Ocean Freight

Ocean Freight

Ocean logistics is where our journey began at Hemisphere. It's in our blood. To the extent that even our overseas vacation pictures are often filled with snaps of the local ports and vessels. We pride ourselves on the market knowledge we have obtained over 28 years and continue to obtain.

In this dynamic market, we always have our finger on the pulse. Shipping lines are complex organisations, but we've worked hard to build sustainable partnerships to provide competitive rates, while ensuring your shipments are managed effectively from point of origin to final destination.

  • UKWA
  • RHA
  • IATA
  • BIFA
  • AEO
  • NQA-ISO-9001

Ocean Shipping and Logistics

Ocean logistics (also known as ocean and sea freight) is a cost-efficient way of transporting product via cargo ships – because a typical cargo ship or vessel can carry up to 18k containers (TEU). As such, transporting high quantities is more cost-effective.

Wherever in the world your goods are travelling, our team will ensure that we provide the quickest and cost-efficient solution for you.




We have a very experienced and dedicated team ready to help you with your ocean freight needs.

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From A to B at Sea: Export, Import and Cross Trades

We have extensive experience in deep and short sea ocean export, import and cross trades. Working with all major and specialist carriers and with a very experienced and dedicated customer service team, we’re able to co-ordinate and administer shipments irrespective of their origin, destination or complexity.

Shipping lines are hugely complex organisations, but we have worked hard to build sustainable partnerships to provide competitive rates, while ensuring your shipments are managed effectively from point of origin to final destination.




Ocean Freight Capabilities & Accreditations

  • Logistics management & consultancy
  • Full container loads (FCL) – 20’, 40’, 45’, General Purpose, High Cube, Open Top & Refrigerated
  • Less than container loads (LCL)
  • Out-of-gauge (OOG) / non-containerised product
  • Ro-Ro (Roll on, Roll off)
  • Hazardous (inc. Class 1), dangerous & sensitive cargo (inc. Section 5)
  • Breakbulk (shipped as loose cargo)
  • Vessel charter or part charter as required
  • Commercial documentation processing
  • Customs clearance
  • Letter of Credit servicing
  • Consular documentation
  • ATA Carnet processing
  • Export and import license processing
  • Marine/transit insurance
  • Assessing working practices, compliance and H&SE risk




Leiston Transformer

As well as sourcing various specialist transportation solutions, we also ensured that additional security was in place for the cargo and road trailer whilst on quay awaiting its permitted delivery date.


  • Full route survey and assessment
  • Specialist sea-going barge chartered specifically for project
  • Full customs clearance undertaken
  • Dedicated project managers on hand throughout

Bladeroom Data Centre

After communicating with Bladeroom for a number of years and working with them on smaller projects, we had already been able to demonstrate our abilities and attention to detail, putting us firmly in the frame for this new, larger project.


  • Detailed advanced planning to ensure smooth running
  • Dedicated project manager to oversee lifting & loading operation
  • Regular client updates throughout every phase
  • Project completed on time and on budget

Trelleborg Project

When you're playing a major part in a construction project to carry water between countries to resolve irrigation problems, you have to be on top of your game and ensure strict deadlines and specific project requirements are met.


  • Secure storage at Port of Hull prior to vessel loading
  • Daily collections using low-loader vehicles
  • All 132 modules shipped in only two sailings
  • Dedicated project manager on hand throughout
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We have helped customers from all around the world achieve time and cost savings on ocean freight projects across the world.

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