Ocean Freight

Ocean Freight

National Seaways Freight has been helping clients with their Ocean Freight requirements for over 30 years.

We offer global shipping, operating to and from Ireland, the UK and continental Europe. The sectors we serve include retail, distribution, agriculture, food and beverage (ambient and temperature controlled), raw materials, manufacturing and construction.

Long-term relationships with the world’s leading carriers give us the capability and flexibility to meet  supply-chain requirements for many market-leading brands. 

Our success is built on a network of agents with representation in 155 countries. These partners share our values and customer focus to ensure a consistently reliable service. Their local expertise helps us to design a solution that will meet your shipping needs, wherever you do business. 

Port to Door Delivery
Our local transport partners in major ports facilitate onward delivery, or collection by road, to some of the most remote parts of the world.   

Full Container Load (FCL)
Our network of agents and shipping lines allows us to offer best-in-class FCL solutions on trade routes all over the world. This can be a door-to-door solution, or port-to-port, whatever you require.

Less Than Container (LCL)
If you don’t need a full container, our connections and expertise allow us to find the most cost-effective solution. 

Equipment selection and availability is key when time is of the essence. Our experienced and resourceful team, along with our world-class partners, ensure that fit-for-purpose, well- maintained equipment is at the port to expedite your delivery, whatever your freight requirements.

If you are buying from or selling to a variety of destinations, we can consolidate your freight into a single container and deliver considerable savings. 

We are the sole Irish agent for an Non Vessel Operating Carrier, (NVOC) based in Europe. This gives us access to their network of agents in over 115 countries, should we need to design a bespoke door-to-door solution in new markets for our clients. Our relationship with this NVOC also gives us access to the service-offering of the world’s leading vessel providers and shipping companies, across all trade routes.

As an independent freight consultant we have full visibility of equipment availability and  transit times with all shipping lines, allowing us to choose the most cost-effective solution for your needs.  

Our dedicated Ocean Freight team members, some working with us for 30 years, pride themselves on their flexibility and resourcefulness when it comes to delivering what the client wants. 

Our experienced Ocean Freight team has the knowledge and drive to find a solution, whatever your needs, enabling access to complex markets and some of the most volatile parts of the world.

For over 20 years we have worked with a highly reputable Asian agent that has offices all over the globe. As with all our agents, their IT platforms allow us to provide our clients with real-time data on the location of their shipments.    

Our long-standing relationship with an agent in India means you can ship to and from that country in a quick and reliable manner. As with all our agents, they offer a variety of options and consolidation services to ensure our solution is highly cost-effective. 

Supply Chain Solutions
Certain clients require us to provide and manage a supply chain issue, for example when they are delivering to a customer with Just In Time manufacturing needs, and there is a requirement to store buffer stock at a port, ready for delivery to that customer site as required. We have the expertise and partnerships on major trade routes to deliver this level of service.

Formal Service Levels
We have formal service agreements with shipping companies, covering the vast majority of global shipping lanes.    

We continually evolve our IT infrastructure which allows us to deliver best-in-class information and visibility to our clients.