Sea Freight

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Sea Freight

Sea freight is the most economical transport option when it comes to transporting large orders, out of gauge goods or non-time sensitive goods. With agencies all over the world, we can transport your goods to any destination from Cork and Dublin Ports. All our sea freight services operate on a weekly basis.


We offer highly competitive rates door to door, and provide Full Container Load (FCL) and Less than Container Load (LCL) options. We select the most efficient and economical shipping lines to transport your cargo to your destination, thus ensuring the client's needs are met.

Sea Freight Imports

  • Sea Freight Services to Cork or Dublin Ports from Worldwide Origins

  • Full Containers or Less than Container Loads

  • Daily Pick-Ups from Suppliers

  • Provision of Local Export Custom Services

  • Regular Sailings

  • Competitive Pricing

  • Shipper and Consignee Pre-Alerted to all Shipments

  • Tracking Included

Sea Freight Exports

  • Services from Cork or Dublin Ports Worldwide

  • Full Containers or Less than Container Loads

  • Numerous Route Options

  • Competitive Pricing

  • Daily Pick-Ups

  • Regular Sailings

  • All Shipments Pre-Alerted

Sea Freight Shipping Options

All shipments are co-ordinated with our colleagues at the World Freight Network.

  • Door/Door

  • Port/Door

  • Port/Port

  • FOB

  • DDU

  • DDP

  • FCL

  • LCL

We have a credit facilities with all the International sea carriers. We deal with the likes of Maersk Lines, MSC Lines, K-Line, Hapag Lloyd, Evergreen Line, and many other carriers.

Please Note:

Less than Container loads (LCL) both import and export are shipped via Dublin port at present. However, it is very important to note that when you are shipping LCL from China to Ireland (Ordering 2-3-4 pallets from China) that you arrange it via us.

When you are shipping of the goods from China via LCL we can agree all the charges with you in advance. Goods are shipped on an FOB basis.

If you buy on an CIF basis they will charge you for the cost of the transport to Ireland (which is included in your item price). You have no control over what they are charging for this. When the goods arrive in Dublin on a CIF basis the local charges can be 3 times what are charged on an FOB/Agreed with Greyhound basis. For this reason, we would always recommend that you but FOB China and arrange via Greyhound Express. It saves money.

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Freight Forwarder Ireland 

Greyhound Express Freight LTD is one of Ireland’s leading premier independent freight forwarders. Operating in Dublin, Cork, Shannon, and Belfast, we provide sea freight solutions to customers located across the country. We have an established network of sea freight and shipping partners, making it possible for us to move freight to and from anywhere in in the world. Whether you are importing or exporting, we can get your goods where they need to go. Our team of freight forwarding experts have over 40 years of experience handling all aspects of sea freight and shipping logistics. 

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is sea freight forwarding?

    Sea freight forwarding is the method of international transport using cargo ships. Large goods or high volume quantities are packed into containers which are then loaded onto shipping vessels for transport to their destination.

  • How does sea freight work?

    Generally, goods are packed into shipping containers. The freight forwarder will then book space for these containers on a shipping vessel. For some items, like cars or truck, these can be rolled onto the cargo ship without a container.

  • What is the difference between FCL and LCL?

    FCL (full container load) shipments are for goods large enough, or in high enough volume to require their own shipping container. FCL is charged as a flat fee per container. LCL (less than container load) shipments are for goods too small to fill an entire container. With LCL your will share container space with other customer’s items and shipping is usually charged per cubic metre.

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