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Major Types And Benefits Of Sea Freight Shipping Services

by Andrew S. Customs & Freight Forwarder NSW
Sea freight shipping is one of the oldest methods of transportation of goods. Though this process is quite slow, it is reliable, trusted and secure. In this article, we are going to discuss the major types and benefits of sea freight shipping services.


Types of marine freights

Marine freights are mainly categorised into 5 different types. They include Full Container Load, Less Than Container Load, Roll On Roll Off, Dry Bulk and Break Bulk. Let’s explain them properly.

Full Container Load or FCL

Cargo shippers in Sydney purchase a whole container or multiple containers for shipping their cargos through ocean freight

Less Than Container Load or LCL

Less Than Container Load means when the cargo shipping agencies mainly purchase a specific space inside the container and the cargo are shipped together with other goods to the destination.

Roll On Roll Off or RORO

Roll On Roll Off means when the wheeled vehicles like semi-trucks, rail cars or passenger vehicles are simply rolled on & off a ship

Dry bulk

Dry bulk freights mean that the cargo shipping agencies use a ship’s hold for carrying a certain amount of goods, like coal, ore and grain that can’t be shipped in the intermodal containers.

Break bulk

Last but not the least, break bulk freight means cargo shipping agencies prefer a ship’s hold for carrying certain goods, like steel girders & large scale goods that can’t be shipped in intermodal containers.

Key benefits of ocean freight

Sea freight shipping services are always in great demand. This is the oldest method of transportation which is known for its cost effectiveness and security. Many companies across the world rely on ocean freight shipping for the following advantages.

  • Sea freight shipping is one of the best options for international cargo shipping as compared to air freight, which is comparatively expensive.
  • Sea freight shipping is an efficient method of transportation for shipping bulky and large amounts of goods that are quite difficult to ship through other methods.
  • In comparison to other modes of shipping, sea freight shipping has a lower carbon footprint. This is because a single cargo ship can transport a large number of goods.
  • Sea freight shipping may transport some special types of goods such as hazardous chemicals that can’t be transported through air freight.

The importance of ocean freight shipping services is huge. From large commercial vehicles to industrial chemicals, freight ships can transport both small scale and large scale goods to a specific destination.


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