Sea freight is one of the longest established forms of transporting goods globally and it’s also one of the most economical, reliable and dependable.  If you’re a large company looking to ship high volumes of commercial goods or you’re an individual looking to ship personal goods, sea freight is a viable and cost-effective option.

We offer you the added advantage of simplifying your transportation needs whilst maximising routing and transit options and with our door-to-door service, we can streamline your freight transportation from booking right through to delivery and, through our reliable partnerships, we can move your freight across oceans safely and securely using a range of sea freight transportation options, for almost any size of shipment.  We offer:

Full Container Load (FCL)

  • With FCL you have the option of either filling or partially filling the container, the price will be the same.  
  • The benefits with FCL are that you’re are not sharing a container, giving you peace of mind when the container is inspected, and there is no standby time waiting for the container to be filled.
  • Take note:  Always ensure that the contents of the container are packaged, as required, e.g. palletised and/or boxed, depending on the nature of the goods, to ensure safe passage.
  • Declaration: It is the client total responsibility to trustfully declare the shipment details accurately on all documentation. e.g. packing list

Less-than-Container Load (LCL or Groupage):

  • With LCL, you share the container with other shippers’ goods and you only pay the price of your shipment, which price shall be determined based on the volume and weight of your shipment.  
  • There may be delays with shipping LCL as other shipments within your container may be held up by customs.  There may also be a stand-by time whilst waiting for the container to be filled.
  • With LCL we also offer the following:  From UK to Nigeria Groupage service.
  • Take note:  Always ensure that the contents of the container are packaged, as required, e.g. palletised and/or boxed, depending on the nature of the goods, to ensure safe passage.

Break Bulk Cargo:

Oversized cargo or heavy to load are regarded as Break bulk cargo and are loaded directly to the vessel hold or to multiple flat racks already positioned on board.

  • Shipping break bulk cargo is usually considered with specific types of shipment that cannot be transported in bulk.  
  • Goods are loaded individually, and not in bulk or intermodal containers, by specially trained staff.
  • Shipments are safely lashed and secured on-board the vessel, the method saves time and money which makes commercial sense to clients.
  • Declaration: It is the client total responsibility to trustfully declare the shipment details accurately on all documentation. e.g. packing list
  • In addition, it the client total responsibility to providing the accurate information at the time of booking will enable us to provide the right handling equipment at the terminal e.g. heavy-lift trailer, roll trailer, multi-purpose bogie, blocks and beams, bolster, rackings etc.
  • If you are looking for a specialized business to handle your specialized goods, please give us a call and we can help provide you with the ideal solution for transporting your non-containerized shipment.  

Roll-on/Roll-off (RoRo) road Service:

We are the industry leader in transporting autos, trucks, motorcycles, boats, and machinery from the United Kingdom and the United State to of America to Africa and Europe. As a Non-vessel operating common carrier (NVOCC) we have aligned ourselves with the best RORO carriers in the world which gives us the opportunity to offer our customers with an unmatched variety of solutions to choose from.

  • Dedicated vessels that have been designed to carry wheeled cargo like trucks, trailers and semi-trailer trucks that are driven onto the ship.
  • The benefits of this of the RoRo service is that it is usually the cheapest and takes the least amount of time of all the international shipping options available.
  • We offer this service ONLY from the UK and USA and ONLY to West Africa and Europe ports.

From the USA Port to West Africa

Port of Loads

  1. Galveston, TX
  2. Jacksonville, FL
  3. Savannah, GA
  4. Baltimore (SLP)
  5. Wilmington, DE
  6. Providence, RI

Port of Discharge

  1. Dakar, Senegal
  2. Cotonou, BENIN
  3. Lagos, NIGERIA
  4. Lome, TOGO
  5. Tema, GHANA

Other ports served by transhipment: Luanda – Douala – Point Noire – Libreville – Takoradi – Banjul – Abidjan – Conakry – Freetown – Bata – Malabo

For our full schedule with transhipment port arrival dates and vessel, details click Here  https://www.net.grimaldi.co.uk/webdata/Published_Sched_Fleetpos/sched_nw.htm

From UK Port to West Africa

Port of Loading

  1. Tilbury, United Kingdom

Port of Discharge

  1. Casablanca, Morocco
  2. Freetown, SIERRA LEONE
  3. Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire
  4. Cotonou, BENIN
  5. Lagos, NIGERIA
  6. Tema, GHANA
  7. Dakar, Senegal
  8. Nouakchott, MAURITANIA
  9. Conakry, GUINEA
  10. Monrovia, LIBERIA
  11. Lome, TOGO
  12. Luanda, ANGOLA
  13. Point Noire, Republic of Congo
  14. Bata, EQUATORIAL GUINEA.
  15. Malabo,  CAMEROON
  16. Douala,  CAMEROON
  17. Libreville, GABON
  18. Takoradi, GHANA
  19. Banjul, THE GAMBIA

Europe Ports: Antwerp, Amsterdam, Hamburg, Tilbury and they all connect to West Africa ports.  

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So, whether you have a full container load full of commercial goods (FCL), a less-than-full container load of personal effects (LCL), or a shipment of non-containerised cargo, give us a call and we can discuss affordable options that suit both your pocket and your time schedule.