Maritime freight Forwarding

Maritime forwarding refers to the transportation of goods or products through waterways. It is quite efficient for both short-distance in-land transport and long-distance transport. Maritime forwarding is a very cost-effective method and can be harnessed for sending goods on a large scale. It is not as fast as compared to air forwarding, but the competitive pricing compensates for the time lag. 3PL Dynamics, a renowned ERP system, supports all steps of the maritime forwarding to help its clientele on an end-to-end basis.

With our Maritime freight forwarding software (FMS) you take care of your sea freight shipments from quote to invoice, from terminal to terminal and from door to door. Including the accompanying documents. Gaining you insight into costs and revenues, so you can intervene immediately when profitability decreases.

Why is Maritime Forwarding Essential To The Global Supply Chain

Maritime forwarding is responsible for a majority of global trade and ecommerce owing to its costing, speed, and scale of operation. It allows businesses of all sizes to participate in trade and commerce with international customers. The overall model is backed by financial institutions and government bodies to promote trade. Almost 90% of the transportation between different nations occurs over seaways due to these reasons, making it one of the most important parts of the global supply chain and economy at large.

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Options Available For Maritime Forwarding
Passenger Vessels

As the name indicates, they are mainly used to ferry people from one location to another. They generally operate over small distances and might be used in case the cargo is handled by trucks on both ends of the in-land waterway channel.

General Cargo Ships

These ships are used for carrying non-bulk cargoes. They can’t carry more than 100,000 Dwt as their loading and unloading take a considerable amount of time.

Bulk Carriers

Bulk carriers are used to ship large payloads over the ocean, and they can carry upto 350,000 Dwt (liquid) and 400,000 Dwt (solid) cargo.

Roll on Roll off (RORO) Vessels

These ships can carry much larger loads, including trains and large boiler parts. They are humongous in size and only used for long routes.

Which Are The Factors You Should Keep In Mind While Using Maritime Forwarding

Sea freight expedition tariffs

There are no standard sea freight rates. Prices depend on the load (Ro / Ro, FCL full containers, LCL groupage or cars in containers). But also of the location of origin and destination, and the number of ships that sail that route. Our sea freight expedition software records complex tariff agreements, so you always have insight into the costs.

Register data

Capture the necessary data in our sea freight expedition software for the handling of containers, pallets, cars or packages:

  • Product information (size, weight, hazardous substances, etc.)
  • Temperature
  • Details Client & Receiver
  • Loading and unloading address
  • Shipping Company & ship
  • Ports
  • ETD and ETA
Features Of 3PL Dynamics Maritime Forwarding Implementation In TMS

Sea freight forwarding documents

  • For the transport of goods by sea, the proper export and import documents are required to get the goods smoothly across the border in order not to pay too much import duties. The entire range of sea freight can be managed with our software, from beginning to end. You enter data only once and the software simplifies and accelerates work processes, saving you time and providing you better insight. Once you have entered the data, you have the necessary documents:
  • Bill of lading, Retrieval- / delivery documents for containers, CMR for container, Invoices, Customs declarations, Assignments & confirmations, Shipments certificates, Value statement, EUR.1 certificate, Certificate of Origin (CO), ATR.
  • The maritime module is integrated with your Dynamic 365 ERP to support your overall operations.
Benefits Of Using Maritime Forwarding
  • Shorter time duration required for transportation
  • Allows following tight deadlines
  • Budget-friendly
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