Maritime transport which is relocating goods by means of sea carriers, has been the backbone supporting the international trade (being responsible for movement of over 80 per cent of the world merchandise trade).
In the intricate tapestry of global trade, sea freight stands out as its backbone. In an era where efficiency and cost-effectiveness are paramount, sea freight offers unmatched benefits, making it a preferred mode of transport for businesses worldwide. At Milky Way Logistics, we understand the critical role sea freight plays in the global supply chain, and our services are tailored to leverage its advantages to the fullest.
The most important advantage of maritime transport has been saving in transport cost over the distance when the transit time is not the main concern.
Sea freight is celebrated for its cost-effectiveness, especially for large shipments. The ability to move massive volumes of goods across oceans at competitive rates is one of its standout features. This is particularly beneficial for businesses that need to transport bulky or heavy items, as cost per unit with sea freight is often significantly lower compared to air freight.
Another advantage is the lesser environmental impact. Ships, especially the new generation of eco-friendly vessels, have a much lower carbon footprint per ton of cargo compared to airplanes or trucks. This aligns well with the increasing global focus on sustainability and the growing demand for greener logistics solutions.
Full Container Loads (FCL) and LCL
Milky Way Logistics offers full range services for sea freight which includes full container loads also known as FCL and less than a container load also known as LCL.
Full Container Load (FCL) and Less than Container Load (LCL) Shipments: Whether you’re shipping large volumes sufficient to fill a whole container (FCL) or smaller quantities that share container space with other goods (LCL), we have the expertise to handle your cargo efficiently.
Specialized Cargo Handling: We understand that some goods require special handling or temperature-controlled environments. Our specialized cargo services ensure that sensitive items like perishable goods, hazardous materials, or high-value products are transported under optimal conditions.
Customs Clearance and Documentation: Navigating the complexities of customs and documentation can be daunting. Our team of experts ensures a smooth process, minimizing delays and ensuring compliance with all regulatory requirements.
Global Network and Local Expertise: With a robust network of partners and local expertise, we ensure seamless door-to-door delivery, no matter where your cargo needs to go.
MWLL is perfectly connected to and recognised by major shipping lines and provide services from major sea ports of the UK to almost all major sea ports of the World.
The Future of Sea Freight
The future of sea freight is exciting, with technological advancements and a focus on sustainability shaping its trajectory. The introduction of larger, more fuel-efficient ships and innovations in container tracking and logistics software are making sea freight more efficient and reliable. Additionally, the industry is increasingly embracing digitalization, which is enhancing visibility and streamlining operations.
At Milky Way Logistics, we are at the forefront of these developments. Our commitment to embracing cutting-edge technology and sustainable practices places us in a unique position to offer our clients the best of sea freight’s evolving landscape.
Sea freight remains an indispensable part of global trade, and its importance is only set to grow in the coming years. At Milky Way Logistics, we are committed to providing our clients with sea freight solutions that are not just about moving cargo but are integral to their success in the global marketplace. With our expertise, global network, and commitment to innovation and sustainability, we are your ideal partner in navigating the vast and dynamic seas of international trade.
Imports and Exports
Milky Way Logistics handles both sea freight shipments for imported goods and exports. For import shipments, our service includes container handling, custom entries, duty/VATs , cargo handling and deliveries. For exports, we cover from collection to cargo handling, documentation, custom entries, certificate of origin and exports docs, container handling and post shipment trackings.
Milky Way Logistics, offers professional car transport service via sea freight for both import and export. This service includes temporary imports and return of temporary imported cars. We take care of entries for custom.
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