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Delivery of goods from the port of Le Havre

Delivery of goods by sea from the port of Le Havre

Le Havre is the largest port in France on the northern coast at the confluence of the Seine and the English Channel. The port of Le Havre consists of an outport and locks, dock basins. The length of the mooring front is 27.5 km with depths of 12 – 18 m.

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Our brokerage and logistics company specializes in container shipping and storage. Thanks to a team of professionals, we offer international sea transportation in all directions. We take care of all the formalities for customs clearance of goods upon arrival in the country or upon departure.

Shipping logistics: full range of services

Our company provides an opportunity to receive all services in one: registration, documentation, transit and more. Combining them to the final destination allows you to take advantage of turnkey offers:

  • export;
  • reception, sorting, preparation of yours, consolidation, loading (unloading), port haulage;
  • cargo transportation all over the world;
  • customs formalities according to the regime;
  • final place of arrival.

In all circumstances, our specialists follow your interests, advise the best solutions, support you throughout the entire process to offer you good coordination between each step.
The segment of these cargo transportation is characterized by high and constant demand. The growth of world trade has been fueled by the growing opportunities offered by shipping. It is a suitable vehicle for heavy contents over a long distance. Delivery of goods from Europe offers maximum guarantees of safety during loading. Although it allows the movement of large masses of goods, it is also a suitable means of transportation for small consignments and over short distances. Our experienced specialists will arrange shipment for you anywhere in the world on time, choosing the best route and price in accordance with individual needs.

Le Havre cargo port: 6 stages of transport by sea

The time that a container spends on a ship from departure to arrival is called the reference transit time. Indeed, in order to understand the almost complete transit time and plan the import of goods-export of goods as accurately as possible, it is necessary to take into account the closure of the CFS (closing cargo station), the consolidation warehouse for receiving goods from the supplier, about 6-9 days before the ETD (estimated time of departure) of the vessel. … The arrival of the vessel, including the time to unload all containers arriving at their destination, can take up to 48 hours. Traction and transit to the warehouse. Usually the transfer takes place on the same day.

Unloading the container. Depending on the size and type, this step can take 1 day. Return delivery or final transport by truck from our warehouses to your warehouses. This last step can take anywhere from 24 to 48 hours, depending on the situation in your facility. In short, the transit after the arrival of the ship can take from 4 to 5 days.

Sea transportation of goods from the port of Le Havre: details

When container shipping is carried out from one point to another, you, logically, have to pay various costs. If you are dealing with a direct forwarder, you may not know the details of the price you pay, that is, what the final is made of, because very often, for ease of understanding, he offers you what is called an “all in” package.
The dealer, for his part, receives from the shipping agency every month new prices for the routes he uses, and these consist of various elements that change more or less regularly throughout the year. First of all, it should be noted that the tariffs for sea transportation from France can be different, which depends on several factors. Thus, your rate can change from month to month depending on the geopolitical, climatic or simply financial context.

Delivery of goods from the port of Le Havre: simple freight

When you go on an expedition, you, logically, pay for your sea freight, that is, the rates corresponding to transportation from the place of departure to arrival. This amount can vary, as we have said, on many factors, but mainly depending on the volumes circulating on the selected axis. For example, you will pay a relatively low freight rate between Europe and China, but a high one between Europe and the island, or when the cargo is delivered from the port of Le Havre to Ukraine. Sometimes the trip (crossing a channel or other) is to blame, but also the volume. As a result, ships contain more crates, and increasing them allows for lower rates, a principle of economies of scale that applies to all types of products or services in general when they are in high demand.
This tariff can also be reduced compared to others if the requested route has fewer stops, if it is a regular line with operating agreements between shipowners, or even if it is direct. It is sometimes advisable to choose your departure point carefully if you want to save some money.