Sea freight refers to ferrying goods via ocean vessels.
Cargo is consolidated into shipping containers before they are loaded onto a ship and ferried to their destination.
Some advantages of sea freight include its affordability and smaller carbon footprint.
Types Of Sea Freight Services
At Haulx, we offer two types of sea freight services: Less-than-Container Load Shipping and Full-Container-Load Shipping.
Unsure which type is most suitable for your business needs?
Our team is ready to provide expert assistance in helping you make the best decision.
Factors That Affect Sea Freight
Sea Freight vs Air Freight
|Air Freight||Sea Freight|
|Speed||The shipping duration may take only a few days||Shipment of goods may take several weeks or even months.|
|Cost||More expensive as compared to sea freight||More Affordable than air freight|
|Type of cargo||Better for small volume of goods with a short lifespan||Ideal for bulky items and high volume cargo|
|Reliability||More reliable than sea freight as easier to reschedule shipment||Less reliable due to difficulty in rescheduling shipments|
|Sustainability||Higher carbon footprint||Very carbon efficient|
Opt for Sea Freight if you prioritize budget-consciousness and need to ship a substantial volume of bulky goods.
Keep in mind that slower lead times are expected, resulting in a longer waiting period.