheels of the company without any involvement of foreign parties altogether in the future. However, currently 100% of TPS operational activities have been controlled by local personnel.
JAKARTA – Four other import export terminals at Tanjung Priok Port have been designated to get overflow or transfer of 20 vessel services due to JICT strike action which will be implemented by Jakarta International Container Terminal (JICT) union on 3-10 August 2017.
President Director of PT JICT Gunta Prabawa said that the assignment of 20 ships from JICT through coordination meeting with the Tanjung Priok Port Authority office.
“There are 20 vessels delegated from JICT other terminals as contingency plan if JICT workers strike occurs,” he told Bisnis on Wednesday (2/8/2017).
The transfer of the ship from JICT is to the Koja container terminal as many as seven ships, New Priok Container Terminal One (NPCT-1) of six ships, Terminal 3 Tanjung Priok five ships and to Mustika Alam Lestari (MAL) Terminal two vessels.