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Three Benefits of Ocean Freight

There are three main benefits of Ocean Freight. These pros can benefit your business hugely when it comes to the shipping of your goods worldwide. So without further or do, let’s take a look at each one below.


First and foremost, keeping within your company budget is an important factor for all businesses, no matter what industry they work in. This is no different when it comes to the import or export of goods. Ocean freight is more often than not, a cheaper alternative to other methods of freight services. With the overall cost of shipping likely to be around six times less than that of Air Freight. Furthermore, heavier, larger shipments will always cost much less to ship by Ocean Freight.

Duties & VAT

Duties and VAT are calculated as a percentage of the customs value of the goods (item + insurance + shipping). Any duties and taxes on your international shipment will be billed directly to you by the global carrier. As a cheaper method of transportation, this could see your business receives a lower Duty and VAT bill (on goods of equivalent value), lower costs overall and a better profit margin.

Green Freight Footprint

As we all know, the environment is ever-changing and not always for the greater good. If your organisation is playing it’s part by going green and ensuring the longevity of our planet for the future, you will no doubt want to minimise your carbon footprint when importing or exporting. Environmental issues are a growing concern for all businesses and shipping by sea is the far more environmentally friendly option you can choose. After all, ocean freight produces much less CO2 (greenhouse gas) emissions than other means of freight forwarding.

Our Guarantee

XPand’s track record in providing ocean freight solutions whether FCL or consolidation services on all trade lanes is second to none. Through close working relationships with all the major shipping lines we have established competitive contract rates ensuring cost efficiency and reliability. Contact XPand Logistics by whichever means suits you best. You can use the contact form, email us via ​info@xpandlogistics.co.uk​ or call XPand today on 01784 431 081 for more information – we are here to provide comprehensive solutions for all your ocean freight requirements.

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