Sea Freight specialists

Burhill provides complete sea freight services through our established network around the world and across all major shipping lanes.

From our long-term relationships and with our reputation in shipping logistics we have formed a strong buying position to provide you with competitive rates, so that you don’t have to compromise on service or price.

What we offer

We provide sea and ocean freight shipping across the full spectrum of FCL, LCL, Ro/Ro, Break Bulk and Out-Of-Gauge cargo, whether importing, exporting or cross-trading.

Our sea freight services provide you with a comprehensive range of solutions to manage your supply chain and facilitate the movement of your goods, from your initial booking through to the final destination.

The end-to-end management of your sea freight requirements are covered. From shipping coordination, route optimisation, vessel selection, container loading and unloading.

Our advanced management systems allow for full visibility and traceability of your goods and our customs clearance expertise ensures full compliance with all international trade regulations. In addition, we also provide comprehensive specialist marine insurance cover for your shipments at a competitive rate to give you complete peace of mind.

Our complete suite of services includes warehousing and onward distribution to truly streamline your logistics operations, enhance your supply chain efficiency and enable seamless global trade.

What you get with Burhill Logistics Sea Freight services

Using our extensive trade expertise and global network providing local knowledge, our team of sea freight specialists work with you to get the best possible method, price and transit time options to deliver the right service for you.

  • Tailored service to suit the supply chain need
  • Links to all major UK ports
  • Available capacity with multiple carriers
  • Seamless door to door service – exworks through to DDP freight movements
  • Specialised transportation; refrigerated cargo, hazardous cargo
  • Customs clearance formalities – import and export
  • Visibility through our advanced management system
  • Comprehensive marine insurance at a competitive rate


Key information

Sea freight is responsible for transporting around 80% of global trade by volume

Burhill have been established sea freight forwarders since 2003

We move over 400,000 tonnes of goods around the world each year

We are headquartered at the Port of Felixstowe, the UK’s busiest container port and a crucial gateway for international trade

Our extensive network brings local knowledge to a global service

We provide competitive rates across the full range of trade lanes

Sea freight is one of the most environmentally friendly modes of transport and efforts are ongoing to further reduce emissions

Our cloud-based system provides full tracking capability on the status of shipments

The support system to ensure all your logistics needs are met

Our advanced management systems ensure that you always have complete traceability of the end-to-end movement of your goods, allowing you to track the status of your shipments in real time.

You can easily access and download all documentation to streamline your own administration and our cloud-based portals mean that information can be shared across multiple applications to ensure your colleagues are all up to speed.

Every part of the process is supported by our experienced teams of specialists, so you don’t lose the personal approach.

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