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Sea Freight Forwarding Services

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End-to-End Sea Freight Services

If speed isn’t a concern but cost-effectiveness is, our sea freight forwarding service is the shipping solution for you. Through our experienced team and worldwide network of agents, we provide a wide range of end-to-end sea freight services.

When moving sea freight with us, you’re spoilt for choice, from standard 20′ or 40′ containers to open tops, flat racks, out-of-gauge, breakbulk, roll-on / roll-off, and load-on, load-off services. With plenty of options on the table, we work closely with you to find a sea freight forwarding solution tailored to your specific needs.

We provide real-time updates on the progress of your shipment, monitoring every consignment from start to finish with a hands-on approach.

Open-Top Shipping Containers

An open-top container is a unique type of shipping container that doesn’t have a fixed roof. Instead, it has a removable tarpaulin cover and roof bows. This design allows for easy loading and unloading of goods from the top, which is particularly useful for transporting large or heavy items.

If you’ve got hefty equipment, building supplies, or big automobiles to move, these robust containers are just what you need. They’re especially handy for enterprises in construction, mining, and the automotive industry.

Out-of-gauge Cargo

“Out-of-gauge cargo” refers to shipments that exceed standard container dimensions. Transporting this kind of sea freight is challenging and requires special handling, but you can trust that Jacanna has the expertise to handle it. We create customised shipping solutions that ensure your freight’s safe and efficient transportation. Contact us for more information.

Roll On, Roll Off Shipping

RoRo shipping has transformed sea freight forwarding by allowing easy transportation of wheeled cargo worldwide. These specialised vessels can safely navigate rough seas with remarkable efficiency, making them ideal for transporting everything from cars and trucks to heavy machinery. Vehicles and equipment can be easily loaded and unloaded on the ship via ramps. As a general rule, if it has wheels, RoRo is the way to go.

Load on, Load Off Shipping

Load-on, load-off shipping (LoLo) is much the same as RoRo, but 

If RoRo handles anything with wheels, LoLo is built to handle the rest. With this method of sea freight shipping, cargo is lifted on and off the vessel with cranes. While often pricier, LoLo is perfect for those big and bulky items that can’t be easily rolled or towed onto the vessel. 

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.

Sea freight forwarding is a cost-effective method of shipping bulky goods internationally. It involves loading goods into containers, which are then transported via cargo ships to their destination country. The process is slower than air freight forwarding but more affordable, making it a popular choice for businesses looking to transport large quantities of goods. Sea freight forwarding also allows for transporting oversized or heavy items that cannot be transported by air. Overall, sea freight forwarding is a reliable and efficient international shipping method for businesses of all sizes.

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.