A Simple Guide to the Different Types of Sea Freight Services

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A Simple Guide to the Different Types of Sea Freight Services
Oct 21, 2018

If you are soon planning to opt for sea freight services in the UAE, the least thing that you must do is familiarize yourself with the nature of the service first, so that you would know if the service will be beneficial or not, if it’s worth the try, or if it’s exactly what you need for your enterprise.

If you specifically need sea freight shipping services, you have to know the different types of the service – with knowing this, you will be able to know what type of sea fright service you truly need.

Actually, there are 4 types – FCL, LCL, RORO, and Dry Bulk Shipping.


FCL or Full Container Load allows you to have a container filled with cargo. It can be 20ft, 40ft, or 45ft, including flat racks and open top containers. If you have enough goods that can fill your container, FLC is the right choice for you. It can also ship massive items like furniture, cars, or machinery.


LCL or Less than Container Load is a type of shipment wherein the goods don’t fill the whole container. And in order for the container to be filled, it will be shared with other consignees to maximize the space. When the ship arrives at the designated port, the goods will be ungrouped to avoid confusion, especially because it’s international cargo shipping.


RORO or Roll On, Roll Off is the perfect choice for those who need vehicle shipping services. The vehicles will be driven into the RORO ship – blocked, secured, braced, and tied, to make sure it won’t be damaged on the shipment time.

Dry Bulk Shipping

If you have dry bulk cargoes, you can opt for Dry Bulk Shipping. The shipping company knows that it should be kept dry at all times because once moisture seeps in, it can cause damage in the goods.

And if you are on your quest of looking for the most reliable shipping companies in Dubai, we, are the one that you need. We, Logtrans, have been in the shipping industry long enough already to know exactly how we can satisfy all our clients.

And we, at Logtrans, are always ready to take your inquiry, kindly contact us at +971 4 2884970  or +971 4 2888941