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Sea Freight - Import

As UK sea freight forwarding specialists, our fully integrated worldwide sea (or ocean) import freight services are now more in demand than ever. 

With clients spanning a wide array of UK manufacturing and service industries, The Efficient Freight Company has decades of experience handing all types of sea freight  – from the transportation of large machinery, to cars and trucks, to pallets of materials, exhibition equipment, furniture, electronic components, vacuum cleaners and compressors.  You name it, we’ve shipped it! 

We are committed to helping importers and exporters drive as much value as possible from their cargo transportation.

With easy access to all the major shipping lines, we are ideally placed to offer our clients the flexibility of full container and part container loads – and we’ll always find the most cost effective and time efficient routes to ship your goods safely to their intended destination.

Benefit from our in-depth experience

If the whole idea of using a shipping freight forwarding service is daunting, then we’re here to calm the waters. With the right sea freight forwarder at the helm, the whole process is actually easier than you think. 

As with everything we do at Efficient Freight, our customers come first. We offer you a dedicated and comprehensive personal service – from start to finish.

We’ll give you a detailed assessment of the most appropriate and cost effective sea freight options to match your cargo requirements. Our fully trained specialists will advise on the best vessels and containers to use, worldwide cargo timetables and delivery schedules.

We also have a deep understanding of all matters concerned with  UK import regulation and customs clearance.   

Regardless of its shape, size or complexity, we’ll project manage all the logistics associated with shipping goods from one country to another, handling any associated paperwork and protocols, such as:

  • sea freight documentation for numerous countries
  • UK import regulations and customs clearance
  • letters of credit
  • freight transit options.

The Efficient Freight Company holds full marine open cover, enabling us to immediately issue the necessary insurance should this be required. Whilst we maintain full legal liability cover in accordance with our trading conditions, we would also advise that you have in place  full relevant cargo insurance, in the unlikely event of any loss or damage that may occur during transit. 

In order to operate a fully managed worldwide sea freight service, we also work with a highly accomplished network of local agents, strategically located around the world, with strong links to all major sea and airports. They are on hand to oversee all the loading and safe transit of material – so that your goods reach their intended destination securely and on time.

As a result, we don’t simply deal with freight originating from  overseas. We are equally competent at transporting goods between third party countries, by sea, on your behalf.


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