Sea Freight Shipping

PBS International is an expert in international shipping, with decades of experience shipping all kinds of goods via sea freight to ports all over the world.

Sea freight provides an economical solution when you need to move large and bulky shipments and are not restricted by transit times. At PBS International, our friendly and knowledgeable team are on hand to give advice and guidance for your sea freight shipping, from packing to correct documentation. We’ll ensure your sea freight shipment is transported quickly and safely.

Contact us on 01293 551140 or to find out more about our sea freight services.

The Advantages of Sea Freight Shipping

There are five main benefits to sea freight shipping:


Ocean shipping offers the most competitive freight costs to shippers. It is often the most economical method of shipping, especially for large volumes.


Ships are designed to carry hazardous materials and dangerous cargo safely. We have an expert team dedicated to dangerous goods shippingcontact us to find out how we can help with your specialist sea freight shipment.

Environmentally Friendly

Sea freight shipping has a much lower carbon footprint when compared to air and many other forms of transport, making it the most environmentally friendly shipping method.


No matter the size of the shipment, we can accommodate all shippers’ needs. Some sea freight companies might only offer ocean shipping for full container loads, but PBS International can often group together smaller shipments (known as LCLs or Less than Container Loads) together to fill a container. This can help shippers to reduce costs.


Sea freight can handle all size of shipments, including particularly large, heavy, or bulky items. Whatever you need to ship, sea freight will be capable of transporting it.

How Does Sea Freight Work?

Sea freight shipping, also known as ocean freight, is the transportation of large quantities of products via cargo ships. The goods are packed into containers which are then loaded onto a vessel. They then set sail to their destination.

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How Much Does Sea Freight Cost?

Our competitive international sea freight rates will be calculated on what you’re transporting and where it’s being transported to. You will either be charged for a full container load (FCL), or there may be an opportunity to group smaller shipments together to reduce costs. There will also usually be import duty and VAT to pay on your shipment.

Request a sea freight quote for your shipment today.

Sea Freight Services

PBS International provides a range of sea freight services, including:

  • General export cargo
  • General import cargo
  • Transhipments
  • Part loads & consolidation
  • Ro-ro
  • Load & strapping
  • Supply ocean containers
  • Dangerous goods
  • Personal & household effects
  • Packing

Please contact our expert team on 01293 551140 or to find out more about our sea freight services.

Sea Freight Frequently Asked Questions

How long does sea freight take?

The total time for your sea freight will depend on where you’re transporting your goods to. However, sea freight will take much longer than air freight, so it’s important to always plan well in advance when shipping via sea freight. Contact us to speak to our expert team about your sea freight shipment for an idea of transit times.

Sea freight is usually cheaper than air freight, although it usually also has longer transit times. Contact us to request a sea freight quote or to speak to our team about the best shipping method for you.

There are several documents you need for sea freight shipping, including freight shipping forms, bill of lading, commercial invoice, certificate of origin, inspection certificate, insurance certificate, export packing list, destination control statement, and shipper’s export declarations. PBS International can advise on the correct documentation for your sea freight shipping – contact us to find out more.

PBS International can help with all manner of sea freight shipments. Unlike some other sea freight companies, we can even accommodate dangerous goods and hazardous materials, plus we can assist with oversized shipments. We can ship commercial shipments as well as transporting personal effects. Contact us to speak to our friendly and knowledgeable team about your sea freight requirements.

Contact the Shipping Experts

We have a team of experts in Air, Sea and Road shipping ready to help you get your goods to where they need to be. We also have Warehouse and Storage services available. If you have any questions or enquiries, please get in contact.
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