Sea Freight

Sea Freight

For nearly three decades, GBS have been providing customised sea freight services for most types of cargo commonly moved around the world today.
By offering a complete range of Ocean Services that includes FCL (full container), LCL (part container), Out of Gauge and RoRo (Roll on Roll off), complimented by a keenly priced tariff of Freight rates/ancillary inland charges, GBS becomes your obvious choice for sea freight.

We work with the world’s largest international carriers and are able to offer competitive freight rates combined with dependable sailing schedules from and to most major ports. Our Customs department will help move your sea freight shipment to its destination in one seamless process.

To request a price or arrange a shipment simply complete our quote form and we will do the rest. Alternatively, call us now on

+ 44 (0) 1322 288061 , Fax + 44 (0) 1322 288190
or email: info@gbsfreight.co.uk

FCL/LCL

FCL = Full Container Load

FCL is the abbreviation for a “Full Container Load” used in the International shipping Industry for Exporting and Importing sea freight cargo. This term is commonly used to describe an international sea freight service that is designed for ocean freight shipments of cargo where an exporter or importer has exclusive use of a dedicated sea freight container (normally a 20ft or 40ft container). Sea freight containers are usually loaded and sealed at origin and then shipped by a combination of sea, rail and/or road to the final destination.

LCL = Less than Container Load

When you don’t have enough cargo (or perhaps you have too much cargo) for a full container (FCL), you need our LCL (less than container load) service.

This is a sea freight service which groups a number of customers’ shipments together into a container load and gets your shipment moving without delay. GBS offer LCL departures from and to major ports across the world.

Freight Container Guide

The following information is intended to act as a guide only.
Shipping container dimensions and capacity can/do vary and weight restrictions may also apply.
Obtain precise information for your import and export shipments and the types of sea containers available to you by getting in touch .

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