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DIRECTIONS OF OCEAN FRIGHT

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USA Ocean Freight
from $300 /m3
term from 25-45 days
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China Ocean Freight
from $130 /m3
term from 55-60 days
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Europe Ocean Freight
from $130 /m3
term from 55-60 days
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STAGES OF OCEAN CARGO DELIVERY WITH DIFREIGHT

What do you do:
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Make a
quote
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Sign a contract
with us
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Pay
the bill
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Waiting for delivery in the agreed terms
What we do:
We calculate the preliminary shipment cost
We calculate the preliminary shipment cost
We receive the cargo <br /> to our warehouse
We receive the cargo
to our warehouse
We send <br /> the cargo
We send
the cargo
We carry out customs clearance
We carry out customs clearance
We deliver <br /> your cargo
We deliver
your cargo
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WHAT DOES THE COST OF OCEAN FREIGHT SHIPPING DEPEND ON?

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From cargo characteristics - volume, value, quantity, type
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From the direction you chose
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The need for transshipment and consolidation services in warehouses
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Non-standard cargo (size, shape)
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The need for specialized transport

TYPES OF OCEAN FREIGHT TRANSPORTATION

FCL Full Container Load -

the type of shipment where the cargo from one supplier occupies the whole container.

  • for large importers
  • for manufacturers
  • from 34 m3
FCL Full Container Load -
LCL Less Container Load -

a type of shipment where you share a container with other shippers and thus consolidate a container that wouldn't be full otherwise.

  • for small deliveries
  • from 50 kg
LCL Less Container Load -

BENEFITS OF OCEAN FRIGHT SHIPPING WITH US

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Cargo delivery guarantees

Cargo transportation will only be conducted after signing a contract clearly defining our responsibilities. You can trust us to ensure that your package does not get lost.

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Cargo control 24/7

You can track your cargo status from anywhere using the bot.

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Affordable prices

When you contact us for shipping cost calculations, we ask you for detailed information about the product (weight, volume, price) and give you the cost. We fix the price only after the goods arrive at our warehouse in China. There, we check everything once again based on the fact, if the information you gave us, when calculating the price, was correct - the price will not change.

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Minimum delivery terms

We have an extensive partner network and use all transport modes. Our specialists work 24/7 to deliver goods ASAP.

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Any type of task will be done

For us, there are no problems without a solution, no matter how challenging, to provide our customers with the best possible transportation prices, conditions, and terms.

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Personal manager

We understand that your time is valuable. That's why we provide a personal manager to guide you through every step of the delivery process.

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Meet our team
Zatvorna Anastasiia
Zatvorna Anastasiia
Head of Logistics Department
Poloz Alina
Poloz Alina
Logist on transportation from/in Europe
Shcherbatykh Daria
Shcherbatykh Daria
Air and Container Logist
Kozerivskyi Oleg
Kozerivskyi Oleg
Broker
Morochenko Vladyslav
Morochenko Vladyslav
Broker
Bohdan Olefirenko
Bohdan Olefirenko
Logist on transportation in Ukraine
Kozel Kateryna
Kozel Kateryna
Logistician of the China-Ukraine direction


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IMPLEMENTED CASES OF OCEAN TRANSPORTING

  • Case 1
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  • Direction: China - USA
  • Cargo: clothing accessories (flask pouches, carabiners)

We faced a situation where the cargo specifications provided by the supplier in China did not match the actual characteristics of the cargo. Consequently, there was a possibility of overpaying for delivery because the cargo volume turned out to be greater than what was initially stated in the order. 

DiFreight decided to transport the cargo to their warehouse for on-site inspection, re-measurement, and photo report to resolve a discrepancy in the cargo parameters. This step helped accurately determine the dimensions and weight of the cargo, which further established its compliance with the parameters declared by the supplier.

This decision prevented overpayment for delivery and ensured accuracy and honesty in interaction with the client. The client received a clear photo report and up-to-date data about his cargo, which positively impacted business relationships with the logistics company DiFreight.

