Sea Freight Frequently Asked Questions
How long does sea freight shipping take?
The transit time for sea freight shipping can vary greatly depending on the distance the cargo is travelling, the mode of transportation (e.g., container ship, roll-on/roll-off vessel, etc.), and any necessary transshipments. Transit times can range from a few days to several weeks.
Are any items not allowed to be shipped via sea freight?
Yes, certain items are restricted or prohibited from being shipped via sea freight. These may include hazardous materials, illegal goods, perishable items, and live animals. It's essential to check with the TGL and relevant government agencies to ensure that your goods can be shipped legally and safely.
How do I determine the size of the shipping container I need?
The size of the shipping container you need will depend on the dimensions and weight of the goods you are shipping. You can use a volume calculator to estimate the container size you need, or you can contact the shipping company for assistance.
Can I track my sea freight shipments?
Yes, TGL offers tracking services that allow you to track your shipment as it moves through the supply chain. You can typically track your shipment online or by contacting TGL directly.
Are there any additional fees I should be aware of when shipping via sea freight?
There may be additional fees associated with TGL's sea freight shipping services, such as terminal handling charges, customs fees, and fuel surcharges. It's important to discuss these fees with TGL and factor them into your budget.
Can I insure my sea freight shipment?
You can insure your sea freight shipment with TGL to protect against loss or damage during transit.
How do I prepare my goods for sea freight shipping with TGL?
To prepare your goods for sea freight shipping with TGL, you will need to package and label them appropriately. You may also need to obtain necessary documents, such as a commercial invoice or a packing list. It's vital to follow TGL's guidelines to ensure that your goods are shipped safely and efficiently.