Sea Freight

Sea Freight

Sea Freight services offered by VFS Logistics

Our Sea Freight services include:

Whether hazardous, out-of-gauge or standard shipments, we offer competitive rates and fast and effective service – Import and Export to and from all major ports.


Full container load (FCL)

Full container load (FCL) refers to a standard twenty or forty-foot container that is loaded and unloaded under the risk and account of the shipper or consignee. In general, a full container load attracts lower freight rates than an equivalent weight of loose (break bulk) cargo.


Less than container load (LCL)

Less than Container Load (LCL) is a term used to describe the transportation of small ocean freight shipments not requiring the full capacity of an ocean container – usually less than 20 CBM (cubic meters). A freight forwarder may create a “Consolidation” by putting together multiple LCL shipments.


Non-containerised loads


Breakbulk loads

In shipping, break bulk cargo or general cargo are goods that must be loaded individually, and not in intermodal containers nor in bulk as with oil or grain. A break-in-bulk point is a place where goods are transferred from one mode of transport to another, for example the docks where goods transfer from ship to truck.


VFS Logistics based in Rivonia, Johannesburg, South Africa.