Sea freight: Freight transport across the world’s oceans

Rotterdam as a safe port for our sea freight forwarding company

With global sea freight transports, we connect the continents – and the worldwide flow of goods. From our branch near Rotterdam, we take care of the procurement and distribution of various overseas goods. With customised sea freight transports between America, Europe and Asia. From LCL/FCL to multimodal transports and conventional shipping. We would also be happy to ensure that your supply chain is well drafted.

Door-to-door transports and contacts: short routes for successful sea transports

With our Air & Ocean office near Rotterdam, door-to-door logistics has two meanings for us: in the classic sense, we handle container and groupage transports door-to-door. Literally speaking, we have the largest European seaport right on our doorstep. Our advantages, from which you benefit equally: Short distances and good contacts to selected shipping companies. For the efficient handling of your sea freight shipments. Sustainable, well thought-out, reliable and individually tailored to your requirements.

Warenumschlag als wichtige Schnittstelle für Lufttransport

Full speed ahead: Full container loads (FCL)

Full Container Load: We steer full container loads safely to their destination. Of course, you can expect further services from our range of services, such as pre- and on-carriage via land transport. FCL often turns out to be the most cost-effective option for international freight transports. Together we will find the right transport solution for your individual requirements.

Groupage transports (LCL): Precisely targeting loading requirements

Less than Container Load: Depending on your needs, we organise transports for freight quantities that do not fill an entire sea container. By consolidating different partial loads with the same destination to fit exactly, we achieve economical sea transports for you. Another advantage: you improve your ecological footprint at the same time.

Anchor of our sea freight: worldwide network and diverse range of services

We take care of loading and securing of the sea containers, check the transport and ensure that your sea freight is delivered on time. In addition, we organise all pre-carriage and onward carriage of your sea transports. Depending on your needs and requirements, we use our other forwarding services of road, air freight and/or rail transport. In addition, we offer you comprehensive warehouse logistics – enhanced by a wide range of value-added services.

Short Sea: environmentally friendly, economical, reliable

In addition to international sea freight transports between the continents, we also realise transports in coastal waters in Europe. As a rule, we can also cover these transports via land transport. But at the end of the day, it’s always about the one big common goal: getting your freight to its destination in the best possible way. That is why we do not exclude any route when developing your tailor-made transport concept. So that we fulfil your individual transport requirements one hundred percent.

Sea freight costs: What does sea freight cost?

We are not guided by the high price pressure on the logistics market. We are primarily concerned with quality transports. Sea freight is usually the cheapest option for sending large quantities. The exact costs depend on many different factors. To give you a first impression of our price structure, we have listed the most important points for determining sea freight costs: goods, weight, volume, speed of transport, distance, current ship diesel costs, means of transport (classic, silo, refrigeration) and packaging, possibly subject to exchange (euro pallet, pallet cage).

Sea freight at a glance:

Full container load (FCL)

General cargo consolidation (LCL)

Conventional ship freight and project freight

Special Equipment/Out of Gauge Cargo (OOG)

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In the Huettemann Group we bundle our extensive service portfolio for one goal: to find the perfect, customised logistics solution for you. In addition to our global transport and warehouse services, we offer you numerous logistics services along the entire supply chain. In this way, we develop logistics concepts with added value that suit you.


Competent, diverse, high-performance and future-oriented: As a family-run international logistics company with headquarters in Duisburg, we have been turning our passion into a profession for more than 65 years and today, more than ever, we stand for customised logistics solutions along the entire supply chain.


Every industry has its own logistical requirements. As a broadly positioned logistics company, we adapt to the goods flows and wishes of our customers. We go one step further: we become an integral part of your process chain.