Containers

With 25 years in the industry, we know that commercial customers have a wide range of requirements. From shipping small volumes of goods to container loads of merchandise, including cars, and handling UK and international removals for firms relocating, we have dealt with every possible situation.




Our sea freight service offers a flexible and cost-effective solution for overseas business shipping of goods to many international destinations with the majority of vessels leaving every week.

We offer two types of sea freight – a full container load service or a shared container service – so that you can choose the option to suit your needs and financial considerations.


Container Cargo:

Standard transport products can be handled anywhere in the world (ISO standard) by specialised modes (ships, trucks, barges and wagons) and equipment. Each container has a unique identification number and a size type code.

Containers can be used to carry a wide variety of goods, such as commodities (coal, wheat), manufactured goods, cars, and refrigerated (perishable) goods. Adapted containers for dry cargo, liquids (oil and chemical products) and refrigerated cargo. Reuse of discarded containers. Lower transport costs due to the advantages of standardisation.

Containerships are faster than regular freighter ships, although this advantage can be undermined by slow steaming. This depends on the type of vessel available.

The container is its own warehouse. Stacking capacity on ships, trains (doublestacking) and on the ground (container yards) makes life easy for transport storage. Contents of the container is unknown to carriers. Can only be opened at the origin (seller), at customs and at the destination (buyer). Reduced spoilage and losses (theft).

 

Packing Services

Crates & Export Case Making, Packing

Clients with many and varied needs trust Marco Services when bespoke export case making and packing services are required. From one-off ISPM 15 wooden shipping crates and cases, specialised packing, we have solutions for all export packing needs.

 

Services Include

  • Bespoke wooden crates & cases
  • Wooden bases
  • Bespoke packing for export or storage
  • On-site packing service
  • Bespoke pallet boxes
  • Container loading and stowing

 



 

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