Sea Freight

Sea Freight UK

At M.A. Logistics we pride ourselves on being one of the leading sea freight forwarders in the UK. We can provide a wide range of freight services with our range of global connections, we can transport your items in the most fast and efficient way possible. No matter whether it’s goods for your business or furniture for your home, we can get your items to you or their destination in a quick and safe manner.

We work across some of the largest sea ports in the UK and across the globe you can trust you are in safe hands when you choose M.A Logistics. We have a number of years experience in the sea freight industry and have become renowned across the UK for the freight services that we offer. If you are in search of a professional sea freight shipment company be sure to contact the team at M.A. Logistics today.

What is Sea Freight?

Sea freight is a common way to transport goods across the world using cargo ships, full container loads provide a single shipment which is loaded onto a container. There are a number of different forms of sea freight, which includes; 

  • Full container load (FCL) in which a single shipment is loaded into a container which might be from 20 – 45 feet long
  • Less than container load (LCL) where several shipments share a container and are split at their destination
  • Roll on roll off (RORO) in which lorries and other vehicles drive onto the ship with their cargo, are safely secured for the journey, and then simply drive off at their destination
  • Dry bulk shipping, used for commodities such as metals or aggregates, which can be dropped or poured into the hold of a ship rather than being loaded on in containers.

Sea Freight Shipping

When it comes to freight shipping, at M.A. Logistics can always be on hand to help, we work with some of the largest port controllers in the world and across the globe, with this in mind we have years of experience in the freight shipping industry. Should you be looking for freight services across the UK and overseas, we have become the first port of call for many sea freight forwarders. 

When you’re looking for a sea freight service, make sure that you call on the services of M.A. Logistics today. Many businesses and individuals may need freight for various reasons, with this in mind we have a range of freight shipping options available, what’s more is we make sure that we transport your goods safely and securely. For more information on freight shipping, get in touch with M.A. Logistics today.

Our freight shipping covers a number of international destinations and our global connections mean that we can provide customers with the best freight shipping services. We can tailor our freight services around your requirements and our dedicated team can always be on hand to provide assistance. We can also provide our freight services to and from the UK and worldwide.

Sea Freight Service

At M.A. Logistics Ltd, we have all the experience needed to offer you the best in global transportation solutions. Whatever your sea freight needs, inbound, outbound and cross trade services, full and part container loads, M.A. Logistics Ltd have it covered efficiently and effectively.

By negotiating from a position of strength with the major shipping lines, we can offer solutions, individually tailored to meet our clients needs. If you’re based anywhere in the UK, or further afield, and are looking for a company that specialises in sea freight, then please get in touch with us today.

We offer a comprehensive service working with clients across the UK and worldwide. Some of the services we can provide are:

    • Groupage (LCL)
    • Consolidation Services
    • Full Container Load
    • Break Bulk
    • Project Cargoes and Out Of Gauge
    • Global Cross Trade Services
    • Container Load and Unloading

Sea Freight Forwarding

For sea freight forwarding services, get in touch with M.A. Logistics today, we have worked in a range of sectors over the years and know the best mode of transport to take, especially when it comes to sea freight. We will ensure that all of your goods are delivered timely and safely, our sea freight covers the UK and worldwide. Should it be your first time using a sea freight forwarding service, don’t worry, our team of experts will work closely with you to make sure that you understand the process and the shipping journey that will be involved. 

What’s more is we can also provide advice and guidance on the required sea freight importing and exporting documents that you may need. We make it our priority to provide you with both a stress free and professional sea freight forwarding service. Whatever your needs, get in touch with M.A. Logistics for sea freight forwarding services, we have always got you covered.

Over the years we have been providing sea freight forwarding to clients across the UK and abroad. From individuals to businesses, we can support you to find the most suitable sea freight forwarder for your budget and timeframe. Get in touch with M.A. Logistics for a free sea freight quote today.

Sea Freight Companies

At M.A. Logistics we aim to provide a wide range of sea freight forwarding services to our customers and clients across the UK, with this in mind at M.A. Logistics it’s our aim to make sure that goods are transported in the safest and fastest way possible, what’s more is we also aim to provide a range of related services such as storage and delivery services, not just sea freight. 

Our sea freight shipping is available virtually anywhere and everywhere across the globe. From local business to international companies, at M.A. Logistics we will ensure that we can help and support all types of businesses and brands. At M.A. Logistics our team will work closely alongside you to make sure that all of your sea freight needs are met, with this in mind we’ll ensure that you receive both a professional and efficient service. When you require a sea freight forwarder in the UK, be sure to make M.A. Logistics your first choice. We have a wealth of experience in the sea freight industry and can transport any type of item.


Sea Freight from China to the UK

Sea freight from China to the UK comes into play often when urgent cargo is required. This is obviously a more expensive method of moving goods usually, but we can offer good prices for sending and receiving by sea from most major UK airports. Transit times vary depending on cost and urgency, but we can arrange to suit your requirements. M.A. Logistics can handle freight shipping via sea or sea.

M.A. Logistics International Freight Services offers a high-quality sea freight service from the UK to China as well as China to the USA and many other countries. We are based in Essex but specialise in global freight forwarding services, especially to China and the Far East, Australasia and North America.

Our services are popular amongst commercial and private clients because of their convenience, speed, and excellent service. We provide honest, accurate quotations for your order and extensive support service to give you advice and guidance throughout the process.

Having offered sea freight from China to the UK for some time now, we have become the first choice for many. Nothing is off limits for us, so if you’re looking to ship goods from China to the UK, let none other than our professionals at M.A. Logistics help. We’re here to take care of your every need. Simply contact us today to find out more about our sea freight from China to the UK today. We will be on hand and happy to help in any way possible.

What are your Sea Freight Rates?

When it comes to importing ocean freight it’s important to think about a few things such as the cost of goods you are wanting to move and the extra charges for duties and taxes when the goods pass through customer processes on their way to it’s destination. Import costs can vary depending on where your goods are being shipped to or from other things to take into consideration include: 

  • Cost of goods
  • Cost of shipping
  • UK import duty if relevant – calculated as a percentage of cost of goods + cost of shipping
  • UK VAT – calculated as 20% of cost of goods + cost of shipping + cost of import duty.


When it comes to VAT there are certain cases where you can reclaim the cost of VAT paid, you may also notice that your shopping is broken down into several charges, including port authority costs, routing fees if your shipment is going through a fee-paid channel or surcharges if there are any hazardous goods to handle.

What is Container Load: FCL and LCL?

When it comes to shipping rates there are two types; FLC and LCL each is for a different type of shipment. Should you be importing goods to the UK using ocean freight shipping, the goods are loaded into containers that are then loaded onto vessels for transit. Depending on your shipping requirements you will be able to fill an entire container with only your goods, or you may need to share a container with other people. 

These are for goods that are too small to fill an entire container, instead of your goods being loaded into their own container, your goods are in a shared container with other peoples. 

These goods are of high enough volume to warrant being transported in their own container, these are charged at a flat fee.

Looking for a Shipping Company? Choose M.A. Logistics

For sea freight in the UK, look no further than M.A. Logistics, we have got you covered. When it comes to needing a reliable sea freight forwarder in the UK make sure that M.A. Logistics is your first port of call. We have a wealth of experience in the sea freight industry and can transport any type of item, whatever your needs or requirements. Our sea freight forwarding service is available to clients across the UK and we can ship items to or from a country of your choice. No matter what your sea freight forwarding requirements may be, we have more than got you covered. For sea freight services or more information or to arrange sea freight forwarding in the UK, be sure to contact us today.