Sea freight is the transportation of cargo in ships between specified ports - whether in Break Bulk vessels (for cargo shipped in huge quantities), Container vessels, Tanker vessels, Roll-on/Roll-off vessels (for vehicles), or Barges (for negotiating shallow waters). The type of vessel will depend on the nature, size/volume or weight of the cargo, and requirements of the Shipper and Consignee.
Equally, there are numerous types of cargo transported by sea – General, Perishable, Hazardous, Liquid or Gas.
Odd sized or 'out of gauge' cargo (examples – huge machinery, special vehicles or sheet glass) can be transported in special containers such as ‘Flat Rack’, ‘Open Top’ or ‘Platform’, ‘Reefers’ (refrigerated containers for items such as pharmaceuticals or foodstuffs), or ‘Flexitanks’ (for liquid cargo).
IAL’s premium sea freight encompasses every aspect in the physical and paperwork chain – from the time your cargo leaves the door to arriving safely at its destination