Sea Freight
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It is more profitable for importers and exporters working in the field of manufacturing or trade to transport goods to any country in the world by sea. Sea transportation is the best solution for sending cargo and parcels over long distances.

This type of transportation is suitable only for those customers who are organizing the supply of bulk quantities of goods between continents or distant countries. Shipping by sea is not beneficial to everyone, you should take into account the peculiarities and restrictions when sending cargos between ports.
We Provide Support throughout the Way!
Loading goods from the warehouse onto means of transport selected by you:
  • carriage by rail
  • carriage by road
  • combined shipment: by rail + by road
  • cargo transhipment at a terminal
  • preparation of certificates
Customs Handling
  • intra-port handling of cargo
  • customs handling of cargo in port
Cargo Delivery to the Buyer's Warehouse
  • container delivery by sea
  • cargo movement monitorin

Benefits of sea transportation

Shipping by sea is recommended for alternative goods and bulk quantity orders, as it allows you to reduce the price of goods unit. When delivering large batches of products over long distances, sea transportation in Ukraine will be much cheaper than any land or air transport. Make a focus on the main advantages of the service:
Security: containers are basically impossible to damage or steal.
There are no restrictions on weight and volume: container transportation does not imply such a thing as meeting the standard for the quantity and dimensions of cargo.
Affordable tariff: sea transportation is the cheapest way to ship goods to another continent compared to air and road transportation. The client pays only for his cargo: the amount of the payment is calculated on the basis of the rate.
Minimum set of documents: sea transportation does not involve paper chase for the customer, but is carried out with a simplified list of papers.

Complexity of the service

Sea transportation is not a universal delivery method. It is not suitable for transporting products with a limited expiration date. A charter agreement between ports can be concluded for a period from 5 days to several weeks.

The service is not recommended for sending goods with tight delivery times. It is impossible to accurately predict the time of departure or arrival at the address due to constant weather changes. In other cases, sea freight is suitable for any company dealing with the import or export of goods.

What documents are needed to organize sea container transportation

When transporting parcels and goods within Ukraine, drivers independently prepare documents that may be required by road service employees.

Special certificates and permits will be required in the case of export or import of goods in the directions of the countries of Europe, China or America.

The employees of the transport company are always involved in preparing papers for the crew and the sea vessel. Depending on the type of cargo and the country of destination, Marline specialists also help clients draw up special documents for the carriage of cargo by sea:

Product license;
Customs and import declaration EX-1, T-1;
International consignment note, bill of lading, invoice;
Carnet TIR, Euro-1 export certificate, etc.
Don't waste your precious time trying to prepare customs documentation if you don't have the relevant experience. Our specialists will immediately make a full package of documents without overpricing and losing time.


How much does the freight from China to Odessa cost?
The price of sea container freight from Chinese ports to Ukraine is extremely volatile in 2021. The average cost of transportation today is 4200 USD/TEU. We work with the main ports of China: Wuhu, Jiangmen, Xiamen, Nansha New Port, Tianjin, Huangpu, Leliu, Dalian, Guangzhou, Yantian, Ningbo, Shanghai, Qingdao.
How long is the transit at sea?
Transit time for sea transportation depends on the port of loading and service (the number of transit ports passed on the route of the cargo to its destination). The average transit time at sea is 28-55 days. There may be some deviations from the standard terms caused by unforeseen circumstances (storm, congestion of transit ports, etc.).
What linear operator do we work with?
We work with all linear operators that deal with delivery of goods from/to China to the ports of Ukraine (Odessa, Chornomorsk, Yuzhny). Our linear operators are the following: CMA CGM, MSC, Cosco, Maersk, OOCL, ONE, Evergreen, YML, ZIM, Hapag.
How many days off are at the destination port?
Depending on the chosen shipping line, the cargo can be in the port of unloading for 14-28 days off.
  • Calculation of volume of goods to be loaded into a container depending on specifications
  • Choosing loading and packing method
  • Preparation of necessary documents for international business transactions
  • Preparation and selection of a container for shipment
  • Cargo insurance and survey
  • We will help to obtain insurance for scheduled shipments and lots, as well as for a separate shipment.
  • We will provide insurance for almost all types of cargo, including dangerous goods and articles of special value.
  • We offer special terms and conditions on a case-by-case basis.
  • You select a list of risks to be included into insurance programme.
  • licence for goods;
  • insurance certificate;
  • customs declaration, import declaration ЕХ-1, Т-1;
  • international consignment note (CMR), bill of lading;
  • invoice;
  • Carnet TIR;
  • EUR. 1 export certificate and others
  • Analysis of options and selection of rolling stock/road vehicles
  • Selection of optimum route
  • Choosing an optimum price
  • Control of cargo movement from the warehouse to the port
  • Handling unanticipated situations
  • Container forwarding in port
  • Customs handling
  • Consolidation of the lot per bill of lading
  • Preparation of documents per lot for the buyer
  • Analysis of liner services on the required route (time/cost/service)
  • Selection of the best container line on the given route
  • Booking places on the planned vessel
  • Tracking container movement before unloading at the port of destination
  • Control of arrival of the container lot to the port of destination
  • Container forwarding in port
  • Customs handling
  • Planning delivery of containers to the warehouse with the consignee
  • Analysis of options and selection of rolling stock/road vehicles
  • Selection of optimum route
  • Choosing an optimum price
  • Control of cargo movement from the port to the warehouse
  • Handling unanticipated situations
  • Control of unloading of goods
  • Completion of shipment documents
  • Delivery of the empty container to the shipping line's warehouse
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