Shipping by sea
- 3 millions of km
- 885 Executed orders
- 145 Target trade lanes
- 127 Corporate clients
- 177 Reliable suppliers
AsstrA provides a full range of logistics and transport services supporting sea freight shipping. International sea freight shipping is the most economical transport mode, and the sea freight transportation segment is characterized by persistently high demand. The high demand for – and cargo volumes shipped via – sea container freight services can be explained by the impressive capabilities of sea and river transport and the comparatively easy formalities it involves. In particular, sea freight is popular due to low costs and the high load capacity of cargo vessels. In case of long-distance delivery, sea freight can optimize transportation servicing costs and save money. Shipping by sea is much cheaper than air freight and in many cases much faster than road freight.
An important feature of sea freight transport is the containerized cargo system. Transportation in containers provides an additional safety measure and simplifies servicing of small-size piece cargo. One cargo vessel can carry about eighteen thousand TEU standard containers, making international container shipping a cost-efficient way to transport high quantities of product.
AsstrA organizes and provides sea container transportation in Europe and beyond in such a way so that our Clients can enjoy all its benefits. Our specialists analyze individual customer’s needs and cargo characteristics and develop optimal transportation routes in Europe, the CIS, the Baltics, the Balkans, and Central Asia. AsstrA provides timely delivery of any goods regardless of distance. Thanks to productive cooperation with international transport companies and major port authorities, we offer a flexible pricing policy and maintain a high level of service quality.
According to statistical data, the majority of global cargo is delivered via sea transport. The technical features of cargo vessels can accommodate nearly all types of goods, including crude oil and petroleum products, chemical substances and materials, mineral products, condensed gas, raw materials for various industries, cars, trucks, equipment, livestock, and food products, among others. Transportation of certain categories of goods must be performed with adherence to certain safety rules. Disregarding these rules can cause damage to transport vessels and accompanying cargoes, threaten the life and health of the crew, and compromise ecological safety. In particular, transportation of dangerous goods by sea poses a high risk of environmental pollution and therefore requires strict compliance with all safety rules. AsstrA closely follows changes in law and international legal regulations concerning sea freight. Our container logistics specialists can therefore provide secure and timely delivery taking into account the specific characteristics of any cargo.
Types of vehicles
Length m, Width m, Height m, Internal volume m³
Weight Limit, t
Designed to transport various types of containers.
9 m, 2.4 m, -, 20/30/40/45 feet
Specially adapted cargo sea and river vessels are used to ship international sea freight. Our experienced specialists help select purpose-adapted sea vessels depending on cargo characteristics and Client’s needs. Options include vehicle-carrying vessels, bulk carriers, livestock carriers, lighter carries, and refrigerated ships. Cargo characteristics influence selection of special containers, which include ISO-containers of various cubic capacity, special-purpose containers designed to deliver heavyweight, oversized, or bulk goods, container-tanks used for liquid cargo transportation, refrigerated containers used for the delivery of perishables, and containers specially equipped for the transportation of vehicles and equipment, dangerous goods, etc. AsstrA specialists develop both monomodal and multimodal shipping arrangements using air, sea, rail and road transport.
For over 26 years, AsstrA has been rendering sea freight shipping services. We have been working in many industries and have been eager to learn the unique characteristics and challenges associated with each one. As a result, we can provide each client with high-quality services.
BROAD GEOGRAPHIC REACH
AsstrA has offices in 22 countries across Europe and the CIS. Our multiligual employees are always ready to provide each client with efficient solutions.
OVERSIZE CARGO EXPERTISE
We handle sea freight shipping for all types of cargo. We offer multiple varieties of marine vessels to match each client’s specific requirements.
NON-STANDARD CARGO TRANSPORTATION
We offer container transport logistics and multiple types of sea vessels in order to transport a wide range of cargos varying in size, shape and properties, including dangerous goods.
Maritime shipping is governed by domestic and international laws, conventions, norms, and even unwritten practices. Compliance with all standards is strictly monitored by authorities around the world. The AsstrA legal department is responsible for compliance with all cargo sea freight transportation rules and norms. We satisfy all the paperwork requirements such as shipping documents, customs declarations, waybills, etc.
Sea transport is realized via:
- Containers in a variety of standard sizes
- Special containers for oversized cargo
- Tank containers for liquid bulk cargo
- Refrigerated containers for temperature-sensitive cargo
- Containers for vehicles
- Containers designed for small consignments
We offer a wide range of the following services:
- Door-to-door, port-to-door, station-to-door cargo sea freight
- Coordination of all participants at all stages of transportation
- Container tracking
- Registration of shipping documents
- Handling the transshipment of goods
- Chartering and agency work
- Sea vessel chartering and representation of Client interests before third parties
All aspects of cargo sea freight are regulated by national and international laws, conventions and norms. Adherence to such regulations is under strict control of authorized bodies in all countries. In addition, unwritten practices play a significant role in maritime law. The AsstrA legal department is well aware of all legal aspects concerning cargo sea freight, ensures compliance with all rules and norms, and arranges accompanying documentation such as shipping documents, bills of lading, and customs declarations.
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Loads in the volume from 1 pallet and/or heavier than 500 kg are accepted for transportation. For transportation of cargo with weight of less than 500 kg, use the services of LTL shipments or air freight. AsstrA company does not perform shipments of personal belongings.