Container transport

Container transport

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Sea transport is always the best solution for the companies that continually need to transport large amounts of cargo to distant regions, where road transport is either not effective, safe enough or simply impossible. Compared to air or road transport, sea transport is considerably cheaper, but more time-consuming.

Thanks to long-term cooperation with our partners and extensive practical experiences in transport, we can offer you up-to-date information about the prices, freight conditions and deadlines. Transport is a very labour-intensive process, that includes several important aspects, strict control and legal support. Since our company is familiar with international shipment and especially the nuances of international sea transport, we will be a perfect partner to solve your transport problems.

Our company offers sea container transport services almost in all directions all over the world. We offer our services in Europe (Kotka, Hamina, Helsinki, Hamburg, Rotterdam, Antwerpen), in the Baltic states (Riga, Klaipeda, Tallinn), in Canada and USA (New York, New Orleans, Houston, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Boston, Montreal, Quebec, Toronto) as well as in South-Eastern Asia (Dalian, Fuzhou, Hong Kong, Ningbo, Qingdao, Shanghai, Shekou, Xiamen, Xingang, Yantian). One of the most popular directions for us is the container transport from China.

Depending on the characteristics of the goods, the sea transport uses different types of containers:  20’, 40’, 40’HC, refrigerating containers, Open Top, Flat Rack. Our specialists are competent to select the best type of container for your consignment.

The main sea transport document is the bill of lading. It is a document that is issued by the carrier to the sender of goods, confirming the fact that the goods are accepted for shipment. With the bill of lading the carrier undertakes to deliver the goods to the destination port and hand them over to the lawful owner.

The bill of lading usually contains the following information:

  • the name of the ship
  • the name of the carrier, the place of loading, the name of the sender
  • destination or the direction of the ship, the name of the receiver (the bill of performer, nominal bill, the bill of sender)
  • the name of goods, labelling, condition, appearance and characteristics
  • the number of units and/or weight and/or volume
  • data about the cargo and other taxables
  • the number of issued bills of lading
  • the captain’s signature (representative of the carrier)

 


Container transport includes the following stages:

  • Delivering an empty container of the right size to the client’s warehouse
  • After loading the goods to the container, sealing the container in the presence of the client’s representative
  • Delivering the container to the starting port
  • Preparing all the necessary accompanying documents
  • Monitoring the location of the container
  • Delivering the container from the destination port to the customs warehouses or to the client’s warehouse