Sea Freight Services

  • FCL (Full container load) will mean that the entire container is dedicated to your goods, FCL offers flexibility and a high frequency of sailing. Suitable for larger consignments, high value, or fragile goods. FCL means you can take delivery of the container straight to your door and results in less handling of the goods.


  • LCL (Less than container load) where your products share a container as you may not have a full container’s worth making the shipment more cost effective. Once they reach their destination, the container’s contents are divided once more.

Sea Freight is a method of transporting large amounts of goods using carrier ships. Goods are packed into containers and then loaded onto a vessel. A typical cargo ship can carry around 18,000 containers, which means that sea freight is a cost-efficient way to transport high quantities over large distances.

  • RORO or Roll on roll ships are cargo ships designed to carry wheeled cargo, such as cars, motorcycles, trucks, semi-trailer trucks, buses, trailers, and railroad cars, that are driven on and off the ship on their own wheels or using a platform vehicle, such as a self-propelled modular transporter. This is in contrast to lift-on/lift-off (LoLo) vessels, which use a crane to load and unload cargo.

  • Specialised containers including reefer container for temperature controlled goods, flat racks and open tops containers for abnormal or out-of-gauge consignments

We can deal with all aspects of import and export from taking delivery, arranging collection and consolidating goods. We can offer you our expertise when it comes to planning and loading your containers, our experience allows us to provide us to load your containers to their maximum capacity while ensuring the best stow for your goods to reduce damages and wasted space.

Reed forwarding can handle all your customs requirements, we have direct links to the H.M. Customs & Excise

computer system – CHIEF and can manage your clearances at all UK airports and seaports for both imports and


Export Customs Clearance

With our direct link to customs Exports customs entries can be processed very quickly.

Import Customs Clearance

With our experienced customs clearance brokers we can customs clear your goods very quickly. We will then arrange your bond clearance documents and arrange delivery or further shipment for your goods.