Sea freight, which is also known as ocean freight, is the transport of goods shipped in sea containers around the world. This form of freight forwarding is suitable for large shipments that are not time-sensitive. Sea freight courier services are often chosen for the following reasons:
- Inexpensive: Low fuel rates and the possibility to ship large quantities at once, make sea freight shipments a cheap option for large shipments that have to travel long distances.
- Suitable for hazardous goods: Unlike air freight, sea freight is ideal for shipping dangerous goods.
- Flexible: There are many possible variations when it comes to size and shape when using sea freight, and therefore, there are various sea freight rates.
- Environmentally friendly: Compared to air freight and transport by road, sea freight has a much smaller carbon footprint.
There are several types of sea freight, for example, deep-sea freight services, which will be identified in the article below.