Sea Freight - One of the longest established forms of transporting goods internationally and one of the most economical.
We offer Full Container Loads (FCL) and Part Container Loads (LCL) freight forwarding services to and from Nigeria and neighbouring African countries.
With our LCL service, having enough cargo to fill a whole container is not required in order to obtain beneficial rates.
Sea Freight is the most economical way of sending large volume items internationally. If your delivery is not time sensitive, then we would recommend sea freight as a alternative to air freight.
There are different options available on how you may wish to transport your goods by sea:
Roll-on/roll-off (RORO or ro-ro) ships are vessels designed to carry wheeled cargo, such as automobiles, trucks, semi-trailer trucks, trailers and railroad cars, that are driven on and off the ship on their own wheels or using a platform vehicle, such as a self-propelled modular transporter.
RORO vessels have built-in ramps that allow the cargo to be efficiently rolled on and off the vessel when in port. While smaller ferries that operate across rivers and other short distances often have built-in ramps, the term RORO is generally reserved for large oceangoing vessels. The ramps and doors may be stern-only, or bow and stern for quick loading.
Container ships are cargo ships that carry all their load in truck-size inter modal containers, in a technique called containerisation. They are a common means of commercial inter modal freight transport and now carry most seagoing non-bulk cargo.
Container's can be useful if you intend to ship a car also as with the container, you can also add all your merchandise, excess luggage, up to 3 cars all in the one container which at the same time offers more security to vehicles than RoRo.
Container ships capacity is measured in twenty-foot equivalent units (TEU). Typical loads are a mix of 20-foot and 40-foot (2-TEU) ISO-standard containers, with the latter predominant.
There are two main types of shipping containers; the 20ft and the 40ft. The approximate internal shipping container dimensions are:
20ft container: Length = 5.87m Width = 2.28m Height = 2.26m. This will usually take a car and some personal items.
40ft container: Length = 12m Width = 2.28m Height = 2.26m. This will usually take 2 cars and personal items.