Lothal International understands what customer needs from a logistics partner. Our experience brings efficiency and accountability to the transportation of sea freight, whether you need to move containers across the oceans, or just a LCL cargo from one port to another. We have a large network of partnerships with leading ocean carriers as well as offering local landside services such as trucking and customs brokerage, provided through a broad range of local and global service providers.
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We provide dedicated sea freight forwarding services throughout the world. And we are here; ready to help our customers to find the right, customized solution to meet their unique requirements. We cover almost every port in the world, and our sea freight forwarding operates in all major trades.
We have dedicated sea freight forwarding specialists throughout the world. Our pricing team makes sure that you get the best possible ocean rates and the flexibility you need for your valuable trade.
The ocean shipping industry offers the most competitive freight costs to shippers, especially over long distances. By comparison, some estimates show that ocean freight shipping costs are generally four to six times less expensive than air. With statistics like this one, it is easy to argue that ocean transportation is the cheapest international shipping option.
No matter the size of your shipments, sea freight companies can usually accommodate your needs. Smaller shipments can be grouped together with other cargo to fill a container, allowing for cost-sharing of the transportation services. Larger cargo can fill one or more containers, offering shippers unmatched bulk options. In fact, vessels are the ideal way to move high volumes of cargo as they are designed to carry large amounts of goods or raw materials.
A major advantage of sea freight shipping is shipping companies’ ability to handle oversized, heavy or bulky cargo – often referred to as breakbulk or Not in Trailer (NIT) loads. Such cargo could include large vehicles, equipment, construction materials and more. Oftentimes too heavy or large for air freight or even over-the-road transportation, very large cargo is not a problem on many shipping vessels.
Ships are designed to carry hazardous materials and dangerous cargo safely. The industry is well-versed in the handling of such goods and has regulations in place to ensure the safety of the vessel, crew, cargo and environment. Containers are designed to be sealed and locked during transportation for extra security.
When compared to sea shipping, air and many other forms of transportation have much higher carbon footprints – a definite disadvantage for the environment. Ships, on the other hand, provide the most carbon-efficient mode of transportation and produce fewer grams of exhaust gas emissions for each ton of cargo transported than any other shipment method. These already-low emissions continue to trend downward as technology advances, new ships come online and as liquefied natural gas (LNG)-powered options are utilized.
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