Currently, the largest share of the world's container traffic carried by maritime transport.
The major players in the container shipping industry are the big shipping companies serving all main world trades. By using of huge container vessels, they are able to minimize costs per container.
It is logical to assume that such a service as sea container transportation easier and cheaper to buy directly from shipping company. However, experience shows that this is not always the case.
As in any other market, the wholesale price is much lower than normal tariff rate. Shipping lines are interested in high utilization of their vessel capacity and therefore provide considerable discounts to big customers, who usually ships hundreds of containers every month. For small clients shipping companies usually offer standard tariff rate.
However, the small customers also have an opportunity to ship container at the rates lower than normal tariff rate.
In order to get lower freight rate, customer should approach «Sea Express» company, who is specialized in container shipping.
Combining the cargoes of its numerous clients, «Sea Express», in its turn, is acting as a big customer for the shipping lines and is able to negotiate and achieve lower freight rates.
Consequently, cooperating with «Sea Express», the customer enjoys a good rate as well as other benefits.
«Sea Express» has a long-term successful experience as a liner agent for several world-known shipping companies like «CSAV», «Hyundai Merchant Marine», «Unifeeder», «Canada Maritime», «CAST», «Montemar Maritima».
As opposed to the other freight forwarding companies, thanks to the wide experience working as agent for shipping lines, «Sea Express» staff is thoroughly familiar with internal business processes of shipping lines, including pricing policies and mechanisms, that allows «Sea Express» to achieve good rates and other benefits for clients.
In addition, «Sea Express» has long-term relationships and service contracts with the majority of top ocean carriers, for example, with such shipping companies as: «CMA CGM», «CSAV», «Evergreen», «HMM», «Maersk Line», «MSC», «NYK», «OOCL», «Unifeeder», «Yang Ming».