We explain what Container Transport is all about

  1. News
  2. We explain what Container Transport is all about

Looking for Container maritime shipment…!!!!

Containers are essential tools in the logistics of international freight transport. They represent a high level of competitive advantages for companies, thanks to their costs and to the fact that nowadays they have become intermodal cargo containers, which can be handled from one container transport to another, without having to unload and repeat the loading process of the goods that are inside them.

International Container Transport.

Container transports can be by road, air or sea. Containers have been one of the best and most important innovations in world trade, their history dates back to the 1950’s when goods were shipped, just as in centuries past, packed in loose boxes which were then loaded and unloaded by large troops of workers.

Among the different types of transport that are found to move goods, container shipping is the most comfortable way to transport our products, besides allowing us to carry large amounts of cargo, it travels long distances while keeping the product insured to the maximum without any doubt.

Its economic price maintains a figure of around 7 million containers travelling around the world, either by train, ship or truck, transporting goods of all kinds.

A sea container transport is usually large in size, and thanks to this it is possible to move large quantities of goods on each journey. It also has excellent security measures, which ensure that the goods are kept in perfect condition throughout the journey.

The price of container transport is made up of several criteria based on whether we are talking about the shipment of a container or the shipment of an international groupage. In the case of maritime transport for a full container, the price includes:

  • International freight: This is the price of transporting the container from the port of origin to the port of destination.
  • BAF or BUC: It is also known as fuel surcharge, and usually varies monthly by geographical area depending on the destination of the transport. It may even happen that a specific country has a specific surcharge.
  • CAF: This is known as exchange rate adjustment, the rates do not change daily, which is why shipping companies in some destinations charge a % on the freight to cover themselves for any eventuality.
  • Port charges: Each time a container is unloaded or loaded, a cost is generated, which will be passed on by the shipping lines to the exporter/importer through the freight forwarder.
  • Port charges: These are the charges applied by the ports for the entry and exit of certain goods.

Other Posts

Characteristics of Maritime Transportation during 2016.

Analysis of the ocean freight forwarding market Size of coverage, growth factors, demand, trends and forecasts for 2022 Short Sea Shipping moved 235 million tonnes last year, 4% more than in 2015, of which 20% was domestic cabotage traffic and 80% foreign traffic....

Shipping Company

ACIRFA SHIPPING INTERNATIONAL S.L. is an international maritime transport company in Barcelona with a great experience in the logistics and maritime transport sector. We have a highly qualified and experienced staff. We carry out international maritime transport of...

Discover why we are your Shipping Company

The best solution for maritime transport. By eminence this is the main means of transport in the international trade environment, when it comes to huge quantities of products to be exported. In general, its services are usually used in non-urgent replenishment...

We are specialists in Ro-Ro Transport

Roll-on/roll-off cargo is a type of vessel that is characterised by the transport of goods on wheels, such as vehicles, trucks, trains, etc. These are loaded and unloaded by means of ramps or traction vehicles, and have the great advantage that their handling cost...

Let us tell you what is the Vessel chartering?

A Ship or Vessel is a type of vessel with the right and necessary structure to carry out all kinds of cargo trips over considerable distances, due to its size, strength and solidity, and which is also ideal for highly important maritime transport. If we go a little...

We are specialists in Roll-on/Roll-off Transport

Roll-on/roll-off transport is a type of vessel that is characterised by the transport of goods on wheels, such as vehicles, trucks, trains, etc. These are loaded and unloaded by means of ramps or traction vehicles, and have the great advantage that their handling...