Sea freight is an eminent feature among the services offered by Onward Cargo System. Our network of agents and logistics partners worldwide enable our clients to benefit from a package tailored to their individual needs and time requirements.
We excel in facilitating our clients with the following Sea freight services: -
▪ Worldwide export consolidation services.
▪ Import de-consolidation services.
▪ Handling FCL's / LCL's shipments to worldwide destinations.
If a shipper / importer has enough cargo to make either a 20ft or 40ft container cost-effective, the product is sold at a container rate. The customer pays an agreed price for the container, it is then totally at his discretion as to how much cargo is placed inside the container - the more tonnage placed inside the container, the lower the unit price.
This is the same type of product, as the consolidation service on airfreight where there is not enough cargo for the shippers needs to warrant paying for a 20ft container. So space is sold at the applicable weight / measure price to and from the major ports throughout the world - this is effectively a groupage service.
As we work with all shipping lines, a detailed schedule of services can be provided which highlights the frequency, transit time and real freight costs as they do vary considerably for different lines within the same trade route.
Sea Export: Our contract with the carriers and well maintained relations enables us to offer a competitive freight rate with the reliable carriers and can control the shipping from the point of origin to the destination as per the agreed timing and schedule, even with transshipment involved.
Sea Import: Once we received the information from the clients about the cargo shipped out from the point of origin, our staff will be alert about the same and will keep a keen follow up till the delivery of the consignment to the consignee.