Sea Freight

IFB has decades of experience in arranging ocean freight shipments for our customers. We offer any solution from port-to-port or door-to-door for import or export. 

When Time Is on Your Side

Choose our flexible sea freight service to ensure the right solution for your individual needs: Our competent sea freight experts support you in finding the most efficient sailing schedules for your cargo. We even assist with solutions for responding to unpredictable changes, such as short-notice port changes.

Your Options

Full Container Load (FCL)

IFB is flexible when routing full containers (20’, 40’ or 40’HQ) and offers lots of possibilities with carriers. Fixed allocations and volume agreements with many carriers enable guaranteed space for your goods.

Regular Consolidation Service (LCL)

Enjoy big savings for shipments that don’t fill an entire container (or that can be efficiently distributed among multiple loads): We calculate costs based on the space an individual load takes and ensure weekly departures of consolidated containers from 70 Asian origins.

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Buyer’s Consolidation (LCL/FCL)

If you have many different suppliers in one area, we're able to bundle your freight shipments into one container, resulting in lower shipping rates than if you were sending goods separately.

Cross Trade Shipments

Globalisation and cross-border division of labour have heightened the number of transport across many different countries, each with regulations regarding customs clearance, taxation, and handling. IFB supports you even when shipping and receiving locations are in different countries.

Intermodal Transport

Combine different transport modes with ease: We use standard cargo units to make sure they can be easily moved across different modes of transport. For instance, a combination of air and sea freight enables quick transport at moderate prices.

Project & Special Shipments

Got large, oversized, or high-value pieces? Dealing with dangerous cargo that requires special care? IFB deals with single or multiple shipments across all transport times, taking special care to protect your cargo and ensure reliable delivery times, even when there are route issues.

The IFB Advantage

Customs Clearance

IFB offers customs declaration and fiscal customs clearance support to help you navigate complex and ever-changing import and export regulations.

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We operate as an NVOCC (Non-Vessel Operating Common Carrier) with our own Bills of Landing and attractive terms for operating and protecting a commercial business. Like this, we’ve been maintaining long-term relationships with our shipping line partners for over 40 years. The resulting extensive range of routes and options gives our customers full flexibility.

Shipping containers loaded on a cargo ship.

Weekly Groupage Services

Based on our strong foundation we have weekly groupage services from Hong Kong and China to all main European destinations complete our ocean freight services.

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When you work with IFB, you get a personal contact who is always available for any assistance you might require.

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