Sea Freight

World Impex General Trading and Shipping have historically provided safe and secure transportation of goods. Frequent, reliable sailings allow for timely distribution across the markets of interest. Global trade continues to flourish by banking on the seas for freight transportation.

Our Full Container Load (FCL) and Less than Container Load (LCL) services come with a schedule integrity that promises fast transit times. We achieve this through global operators and which we have grown to trust over decades; because we appreciate the impact of time taken to get your goods to market.

Large projects around the region mandate Breakbulk/ Out of Gauge (OOG)/ Roll-On/ Roll-Off (RO-RO) cargo and we opt to secure such projects by using our specialist sea cargo partners.



Ensure containers are safely loaded and unloaded from vessels through our ground shipping network for transportation to the final consignee location.


Secure warehouse space across central locations can help you manage inventory and distribution.


Obtaining letters of credit and other documentation necessary to complete import and export processes can be difficult especially as it demands time.


We provide different cargo insurance options that protect against loss or damage to your cargo in transit overseas. Cargo insurance is essential to ocean freight transportation and protects your goods from seawater flooding, storms and acts of God, vessel collision and other unforeseeable events.

Advantage of Sea Freight


Offers the most competitive freight costs to shippers, especially over long distances. By comparison, some estimates show that ocean freight shipping costs are generally four to six times less expensive than air. With statistics like this one, it is easy to argue that ocean transportation is the cheapest international shipping option.


No matter the size of your shipments, sea freight can usually accommodate your needs. Smaller shipments can be grouped together with other cargo to fill a container, allowing for cost-sharing of the transportation services. Larger cargo can fill one or more containers, offering clients unmatched bulk options. In fact, vessels are the ideal way to move high volumes of cargo as they are designed to carry large amounts of goods or raw materials.


A major advantage of sea freight shipping is shipping companies’ ability to handle oversized, heavy or bulky cargo – often referred to as breakbulk or Not in Trailer (NIT) loads. Such cargo could include large vehicles, equipment, construction materials and more. Oftentimes too heavy or large for air freight or even over-the-road transportation, very large cargo is not a problem on many shipping vessels.


Ships are designed to carry hazardous materials and dangerous cargo safely. The industry is well-versed in the handling of such goods and has regulations in place to ensure the safety of the vessel, crew, cargo and environment. Cargo loss caused by incidents during transportation is continually dropping as maritime safety increases, and has dropped significantly in the past decade. Containers are designed to be sealed and locked during transportation for extra security.


When compared to sea shipping, air and many other forms of transportation have much higher carbon footprints – a definite disadvantage for the environment. Ships, on the other hand, provide the most carbon-efficient mode of transportation and produce fewer grams of exhaust gas emissions for each ton of cargo transported than any other shipment method. These already-low emissions continue to trend downward as technology advances, new ships come online and as liquefied natural gas (LNG)-powered options are utilized.