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Sea Freight

We manage the risk, so your shipment has a smooth, hassle-free journey, door-to-door.

Operating under the Aphrodite Container Line, Andante Freight Ltd offers efficient, reliable and competitively priced sea freight services every week to all parts of the Mediterranean, Middle East, Indian sub-continent and the Far East.

Providing the best value to our customers is our main goal and, due to the large volume of containers we ship as an NVOCC (non-vessel operating common carrier), we offer a range of routing options via the most cost-effective port, whilst maintaining excellent transit times. We also regularly cater for special size and equipment considerations, including the size, weight, temperature control and protective packing required for all the cargo we ship.

No matter what cargo you are shipping, or where you are transporting it to, we have the very best sea freight and logistics solution.

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Why Choose Our Sea Freight Services?

  • Reliable and Trusted Sea Export Freight – Weekly groupage consolidation services (LCL) and Full Container Load (FCL) to the Mediterranean, Middle East, Indian sub-continent and the Far East.
  • Competitive Sea Export Freight Rates – Our FCL services from most of the UK ports enable the later loading of containers and reduce UK transport costs (without negatively affecting transit times).
  • Regular and Flexible Sea Import Freight – Weekly groupage services (Less Container Load- LCL) and Full Container Loads (FCL) from the Mediterranean, Middle East, Indian sub-continent and the Far East.
  • Cost-Effective Sea Import Freight Rates – Our Full Container Load provision via Northern European transit hubs to other UK ports reduces our UK transport costs for our sea freight import services.
  • Ultimate Efficiency – Our Sea Freight Export service utilises all the major shipping lines to guarantee the fastest transits for your convenience.
  • RoRo Services Available – We have strong relationships with Roll-on/Roll-off (RoRo) shipping lines with vessels that can accommodate wheeled cargo, such as self-propelled earthmoving equipment, cranes, cherry-pickers and other civil engineering vehicles. We also provide a beneficial UK vehicle collection service.
  • Dangerous and Hazardous Goods Accepted – Our in-house qualified Dangerous Goods Safety Adviser (DGSA) means we can safely ship hazardous cargo.
  • Support with Paperwork and Legislation – We offer a reliable full customs clearance service and ensure we comply with all the relevant IMDG codes.

Crosstrades

Cross trade is the practice of shipping cargo between ourselves and a recipient located in a different country, on behalf of a client who lives in a third country. Our ocean freight services allow for cross trades to be arranged to acceptable destinations accepting groupage loads where necessary, unless specifically arranged.

Keeping You Compliant

International importing and exporting can be a tricky maze of paperwork and official regulations for the uninitiated. That’s why our exceptionally experienced and knowledgeable staff are on-hand to guide you through every element of the documentation involved in your shipment.

Our friendly team can not only provide you with assistance when it comes to banking preparation and letters of credit (one of the most secure payment methods for exporters), but also ensure your cargo is allocated to the correct Bill of Lading, which provides evidence of Contract of Carriage, proof of Receipt of Goods and serves as the Document of Title to the Goods.

Our professional staff take the stress of rules and regulations out of the equation, so you don’t have to worry. All our sea freight services and shipments comply with the latest Incoterms┬« rules, which govern international trade, and strictly adhere to the International Maritime Dangerous Goods (IMDG) Code, that ensures the safe shipment of dangerous goods and hazardous materials.

Our overseas agents are one of our most key assets and enable us to be flexible when we provide quotes. Contact us today to find out more.

Why Andante Freight Forwarding Services?

Wide-ranging Coverage

Wide-ranging Coverage

No Job Too Big or Too Small

No Job Too Big or Too Small

DGSA Qualified

DGSA Qualified

Value-Added Service

Value-Added Service

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Andante Freight Ltd are experienced and reputable freight forwarders who have been offering reliable sea freight and RoRo, road freight, air freight, and import services to happy customers for over 25 years.