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Sea Freight Forwarding Services

Sea Freight Forwarding

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End-to-End Sea Freight Services

If you can work with longer lead times and cost-effectiveness is a top priority, teaming up with a sea freight forwarder like Jacanna is your ideal solution. Through our experienced team working out of Brisbane and our worldwide network of agents, we provide a wide range of end-to-end sea freight services.

When moving sea freight with us, you have plenty of options, from standard 20’ or 40’ containers to open tops, flat racks, out-of-gauge, breakbulk, and roll-on / roll-off services. We’ll work closely with you to find a sea freight forwarding solution tailored to your specific needs.

We take a hands-on approach, monitoring every consignment from start to finish. With us, you’re always in the know with real-time updates on the progress of your shipment.

Open-Top Shipping Containers

An open-top container is a specialised shipping container as it doesn’t have a solid roof. It comes with removable roof bows and a tarpaulin cover. This makes it perfect for loading and unloading cargo from above, especially if you need to move oversized or heavy items.

If you need to transport heavy machinery, construction materials, or large vehicles, use these sturdy containers. They are particularly useful for businesses in construction, mining, and the auto industry. Thanks to their height, they can easily fit tall items like logs.

Out-of-gauge Cargo

Out-of-gauge cargo refers to any cargo that exceeds the dimensions of standard shipping containers, such as construction materials, oversized vehicles, or bulk commodities. This type of sea freight can be challenging to transport safely, but Jacanna is up to the task.

Our team of experts has the experience and knowledge to handle any OOG shipment, no matter how complex. We create customised shipping solutions that ensure your freight’s safe and efficient transportation. Contact us for more information.

Roll On, Roll Off Shipping

Roll-on roll-off (RoRo) shipping has revolutionised sea freight forwarding by enabling seamless transportation of wheeled cargo, from cars and trucks to heavy machinery, aboard specialised vessels. Unlike traditional car ferries limited to short distances, RoRo carriers travel the globe, navigating rough seas with remarkable safety and efficiency.

Vehicles and equipment simply drive on and off the ship via ramps, streamlining the loading and unloading processes. As a general rule, if it has wheels, RoRo is the way to go.

Our Global Network Keeping Us Connected

Working with shipping agents all across the world, our global network keeps us connected to seaports and airports everywhere, ensuring a truly international freight forwarding service.

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Frequently asked questions

The time it takes for your shipment to arrive can vary depending on various factors. These can include where your cargo originates, where it’s shipping to, whether it’s peak shipping season or not, and external influences like port congestion. To get the most accurate estimate for transit times, request a quote. However, generally speaking, sea freight will take longer than air freight.

When it comes to international freight forwarding, sea freight is more cost-effective than air freight. However, sea freight takes a longer time to deliver goods. What can be delivered within a couple of days by air can take several weeks via ocean.

One of the advantages of sea freight is its flexibility in terms of available routes and service options. It is also ideal for transporting heavier, bulkier, and hazardous cargo.

If you do not need to transport your goods urgently and want to save costs, we recommend using sea freight.

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There are plenty of benefits to using sea freight services, such as:

  • Cost-effective: Compared to air freight, sea freight is cheaper when your cargo is heavier or consists of multiple cartons.
  • Carbon efficiency: Compared to other modes of transportation, shipping by sea is an eco-friendly option due to its significantly lower carbon footprint.
  • Bulk Goods: Sea freight shipping is an ideal mode of transportation for heavy and oversized goods due to the large capacity of cargo ships, allowing for easy manoeuvring and transport.
  • Fewer Restrictions: Sea freight offers more flexibility than air freight. Unlike air freight, which restricts the type of goods that can be transported, sea freight allows for transporting items like perfume and medicines, which are considered flammable or biochemical.