USP SEA FREIGHT

 

Sea freight is a slower but far more cost effective solution for big moves around the world. Making it the number one choice for international home and commercial moves. USP work with the worlds largest international carriers and we offer competitive freight rates combined with dependable schedules to and from most major ports.

Along with our in-house customs support and land transport services we can combine our services to provide door to door sea freight shipments to any destination in one seamless process.

USP have been moving cargo around the globe for over 20 years and have worked hard to establish a reputation for freight forwarding and logistics expertise by providing clients with a great value-for-money services and exceptional customer care.

FREE CONSULTATION & ESTIMATE

  • As part of our FREE Consultation and Estimation we visit your home so we can compile an accurate estimate for your move. We’ll review the various options available to you and explain the pro’s and cons of each.
  • Our consultation and estimation is 100% FREE of charge. We’re confident in our service and the excellent value for money we provide to all our clients and we let our work speak for itself.
  • After the consultation we’ll issue an estimate and breakdown of our service. Along with recommended options for you to review.

SEA FREIGHT SERVICE

  • Port-to-Port LCL and FCL sea freight services to over 500 international ports.
  • Options for preferred routes and vessels.
  • Free Consultation and estimates.
  • Optional Door-To-Door pick-up and delivery service.
  • Support with shipping documentation.
  • Dedicated customer support for the duration of your shipment.

USP SEA FREIGHT

We just need a few basic details to get started. Once we have a general outline of your moving requirements we will be able to assist you more effectively.


Moving From: (area)*
Moving To: (area)*
Goods To Move:*
Moving Date: (dd/mm/yy) *
Size of Shipment:*
Weight of Shipment*
Your Name:*
Phone Number:*
E-mail:*

CONTAINER SHIPPING TOP TIPS

Sea freight is the most economical way of sending large volumes of goods internationally. Instead of shipping by weight, sea freight prices are based on volume. Yes it’s much slower than Air freight but when you’re relocating to a different continent its the only logical way to transport all your belongings.

 

  • Plan ahead: Sea freight times are much longer than air freight times, so it’s a good idea to start the ball rolling as early as possible. Our specialist freight team will be able to give you estimated transit times depending on the vessel and routing.
  • Think big: Larger volumes almost always equal cheaper delivery prices when shipping goods internationally. This is especially true for sea freight.
  • Protect your goods in transit: It’s important to package your goods correctly to minimise the risk of damage during transit.  We use special palates and packaging to protect your items and go as far as to make special crates to fit unusual items.

THE BEST MOVE YOU WILL EVER MAKE!


We’ve been connecting Phuket with the world for over 20 years. So when you have something to move, no matter how far or how big, call us for a FREE estimate.

Call: +66 (0) 76 608 404

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USP l Logistics Services in Phuket, Phang nga krabi samui huahin and across thailand

SIZE MATTERS – CUBIC METERS

Sea freight pricing is based on the volume of goods which is calculated in cubic meters. It’s quite difficult to estimate this if you’re not used to doing it on a daily basis.  We have included a few graphics to help give you a rough idea. (The shape of the crate does not have to be 1 meter by 1 meter it can be any size it is only the volume that is calculated.).

Our USP consultant have years of experience and will make all the measurements and calculate the volume of space needed during your Free Consultation.

SHIPPING CONTAINER SIZES

 

  Length Width Height Door Width Door Height Capacity Max Cargo
Standard 20′ 5.900m 2.350m 2.393m 2.342m 2.280m 33.2m3 21770 Kgs
Standard 40′ 12.036m 2.350m 2.392m 2.340m 2.280m 67.7m3 26780 Kgs

 

Containers come in a wide variety of formats, depending on what you need to ship. The majority of sea cargo is transported in either TEU (twenty foot equivalent unit) or FEU (forty foot equivalent unit) containers. By far the most common container used for personal moves are the standard 20 foot & 40 foot fully enclosed containers (size + dimensions above).

 

FULL & SHARED CONTAINERS

You can share a container with other people as long as your container is going to the same port. This is classed as LCL (Less Container Load).

 

We handle the complete process from collection to wrapping your goods for safe shipping, we can store your goods in one of our storage facilities until such time as it’s ready to be shipped.

 

With our LCL (part container load) service, you don’t need to have enough cargo to fill a whole container in order to get a beneficial shipping rate. But if you do, we also offer FCL (full container load) shipments.

 

LCL (LESS-THAN-CONTAINER LOAD)

A competitively priced consolidation product, LCL offers the highest levels of schedule integrity.

 

FCL (FULL CONTAINER LOAD)

Based on carrier routing options, FCL is our best transit-time-to-cost combination product for full container loads. FCL offers complete schedule flexibility, a high frequency of sailings per port-pair, and availability of equipment.

DOOR 2 DOOR SEA FREIGHT FROM PHUKET

Even if you live close to the destination port, you’ll need a licenced freight company to receive your goods at the port and arrange the final leg of the journey.  

 

We provide Port to Port, Door to Port and Door to Door options for Sea Freight. Although the cost of land transportation in Thailand is so affordable and as it’s vital to have your items professionally packed before shipping, we collect 99% of the items directly from our customers.

 

It’s tempting to think that you may be able to organise the pick-up and home delivery for less than we can. But this is rarely the case. Here’s just few reasons why:

 

  • USP has a global network of international movers that are able to facilitate the final leg of your journey as an extension of our own service.
  • We work with commercial rates, which are already considerably lower than going direct.
  • Because we do so much repeat business with our international networks we also receive additional discounts for being good partners.
  • We select our international movers carefully, based on their ability to match our own standards for high quality of service and affordability.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

 

Shipping items by Sea freight?
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Do you have warehouse where I can store items if needed?

Yes, we have our own secure storage facilities here on Phuket. We can also arrange storage at other locations if needed.

What are inside container dimensions?

Approximate inside container dimensions:

  • 20’dv: 5.90×2.34×2.37 (inside space: 33.2cbm)
  • 40’dv: 12.05×2.34×2.37 (inside space: 67.5cbm)
  • 40’hc: 12.05×2.34×2.68 (inside space: 76.28cbm)

What are the requirements for shipping personal/household goods?

  • A detailed list of the goods you are planning to ship should be provided to RCL before loading.  Certain items may be restricted. Items that can be classified as hazardous (including paint, cleaners, oils)- even if they are for household use –  may require special documentation.
  • Food, vegetable or animal products cannot be shipped together with household goods.
  • All the items should be palletised, boxed, and/or crated.
  • If the loading point is in a residential area, the shipper should obtain a permit from the city or a letter saying that no permit is required.
  • If loading in a residential area, you should be aware that no ramp or forklift is provided.
  • Shipper is responsible for loading and securing cargo in sea freight containers.

Can you guarantee the transit time?

All the dates we provide are called refereed to as Estimated.

  • ETD – estimated date of departure.
  • ETA – estimated date of arrival.

The transit time provided in your booking confirmation is also estimated. Weather and other circumstances may arise beyond our control which can sometimes cause delays.

What are Incoterms? How do I determine which Incoterm to use?

Incoterms are a series of standard trade definitions or international sales terms, published by International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) and widely used in international commercial transactions. Each Incoterm establishes who is responsible for costs and risks such as transport costs, insurance, duties payable and customs clearance.

Right now there are 13 trade terms , the most commonly used are FOB (Free on Board), EXW (Ex-Works), CFR (Cost and Freight), CIF (Cost, Insurance and Freight) , DAP (Delivered at Place) and others