I would like to express my gratitude towards DiFreight for their exceptional professionalism and efficiency in resolving the issues during my shipment from China to the USA. Thanks to their efforts, I received my shipment on time without incurring additional costs. DiFreight is an excellent logistics partner that prioritizes its customers' interests and can effectively resolve any logistical difficulties. I highly recommend them to anyone seeking a reliable logistics partner.

INTERNATIONAL CARGO TRANSPORTATION BY SEA (OCEAN FREIGHT)

Ocean freight is a popular, simple, and reliable way of cargo delivery. The Difreight company offers its services of cargo shipping by sea with 24/7 support from the manager and complete information to the client about the cargo status.

Different types and specific features of sea transportation

There are two categories of ocean cargo delivery, which are based on the storage and transportation conditions. 

  • The first category is ordinary cargo, which generally refers to dry cargo without special transportation conditions. This type of cargo is transported under standard humidity and temperature. 
  • The second category is specific cargo, which requires special transportation, placement, and storage conditions. This type of cargo has a particular temperature regime and may require ventilation and cooling. Specific cargo is further subdivided into live, perishable, fragile, temperature-controlled, wet, radioactive, oversized, and dangerous.

Each of these subcategories requires additional documents to be submitted.

Different types of sea transport are utilized depending on the type of cargo. General cargo vessels or container ships carry goods in containers, roll-on/roll-off vessels are used for transporting cars and wheeled equipment, dry bulk carriers are employed for bulk cargo, and tankers transport oil products.

There are three common forms of freight transportation by sea:

  • Bulk cargo: This refers to goods such as coal, fertilizers, sand, grain, and similar products that are transported in bulk quantities without strict calculation.
  • Roll-on/roll-off transportation: The preferred method for moving wheeled cargo like cars and special machinery like excavators.
  • Container transportation: Most goods are transported in containers, which are divided into various categories. Container loading has two primary methods - FCL (Full Container Load) involves loading a full container from one shipper. In contrast, LCL (Less-than-Container-Load) involves shared containers for those who send small batches of goods from different customers.

When it comes to cargo delivery by sea, there are several key features to consider. These include movement between established ports, regularity of sea voyages, and strict adherence to the established schedule.

Benefits and disadvantages of ocean freight shipping 

Sea transportation has several advantages over other modes of transport. Here is a list of them:

  • Cost-effective. Shipping cargo by sea is significantly cheaper than by plane or car. This is because the cost price is lower, and the demand for Chinese products is increasing.
  • Security. The risk of spoilage or loss of goods is much lower than with road or rail shipping. This is because sea transportation is much more stable and secure.
  • Versatility. Any type of cargo can be transported, including loose, liquid, dangerous, toxic, and bulky goods. However, delivery of perishable products is prohibited.
  • High carrying capacity. Cargo ships can withstand a load of about 25,000 tons, making it possible to transport oversized objects from the machine-building industry and many other non-standard cargoes.

The disadvantages of sea transportation are limited. For example,

  • Slow delivery and limited routes. The delivery is carried out from one port to another, and the timing depends on the route. For instance, cargo shipped from the port of Shenzhen in China to Ukraine would take an average of 60 days to arrive. In comparison, cargo from the US to Ukraine would take 20 to 45 days. 
  • There is no option for hand-to-hand delivery. Other modes such as road transport, rail transport, or airplanes should be engaged.

International ocean freight from Difright

Difreight is a company that has specialized in international sea transportation since 2020. We provide the best delivery options, handle all the necessary documentation, monitor the shipment, and ensure the cargo is delivered to the warehouse. Our manager stays in touch with you throughout the transportation process.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS: OCEAN FREIGHT

How much does ocean freight cost?

The cost of shipping cargo by sea is highly individual, with a minimum price of $250 per m3.

What documents are required for sea transportation?

For ocean freight, a logistics specialist will carefully prepare all necessary documents. The Customer provides an invoice and packing list only.

What can be transported by sea?

All types of cargo, including fragile, bulk, liquid, and oversized with special temperature requirements, can be transported by sea. The only exception is perishable products.

What types of goods Difreight does not transport?

These are liquids and goods officially prohibited from being imported into the territory of Ukraine and goods of well-known brands (branded).

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