Sea Freight Container Vessel

Sea Freight – Global Coverage

The world would not have grown to the magnitude it is today without the developments in sea freight shipping.  The earliest explorers such as Marco Polo, not only travelled the seas in search of new land and territory, but also in search of new and wondrous goods to trade. Transportation by sea freight continues to form a key part of global commerce and global economics.

Dealing with many of the world’s largest leading shipping companies, Mercator is able to provide regular schedules at all principal ports throughout the five continents of the globe.  This means that we can offer our customers various sea freight routes, departure dates, costings, and shipping transit times.  Our established business relationships and standing in the logistics world, teamed with our founding member status of the global freight forwarding network MarcoPoloLine, ultimately gives Mercator ability to obtain an excellent service and good rates for our customers.

Mercator’s global network and associations with over 350 other independent freight forwarders in more than 95 countries, means we are able to call on a wealth of global freight transportation and freight forwarding knowledge, reduce costs and provide a safe, secure and timely freight forwarding service.

Timely Services


All Major Ports Covered


Cost Effective Solutions


Sea Freight – Load Sizes

If your goods do not fill a whole container, Mercator can offer less than container load (LCL) shipping services depending on the size and nature of your cargo.  Generally our groupage shipping services are suitable for palletised and boxed goods (which may also be suitable for palletising).

For full container loads Mercator has the following containers available to suit your needs:

  • 20ft
  • 40ft
  • 40ft High Cube
  • Open Top
  • Hard Top
  • Flat Rack
  • Platform
  • Refrigerated

If your cargo is oversized we are able to provide a specialist project cargo freight forwarder service tailored to your needs.

Please contact us or request a quote to allow a freight forwarder from the Mercator team find the most suitable type of container for your freight, advise on transit times, give advice and answer any questions you may have.