Services

Sea

Full Container Load (FCL)

We organize Ocean Services that cover all major routes. With Partners on all continents, we deliver flexible services through leading steamship lines and provide global visibility & tracking capabilities for your Sea Freight cargo as a part of our Value added services. You benefit from priority access to space without paying premium rates as a result of our strong relationships with the major shipping lines.

Your advantages at a Glance:

  • Tailor made solutions to suit your company’s unique global shipping requirements
  • Flexible throughout the process to ensure you & your supplier receive maximum lead time
  • Dedicated staff  at each end of your supply chain to look after your freight personally
  • Cost reduction on your shipments

Less than Container Load (LCL)

Using our network of dedicated LCL specialists in key markets, our services cover almost every origin and destination with regular weekly departures and competitive rates. This fully integrated collection and delivery service makes this product highly reliable & cost-effective.

Your advantages at a Glance:

  • Regular departures and fixed container freight station closings
  • Billing based on the actual measurement & weight 
  • Competitive cost advantage

Cross Trade

Cross Trade between two different locations while your business is situated the third place could require a lot of planning & involve complex procedures. Polimex can provide integrated solutions that are cost effective & time saving.

Your advantages at a Glance:

  • Multiple carrier options to choose from
  • Competitive pricing
  • Customized solutions to meet specific logistics needs

Consolidation to and from Poland

Through an established relationship and reliable partnership with our sister company based in Poland, we offer an unparallel and unmatched weekly LCL consolidation to and from Poland.

Your advantages at a Glance:

  • Professional services at very competitive prices
  • Polish speaking staff at both locations brings added value & knowledge of trade
  • Billing based on actual measurement & weight
  • Option to combine different commodities in one shipment

 

Frequently Asked Questions about Sea Cargo Services

What additional Surcharges for a Sea Freight may apply?

• Over the road transportation
• Documentation fees
• Security Surcharges
• Fuel Surcharges

What is a Bill of Lading?

It is a legally signed document that is issued by a carrier indicating that the goods have been received for transportation to a specific consignee and place.

What is B13?

It means “Shipper’s Export Declaration” and is used by the Canadian government in order to compile the statistics for the exports.

What Does Container Yard Mean?

CY or container yard refers to the facility where the containers are accepted for loading the on board vessels.

What Does FOB Mean?

FOB( named port of shipment)  -Free on Board ( named port of shipment)  - an incoterm describing the role and responsibility of the seller and the buyer.
It means that the seller completed his obligation to the buyer by delivering the goods after it crosses the ship's rail at the named port of shipment. This means that the buyer is now responsible for all costs and risks of loss of or damage to the goods from that point. The FOB term requires the seller to arrange for customs clearance for export

What are Drop and Pick and Live Load?

Those are two different methods of container stuffing at the loading facility:
*LIVE LOAD means the driver will deliver container to your place for loading. After you stuff the container the driver then will secure and seal the box. There is a free time limit for live loads.
If the shipper exceeds the free time limit, then there will be an additional fee billed out for waiting time
*DROP AND PICK* means that the driver will deliver a container to your place of loading and will leave it there for agreed numbers of days. After the box is loaded it will be picked up and returned by the trucker to the designated by shipping line container yard

What are the Main Shipping Documents which are Used?

For international shipping, there are a few documents which would be required according to the law like the Bill of Lading, certificate of origin, quota/visa, fumigation certificate, packing materials and weight description, packing list, commercial invoice or an inventory list along with the other required legal documents.

Would the Freight be Insured?

Most carriers would only limit their liability to the damage of cargo. The limitation would vary according to the carrier but the shipper should find out the exact details about ocean freight insurance. The shipper might also have to get extra insurance before sending the shipment.